Five ways to connect with parents using Poll Everywhere

The Innovative Educator

Poll Everywhere provides a terrific way to capture the thoughts, ideas, and opinions of parents. Simply set up a multiple choice or free response poll, text parents the code, and have them text in their answers like they do on shows like American Idol.

Math: High and Low Tech Quick Assessments

MiddleWeb

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Overcome Your Nightmares

WJU EdTech

I teach a Technology for Teachers course in the School of Education – but today… I forgot our syllabus. In reality, I asked my class this semester to choose 2-3 words to describe themselves and text them to Poll Everywhere for our word cloud.

What is the Most Effective Classroom Technology?

A Principal's Reflections

Like most educators in the blogging world I see the inherit value in educational technology. Combined with sound pedagogical practices, the effective integration of technology has the ability to engage learners in a variety of ways. So what is the most effective classroom technology?

NMHS Social Studies Teacher Brings Technology to Capitol Hill

A Principal's Reflections

Two of my Social Studies teachers were recently invited to Washington DC on October 4, 2012, to deliver a model lesson that illustrated the effective use of technology. The second, an open-ended question, polled staffers on any prior knowledge they had about the Election of 1860.

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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. If so, it might be time to incorporate some technology to drive more interaction and interest during faculty meetings.

A Commitment to Digital Learning

A Principal's Reflections

After students decided as a group, they voted individually as a class about their opinion on the source with “ Poll Everywhere ,” using their cell phones. In math, Mrs. Chellani began the lesson with mobile learning devices and Poll Everywhere to review prior learning.

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.

Ideas and Tools to Give Everyone a Voice

A Principal's Reflections

Well, technology has changed all that and regardless of your specific role you too can increase authentic engagement with your audience. Even in situations where technology might be tight, cooperative groups can be utilized to reflect and then share out.

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The Future is Here: Take Advantage of It

A Principal's Reflections

At New Milford High School we have begun to leverage technology that many students possess. 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). We highly value equity in terms of access to technology. educational technology mobile learning devices

Advancing Mobile Phones as Learning Devices

A Principal's Reflections

For the most part they used a program called Poll Everywhere to check for understanding, review prior learning, and informally assess. 21st Century Education educational technology mobile learning devices Opinion

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.

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.

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.

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. polls and interactive elements. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years. PowerPoint is the iconic leader in slideshow-type digital tools.

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

Mentimeter is an interactive presentation tool that allows you to poll your students, check for understanding, or ask students to vote. Poll Everywhere. Poll Everywhere is a live audience polling tool that integrates into your presentation.

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

MSEDTechie

I had the pleasure to attend and present at the Midwest Technology Conference in February. This conference was packed with experts sharing their knowledge with cool and exciting ways to integrate technology in the classroom.

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. I am extremely proud of my teachers effectively integrating technology into their instruction to create an engaging learning environment. 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.

Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think!

The Web20Classroom

Poll Everywhere - Another one of my favorites, simply because of the variety of uses and methods of submitting responses. Similar to the others, the teacher can create a simple feedback poll or leave the question open ended.

4 EdTech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom

The Web20Classroom

From the use of 1:1 technology to enabling students to learn authentically, these really are incredible times to teach and learn. On the other, they have rooms full of technology but aren’t yet taking full advantage of that that technology can do for each student.

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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.

Streamlining BYOD With ClassLink

A Principal's Reflections

tools such as Poll Everywhere and Celly. Even though our school has more than enough available technology in four computer labs and two mobile carts, some students are more comfortable working on their own devices.

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5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices

Edsurge

But rather than fight this uphill battle ( Generation Alpha is forecasted to be more technological than any previous), let's figure out how to leverage these little machines. 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. Education Technology Technology Tips Technology in School Bring Your Own Device

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. The teacher had just received all the pieces of technology to basically have an inexpensive Smart Board.

Be Present

A Principal's Reflections

A pedagogically sound BYOD lesson in English where an equitable environment was created using both student and school-owned technology. A Math teacher using Poll Everywhere in AP Statistics to check for understanding.

Embracing Formative Assessments This School Year

The Web20Classroom

Now, as 1:1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are taking over our schools, it's becoming even easier to formatively assess what our students know and for our students to leave feedback as to what they need because of this ready access to technology.

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

Kleinspiration

In today''s classroom, we are all using some form of technology on some level. Some of the most useful technology tools out there have little glitches or specific terminology that can kill our efforts to use them. Mohamed Amin Open Educational Resources polling tools Survey Tools web 2.0

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Instructional Upgrade

A Principal's Reflections

With the first month of the school year in the books, I am extremely pleased with how more staff members are embracing educational technology and effectively integrating a variety of tools into instruction. At New Milford High School we clearly articulate that technology is a powerful tool.

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.”

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). ” There are also guides for choosing media/technology, improving institutional policies, planning your course, and teaching approaches.

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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.

Tools for Driving Your Ed Tech Instruction #GPS

techlearning

This often is when “technology” is put into a plan as an activity. While I am a huge advocate for the purposeful integration of technology in schools, we must resist the temptation to think that this is the solution to solve all the ills in our current education system.

New Year, New Adventures

A Principal's Reflections

Tri-State Educational Technology Conference (TSETC) : I have previously blogged about this event, but am compelled to mention it again. This is going to be a great opportunity for my staff to truly experience the power inherent in educational technology when combined with pedagogy. Initially I would like to see some pilot classes begin to use Poll Everywhere to increase student engagement. Classroom Walkthrough educational technology PLC TSETC

Small Changes, Huge Results

A Principal's Reflections

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. To put it bluntly, no educational organizations in NJ would have even thought of approaching me to talk about the innovative use of technology at my school. technology, including social media. technology in the classroom and beyond. Cross-posted at the Huffington Post.

Just Another Typical Day

A Principal's Reflections

For years we have embraced the effective integration of technology to enhance the teaching and learning process. For a final project, each student had to create brochures and posters using technology tools to accompany a written paper detailing their trip.

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