I’ve been doing some workshopping with “Classroom Clickers” (voting eggs like ActiVote) and I’m really liking them.
They take the concept of instant feedback to a whole new level. They have applications for both assessment and evaluation. They also have the ability to take what could otherwise be – let’s be serious – really dry boring curriculum and spice it up a bit… make the learning fun.
The appeal for younger students is obvious. They are in active use in the Junior School here (up to Grade 5). But the applications for Middle and High School are there as well. It’s time to exploit the opportunity.
Learn (a little bit more) by reading the article titled “Why You Should Use Clickers in Your Classroom.“
With classrooms growing increasingly more technology-oriented, it makes sense that developers latch onto the education sector when creating inspired new applications. The past year (roughly speaking) saw many different launches aiming to keep students (and, in some cases, teachers) better prepared and informed for whatever academia hurls their way. Like these apps and tools!
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This on-demand webcast explores the connection between student source choices and the development of research and critical thinking skills. We’ll also discuss the development of the Turnitin website evaluation rubric to help students enhance their competencies in evaluating online sources.
Turnitin 30-Minute Webcast, Engaging Faculty and Students to Resist Plagiarism Through Policy and Practice. Here is the link to watch the on-demand recording: Watch Now.
You can also view the 30-Minute Webcast schedule for future sessions that may be of interest to you.
School Library Journal’s “Doers and Dreamers” includes new resources to help celebrate Black History Month.