Monday, January 18, 2016

Using Classflow to Get Students Engaged!

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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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Basics of Google Slides

The video below includes a very basic overview of how to use Google Slides!  Please see me for any questions!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Using to Create Flashcards!

For my vocabulary units, I always have the students make flashcards.  However, when our school made the transition to go one-to-one, I needed to find a new solution.

Meet Flippity.

This tool is the easiest way I have found to create online flashcards!  My students have been using it this year and are loving it!

Below is my video introduction.  Enjoy :)


Ladies and Gentlemen!

I am so excited to share with you !!! I have never used this program before and think it will be a great resource for our class, especially with vocabulary!

Follow the video below to access the Google Sheets template that will help you turn your Excel spreadsheet into VIRTUAL FLASHCARDS!

How cool is this?!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Google Calendar Set Up

Use the following video to subscribe to our class calendar!

Be sure you're part of our Google Classroom first!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Adjusting Our Privacy Settings for Blogger!


Please use the video below to adjust your privacy settings on your blogs!

Happy blogging!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Creating a Blog Using Blogger

For our writing intensive course, we will be using BLOGS!  What is a blog you may ask?  Watch this quick video below!

Now to create our own!

Your task has several parts for this week.  Read the directions carefully!

1.  Create a blog

2.  Write your first post!

What is one word you would use to describe yourself?  Why'd you choose this word?  

CHALLENGE!  Use images, video, links!

3.  Post the link to your blog on the Blog Buddies spreadsheet on Edmodo!

CHALLENGE:  Using proper netiquette, comment on your classmates writing!

This assignment is due on MONDAY!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Using Google Drawings!

In order to make your logo for this week's Techy Tuesday, please follow the video below!  This will give you step by step instructions for accessing and creating a Google Drawing!