What are your favorite ClassFlow features and why do you love them?
At ClassFlow, we know everyone has different reasons for why they use the tools they use in their classroom. With all that ClassFlow has to offer, we wanted to hear from teachers regarding what features of ClassFlow they love the most. We asked our ClassFlow Ambassadors “What is your favorite ClassFlow feature and why do you love it?” Below you’ll find three responses from the ClassFlow Community.
Andrea Tolley, ClassFlow Ambassador
ClassFlow is full of great features such as self-grading assessments, polling, digital badging, cloud-based storage, the marketplace, etc. My favorite feature from ClassFlow is the ClassFlow Moments App. With this app, I can help get parents involved with the learning process. How? There are several ways this can be done. Through the app, as a teacher, I can send reminders of assignments that need to be completed, remind students about upcoming tests, or permission slips that need to be signed. I use the app to inform parents of the positive behaviors of their students by notifying them of the badges that they have earned for doing various things in class. What parent doesn’t love hearing positive messages about their child?!? I also have the option to chat securely through the app without giving out a cell phone number. I am able to chat one-on-one or with a group of parents if need be. The possibilities are endless! I use the app to organize classroom parties, to get volunteers for special events such as field day or Read Across America. The Moments App has made it extremely easy to involve parents.
Eve Heaton, ClassFlow Ambassador
My favorite ClassFlow feature is the camera tool for students when sending out a creative poll. It is my favorite ClassFlow element because it allows students to get up and move during a lesson. We all know it is hard for a lot of students to sit still, so I’m always looking for ways to incorporate movement into my lessons. The camera tool makes it easy! I’ve used it in math, asking students to take pictures of 3D shapes in the classroom and circle the vertices, edges, and sides. I’ve used it in an Introduction to Light science lesson and had students take pictures of light sources within the classroom. In an ELA lesson, I had students snap photos of their friends in prepositional positions (over, under, next to, etc.). Kids love using their camera, and it is a fun way to get them engaged in lessons.
Dave Blanchard, ClassFlow Ambassador
My favorite ClassFlow feature is the ability to seamlessly share cards with learners. With a simple click of a share button, I can update all of the devices with new content, links, videos, or even poll questions! Being able to group learners into groups allows me to share differentiated content with select groups of learners. ClassFlow allows me to send my “Teacher Cards” directly out to learner devices, or have customized “Student Cards” that appear automatically when advancing through a lesson.
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