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

Fractus Learning

For instance, for our administrative retreat, we opened with a superhero quiz, sparking our discussion on celebrating our schools through social media. Poll Everywhere. I have used Poll Everywhere in many staff meetings.

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. Let’s use the power of social media to crowd source even more examples.

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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.

Forging Ahead With Change

A Principal's Reflections

It is time to realize that social media, technology, and the change process are not the enemy. To this end, teachers and students are now routinely utilizing social media and other various Web 2.0

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. Lastly, I used Poll Everywhere in my senior seminar the next day and it was a big hit.

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

Edsurge

For example, create a live word cloud with AnswerGarden or Poll Everywhere in response to a school-wide question to help focus the discussion. Parents and educators: Model positive social media usage for children Given the way social media was used by adults to converse and debate during the recent election , it can be challenging to tell our middle and high schoolers that they should follow the examples set by those adults.

Small Changes, Huge Results

A Principal's Reflections

I was also adamant that social media had no place in an educational setting, but most of you who read this blog know about my radical change of mind in regards to this. technology, including social media. This small change evolved into my present philosophy on how schools can, and should, use social media. cell phones) responsibly as a tool for learning in certain classes using free programs such as Poll Everywhere.

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices

Edsurge

Your students may not be old enough for social media; it’s also likely banned at your school, but there are other synchronous ways to keep students engaged in real-time learning. Websites such as Poll Everywhere allow teachers to pose questions to students during presentations, demonstrations or lectures and students can respond with immediate responses displayed on a projector.

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

MSEDTechie

Social Studies: [link] - tons of resources on creating effective flipped videos. link] [link] [link] social media - @METCenews [link] Solution for a teacher Web site, assignment submission, and a dozen other things that we do in a dozen different ways, but all in one place.

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

MSEDTechie

20 years ago we never would have imagined that the position as a Social Media Manager would be an actual job, and just about every company or organization would need to have someone manage their social media accounts.

Tools Harvard Computer Science Students Use to Collaborate, Stay Organized

MindShift

Malan has been pleased at how these meetups have gradually begun happening in social spaces, becoming a connection point between digital and analog support. He attributes some of his success with students new to computer science to the intentionally social aspects of the class.

Draw on Student Interests to Make the Common Core Work for You

Educator Innovator

As the new school year begins, articles and resources dedicated to helping teachers develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core literacy standards are popping up everywhere. Poll Everywhere ( [link] ) is a great digital tool that you can use to survey your students about anything, from fun, getting-to-know-you questions to provocative questions related to your subject matter. This was originally posted at Common Sense Graphite.