I am excited to announce that I am now a Technology Coach and Contributor over at the Technology Tailgate. If you're interested in learning from some amazingly techy teachers, be sure to follow us over at the Technology Tailgate. I find so many interesting resources and ideas in their weekly Technology Linky Party each Tuesday.
Awesome stuff, friends, awesome stuff.
Today I am going to share a little bit about the resource Power My Learning. To learn a bit more about this awesome resource and the vision of their parent organization, check out my post over at the Technology Tailgate here.
Power my Learning has curated hundreds of amazing FREE resources for educators to utilize in the classroom. The best part of this website is that each of the activities is directly correllated to the standards. As an educator, I can view a quick overview of the activity, the standards that it addresses, and user votes.
To utilize this resource, simply create an educator account. It's really easy and painless. Be sure to save your password in your Lastpass account for easy access :)
Once you've created your account, you can create classes. I have created a class for my second graders. When students create accounts, or when I create accounts for them, I can provide them with a code that links them into my class on Power my Learning. To do this, I just run off the code on a label and put it on an index card. Quick and easy.
Similar to the concept of playlists in iTunes, you can create playlists of activities for kids to complete. The best feature is that I can filter and search by standard, click to assign, and create an entire classroom learning experience for my kiddos in just a few minutes.
Even better, once students utilize the resources, I can view how many minutes they are spending logged into their accounts and participating in the activity. This is a great way to check in on the little darlings during their center time or computer lab activities.
Power my Learning is expanding more and more and I am looking forward to the increased resources and accompanying lesson plans. Head over to their website to create an account today!
How can you visualize using this resource in your classroom? Let me know in the comments below.