Learning is more engaging when educators incorporate digital resources--here are some multimedia learning tools you can try in your classroom.

12 multimedia learning tools for the classroom

Learning is more engaging when educators incorporate digital resources--here are some multimedia learning tools you can try in your classroom

3. Book Creator: Book Creator is a simple tool for creating awesome digital books. Create your own teaching resources or have your students take the reins. Combine text, images, audio and video to create interactive stories, digital portfolios, research journals, poetry books, science reports, instruction manuals, “about me” books, comic adventures, and more.

4. Nearpod: Create interactive lessons in minutes–save prep time by importing existing lessons (pdfs, jpegs, ppts) and adding virtual field trips, collaboration tools, quizzes, polls, and more. Or, start in Google Slides add your favorite Nearpod activities.

5. Google Slides: Google Slides saves you time, keeps you organized, and allows you to connect and collaborate with your students in real time. Get started today with resources and tips from educators like you.

6. Soundtrap: Soundtrap for Education empowers students and teachers to explore creative sound recording in all subjects, for all ages and ability levels. It features integrations with major LMS systems and smart user management. Easy-to-use classroom features include assignments, lesson plans, and more. Teachers can give remote lessons through the virtual learning environment.

7. GradeCraft: This learning management system that helps instructors build gameful courses & encourages students to focus on the craft of learning. Flip the framework of your course so that everyone starts at zero: students earn their way up to success as they complete milestones. Empower your students to make choices about when and what type of work they want to do: they choose how to demonstrate their learning.

8. Piktochart: Choose from a library of over 800 professionally designed infographic, presentation, and print templates. Wherever your ideas take you, you might just get there faster with our ready-made designs. Add beautiful interactive charts, animated icons, images, and videos. Edit fonts. Change colors. Move things around. It’s design on your terms – right from within our intuitive drag-and-drop editor. Put your visual work out for the virtual world to see. Print it. Share it directly to your social media accounts, or password-protect it for sharing with clients and colleagues. Whoever you want to reach, we want everything you touch to delight each life it touches.

9. Glogster: Students can tell stories in classrooms, share experiences from a field trip, and express ideas using images, graphics, audio, video, and text–all on one digital canvas. Users can find information and inspiration with a constantly-growing library of more than 40,000 top-quality glogs from classrooms around the world. Categorized into 80 topics across 9 disciplines, these hand-picked glogs make up a rich and engaging resource.

10. Popplet: In the classroom and at home, students use Popplet for learning. Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually. Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them.

11. Explain Everything: Create collaborative learning experiences where students and teachers can share thoughts and ideas in real-time. Strengthen leadership and collaboration skills by giving students the tools to create and share their own tutorials, animated stories, and presentations.

12. VoiceThread: Ed.VoiceThread is a platform where students develop critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity skills. Educators can use VoiceThread’s K-12 features for student presentations, conversational practice, professional development, rich assessment, and more.

Laura Ascione

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