How to Create Free Comic Strips

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Looking for a FUN way to have your students practice their vocabulary? Why not use comic strips?

Comic strips allow students to practice vocabulary and grammar concepts in a creative fun way. In addition, it promotes use of the target language and allows students to use vocabulary in context.  There are great tools on the market, for creating comic strips. Some of the tools are Pixton and Storyboardthat. The problem with these tools, is they are paid solutions. If you happen to have large class sizes; it can get quite expensive depending on the number of total students. As a result, I set out to find a more practical and free way to have my students create their own comic strips. I discovered Google Slides, not only are Google Slides a free way for students to create free comic strips. It is also very easy and fun! Below, is a tutorial that will walk you step by step, how you can create your own free comic strips.

P.S. I have also included some FREE Comic Strips Templates. 

Grab your FREE Comic Strips Templates Here

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How to Create Self-Grading Quizzes with Google Forms

You can save time grading with Google forms. You can create, send, and grade quizzes with Google Forms. Some question types automatically award points based on the correct answer. You can create multiple choice, checkboxes, dropdown, and short answer.  Watch my Facebook Live replay to see step by step how to create your own self-grading quizzes with Google Forms.

If you like the tutorial check out the Full Course on How to Create Self-Grading Quizzes.

  • In course I cover 4 different Free and Easy to use tools to create Self-Grading Quizzes.

  • Learn about my Favorite free tool that allows you to grade instantly, grade fill in the blank questions, add video and audio, and turn any PDF into a quiz.

  • In addition, learn how you can improve student tests scores with easy to use data analytics.

  • Lastly, I will show you how to Gamify your quizzes so students don't even realize they are being quizzed.

    Imagine being able to grade quizzes in minutes instead of hours. It is possible to Take you Weekend Back!

Can't wait to hear how you will be spending your weekends with your new found time! :)

Rachel

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Duolingo for Schools Teacher set up

Duolingo is a fun way to learn and practice a foreign language. It is a great tool for World Language teachers too. Duolingo for Schools allows teachers to assign assignments with due dates and challenges to  students. It also  allows teachers to track student progress. Best of all, it is free! You can set up your free account by visiting schools.duolingo.com

You can view a tutorial on how to set up Duolingo for Schools with your students below.

Engage your students with Quizlet

Do you struggle to get students to practice their vocabulary?

If you answered yes, then you need to try Quizlet.

Quizlet is a fun and easy way to help students learn vocabulary. Quizlet offers several options such as: flash cards, learn mode, quizzes, and Quizlet Live. Quizlet also offers a paid teacher subscription that allows you to create classes and track student progress. Here is a tutorial on how to set up Quizlet. Once you and your students start using it you won’t want to stop!

Save Time with a digital bathroom pass

Ok so your busy teaching when suddenly a student asks to go to the restroom. You have to stop to write out a pass or stop to take the time to write down the student’s information date time etc. What if you could set up a system that would allow you to continue teaching without you having to stop to keep track of all the students coming and going? Doesn’t that sound great?

Well you can take back your teaching time by using a digital bathroom pass. Here is a tutorial that explains how to create and use a digital bathroom pass using google slides and google forms.  

Did you find this useful? Let us know in the comments! :)

Here is a Super fast way to Save time communicating with parents

Are you a middle school or high school teacher? If so, then you probably have hundreds of students. I myself have lots of students. With class sizes as high as 53 at times and almost 300 students. Communicating with parents and students outside of class was becoming a time consuming nightmare. Thankfully, I discovered Remind.com

Remind allows teachers to send quick and easy messages from any device for free! You can also send voice memos, links, and attachments. This is a great app for communicating and collaborating with parents and students. I can’t tell you how many hours remind has saved me over the years. In addition, it has helped to develop better relationships with my students and their parents. Here is tutorial on how to use remind. Let us know what you think? Join the conversation here.

 

How to organize your school year with Office 365 Calendar

The start of a new school year can be very exciting! It can also quickly lead to feeling overwhelmed with all of the things that must get done.

I have found a good way to stay on top of things is to plan out my school year. In the past I would use a notebook planner. But after I misplaced my planner a few years ago, I realized a better option was to use an online calendar.

Using an online cloud based calendar, assures me that I never have to worry about misplacing my personal calendar again. Below, is a tutorial about how I organize my school year using office 365 calendar. The calendar is easy to use and accessible any time on my computer or smartphone.