Student Engagement using Technologyby Sarah Winans
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Students (or in this case, teachers!) move a dot to vote. The results for the entire class can be shown to engage students in a debate, encourage consideration of multiple perspectives, & encourage the sharing of rationale. activeprompt.org View poll
Send the same poll to parents and students and then compare generational viewpoints. docs.google.com Cursive Handwriting Debate
Use pre- and post-surveys to monitor progress towards student and class goals. docs.google.com
Students use their Google accounts to create infographics. magic.piktochart.com The Impact of Early Agriculture | Piktochart Visual Editor
Students create storyboards as the pre-writing step of personal narratives. www.storyboardthat.com Start storyboarding now with hundreds of default images, and over 45,000 images in search.
Students create a synectics poster using Google Drive to demonstrate synthesis of new learning. docs.google.com
Check out these ideas for engaging students in the Kahoot-creation process. blog.getkahoot.com Kahoot! Journal
Provide an online forum for students to publish constructed responses, book talks, their own poetry, etc. KidBlog provides a great class portfolio of year-long learning! kidblog.org Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students.
Edmodo provides another great forum for students to publish their thinking. Students use their district log in information to access. www.edmodo.com
Click "create" on Google Drive and then "connect more apps" to add "Templates" to Google Drive. Access both public and LPS templates to share with students for publishing purposes.
Students chart progress on Wonders weekly assessments and determine personal goals for improvement. docs.google.com
Students track how their thinking changes or evolves as they collect text evidence. docs.google.com
Students keep a digital book log for independent reading. docs.google.com
Sell students on the topic they will learn the next day with a flipped classroom video or screencast. Ask students to post initial opinions on Edmodo, Padlet, or your class blog. www.screencast.com Shared from Screencast.com
Use the Google "Add-on" Kaizena to provide feedback that encourages students to expand their thinking. kaizena.com Give your students fast, high quality feedback on their work. Record voice comments to convey emotion, embed videos to explain complex concepts, and track skills
Expand expectations for the entire class with a feedback screencast. www.screencast.com Shared from Screencast.com
Encourage students to involve family members in helping them expand their writing with screencast feedback. www.screencast.com Shared from Screencast.com
Create online flashcards. www.flippity.net Flippity.net: Online Flashcards
Formatively assess with Google Form quizzes. Mix it up and ask students to identify the errors. docs.google.com
Use TodaysMeet to engage students in conversation during a common activity. todaysmeet.com TodaysMeet - Give everyone a voice
Students post ideas using online sticky notes. padlet.com From your hobby to your career, your class notes to your final exam, your mood board to your runway show, padlets help you organize your life.
Students post their ideas to the class Edmodo page. www.edmodo.com
Sell students on the importance of their ideas and writing by allowing them to publish online using KidBlog. kidblog.org Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students.
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