Category Archives: 21st Century Education

Literactive

Teacher and Blogger Anne Gardner writes about the Literactive website for early readers.  If you are a primary teacher or even preschool or kindergarten, be sure to check it out.  http://commoncoreconnectionusa.blogspot.com/2013/11/have-you-seen-literactive-wow.html

New to Interactive Whiteboards? Here’s some help and advice

This is a great article with links to lots of other articles about using Whiteboards in the Classroom.  It is written by teacher and tech guru Danny Nicholson.  Here’s the link:  http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/2014/01/new-school-new-whiteboard-help-advice/

15 Things You Can Do With Edmodo & How To Get Started

My son uses edmodo at school (6th grade) and it is great!

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Try it out for yourself!

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10 Big Concerns About Tablets In The Classroom

This an interesting article that addresses the concerns some people have about using tablets in the classroom.  Check it out:

http://www.edudemic.com/2013/07/10-big-concerns-about-tablets-in-the-classroom/

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How The Best Web Tools Fit Into Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

http://www.edudemic.com/2013/07/best-web-tools-blooms-digital-taxonomy/  This is a really cool post by Edudemic.

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Using Technology For Assessment

I am new to using prezi for presentations, but decided to give it a try.  Here’s the link to my prezi, which is about technology and assessment:

http://prezi.com/q5mmrbw3deew/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

 

Formative Assessment

Formative Assessment enables teachers to make frequent checks of students’ progress and understanding. Students receive immediate feedback, and instruction can then be modified based upon the assessment in order to best meet the needs of the student.  Technology allows teachers to formatively assess students.  The following article provides some excellent information about formative assessment:

Show What You Know As You Go: A Different Spin on Assessment:

Assessments should be taken throughout the learning process, not just at the end.

By Grant Wiggins
This article originally published on 7/1/1997

Free Online Resources Engage Elementary Kids (Tech2Learn Series)

Having students create videos is a great way to create cross curricular lessons and allow kids time to work on collaboration skills.  It is also another fabulous example of how to use technology for assessment purposes.

Text What You Learned- Using Technology To Assess

I love this video about using cell phones to assess learning in the classroom!

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/texting-to-assess-learning

QR Codes

The use of QR codes in classrooms is growing rapidly.  They can be used for so many different things!!  Here is a video that can help you get started using QR codes.  I especially like the idea of having kids make an audio recording of themselves and then creating a QR code of the recording.  People can scan the code to listen to the report.  Very Cool!