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How do I use TeacherMade for online bell work?

Bell work, bell ringers, and Question-of-the-Days need to be effortless because you’re making them each day for your students. There’s no need to forego the use of great classroom technology just because you have the materials in paper format. TeacherMade makes it easy to convert existing paper worksheets, handouts, and practice problems you already have to online bell work activities.
Teaching Using TeacherMade to Create Bell Work Assignments

How can I do online bell work in my class?

It’s easy! If you can use Google Slide or Microsoft PowerPoint, you can use TeacherMade.

Step 1: Upload your file. The file you upload becomes the background of your new online worksheet. (We support these file types.)
Step 2: Add fields for student responses.
Step 3: Add answers to questions for self-scoring.
Step 4: Send an assignment link to students or sync with your school’s LMS platform.
Step 5: Get instant feedback and results.

Your class will always start on the right foot, and you will spend less time prepping each day with TeacherMade.

Why do Teachers choose TeacherMade for online digital bell work?

“I use these as formative information beginning a lesson, usually tied to my objective. It allows for my students to get immediate feedback on their answers. It allows for my students to work at their pace. There is the upfront time involved in development but saves a lot of grading time and huge feedback plus to my students.”James S.

“The benefit of TeacherMade to me has been to save time primarily. With years of teaching under my belt, I have written and collated many resources that can be difficult to access by students on digital platforms, often due to incompatibilities with different versions or that students do not have access to software that is expensive to purchase… For the first time, I have been able to instantly upload my resources with a drag from the saved folder to the TeacherMade app, and by using the creative tools, make the worksheet accessible to all with a device. The integration with Google Classroom has also saved time, with no longer a need to move assignments and results manually.”Chris W.

What are some quick ideas on how to get started with online bell ringer activities?

Convert your paper warm-ups to online bell ringer activities
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel with TeacherMade. You can use the warm-up and practice materials that you have spent your career creating. Theresa D. has decided to digitize her existing bell ringers, “I have always written mine shortly before I need them, based upon feedback from students, the engagement hook I am using, and other factors. I look forward to being able to adapt digital assignments on the fly as needed!”

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Get a quick roll call for your online distance learning class
Use online bell work with its many benefits in your distance learning class. It’s a great tool to get everyone settled and give them a task to help with students’ focus. Check out how Cassandra K. uses TeacherMade to get her students ready for distance learning each day:

“I have used my Question of the Day for students to establish a daily routine. I recently discovered the use of Google Slides to create my Question of the Day. The students answer the question on TeacherMade. I can judge student engagement and readiness for class by the number of students logged in and answering the question. We go over the QoD, and students can then make corrections and submit their answers. I have used this as part of a daily grade for students.”

Quick and effective remediation
bell work is one of the most effective formative assessments. TeacherMade allows Teachers to see student work in real-time. This is key for quick remediation according to Regina B., “ I can see who may be totally misunderstanding a concept and intercept before their ego is deflated by seeing a failing grade. It also lets me get a glimpse of who may benefit from small group instruction.”

Simplify daily warm-up activities in your online classroom with TeacherMade

You’re on your way to developing fast bell work online with our intuitive software. Try it today. It’s FREE!