Showing posts with label interactive writing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label interactive writing. Show all posts

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Wizer - Create & Share Interactive Writing & Drawing Assignments

Wizer is a great, free service that bills itself as a tool for creating "blended worksheets." While that is a fine a description I think it doesn't tell the whole story of what can be done through Wizer. Recently, Wizer added a new feature for creating interactive assignments. You can now ask students to draw responses to questions and prompts. These assignments, like all other Wizer assignments can be distributed through Google Classroom. Click here to try a Wizer drawing assignment.

Since it launched earlier this year Wizer has offered teachers the option to create interactive writing assignments in a couple of ways besides the aforementioned drawing option. You can create fill-in-the-blank activities that provide students with instant feedback as they work. The other style of writing assignment that you can create on Wizer is an interactive image assignment. You can upload an image and have students label it. As they write their labels they can receive feedback as to whether or not they labeled the image correctly. In that regard it is like Thinglink but with a quiz component.

In addition to writing activities, you can use Wizer to create multiple choice, matching, and open-ended question activities. All of the activities that you create on Wizer can be shared to your students through Google Classroom. If you do not have Google Classroom you can share your activities by giving students a link and an activity pin code.


Monday, February 22, 2016

Wizer - Create Interactive Writing Activities to Share Through Google Classroom

Wizer is a free service that bills itself as a tool for creating "blended worksheets." While that is a fine a description I think it doesn't tell the whole story of what can be done through Wizer.

On Wizer you can create interactive writing assignments in a couple of ways. You can create fill-in-the-blank activities that provide students with instant feedback as they work. The other style of writing assignment that you can create on Wizer is an interactive image assignment. You can upload an image and have students label it. As they write their labels they can receive feedback as to whether or not they labeled the image correctly. In that regard it is like Thinglink but with a quiz component.

In addition to writing activities, you can use Wizer to create multiple choice, matching, and open-ended question activities. All of the activities that you create on Wizer can be shared to your students through Google Classroom. If you do not have Google Classroom you can share your activities by giving students a link and an activity pin code.
The following video provides an overview of how to create an assignment on Wizer.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Interactive Comic - The Pit and the Pendulum

Edgar Allen Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum (click link for free copy) was one of my favorite required readings when I was a middle school student. My classmates and I read the story and watched a short film version of it afterward. Now there is a new way to experience the story. The Pit and the Pendulum is now available as an interactive comic book created by Poe in the Pit. View the comic book online and you can click symbols within it to open videos, additional images, and additional background and insight into Poe's work. If you choose to print the comic book you can us the QR codes embedded within it to access the videos, images, and additional info on your mobile device.

Here's one of the videos found within the comic book.

I was sick, sick unto death with that long agony... from Into ThePit on Vimeo.

H/T to Open Culture for the link.