What it is: 19 Pencils is a beta site that provides teachers with a place to share websites, quizzes and video from one central, customizable location. From 19 Pencils you can discover, organize, manage and share content with your students for learning. 19 Pencils is very easy to use and makes it fast to share collections of online material with students. Collect and share websites, create and use ready-made quizzes and track student progress on that online content. Teachers can share one link and students can access all online content for the classroom from one location.
How to integrate 19 Pencils into the classroom:19 Pencils makes it easy for teachers to collect and share resources with their students online. Clear out all of those sticky notes and the bookmark bar crammed full of web addresses (or am I the only one that does that?) and compile them all in one place that is easy for everyone to access. Add websites (complete with preview picture), teacher-created quizzes and video to your 19 Pencils classroom space. Students can easily access all classroom materials from one URL on classroom computers, in the computer lab or at home. This is a fantastically easy site to use! Even the technology novice can put together a collection for students quickly. Create 19 Pencils collections for units of learning, subjects or just as a collection of learning site recommendations for students.
I am a big fan of the site visual previews, this is SO helpful for young students who are just emerging as readers. No matter what age group you are working with, more learning is possible when students aren’t spending times typing in long urls. 19 Pencils also makes it easy to share with your colleagues!
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