A 7th grade student gives a tour of her personal learning environment. This project was conducted as part of dissertation research implementing the use of ne...
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A student shows how she uses Symbaloo to create her own PLE. This is an example of what we can teach our students to do as well as use as a model for ourselves. She is using it for her science class which is paperless.
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Starting March 3, educational technology specialist Jennifer Bloomingdale launches three exciting courses on Google Apps. Google .... Leveraging Web 2.0 tools is a powerful learning strategy in the 21st Century.
"I’m ready to assess my students’ blogs from the first semester. Does anyone else feel like the first time you assess any new assignment that you’re just trudging through murky molasses? I’m so slow at the assessment piece right now.
"I’ve been looking around at student blogging rubrics as I try to decide which components a) I’ve actually taught and b) seem to represent my objectives for blogging as reader response. I know that I should have had a rubric before we even started all of this, but I just jumped into the project with many unknowns.
"I’ve learned that about the only way to force myself to do something new is to just start doing that thing before I have completely concrete plans. My apologies to whichever group of students has to do the project first!...
"I’ve been trying to create a rubric, so I’ve been searching the web to see how other teachers are evaluating their student blogs. Here are four that I like:"
My Middle School is using blogger (part of Google) as a platform for our students' blogfolios. The blogfolio (term coined by Andrea Hernandez) is part blog and part digital portfolio. Students not...
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Good things to keep in mind as we consider moving to Google Apps for Education for our students. If we have them use Blogger as a "blogfolio" as described in this article, having an organized way to label or tag posts is and important part of info-lit.
I can see how some web tools would be perfectly suited for some of the suggested activities, ie. Padlet for posting questions about reading assignment, use Socrative for the short pop quizzes, a Google form for collecting memorization tricks for vocabulary words that can be shared with the class. Do you see any others?
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I'm trying these 3 ios tools from qrayon.com out. AirSketch - lets you show what is on your ipad on your computer/projector. Good for math class. Inkflow lets you write and insert images and resize, etc and publish to the web or email. Vittles will let you record your voice while writing and displaying/annotating images so it makes a little video that could be shared online as well. Good idea for flipping. These are the free versions I'm trying out. I'm sure the paid would give more options.
"Below is one such collection. It is curated by Mrs. J. Porritt from W.S. Hawrylak School. Generously included are notes for each of the tools she uses in her classroom. If you are looking for a new tool, or want to know more about an existing tool, check out her useful collection of teaching tools."
"The consistent and effective use of Descriptive feedback in classrooms has become a popular strategy due to its positive influence on student learning. Based on the research of John Hattie, my colleague, Jason Lynn has given me an in-depth look at Hattie’s work and how we can use it in the classroom.
Although the research suggests that providing students with descriptive feedback has the largest influence on student learning, it can be difficult for teachers to find more time to provide this meaningful assessment as learning and assessment for learning tool with regularity."
This quick video, with written steps as well, shows how to make a separate document to comment on student work. I'm not sure why you need a separate document. Couldn't you write the comments on the original student document?
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