What is a playsheet? "Playsheet" is a catch-all term coined by Educational Technology guru Alice Keeler in her book 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom. Playsheets are essentially educational games that take the place of worksheets. They are more engaging and exciting for students, and they usually offer immediate feedback, making them ideal formative assessments! Below is the training deck that I created for training in my district, and for a workshop that I delivered at the Illinois Education and Technology Conference in November. I was actually lucky enough to meet Keeler, one of my teaching heroes, at this conference: she was the keynote presenter and I met her in the presenters' prep room. It was a "fangirl" moment! This training deck includes details about some of my students' favorite playsheets: Kahoot, Quizizz, Quizlet, and Classtools. My students absolutely love studying with these online tools and using them has completely changed the energy in my classroom!
Jessica Pilgreen is a high school English teacher, a Doctoral student at University of Missouri St. Louis, and a technology enthusiast. The main purpose of this blog is to help her keep track of all of the fabulous tools out there that she has encountered, but if she can help a few others along the way, that's good, too.