However, this year, just past, I have focused more on a few tools such as google classroom, which you can read about here and here. I have also used Edmodo a great deal as my students have been involved in a collaborative project with students in France. Edmodo is an excellent and safe platform for a project such as this. Both Google Classroom and Edmodo allow for collaboration and give opportunities too for fast and effective feedback. Another tool that has given my students similar opportunities is Quizlet Live and it is this tool that I want to focus on now. I have always used Quizlet over the years and created quizzes and classes and groups for my students to join. Quizlet, which can be accessed via iPad, tablet, iPhone or a computer is clearly easily accessible and students themselves can also set up classes and add their own vocabulary. The power of Quizlet Live lies in its ability to get students to collaborate.
I often play a Quizlet Live at the start of a new topic and then at the end to see what vocabulary or grammar has been picked up properly and what is still shaky. As with all these excellent tools there is a lot of data to help you how to move the learning on.
If Quizlet Live is not yet on your radar then do check it out and let me know what you think in the comments section below. Remember this is a game for all ages - so once you've discovered it play a game with your colleagues and let them into the secret too!