Revolutionize Your Classroom: 5 Free Digital Tools for More Engaging Lessons
Keeping students engaged online can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are many digital tools available to help teachers create dynamic and interactive lessons. While some may think that only schools with large budgets can afford such software, there are actually many free and easy-to-use solutions.
Read on to discover some of the best free tools that help you keep students engaged and achieve academic success!
1. iSpring Free
This is a highly intuitive PowerPoint add-in that helps you turn boring presentations into interactive online courses and create simple quizzes. It saves all PowerPoint animations and transitions and allows you to enhance your courses with YouTube videos or live web pages.
With iSpring Suite, you can create interactive courses with zero budget — there are no time or slide limits. When you finish, save it as an HTML5 file for sharing on the web, or publish to any LMS in SCORM. Your courses will look great on any device and screen size.
This is an online platform for creating courses with text, images, videos, and quizzes. You can also attach files to your slides and embed links.
The platform also works as a learning management system, so you can enroll students in courses and receive learning statistics. But its biggest limitation is that you can't share the courses you create on other platforms.
With EdApp, you can create mobile-friendly microlearning courses. You won't spend hours starting from scratch as it comes with over 80 slide templates and a library of 1,000 ready-made courses. You can just enhance them with images, videos, quizzes, or games, according to your learning objectives.
Quill offers a range of tools that are focused on teaching vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills. It offers over 700 activities with 5,000 questions, covering common topics for all grades.
Each activity takes about 10-20 minutes to complete. Teachers can use them as a quick daily warm-up at the beginning of class or assign them as homework that students can complete on a laptop or a smartphone.
This tool is primarily designed to allow the creation of quizzes. It offers 50,000 questions on school subjects such as math, science, history, and English. Either use these or create your own questions with advanced quiz types, such as categorizers, hot spots, and checkboxes.
You can invite students to take quizzes by sending a QR code and receive reports on their progress as PDFs.
We hope these simple tools will help you create more dynamic and immersive learning experiences. If you’d like to share your favorite solutions with us, feel free to mention them in the comment section below!