Tackk is a free web application that lets you easily post an image, video, or other digital content and add some text so you can ask questions, provide direction for an assignment, and so on. A comments section is automatically available for each piece of content, so there’s an instant discussion forum! While Tackk isn’t just for educators, it has lots of education-friendly features, like the ability to make a Tackk private.
You can create your own account in a few clicks by associating it with a Facebook, Google+, or other type of social media account. Then just click on the blue “Create” button to get started making your own Tackk!
Here's a 3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial for Tackk:
Here are some posts other educators have written about Tackk, including ideas for using it in the classroom:
- Design New Ways to Spark Student Creativity With Tackk, by Harvey Scribner
- Tackk.com- Perfect for Content Creation in Class, from Two Tech Girls
- Tackk Review from TeachGenerationNow
Remember, AFTER YOU TRY Tackk, please be sure to comment below and tell us about your experience, so you'll have a chance at winning one of our giveaways at the end of the challenge! Tell us how you used it. Was it easy to use? What did your students have too say about it?
About the Challenge:
The Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge started March 1st. Every Sunday through the end of May we're publishing a new web page with a new, awesome free tool to try. Everyone who provides their name and email address (click here to open the Challenge introduction page and SIGN UP) will get an email providing the link to the page. The goal is just to have fun and learn about these powerful free web applications for teaching and learning, and along the way you get the opportunity to win some giveaways we'll award at the end of the challenge to randomly selected participants! To have a chance a winning, just participate and share some observations about the tools you each week!