1. Adobe Voice- Let your kids tell their summer stories in an animated, easy to use video. Your students will love how easy it is to navigate. This app takes first week journal writing to a whole new level. To learn more about Adobe Voice click here.
2. Edmodo- Nothing is better for building a great class culture than Edmodo. Edmodo is a fantastic way for students to connect and collaborate in a safe environment. In the first week set up your classroom groups and allow students to navigate a platform that they will love as it kind of looks like Facebook. Click here to learn more about Edmodo.
3. Weebly- Or any platform that allows blogging. I prefer Weebly as I feel it is vital that kids have their own webpage, and none is easier to use and navigate than Weebly. Give your students autonomy in what they post as long as it goes in one of two sections; My Learning and What I’m Most Proud Of. In the first week allow your students to build their site and create their first blogs. Click here to learn more about Weebly.
4. Touchcast- Places your students right in the newsroom. This interactive app lets your students mix their videos with web content. Your students can add maps, polls, quizzes and information from webpages to add to their own video. Have your students create a Touchcast on what they hope their school year will entail. For fun, then watch on the last day of school. Click here to learn more about Touchcast.
5. Lightbot- If you want to code in week one then this simple app is for you. Simple programming is needed to move a little robot around a tiled world. Lightbot is great for all ages cultivating a real understanding of the procedures of coding. Click here to learn more about Lightbot.
Enjoy week one everyone!