Sunday, January 28, 2018

Live Worksheets, a Cool New Tool

Thank you, Christine, for telling us about liveworksheets.com. I cannot believe how quick and easy it was for me to open an account and create my first worksheet, then try it as a student. Wow.

Victor Gayol is the creator and site administrator. Thank you, Victor! Why didn't anyone think of this method of automating worksheets before? You can upload any worksheet (please don't violate copyright laws) and then drag text entry boxes on top of the worksheet in order to allow your students to enter the answers online. You--the teacher--enter the correct answers when you create the text boxes, which allows the software to give students instant feedback, turning correct answers green and wrong ones red. Your students will even get their total score circled in red in the upper lefthand corner of the worksheet.

It's this easy.

I can't wait to use this new tool with my literacy learners soon. It will provide students with a chance to review a worksheet we did during the week, perhaps one they did not do well on the first time.

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  1. Hmmm. Something odd is going on with this post. It had an embedded video that is now gone. And it had one appreciative comment from Cintia Costa, but that's not showing now. ???
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  2. "It will provide students with a chance to review a worksheet we did during the week, perhaps one they did not do well on the first time." What a great idea. You could do it with paper one time, and then digitally; to review with fresh eyes. For some people it might make all the difference.

    I, for example, love Sudoku, but can't do it on paper. It's too messy--all that rubbing out. Websudoku, by contrast is clean and clear. I'm sure for students still wrestling with writing, digital worksheets might make the concepts clear, free of the mechanical problems and slowdowns of handwriting.

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    1. Thank you again, Christine, for telling me about this! Cintia Costa commented that she tried it out immediately and loves it. I'm not sure where her comment went. By the way, I also love sudoku. I have "Absolutely Nasty Sudoku" books III and IV. I use a mechanical pencil with a very fine lead and a good white eraser for my tiny "possible" numbers. Also, sudoku is great for teaching modals of probability: It can't be a 9. It has to be a 2. The four might go here. --K

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  3. I can write it again, my friend! I loved these interactive worksheets. I used one with my students as a group in our smartboard a few days ago and the results were great! I am going to continue to use them. I also liked the fact it saves paper. :-)

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    1. That's great news, Cintia. Thanks for re-writing the comment that flew away. --K

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