Using Versal to Make Class More Interesting

Versal is an app on the Chrome App Store that allows a teacher to create an interactive course easily accessible by students.

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Versal has an easy to use sidebar as seen above. Using this, a teacher can create individual courses and sections within those courses. It is easy to add text as well. A lesson can be written plainly or it can be made interactive. There are ‘gadgets’ used to add any amount of things to a lesson.Screen Shot 2015-12-16 at 9.28.38 AM

By simple click and drag, a timeline can be added, a map can be added, or you can add a quiz.

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Things such as quizzes are easily customizable from a small menu on the left. A single button adds a question or another choice of an answer, and you can type anything you need into the questions or answers. Other gadgets are interactive for the learner and just as easy to use. Along with built in gadgets, more gadgets can be added using the ‘gadget market’ button on the top of the page.

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Using the gadget market, you can find gadgets made by teachers just like yourself. These range from geography, to math, and to music. You can pick any you want to use by searching for topics and insert them into your lesson with ease. These downloaded gadgets can be edited just as easily. With Versal, you can make a course from scratch with help from built in gadgets, or you can use other people’s gadgets to start off your lesson and build your course from there.

Students in your class can view your course using the Versal app as well. This allows you to create your course and let all your students do any activities and readings in it independently.

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