This week I have been exploring a new tool called EdCanvas. The more I learn about it, the more excited I get about its possibilities! At first I thought it was just a site to save links. But it is much more. It is a place where teachers can create and deliver content. In fact, by clicking the “play” button, the squares turn in to active slides. Teachers can even add interactive quizzes as a formative assessment!
EdCanvas has a powerful search tool. Type in any word (ex. Calculus) and it will search YouTube videos, Flickr, Google, Educreations, and Gooru. You can also upload your own content (ex. syllabus or worksheet) through Google Drive, Dropbox, or your own computer files. Users can add photos and PowerPoint. So – whatever content you want to teach can be placed into a canvas.
Once a canvas is created, it can be shared on the web on Edmodo, Facebook, Twitter, by email, or embedded into Moodle! Here is an example:
Unfortunately, this WordPress blog does not allow for iframe embedding. You will need to click this link to test out an EdCanvas.
When you are done, head on over to EdCanvas to test it out yourself!