Classroom Q – A Digital Waiting List for Students Needing Assistance

WHO: Teachers that are looking for a way to know which students need help, what they need to help with, and who was first, all at a glance.

HOW: Teachers can sign up for a free account (paid versions available with additional options) using their school Google account at https://classroomq.com/. When the class is ready to go, the teacher launches a new session with a unique ID. Students open a new tab on their device and head to https://classroomq.com/students/, enter their name and the class ID code. If they have a question, students can click on the “Assistance Needed” button and optionally add a text comment. Students are also able to see where they are in line, so they can continue working.

WHEN: This product is great for classrooms where students are working individually or in groups. It allows the teacher to see who digitally “raised their hand” first, while also addressing the class as a whole if they notice many students have the same issue.

Vizia – Make Online Videos Interactive and Replace Worksheets!

WHO: Teachers that use videos in class and would like to add in checks for understanding while making the assignment more interactive.

HOW: Create an account on https://vizia.co/, add in a link to a video, then start adding questions!  Teachers have the option to include Multiple Choice (called quiz), Polls, Response (user types short answer or extended response), and Call to Action (button with external link to visit).  If teachers select the Gate Video option, it will prompt the viewer to enter their name and e-mail address. When all of the questions are added, the teacher simply copies the link in the top right corner and directs the students to visit.  This link could be posted to the classroom website, LMS, or create a QR code for the tablet classroom to utilize. After the assignment has been completed, the question results are loaded into a Google Sheet allowing the teacher to collect data, and grade if they wish. When coupled with the Google Add-On Flubaroo, these assignments could be automatically graded.

WHEN: Vizia is a great option for the flipped classroom and teachers that regularly use videos in class.  Vizia allows the teacher to capture student understanding while the videos are being watched. Vizia videos could be useful for bell-ringers, exit tickets, or assignments or inclement weather as well.

Here is an example of a Vizia video: