2 Tech Tools to Keep Students Engaged & Alert


With the goal of encouraging learning at school and beyond, Curtis Chandler describes two free tech tools to help get students and the school year off to a good start: Poll Everywhere will quickly spark discussion and the Remind app will keep everyone on track. Class Apps Quick Communication classroom conversation Curtis Chandler deeper thinking online poll parent contacts Poll Everywhere Remind reminders

Spice It Up! 6 Tech Tools to Transform Your Staff Meeting

Fractus Learning

Modeling use with staff can help promote its use in classrooms as well. Poll Everywhere. I have used Poll Everywhere in many staff meetings. With a quick poll, any facilitator can gauge the know-how of the group, as well as the feelings toward a particular topic. There are many kinds of polls that can be used, with questions ranging from multiple choice to open response. I am sure every educator looks forward to staff meetings, right?


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The Best Flipped Classroom Software Tools For Flipped Learning In 2021

Fractus Learning

What are the best-flipped learning apps for K-12 grades in flipped classrooms? The best-flipped classroom tools can transform and remodel classroom teaching, allowing in-depth learning and personalized attention that can help learners improve their grades. Google Classroom.

4 EdTech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Carol Ann Tomlinson said it best: “At its most basic level, differentiation consists of the efforts of teachers to respond to variance among learners in the classroom. Differentiation isn’t just something that some students need or some teachers have to do, differentiation is responsive teaching and a part of every classroom. Each student comes to the classroom with a variety of past learning experiences, prior knowledge and individual learning needs and styles.

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The Blended and eLearning PBL Classroom… A Journey from Analog to Digital Project Based Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Best of all, you can use these ideas to bring a past poroject of yours to the blended and eLearning classroom. The Blended and eLearning PBL Classroom… A Journey from Analog to Digital Project Based Learning. Photo by Julia M Cameron on Pexels.com.

Student Response Tools for the Digital Classroom

Class Tech Integrate

As classrooms become more connected through technology, teachers have several choices when it comes to selecting a Student Response Tool to use with student devices. Draw it, Fill in the Blanks, Polling, Exit Slip Quiz, and Open Ended questions can be asked. Poll Everywhere Poll Everywhere is a great option for the BYOD environment. There are several ways for students/participants to join a poll, including texting through their phone.

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Shake Up Learning community is always chatting and sharing digital tools and lesson ideas for the K12 classroom. Recently, we discussed our favorite formative assessment tools for the classroom, and I wanted to share these here for you as a resource. In this post, you will find 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom! Google Classroom Question Tool.

Video of the Week: 3 tips for great formative assessment

eSchool News

Video Description: Unlock the full potential of formative assessment in your classroom! Check out these tips for how to use formative assessment apps and games such as Kahoot, Socrative, Plickers, and Poll Everywhere to check for understanding and encourage student self-assessment.

What is the Most Effective Classroom Technology?

A Principal's Reflections

The other day I came across this article where interactive whiteboards (IWB''s) were touted as the most effective piece of classroom technology followed by individual netbooks for each student (these were being used predominately as e-readers). So what is the most effective classroom technology? application like Poll Everywhere. What do you think is the most effective classroom technology and why? This is the million dollar question!

Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

Polling. Polling web tools can get real time information about students’ opinions, thoughts, and ideas which can be shared with them immediately. Google Forms can be used for student surveys and polling. Poll Everywhere.

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Formative assessment can supercharge your classroom learning. I would go so far to say that formative assessment is one of the greatest gifts of education technology to the classroom. What are some examples of technology and formative assessment in the classroom? What mistakes do many teachers make when they use Plickers in the classroom? Poll Everywhere. Assessment Every Classroom Matters Podcast Free Resources Games How to Guides.

9 Uses for Smartphones in the Classroom

Leadership Lounge

In the first part of this discussion , we reviewed schools’ ongoing classroom bans on students’ cellphones — or more accurately smartphones. We suggested it’s time for teachers to adopt ways to put students’ smartphones to productive classroom use after recognizing the eventual futility of such bans, and how educators are overlooking the computing power of these devices. Classroom Uses for Student Smartphones.

Video of the Week: 3 tips for great formative assessment

eSchool News

Video Description: Unlock the full potential of formative assessment in your classroom! Check out these tips for how to use formative assessment apps and games such as Kahoot, Socrative, Plickers, and Poll Everywhere to check for understanding and encourage student self-assessment.

The Case for Quiet Kids: Helping Introverts Get Heard in the Classroom


Once you figure out the why, here are some ways you can include the quiet kids in your classroom. For those comfortable experimenting with tech, try the Ask a Question feature in Google Classroom, Poll Everywhere , Google Forms, or Answer Garden. How do you serve the quiet kids in your classroom? As a student, my parents would inevitably hear the same thing at every Parent-Teacher conference—some variation of: “She sure is a spirited one!”

Student Response in the Classroom

Hansen's Link to Tech

Free Socrative: smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Kahoot : is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Free Poll Everywhere : simple response system that works well with live audience by polling them using mobile devices.

Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think!

The Web20Classroom

Online Sticky Notes-Just like my physical space in my classroom there are lots of virtual sticky note sites out there. So you don''t even have to be a 1:1 classroom or BYOD. In the classroom they can be a way for kids to collaborate without shouting across the room. Poll Everywhere - Another one of my favorites, simply because of the variety of uses and methods of submitting responses. Another great feature of Poll Everywhere is the data analysis you get.

Climate is Everything

A Principal's Reflections

As a culminating activity, Mr. Manzo asked the students to take out their mobile devices and submit their questionnaire answers using Poll Everywhere. All three of these teachers willingly attended the Tri-State Educational Technology Conference (TSETC) held at NMHS and learned about Prezi, Glogster, and Poll Everywhere for the first time. These success stories must be shared to alleviate fears and resistance to using educational technology in the classroom.

10 Great PowerPoint Changes You Probably Don’t Know About

Ask a Tech Teacher

This includes DropBox, Google Drive, Poll Everywhere, Camtasia, and Adobe Stock. This is great for flipped classrooms or auto-generated lesson plans that students can play, pause, and rewind as needed for their learning style. This is great for teachers who use PowerPoint for flipped classrooms, snow days, subs, or other lesson planning. polls and interactive elements. PowerPoint is the iconic leader in slideshow-type digital tools.

How to Use Technology in Your Faculty Meetings

Gaggle Speaks

Technology in the classroom plays a significant role in student engagement as teachers continue to implement a variety of tools to improve the learning process. Give your teachers an opportunity to share tips and tricks about the technology they’re using in their classroom. Poll the faculty with SMS. Instead of the traditional “raise your hand if you agree,” poll teachers through text messages.

Ideas and Tools to Give Everyone a Voice

A Principal's Reflections

Use it for real time audience participation, online brainstorming and classroom feedback. Mentimeter – Move over Poll Everywhere. Mentimeter is a great tool that allows you to poll your audience in a variety of ways. You can even create a presentation that has multiple polls. Be sure to check out Tackk in the classroom. Whether during a class, meeting, presentation, or workshop it can be at times extremely difficult to give everyone a voice.

Embracing Formative Assessments This School Year

The Web20Classroom

I always enjoyed getting back into my classroom, setting things up and getting pumped for the journey ahead with my students. However, look at my former classroom. Here are a few of my favorite sites and apps that can help you more easily fit formative assessment into your classroom this school year. Online Sticky Notes- Just like the physical space in my classroom there are lots of virtual sticky note sites out there.

Advancing Mobile Phones as Learning Devices

A Principal's Reflections

As a principal, it took me a while to accept the fact that these small, but powerful computing devices could play an important role in the classroom. For the most part they used a program called Poll Everywhere to check for understanding, review prior learning, and informally assess. I provided a workshop on Poll Everywhere and some tutorials, but many of my teachers experimented on their own time and quickly figured out how to use this web 2.0

NMHS Social Studies Teacher Brings Technology to Capitol Hill

A Principal's Reflections

When it was furthered by the occasion to actively participate in the National Coalition for Technology inEducation and Training (NCTET) to show Senate staffers what a 21 st century social studies classroom looked liked, Nicolette Perna enthusiastically accepted the invitation. Upon entering the Social Studies quadrant, Senate Staffers were asked to take out their cellular devices and to answer two Poll Everywhere questions on the Election of 1860.

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New Year, New Adventures

A Principal's Reflections

Classroom Walkthoughs : This is something I have been researching since last winter and my PLN has provided me with numerous resources to get started. By regularly performing 3-5 minute walkthroughs I will now have more of a presence in classrooms. In doing my research I discovered some common pitfalls with the classroom walkthrough process that I must avoid. For more information on classroom walkthroughs visit this site.

How to Utilize Survey & Polling Tools with Web 2.0 OER!


In today''s classroom, we are all using some form of technology on some level. I know teachers everywhere will really fall in love with this time saving resource. Survey and Polling Tools is the first in a series of reviews that we will be doing at Kleinspiration for Dr. Amin''s guides to Open Educational Resources. Survey & Polling Tools: A Quick Guide Other content includes this same format of information for web 2.0 Getting stuck on a web 2.0

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Be Present

A Principal's Reflections

There is no better way to get the pulse of a school as a leader than to be in classrooms. It has resulted in my administrative team and I being in classrooms more often and regularly. Working together we are not only getting into more classrooms, but we have also developed a streamlined process using shared documents in Google Drive. The only way to accomplish this was to become even more present by developing protocols to ensure we are in classrooms each day.

Teaching Gen Text authors explain why cell phones should go to school

The Innovative Educator

My co-author Willyn Webb and I had the opportunity to speak with "Tech Page One - Insights from the Evolving World of Tech" to explain why cell phones should be allowed in the classroom. Once considered a distraction, smartphones are now being used by teachers to expand teaching options Lisa Nielsen, who blogs at The Innovative Educator and co-authored “ Teaching Generation Text ,” advocates for cellphone use in classrooms.

The Seeds of Innovation

A Principal's Reflections

A few weeks ago, I made a commitment to visit schools that are using social media, smartphones, texting, and other digital technologies, as a vital part of daily classroom instruction. There are plenty of schools that have very expensive artwork on their classroom walls (i.e. The wireless connection between the iPad and the Apple TV gave him the freedom to move around his classroom. Lastly, I used Poll Everywhere in my senior seminar the next day and it was a big hit.

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices


To ban or not to ban, that is always the question when it comes to personal devices in the classroom. While pushing students to learn outside our classrooms is a step in the right direction, how do we ensure that these experiences lead to deeper learning ? Wouldn’t it be great if that could happen in our classrooms during every content presentation we offer?

Instructional Upgrade

A Principal's Reflections

Students from Algebra 1B and Elements of Geometry have used Poll Everywhere in order to answer multiple choice questions. A live chart, showing results from the classroom, is posted on the SMART board during this question and answer time. The World Language teachers are currently collaborating and working on different lesson plans using Voki Classroom and plan to implement them within the next month. It also enables students to take online polls.

Small Changes, Huge Results

A Principal's Reflections

technology in the classroom and beyond. cell phones) responsibly as a tool for learning in certain classes using free programs such as Poll Everywhere. Cross-posted at the Huffington Post. Last week my school was fortunate to have the NJ School Boards Association (NJSBA) visit to produce a live event called Learn@Lunch: Technology as an Engagement Tool. You can view the archive of the event here.

Tools for Driving Your Ed Tech Instruction #GPS


Like a classroom? Educational tools I recommend that will enhance lessons include: Pear Deck Buncee Newsela FlipGrid Kahoot EdPuzzle Poll Everywhere Popplet Class Dojo Mentimeter Actively Learn Click here to view recommended Ed Tech tools and links to resources and the tools to begin using in your lessons. Other professional roles include: classroom teacher, PD specialist, and other district roles supporting technology instruction.

Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments


I wish my teachers had access to the digital tools and resources available in our classrooms today. As educators, we need to embrace this reality, and allow our classroom learning experiences to mimic what our students encounter everyday. However when you look at classrooms across the country, specifically in urban settings, educational institutions are still teaching to the test via paper and pencils, and not tapping into the learning styles of the students in this generation.

Here's what you missed at the MidWest Technology Conference 2014 #METC14


This conference was packed with experts sharing their knowledge with cool and exciting ways to integrate technology in the classroom. Includes research for what works and doesn ’t work for flipping your classroom Here’s the link to the “Hey Missouri” song/Flash dance he shared: [link] There are also movements that go with the song that you can find here [link] Popcorn Web Maker - This is a site where you can essentially make a pop up video.

Has Your School Reached an Edtech Plateau? Here’s the Key to Moving the Needle


For example, create a live word cloud with AnswerGarden or Poll Everywhere in response to a school-wide question to help focus the discussion. Teachers: Model appropriate etiquette with edtech for students When I work with teachers, one obstacle they say is in the way of them letting students use mobile devices every day in their classrooms is the distraction factor.