Like many of my teacher readers, I like starting class with a Do-Now, and since I teach English, we complete a daily grammar practice. Prior to having a one-to-one school, this would be a worksheet students would complete, and every day a different student set would come to the board. We tried to make it collaborative, tried to assess every student quickly and daily, but it took time... too much time for a warm-up.
But there is good news! I've discovered a new tool that has revolutionized my classroom, especially this section: Classflow.
Classflow turns any presentation interactive, allowing me to send individual slides to the entire class, small groups, or specific students and have them engage with the material. I can conduct polls, formative assessments, and even summative assessments using Classflow. The image beside shows the options for the polls; my favorite is the creative response!
For the creative response, students can use text, images, and even a marker to annotate the slide and return it to the teacher. But here's the best part. Remember those daily grammar practices?
Well, now I can send them to the students through Classflow, have the students individually annotate them, and when the students submit their responses, each student's answer comes on the screen and I can review them all quickly and easily! The students receive instant feedback, I can assess the entire class on the skill quickly and accurately, and best of all, I have data collected from the kids in front of me to guide the instruction for the class period!
I use Classflow for so much more than these grammar exercises, but it's a quick and easy example of how my teaching has changed!
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about this tool!
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