Today's tech snack can be found at the following url: http://www.wizer.me/
What is it and how does it work?
Wizer.me is a free online tool that allows teachers to make interactive worksheets. Wizer.me uses Html 5 technology-which means that it will work on any Internet-enabled device including smart phones, tablets and iPads.
To begin using Wizer.me, you need to create a free account. You only need to provide an email address and a password to create an account. Once you create your account, you will be able to start creating your online worksheets. You simply type the title of your worksheet, and then add the content you want. Wizer.me calls this content "tasks" and there are currently 11 tasks that you can use-though more features will be added soon. There is no limit to the number of tasks you use for your worksheets and you can make as many worksheets as you like.
- Open question: open ended questions that give your students a text box to type in their answers.
- Multiple choice: multiple choice questions where student click on the right answer
- Blanks: Students are given a number of sentences or passages that you have typed in and students must provide the missing words
- Fill on an image: This allows you to upload a picture and students have to type in their answers on the picture( example: label the parts of a plant)
- Matching: This task allows you to type words to match ( example: match the words to their definition)
- Table: Allows you to add tables easily to your worksheet.
- Text:Allows you to add text
- Image: allows you to add pictures to your worksheet
- Video: Allows you to add youtube videos to your worksheet
- Link: Allows you to add links to outside websites to your worksheet
- Embed: Allows you to add anything that has an embed code( ex. google maps, vimeo videos, padlets, etc)into your worksheet
You can also change the background, font, and color of your worksheet. Remember to save your worksheet when you are done!
When your worksheet is completed, you can distribute it to your students. You can distribute it via url, a private pin, or if you have google classroom by classroom. (Note: Private pins and google classroom require students to log in to access the worksheet. Sharing the worksheet by url does not require a login though if you want to record the answers, a login is required.) For younger kids, you may want to create one class login. You can make your worksheet private or public and you can duplicate existing worksheets.
This tool is an excellent tool to create a flipped or blended learning environment. You could create worksheets and share them via your class website, blog, wiki or school learning management system. You could also have students create their own worksheets to help them review content for tests or group projects.