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. Poll Everywhere provides a quick and easy way to give parents a voice and a vote.

Math: High and Low Tech Quick Assessments

MiddleWeb

Formative Assessment Meaningful Math Chromebook formative assessment google forms Michelle Russell Poll Everywhere Post Its Quizizz self-assessment sticky notes technologyMichelle Russell shares some of the simple tech (and not-so tech) tools she's using to take quick measures of math students' progress and understanding. One of her favorites is a sticky note strategy spread over three days that's proved both engaging and revealing.

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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. Recently Poll Everywhere announced new changes. EdTech Ideas poll poll everywhere word cloud Today was the first day of a new semester at our university.

Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

is a game-based learning platform, used as educational technology in schools and other educational institutions. 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. For more technology savvy groups, though, I recommend Storyboard That.

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. 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).

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. 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.

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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. 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.

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. 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.

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Technology can make formative assessment easier for you. I would go so far to say that formative assessment is one of the greatest gifts of education technology to the classroom. How can technology empower a teacher to ask the whole class a question and get their answer? What are some examples of technology and formative assessment in the classroom? Poll Everywhere.

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.

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

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. This allowed students to work collaboratively using technology (computers) while reviewing prior learning. Change Digital Learning Day educational technology Opinion

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. 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.

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

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.

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.

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. Now that things have settled a bit, I have finally had the time to debrief and organize all of the valuable information I received. I left feeling refreshed, revived and rejuvenated ready to tackle the last few months of school.

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. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. PowerPoint is the iconic leader in slideshow-type digital tools.

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

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. Another great feature of Poll Everywhere is the data analysis you get. photo credit: Technology & Social Change via photopin cc. When I was teaching science one of the best lessons I learned was about formative assessment.

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. When we layer technology into these 4 components, the process of differentiation becomes less daunting and more accessible to each student. Technology isn’t necessary to do any type of formative assessment.

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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. 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 21st Century Education educational technology mobile learning devices Opinion

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. 21st Century Education BYOD BYOT educational leadership educational technology mobile learning Opinion

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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.”

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. It is time to realize that social media, technology, and the change process are not the enemy. Instead of viewing student-owned technology as a hindrance, it is now wholeheartedly embraced as a mobile learning tool.

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. The technology certainly helps but isn't always necessary. It's a quick and easy way to use the power of technology to formatively assess without all students needing the technology.

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 only criterion that I had was the school had to be entrenched in their use of the above-mentioned technologies. Not enough schools are truly integrating technology into instruction, as well as encouraging students to bring their own technology to school.

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. Dr. Amin has set out to help get us past those glitches and using the technology in the way that best suits our purposes. This resource really is THE BEST "go to" site to teach you about All things Technology ! Getting stuck on a web 2.0 Check out Web 2.0

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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.

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. Since the start of the school year, technology has been a huge part of Mr. Fiscina’s lessons. It also enables students to take online polls.

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. Innovations and the increase in technology have helped increase accessibility of course content to students, an important factor of UDL.

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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

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. There is no better way to get the pulse of a school as a leader than to be in classrooms.

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.