JeopardyLabs is a simple website for teachers to make Jeopardy themed reviews and games for their students. Its completely free, in fact you don’t even have to register. I know that as a student, these games are an efficient way to not only get students to participate but to get them interested in the material. Its an easy way to help reach the learning standards you need to. The site doesn’t seem to have too many limitations, its easy to use. This would honestly probably work for all age groups and most subjects. It would just take different difficulty levels for different age groups.
TitanPad Is a web 2.0 application that lets you create public or private documents that multiple people can edit and add to simultaneously. This could enhance group projects or classroom chats. The sit isn’t that complicated, after a little playing around with you’ll have the hang of it. The fact that it creates an environment for group projects without actually having to meet up in person could promote participation from all members of the project. It also doesn’t require all parties to work on it at the same time if they don’t want to. Adding and accepting people to your documents seems somewhat complicated though, so that may be a limitation. Also, if your document is public then random people may interfere. I’m assuming this is for age levels in secondary education. Middle school and up.
Class Dojo is a website for teachers to give their students positive and constructive feedback. It allows teachers to take attendance, and to also look at individual reports of each student. Teachers can use this website to encourage participation and play games with their students. It can also be used to create a token economy system in the class room. The site is fairly simple to navigate, it has a short tutorial in the beginning to get you started, and it tells you about all you need to know. The way that it is set up is intriguing to students, and in my opinion would definitely increase classroom participation and good behavior. Depending on the type of classroom it is being used for, it might have a few limitations. For instance, I don’t think this would work in classes of most high school students. I would probably suggest that it isn’t used for grades any higher than tenth grade. That being said, I would say the age group that Class Dojo is directed towards is mostly elementary education and maybe some middle school.