Too many kids do not study for tests and still more think studying is just filling out a study guide. Sure you could argue that our students have become desensitized to them due to the incredible number they take, but I try to get them to get into groups using technology - knowing that not all my students (esp. my 9th graders) can get together with one another. What I tell them is that studying in a group is going to force the kids to prepare (rather than risk embarrassing themselves in front of peers and then help them work on weaknesses. Here are the sites I give my students.
- Free Conference Call - Barack Obama made this famous in 2008. If could use it on a winning presidential campaign your students can use it to call as many friends as they want which is especially helpful if one or more do not have laptops.
- Google Plus Hangouts will allow up to ten students to talk, see each other and share Google Drive documents. Below is a easy to follow video.
- Oovoo lets you video conference with up to 11 friends. Here is a hot to tutorial.
- Quizlet and Study Blue allow kids to find already done study cards for tests. I like Quizlet better as the kids do not even have to join to be able to search. Both allow you to even put pictures as part of the study cards.