Teaching is a lot of work and usually I love the job. I guess all professions have grunt work, but I never imagined how many hours I would spend copying handouts, grading and recording attendance as a high school teacher. There is also the beautifying of bulletin boards, creating rubrics and designing multiple versions of each assessment.
In the past few years I have been happily introducing technology into my practice. I have embraced several learning management systems, created a classroom app, monitored discussion boards and created dozens of videos. I am fascinated by the EdTech world and really want to reach students where they are – online. It has all been fun, but working in the both the classic and digital classroom is exhausting.
While I am somewhat down the learning curve on the technology, there is still the problem of content. Digital engagement requires artwork – pictures, video, animation. The more personalized the content is, the better it works.
This is where Fiverr.com can help. It is a community of artists, writers, video makers who you can hire for $5 or $10 per “gig”. Use Fiverr to “assist” you in the classroom in order to:
- Create digital artwork
- Design infographics
- Make PowerPoint presentations
- Make video clips
What else can we get Fiverr to do? Let me know your thoughts!