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Easel by TpT™ is the fastest, easiest way to teach, assign, and assess students with engaging, digital content from TpT. Whether you’re teaching figurative language or fractions, to individual learners or the whole class, unlock thousands of classroom resources and make your lessons interactive with ease.

Are you ready to deliver engaging, interactive lessons with Easel? 

How to Get Started with Easel by TpT

Easel’s easy-to-use features designed for use in classrooms like yours. Explore all you can do.

Easel Assessments

Easel Assessments allows teachers to create and assign self-grading quizzes, and track student performance. You can use Easel Assessments for things like bell ringers, exit tickets, or quick checks to gauge understanding in the middle of a lesson. 

To create an assessment, type in a question, choose if you’d like to include an image, and then indicate which selection is the correct answer. After students complete the assessment, they are provided with a report about their results and the percentage of the questions they got correct. Teachers will also receive a report with individual student and class-level data, making it easier to understand comprehension and differentiate instruction.

How to Use Easel Assessments

Easel Activities

Add interactive elements to your favorite TpT resources with minimal effort.

1) Discover

Find thousands of classroom-ready digital activities on TpT by filtering for “Easel Activities” on the homepage or looking for the Easel label on the TpT resources you love.

You can also choose to upload your own PDFs* or even make an original resource from scratch. Click the “Create” button on the “My Activities” page of Easel, and you’ll be prompted to upload your files or start with a blank page.

Once you’ve decided which resource you want to customize — or if you want to create your own — open up Easel to begin preparing.

2) Prepare

Easel allows you to tailor each resource to your students’ needs. In “Prepare” mode, you take an existing resource and digitize it — or create your own resource from scratch — so your students can work with it on a device. You’ll customize and make your resources interactive by adding answer boxes, instructions to students, movable shapes, and more.

Then, use “Preview” mode to see how your resources will look for your students. Click the “Preview” tab and try out the interactive elements, like any text answer boxes you’ve added, to make sure they’re ready for your students.

3) Instruct

You can also use all the annotation tools in “Preview” mode to turn your screen into a digital whiteboard. Share your screen in real-time so that students can follow along. None of the annotations you make in “Preview” mode will carry over once you assign it, so it wipes clean after you’re done modeling your lesson.

4) Assign

You can assign your digital activity in one of three ways: (1) through Google Classroom, (2) by generating a unique URL and pasting it into the learning management system (LMS) of your choice, or (3) by emailing the URL to your students. Your students will get a code that allows them to complete the activity with the same set of annotation tools (minus the ability to add answer boxes or make static shapes movable) and turn it in to you for review — all online.

5) Review

On the “Assign & Review” section or on the “My Activities” page, you can view which students have turned in their work and review submitted work by quickly scrolling through each response. Simply click on the activity you want to view, and look for the class roster at the top. Use the drop-down menu to see who has turned in their work and then use the arrows to easily move through each response.

Start creating interactive lessons, just how you want, with Easel by TpT. If you have a TpT School Access subscription, get started with Easel here.

*LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Only upload content you own or have the right to use with our platform.