3 new Poll Everywhere features

NspireD2

Learn about incorporating LaTeX, surveys, and ranking polls. Product info clickers polling

Poll Everywhere has many new features

NspireD2

Product info active learning engagementsummary of several rounds of upgrades.

2 Tech Tools to Keep Students Engaged & Alert

MiddleWeb

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

I want them to be positive, collaborative learning communities, where ideas are shared and staff walks away energized. So, the staff meeting focus is now one of instruction, professional learning and sharing , and conversation, centered around topics to help move our school to the next level.

Is Your Teaching More Ping-Pong or Volleyball?

MiddleWeb

Kids learn more from a volleyball approach where they work together "to set up the shot" through inquiry activities. Curtis Chandler has been guilty of ping-pong teaching that "merely bounces information back and forth between my students and myself."

Must Have Mini Bites!

WJU EdTech

give a quiz or poll using PollEverywhere. pair/share…tell a peer what you learned in 1 minute, switch roles. At the end of class, ask your students to offer 3 things they learned and one question regarding the content, again, in the form of an exit ticket.

Advancing Mobile Phones as Learning Devices

A Principal's Reflections

This morning I read a great article on PBS Media Shift by Audrey Watters entitled " Why Schools Should Stop Banning Cell Phones, and Use Them For Learning." For the most part they used a program called Poll Everywhere to check for understanding, review prior learning, and informally assess.

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Formative assessment can supercharge your classroom learning. How can we have evidence of learning in the moment? Poll Everywhere. Tony Vincent likes to learn, teach, and make things.

Video of the Week: 3 tips for great formative assessment

eSchool News

note : Video of the Week picks are supplied by the editors of Common Sense Education , which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.

What is the Most Effective Classroom Technology?

A Principal's Reflections

The rationale for placing IWB''s at the top of the list included the ability to manipulate virtual objects/data and cater to multiple learning styles (tactile, visual). My choice is mobile learning devices, otherwise known as cell phones. application like Poll Everywhere.

Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think!

The Web20Classroom

When I was teaching science one of the best lessons I learned was about formative assessment. Either way it gave valuable insight to how the students were learning but also could help shape the lesson for the next day.

The Future is Here: Take Advantage of It

A Principal's Reflections

This has led to a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative, where students are encouraged to bring in their mobile learning devices, which include cell phones or personal computing devices (laptops, tablets, iPod Touches, eReaders, etc). In the case of mobile learning devices (cell phones), if a student does not have a device my teachers have been instructed to pair or group them when using polling sites like Poll Everywhere or conducting research.

4 EdTech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Co-Written with my friend and business partner Shaelynn Farnsworth In all the work that Shaelynn and I do with teachers across the US and beyond we see educators creating amazing learning environments for students. Content is the foundation of learning and skills are applied.

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5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices

Edsurge

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 ? While ensuring rigorous learning experiences is critical, we also must be mindful that we run the risk of schooling students out of their curiosity. Document learning and thinking through blogging when the good ideas hit you!

Video of the Week: 3 tips for great formative assessment

eSchool News

note : Video of the Week picks are supplied by the editors of Common Sense Education , which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.

Summer 2017 Learning Series-Embracing Formative Assessment

The Web20Classroom

For the next several weeks I’ll be sharing posts that you can use for your summer learning. School may be out for many but the learning we do as educators can last even outside the classroom. Happy Learning! Another great feature of Poll Everywhere is the data analysis you get.

Climate is Everything

A Principal's Reflections

While learning about Immigration in Rebecca Millan’s American History 2 class during the week of October 4, students created interactive Glogster posters. As a culminating activity, Mr. Manzo asked the students to take out their mobile devices and submit their questionnaire answers using Poll Everywhere. This was an extremely significant event as this represented the first time that a teacher and students used mobile devices in NMHS as a learning tool.

Ideas and Tools to Give Everyone a Voice

A Principal's Reflections

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.

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Streamlining BYOD With ClassLink

A Principal's Reflections

Throughout the entire 2011-2012 school year, we worked to refine our approach, implementation, and learning outcomes for the program. Students are permitted to use their devices for learning during non-instructional time (i.e. Mobile learning devices (i.e.

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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. Check out Leslie Fisher’s review and video to learn more.

Embracing Formative Assessments This School Year

The Web20Classroom

I could reflect back on the previous year, examine what I had learned over the summer and plan for a better year coming up. Either way it gave valuable insight to how the students were learning but also could help shape the lesson for the next day.

NMHS Social Studies Teacher Brings Technology to Capitol Hill

A Principal's Reflections

The event began with an introduction and panel discussion moderated by the Executive Director of Learning First Alliance, Cheryl Williams, who discussed the pertinent value of integrating technology into our 21 st century classrooms.

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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. polls and interactive elements.

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

Kleinspiration

tools that can be easily integrated into teaching and learning. I know teachers everywhere will really fall in love with this time saving resource. Survey & Polling Tools: A Quick Guide Other content includes this same format of information for web 2.0

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The Seeds of Innovation

A Principal's Reflections

It being, that technology, if used responsibly is a great asset for teachers to improve instruction and for students to enhance their learning. I believe helping students to apply what they learn in the classroom to the real world is arguably the greatest responsibility of a teacher.

EdTech Quick Take: What's the Best Student-Response Tool?

Graphite Blog

For simple polls or quizzes, something like Poll Everywhere can suffice. Also, be sure to post a Field Note on the tool''s review page -- share how you use the tool to help your students learn

Be Present

A Principal's Reflections

Even with the seemingly endless burden imposed by state mandates, we developed a walk-through procedure in order to not only know what is going on in our building, but to also better engage teachers and students in learning conversations.

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. Poll the faculty with SMS.

Meeting the Needs of Your Students: UDL

WJU EdTech

The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) is a leading proponent of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL). “Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.

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Forging Ahead With Change

A Principal's Reflections

My school is a shell of what it once was when one looks at how far we have come in terms of effectively integrating technology, re-envisioning learning spaces, and providing a foundation for a more relevant and meaningful learning experience for all of our students.

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

Edsurge

For those comfortable experimenting with tech, try the Ask a Question feature in Google Classroom, Poll Everywhere , Google Forms, or Answer Garden. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning StrategiesAs a student, my parents would inevitably hear the same thing at every Parent-Teacher conference—some variation of: “She sure is a spirited one!” or “Participation isn’t an issue for her!” or my mother’s personal favorite: “She simply needs to stop talking.”

Instructional Upgrade

A Principal's Reflections

Together, with a sound pedagogical foundation, these dynamic 21 st Century tools have the ability to assist in transforming learning environments where students are engaged and excited to learn. The students in Geometry honors have learned how to use the board’s construction tools.

9 Uses for Smartphones in the Classroom

Leadership Lounge

But a good next step is having students gather pertinent information and then learn ways to analyze the validity of their sources. With a free or inexpensive online tool like Poll Everywhere, students’ phones can easily be used to replace expensive school-owned clickers.

Tools for Driving Your Ed Tech Instruction #GPS

techlearning

We have around 180 days each year to drive our students’ learning. A solid lesson plan should provide you, the teacher, the direction and the ability to visualize the path of learning that consists of the “what, why, and how” of the teaching-learning activities.

Small Changes, Huge Results

A Principal's Reflections

Yes, I was the Principal at that time, but my perspective and philosophy as to what constituted a 21st Century learning environment was vastly different than what it is today. We have seen many shifts in terms of instruction, communication, and learning at NMHS resulting in a transformative culture that is more in line to meet the needs of our students. We also had to trust they would use their mobile learning devices (i.e. Cross-posted at the Huffington Post.

Just Another Typical Day

A Principal's Reflections

This past Wednesday (February 6) was the second annual Digital Learning Day. New Milford High School joined thousands of other schools and educators across the country to showcase how digital learning is changing education. So what did you do on Digital Learning Day 2013

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New Year, New Adventures

A Principal's Reflections

Many of the initiatives that I am about to pursue either came directly or indirectly from my Personal Learning Network (PLN). Professional Learning Communities (PLC''s): The district will be moving to this research-based model as our main means of professional development. The more I learn about the power of PLC''s the more excited I get! The data that I will collect and share with them will serve as a catalyst for their improvement in the areas of teaching and learning.

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

Edsurge

Whether your role is as an administrator, teacher, parent, or student leader, if you’re reading this, you are probably interested in helping other school community stakeholders understand the power of technology in a teaching and learning environment. A common mantra I’m hearing from digital learning coaches and innovative administrators is that they feel the progress toward using technology tools in their schools has plateaued.

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

The Innovative Educator

How cellphone capabilities are changing learning Willyn Webb , co-author with Nielsen and a high school counselor and assistant principal in Colorado, says that when she started teaching only one video camera was available for her students. Apps that Webb has used include Celly , which allows teachers to text students while not revealing phone numbers, and Poll Everywhere , which helps teachers conduct polls through text messages.

Student Response in the Classroom

Hansen's Link to Tech

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.