Weo: Pinterest for Teachers

I’m addicted to Pinterest.  I can get sucked into a black hole of time looking up amazing things for my home and classroom.  When I came across Weo.io I got really excited for multiple reasons.

  1. I can create digital versions of my favorite worksheets with ease.
  2. I can track any given student’s progress though an assignment
  3. I can pin (yes, I said pin) assignments that other teachers have created and then use those for my own students.

When you first log in, you see your dashboard.  The more teachers you follow, the more diverse your dashboard will be, put you can see what it looks like:

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Here’s where you can choose to look at another teacher’s materials or Create a new activity for use with your students.   Even with the Create Activity, they have pre-made templates that be used to or you can start from scratch.   For this post, I’m going to walk you through creating from scratch.

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I love that I have a variety of options for me to create my activity. After I’ve figured out what I want the Title, Description, and Label to me, I add my directions before getting into the meat of the activity

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Now it’s time to add my questions. Again, you have plenty of options that can be used for this.  Notice that multiple choice and short answer can be auto-graded.

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Once you’ve put in your question, you have the ability to change how much the question is worth.  The default is 10 points.  For multiple choice and short answer, I typically change it to be worth 1 point; for Free Response it’s either 2 or 4 points depending on the amount of information that is required to answer the question.

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With multiple choice questions, you can have the answer choices shuffled if you are worried about students looking at other student’s screens.

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Each time you add in a question, it auto-saves, much like Google Drive, you no need to worry about losing your work.  Once you are finished Click on the green “Save Activity” box . This gives you the options of “Assign to Class,” “Pin to Board,” or “Save to Drafts”

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Once it is assigned to a class, you can then head to that class from your Dashboard to track the students as they complete the assignment.  It will give you a quick glance at the assignment. In the first image can see that since I just assigned this, that it is not completed.  However in the second image, you can see that I had 18 turn it in, and 1 did not

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As the students begin to turn in the assignments, you are able to take a look at individual students, or the class as a whole to determine what should be gone over again.

With each assignment that you create, you will want to make sure you pin it to a board so that other teachers can also find it.  I think half of the fun is finding the gems that other teachers have created and using those within your classroom!

Happy creating and pinning!

-Cassie

 

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