Sunday, December 4, 2016

Google Forms for Assessment

There have been some updates to Google Forms to make it easier than ever to use for formative assessment. Teachers can create questions with images in the question or answer, which makes this tool idea for young learners. Using their iPad or Chromebook, students can use forms to answer questions to provide evidence of progress toward learning targets. The teacher can see student responses in real time, and use this data to drive instruction.

Demo Quiz

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hour of Code

"Hour of code in your classroom. The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming." -Khan Academy

"Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path."  

Computer Science Education week is December 5-9, and we will be participating in the Hour of Code!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a blended learning platform for schools that aims to simplify creating, distributing and grading assignments in a paperless way.  It is a very user friendly platform for both teachers and students of all ages and experiences.  


Monday, November 7, 2016

Seesaw: Next Steps

There are lots of new tools available to teachers now that we have Seesaw for Schools (SE only).  We will look at how to push assignments out to students, how to tag work with skills (or standards) and using the private teacher folder.  We will also look at the built in blog, and explore possibilities for using the blog to connect with classrooms around the world.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Seesaw Introduction

Maybe you have heard of Seesaw, but never looked into it, or maybe you’ve set up your class on Seesaw, and you are thinking now what? This session will be dedicated to ideas on how this powerful app can be used in meaningful ways.  There will be time to plan and collaborate, so be thinking about units or learning targets that your students will be working on in the coming weeks.  If you haven’t set up your class, we will get you up and running and discuss how to customize the settings to make this tool work for you and your students.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SMART Notebook Maestro

Using the maestro add-on and the SMART Notebook app, you can control your SMART Notebook documents from your iPad.  Here is how you can get connected.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Digital Citizenship Training

Common Sense Media has a comprehensive curriculum that is designed to empower students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. The goal is to teach one lesson per month.  During this session we will look at the resources available and discuss ways to make digital citizenship part of your classroom culture.