Last month I signed up to take part in the #EdublogsClub – a weekly writing club for educators to blog about a different topic each week. I’ve been so busy that they are on prompt 5 and I am just having time to get started. This week’s theme is to share your favorite free web tools and I’m happy to provide my thoughts on this topic.
Online Worksheet Generator – Wizer.me Our school is is a GAFE school and the students are 1:1 with chromebooks. We are trying to get away from running off paper and doing more work online. However, there are often times when I’d like my 3rd grade students to have a bit more practice in something that we are learning. With Wizer.me, I can create a digital worksheet for my students to complete. Once I log in, I select a theme and decide what type of question I need from a wide variety of choices which are listed below. Some questions also offer an option for students to leave a voice recorded message instead of a typed answer.
Once I choose my question format, it is very easy to write up the questions. At the same time I write the questions, I can also input the answers so the test will be self marking, or I can leave them open ended to review myself. When I have completed the test, I save it. Here is an example of one section of a Science worksheet that I recently made.
My next step is to assign the worksheet to my students. There are several different ways to assign the worksheet using Google Classroom, Edmodo, a private link, a pin number or an embed code.
I usually assign the worksheet via Google Classroom. At home my students log into their Google Classroom account and click on the link to view and complete the worksheet. When they finish they hit the “Hand in Work” button at the bottom. Then next day I log into my teacher account on Wizer.me and I can view each individual worksheet that a student has submitted to see how many they got correct or incorrect.
My students enjoy this format of homework much more then doing a paper worksheet. They love using technology so this is fun to them. I enjoy the fact that they are reviewing the material at home and we didn’t have to waste extra paper in the process. To preview this entire worksheet, click here – Ecosystem Science Worksheet
Wizer.me worksheets can be created and completed on any device and it is completely free. Some of my favorite things about this site are the variety of question types and the fact that my students don’t have to join a separate platform to complete the worksheets. Another great option for teachers is the ability to search for and use worksheets created by other members. I am very happy to have found this resource for this school year!
I hope this post was helpful to you! Feel free to ask questions or share ideas by leaving me a comment. I’d love to hear about what new web tool you are using with your students this year!