LessonPaths: Organize Digital Content for Your Students

15 March 2016

Have you used LessonPaths (formerly known as MentorMob EDU) in your classroom? LessonPaths is a free, straight forward and very easy to use web tool that allows you to create a "playlist" of resources you would like for your students to view/interact with in a certain order. It has been around for a few years but is still a wonderful tool to use for creating webquests or more structured computer time.


I have found that teachers really like to use LessonPaths during centers to help guide students through a series of digital activities. With those lovely SOL tests coming up, this would be a great tool to use to help your kiddos practice and review in an interactive way!

You can create your own playlists or browse playlists to use that other people have created. Creating your own playlist is super easy and the site walks you through the steps.


Some ideas of things you could add to your playlist include (and are not limited to):

♦links to digital activities/games
♦links to videos
♦links to videos YOU, the teacher, have created
♦links to Google docs, slideshows, forms, etc.
♦images
♦You can type up your own information through the "Write Article" step
♦You can create quizzes within LessonPaths (multiple choice or true/false)

LessonPaths does not submit the student quiz grade to the teacher; however, it does provide immediate feedback to the student. It will not "end" until all of the questions have been answered correctly.


If you would rather give a quiz that you can grade, then I would just link in a Google Form!

A neat feature I really like about LessonPaths is that it can sense when students navigate away from the main activity. For instance, you send them to StudyJams to view a video about Weathering and Erosion and they end up clicking on the "Math" tab:


Here is an example of one I created about Weathering and Erosion (one of the most challenging Science SOL topics for our students).

Click on Step 1 to start at the beginning:


Create your own Playlist on LessonPaths!

You can share your playlist via a link or embed it on your class blog or website!

Check out this YouTube tutorial created by Rachel Grover who shows the steps to make your own playlist:


LessonPaths is a great way that you can organize your content for your students!


1 comment:

  1. Hi!

    Thanks so much for including my tutorial about LessonPaths.com on your blog! I'm also in Virginia (Fairfax County) as a middle school librarian, but I taught 5th grade for a few years, too. I have my own librarian blog - groverscornerofthelibrary.wordpress.com if you ever want to check it out. Great blog - keep it up! :)

    - Rachel

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