Access online and blended learning opportunities for registered program participants
WeTeachNYC Classes & Communities provide NYC teachers and school leaders with an online space where they can engage in online classes and blended learning communities with their colleagues.
Currently, access to communities is limited to participants in specific NYCDOE programs.
Curriculum Pathways digital tools are designed to supplement instruction and help students work toward a deep understanding of academic concepts across subject areas and grade levels. The Writing Navigator is comprised of four different elements, each guides students through a different phase of the writing process: planning, drafting, revising, and publishing. This tool is best suited for students in 6-12th grade. Teachers will need to create an account but the product is free to use.
Adobe Spark is a free web-based tool for creating images, web pages, and videos. It can be used by teachers to create class content and publish student work. Users start by selecting what they'd like to create: announcement, poster, social media post, and presentation are some of the options. Add text and images, either from their Creative Commons library, a cloud repository like Google Drive, or your computer. An alternative to iMovie, Adobe Spark is free but users must create an account.
Booktrack Classroom allows students to read digital texts with a movie-style soundtrack or create their own soundtrack for a story they've written. This app enables students to add tone to their writing by adding sounds that add feeling and texture. Booktrack works with Firefox, Chrome and Opera. Teachers can create free accounts. This video tutorial explains how to use Booktrack.
Pixton allows students to create comic strips by selecting different characters, backgrounds and templates. This site also offers lesson plans and enables users to create rubrics. There is a fifteen day free trial period, but there is a fee for this app.
Using Storybird, students select an image to write about, then publish their story or poem to the Storybird library. Users can read and comment on stories they enjoy. (Projects can also be kept private.) The site also allows for teacher-student communication both publically and privately. Educator plans and individual accounts are free.