Badges found in this pathway will help you better design a student-centered classroom. In addition to including tools for student-centered learning, there are also tools that are great for students to create and showcase their learning. For additional tools beyond what you see in this pathway, try searching ISTE Standard for Educator 5: Designer, ISTE Standard for Educator 6: Facilitator, ISTE Standard for Student 3: Knowledge Constructor or ISTE Standard for Student 6: Creative Communicator on the badge page.
HyperDocs are interactive digital lesson plans that combine links, resources, and activities into one central "document." These aren't just "digital worksheets;" HyperDocs transform the way content is delivered to students, which in turn, facilitates higher order thinking skills and new levels of collaboration. Even though HyperDocs can be created using a variety of tools, the resources and activities inside every HyperDoc should give students opportunities to critically think, connect, and create.
Flipgrid is an online discussion platform that allows users to submit audio/video responses to topics. Flipgrid combines an interactive social learning experience with student voice to encourage teachers and students to share their thoughts with others and stimulate discussion in the classroom.
PearDeck is a tool to make your Google Slides more engaging for students, encourage classroom discussions, collect formative assessment data, and get kids actively participating in your lesson.
EdPuzzle is a free assessment-centered tool that allows teachers and students to create interactive online videos by embedding either open-ended or multiple-choice questions, voice over comments, or notes on a video. Edpuzzle videos can be made with videos from a number of websites, including YouTube, TED, Vimeo, and National Geographic.
EduBlogs is a free blogging platform, designed for educators to provide a managed blogging platform for students. EduBlogs is completely cloud-based, so it requires no software to be installed. EduBlogs is built on the popular and powerful WordPress blogging platform.
Google Lit Trips incorporates Google Earth technology to engage students in literature. According to their website, Google Lit Trips is "the use of Google Earth to create immersive 3D literary field trips where students virtually become traveling companions with characters in stories commonly taught in grades kindergarten through high school."
Book Creator allows teachers to create powerful eBooks that include text, pictures, drawings, video, and audio - for free. Book Creator for Chrome allows teachers to maintain a 40-book library, which students can submit their own books to. The free iPad app permits a teacher to maintain one book for editing. The paid iPad app allows storing unlimited books for editing.
Nearpod is a platform used to engage learners in the classroom. Teachers can create interactive lessons that can be used in the 1:1 classroom.
Adobe Spark Page is a free online webpage builder. This particular tool doesn’t require any coding or design skills and you can create a stunning webpage in minutes. You can choose from a variety of professional layouts and add videos, pictures, and text to create polished webpages that can easily be shared with the world.
Adobe Spark Video is a free online video making software. Users can easily create beautiful slideshows, presentations, advertisements, and stories using their own photos, videos, and music. Using Spark Video requires no design expertise, videos can be made in minutes, and shared out with ease.
Incredibox is an app that allows the user to create music with the help of some beatboxers. The app introduces users to rhythm and melody. The creation can then be recorded and shared with others.
Tour Builder uses Google Earth technology and allows individuals to add a sequence of locations on a map that users can click through like they’re going on a tour. You can upload up to 25 photos and YouTube videos to go along with each stop on the tour. You can also add a description and links to additional resources for each added location.