Friday, October 26, 2012

19Pencils: The Ideal Classroom

The time consuming task of searching the web for engaging educational content can be frustrating especially for busy teachers.  To help ease the time-crunch, educators will want to try 19Pencils, an educational website for K-8 classes that offers a high quality search engine rich with educational content only.  This educational resource library for teachers has been collaboratively developed by educators from around the world who have shared their teacher-tested materials.  Resources such as lessons, activities, interactive websites, quizzes, etc can be saved and managed using the 19Pencils website which allows teachers to create a collection of resources specific to their students needs.  

The 19Pencils service does not end with searching for resources however!  The true value of 19Pencils is found in the creation a class page where the newly found resources can be directly shared with your students in an easy to use thumbnail format!  

Additional Features of 19Pencils:

Once you have registered for a 19Pencils account, you can also enjoy the use of the following:

1.  Thousands of educational topics are available.  Searches can be quickly narrowed down with the use of the site's search filter.  Each day more and more resources are added by great educators worldwide.

2.  Adding your own content is easily done in one click of the mouse.  The best part is your resource is immediately shared with the rest of the 19Pencils teaching community.

3.  Within your Class Page, student progress and assignment completion can be monitored from the teacher account.  Also, you can create or add custom (single question or multiple choice) quizzes for your students.

4.  If you already have a class website - no problem!  A 19Pencils widget can be embedded into your existing website directing students to 19Pencils activities.  

19Pencils is still in beta meaning that feedback is welcomed as the website's intent is to assist teachers in the best way possible.  If you are a K-8 teacher and you are looking for a time-saving, educationally sound search engine for teacher-tested resources, I highly recommend trying 19Pencils!  Click here to get started!  

This post originally appeared on The De-tech-tive 4 Teachers.

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