Perhaps your principal has asked that all teachers start using online materials more. Maybe a pandemic has hit and your school buildings are closed. Maybe you want to teach with more engaging technologies because the kids love working on their Chromebooks. Whatever the reason, you’d like to turn your favorite supplementals into online resources. But that requires spare time that you don’t have—and maybe you aren’t a computer programmer or digital media expert, either.
There are lots of powerful online publishing tools available today. They are referred to by many names: courseware, digital curriculums, and the Adobe Creative Suite, to name a few. But almost none of them start with your tried-and-true papers stored in the filing cabinet. They all seek to leave your beloved worksheets behind, or at a minimum, make you recreate them from scratch. It’s a real problem for which there just aren’t many good solutions. Sure, you can scan each worksheet and make it a PDF, and then distribute it via Google Classroom or your school’s LMS. But to be able to transform your papers into online, interactive worksheets without being a technology wiz? That requires a specific type of app.