Thursday, August 13, 2015

Web tools

So far my favorite web tools for high school use are Wikis, Khan Academy, Desmos, Google apps, Blendspace.  Wikis can be used for student portfolios and as a class website.  Khan Academy is great for monitoring student knowledge.  Desmos can be used to create graphs to be used in class or on an assessment.  Its easy to take a screen shot (I use Grab or command shift 4 on a mac).   Google is  a great tool for collaboration with students and accessible as long as there is an internet connection. In Blendspace, teachers can upload videos, worksheets, and images.   This is a great tool for flipping a classroom or storing files that can be used in a unit.  Students can access the information.


  1. I'm not familiar with Desmos. Can you add a screenshot of an example for me? What grade level do you think it's geared for?

  2. Desmos is geared toward high school students. I experimented with it last year by creating graphs used for tests and class examples on Smartboard. It allows the user to create piecewise functions since the domain can be specified. There are a few activities created by desmos in which students in work together to solve. I will try to implement one or two activities in my classes this year. Let me know if you have any questions. I included a screenshot above.

  3. Thanks, Daniela. I'm going to check out their website.