Are you so sick of hearing students or parents say that an activity you sent them won’t work on their device? The struggle is real when we are asking them to download apps, log in to platforms, and open browsers across different device types. The only thing that currently works on any type of device and in any browser is HTML5.
We spend so much time looking for and testing out digital activities for our students. There is almost nothing worse than finding the perfect activity for a standard and then finding out half of your students don’t have the right program, app, or device to be able to use it!
Even worse, students needing accounts to be able to use a platform means that we have to get their information to them and hope they keep track of it or remember it.
Wouldn’t it be so much easier to find (or create) activities that you know will work on any device and just need to share the URL with students? I’d love to teach you how! Fair warning – my tutorials aren’t free. Keep reading if you’re still interested.
For the tools I’m about to share, the official tutorials are in my Premium Member’s Library – The Technology Toolbox for Teachers. If you’re a teacher or a homeschooling parent wanting to learn about edtech tools, the Tech Toolbox membership is for you!
Do you want to be able to make activities like:
- Drag and Drop
- Find the Hotspot
- Memory Match
- Image Sequencing
- Image Pairing (matching)
- Word Search
- Drag the Words
- Fill in the Blanks
- And more!
Educaplay and H5P
Educaplay is great for beginners because everything is hosted right on their site with a free account.
H5P is for more experienced users and is great because having the activities on your own platform gives you full control over site speed and student access. You can practice building activities on the H5P site, but there are limited plays if you share the link with students. You’ll need a website to host these activities on if you want to get serious about making your own. I go over this in detail in the tutorial.
To learn how to use each of these tools, register for the Technology Toolbox for Teachers.
Help me spread the word about HTML5 activities!
Instead of spending your weekends making these digital activities for your students, why not ask your favorite TpT sellers to start making them? You can send them to this blog post or give them the information below ( I have a course for sellers on making these digital activities to sell).
I’ve been making activities in HTML5 for years and it is time consuming. I have added over 500 H5P activities into my elementary technology curriculum and I also have a few separate units available with smaller sets of skills. I realized that I can’t make them fast enough to keep up with the ideas that teachers are sharing with me. There is a real need for HTML5 activities for all subject areas!
If you’re a teacher then the Tech Toolbox membership is how to learn about these tools.
If you’re interested in making these activities to sell, I have a separate course for that. Click to learn more about my Digital Resources Course.