“Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event.” – Heidi-Hayes Jacobs
Collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.
Last week I highlighted Kahoot as fun way to collect data from your students. Recently I came across another great way to gather student data in the classroom. Plickers is a tool used for quick checks for understanding to know whether your students are understanding big concepts and mastering key skills.
Showcasing brilliant apps on iOS to use in the classroom.
Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: Post-Plus App
Imagine having your students create a wall scattered with Post-it notes, then the Post-it Plus app can them you capture those notes and then allow individual or groups of students make sense of those Post-it notes in a virtual environment. What started as an add-on feature in Evernote is now its very own iOS app. Check it out here.
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Ed Tech articles that I think you might enjoy.
After I read the first paragraph of this article I knew I had to share it with the WPS staff:
"One of the things I hear most often from teachers who are reluctant to put technology into the hands of their students is that they have visions of students goofing off constantly behind their screen instead of focusing on their work."