Duolingo is the world’s largest online language learning platform. Duolingo for Schools is a platform created exclusively for educators, allowing them to access and keep track of each learner’s Duolingo progress. I’ve been using this amazing tool for our students in order to brush up and keep up their English language for over three years with encouraging results.
Duolingo turns language learning into a game to make it more fun and efective. Students can learn languages for free while earning points for correct answers, racing against the clock, and leveling up.
With this aim our student “play and learn” with this app that runs on every device, from smartphones to desktop computers (browsers Chrome, Firefox …), including Android tablets, Chromebooks and Ipads.
Duolingo for Schools allows teachers to track their students’ language learning in one place and gives them special access to parental controls and Duolingo activities designed specifically for the classroom. Teachers can also activate classroom-exclusive lessons specially tailored for students, based on the average student level of that class.
Google Classroom is simple to setup and since it was built specifically for education, there are instructional benefits to using it with students.
This is the fourth year I’m using G Suite for Education, but the first year with my 5th graders. I can see a lot of potential working with online documents, as I can easily provide feedback and comments. I can now send all my important messages and reminders there, plus assign homework and classwork. My students are all in one place, each neatly organized in a class.
It was a bit challenging at first as there were too many instructions for creating and sharing documents. Now all they have to do is go to Classroom and see what work they need to do. All the information they need to access is in one place.
Google Classroom is simple to setup and since it was built specifically for education, there are instructional benefits to using it with students. For example, you can use Classroom to send specific assignments to individual students instead of the whole class. This feature allows teachers to provide students with the resources they need when they need them. Classroom also provides the flexibility for group work too. Teachers can promote collaboration and assign work to groups of students using Classroom so learners can work together to complete projects. Use Classroom to send messages, assign, collect, and grade work, and share learning materials in one single place.
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Create an Assignment in Classroom
Add Links, Videos, and Files to Classroom Assignments
Add Drive Files to Classroom Assignments
Share a Resource Folder in Drive
Make View-Only Documents for Students to CopySmarter Assignments for All