Have you ever heard of the 5e’s of Instruction? Several months ago I was planning for one of my units when I came across several resources about the 5e’s. I immediately fell in love with the structure because this is exactly how I teach during my units of study, I just hadn’t realized there was a framework. The 5e’s are:
- Kahoot – Online game tool that is super fun and engaging. Click here to learn more.
- Socrative – Create quizzes for students to access on the computer or tablets.
- Nearpod – This can be used on computers or tablets. A whole unit could be taught using Nearpod. Click here for more information.
- Frolic – Frolyc is a lot like Nearpod. It has some great features.
- Google Drive – Use Google forms to gather information about what students’ know about a particular topic. Here is a post I wrote about using forms in the classroom.
- Padlet – I use Padlet to help in creating the RAN strategy, when technology is available. Padlet is basically an interactive wall. If you have devices students can scan a QR code to get to the Padlet and type what they know directly on the wall. If you don’t have access to this technology, students can do this in a computer lab setting or just type student responses on the wall during a whole group lesson. Click here to learn how to make one.
Hopefully, I have given you enough information to help you get started getting started with one of these great tools. Choose one and try it out. Tune in next week, as I talk about the second e – explore. What tools do you like to use to engage your students? I’d love to add it to my list.