There are many technologies in remote learning. We’re here to help! This page introduces you to the main 6–8 digital learning platforms. These platforms are used across many grades and subject areas. We’ve also included information about other important technologies that students may use in remote learning.
More Digital Learning Tools
These digital learning tools are also used in some grade level levels and subjects.
IXL is a website that measures student skills in ELA and Math before giving new skills to practice or learn. Teachers can also assign skills for students to practice in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies. You can watch an introduction to IXL on YouTube.
ScreenCastify is a free screen recorder for Google Chrome browser. Teachers and students can record, edit and share videos in seconds. Videos auto-save to your Google Drive and are easily shared. You can use these steps on the Screencastify site to learn how to record a video. To use Screencastify, log into your WRSD Google account and select the Chrome app.
Pear Deck makes slide presentations interactive. Teachers embed different types of questions for students to answer as they learn. Teachers will share a unique link or access code for each Pear Deck presentation. To join a session, click the link and sign in with your WRSD email.
Edpuzzle makes educational videos interactive. Teachers include different types of questions for students to answer as they watch and learn. Students can get immediate feedback based on their answers. To join a session, click the link and sign in with your WRSD email.
Padlet is a digital space where students can collaborate. Students can contribute to Padlets by typing text, recording audio and video, or sharing links. Each Padlet has a unique link that teachers will share with students. To access Padlet, click the link below and log in using your WRSD Google account.
Flipgrid is a platform that allows teachers to create "grids" for video discussions. Teachers share questions as topics in the grid. Students respond by recording a video with their responses. Students can post video responses to other students’ videos as well. Use the link here, and long in using your WRSD Google account.
Soundtrap is an online music making tool that allows students to do many different kinds of music and audio creation. You can watch this YouTube video for instructions on setting up a student account. Once students have an account, they can visit the site and log in with Google.
Kahoot is a game-based digital platform. Students can review knowledge and skills by answering different questions. The Kahoots are timed, and students love to compete with each other. Students access Kahoots through a unique link or PIN provided by teachers.