Today I explored a free site that was recommended during our January coaches meeting: noredink.
Who? No Red Ink is a site that is for teachers K-12 who teach ELA. The site aligns with the Common Core.
What? No Red Ink helps students learn and practice grammar and proofreading skills. It also has a diagnostic test to help group students for differentiated practice.
Why? No Red Ink integrates with Google (and Clever), so no accounts to create! Students join your class with a code.
Carol's Reasons: When students login, No Red Ink asks for favorite shows, actors/actresses, musicians, presidents, sports players, etc. It even allows students to enter the names of their friends or pets! It may be corny, but proofreading sentences about Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter), raised my engagement level!
Possible Cons: I wish this site had a game mode or more attractive badging.
Pros: I liked that students can self-select skills. Teachers can also view the site as a student.
Enjoy exploring NoRedInk! Send me a comment if you have any questions
~The IT Persin,
About the "IT Persin"
Carol has her degree from Duquesne University in elementary education (K-6) and the Instructional Technology Specialist certificate. She has 4 years of teaching experience K-8 & 1 year of computer para experience. Carol is currently the Technology Integration Specialist for Keystone Oaks School District in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been married 5 years to her loving husband and they have a retired racing Greyhound, Henry.
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