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

Fractus Learning

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. I am sure every educator looks forward to staff meetings, right?

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.

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.

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. Students in Mrs. Beiner’s Culinary Arts classes created a “how to” video for recipes.

Engage Any Audience with Google Voice Texting

The Innovative Educator

It''s great fun to live Tweet from the stage and pull audience polls up while on stage. Texting to Poll Everywhere, Cel.ly, or asking folks to use a hashtag leaves audience members scratching their heads. Watch the below video for directions on texting via Google Voice.

Ideas and Tools to Give Everyone a Voice

A Principal's Reflections

People can respond via text, videos, images, and documents. 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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20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

Edpuzzle allows you to turn videos into a quick assessment. Choose a video on YouTube, Khan Academy, Crash Course, or upload your own. Trim the video, insert a quiz anywhere and track your students progress. Check out Leslie Fisher’s review and video to learn more.

NMHS Social Studies Teacher Brings Technology to Capitol Hill

A Principal's Reflections

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. The second, an open-ended question, polled staffers on any prior knowledge they had about the Election of 1860.

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9 Uses for Smartphones in the Classroom

Leadership Lounge

Student response systems: Clicker systems became popular in schools as a way to quickly gather student input — perhaps at the end of class to determine students’ levels of understanding on a particular topic, or as a way to conduct class opinion polls.

Meeting the Needs of Your Students: UDL

WJU EdTech

Watch the video below to get an overview of UDL” (CAST). Allow students to engage with the instructor and with each other in a variety of ways ( Poll Everywhere , Socrative, student-lead discussions, Twitter, hands-on projects, etc.).

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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. Now, thanks to smartphones, every student has the capability to take photos and video, and to stay in the loop when they are not in class.

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. Mr. Fiscina used Jing and the SMART notebook software to make a short video instructing the student on how to use the problem.

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

Edsurge

Start simple by sending out surveys with Google Forms or Survey Monkey , or interactive video lessons with PlayPosit or EdPuzzle , before meetings and professional learning opportunities. For example, create a live word cloud with AnswerGarden or Poll Everywhere in response to a school-wide question to help focus the discussion. or Piktochart or Canva ) or to create an explainer video (with Explain Everything or Educreations ) to show their conclusions based on their work.

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

MSEDTechie

Using Quick tools like Plickers , Google Forms, Padlet , Poll Everywhere can quickly allow you access to data in a quick and fun way, sometimes so fun, students have no idea they are being assessed. You can add images, videos or text as questions.

Just Another Typical Day

A Principal's Reflections

He also had students use Poll Everywhere to check for understanding in the beginning of the lesson. On Digital Learning Day, Mrs. Chellani introduced her website to her students and demonstrated how these interactive videos will be utilized for future instruction.

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

MSEDTechie

Social Studies: [link] - tons of resources on creating effective flipped videos. You create an account, upload your video or find a youtube and then start popping up! Take a piece of video and add pop ups and images that will pop up.

Is Your PD Workshop Up to Par? 5 Ways to Tell

Graphite Blog

Are they being shown a video? For example, using a cell phone and Poll Everywhere can quickly boost excitement and engagement while providing you with formative assessment data. What does quality professional development look like?

Is Your PD Workshop Up to Par? 5 Ways to Tell

Graphite Blog

Are they being shown a video? For example, using a cell phone and Poll Everywhere can quickly boost excitement and engagement while providing you with formative assessment data. What does quality professional development look like? Take a moment to reflect back to a workshop that has had a lasting effect on you. Now ask yourself why. Was it the content, the presenter, or a combination of many elements?

Tools Harvard Computer Science Students Use to Collaborate, Stay Organized

MindShift

Zoom is also similar, although more video-based. VideoNot.es : This open-source software allows users to take notes next to videos, syncing to time. It’s also possible to create one’s own video note with a question.