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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Socrative...Have you tried it?

I LOVE this new discovery. Our administrator used it yesterday in a faculty meeting, and it is my new favorite technology discovery. Students can load the app on their phones or go to the website. You can load quizzes, polls, even a quiz-based team game, or my favorite right now - exit tickets! I have been displaying it on my projector screen, and the class can see what other people write anonymously. I highly recommend you guys check this out. My 8th graders LOVED it too! It was pretty easy to figure out, but there are tutorials that you can use that will walk you through exactly what to do. Hope someone finds this information just as useful as I did!

1 comment:

Gina Gailey said...

We too had a little workshop on our Workday. They had various stations set up where you can use different types of devices to keep "up to speed" with the students. That's great you have already implemented this with your kids. I am sure introducing them that young will provide them with a better understanding of information literacy when they finish high school. You are now going to be one of the "cool" teachers that uses "cool" tools in class. Great job on being proactive and starting this early. I hope to begin something that I can use with my students from beginning level to my advanced students.