A few days ago I compiled a list of Adtech tools that can help you create interactive and media rich lessons. Today’s post has another equally useful tool to add to this list. BookWidgets provides you both tools to add interactions to your lessons and reduce your documentation.
The way BookWidgets works is simple. Once you’ve created your account, sign in and click ‘Widgets’ in the left-hand bar 3 ‘Create a new widget’ to create digital activity. There are over 40 digital activities and exercise templates to choose from: Quiz, Exit Slip, Flash Cards, Timeline, Split Worksheet, Worksheet, Whiteboard, WebQuest and more. Click on the activity you want to open its widget editor. Each venture has its own unique editor. Use the editor to add your data. Once completed, click Preview to see what the activity will look like for students.
Student responses are corrected automatically. They “can quickly see how they did, which is great for structural evaluation. For summary evaluation, you can choose not to show immediate feedback.” When your widget is created, click to share it with your students using the generated link. Anyone with a link can play the widget. You can share widgets directly with other apps you use with your students, such as Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, and Shobi. Student responses are collected in your BookWidget account under the Student Task category. From there you can give grades and feedback to your students.
BookWidgets allows you to “monitor progress in real time on your students’ BookWidgets assignments, at home or in your classroom. Help students who need additional challenges, help struggling students, play live games, take real-time surveys and more!”
Another useful feature of BookWidgets is ‘My Groups’ which allows you to create a group or share your widget with other teachers and colleagues to join existing groups. You can find out what other teachers have created on BookWidgets and use their widgets as a source of inspiration to guide your own work. Click on the guide below to learn more about how to use BookWidgets.