We are all familiar with motivational posters. They typically have a black background, one large image at the top, then a word or short phrase in large type below it, and finally a short inspirational sentence at the bottom. Can they serve as a neat tool for summative or formative assessment? You bet!
Blueprints serve as guides for test construction and provide an outline of the content and skills to be measured on the tests. They contain information about individual tests, including the number of test items, the number of points on the tests and show how the learning standards are grouped in order to report the test results.
Our teachers at KIS love using Prodigy with their students for math practice. Here’s more about, and when you’re ready, head over to Prodigy and check it out for yourself! Best of all, it’s free, and already used by more than 300K teachers!
Listen and read. Storybooks, e-books, videos, games, and more. PreK-3. All Ohio K-3 students and their parents, as well as K-3 educators, can use the state-funded INFOhio Resources free-of-charge.
TweenTribune is a free online educational service offered by the Smithsonian for use by K-12 grade Teachers and students. TTribune consists of daily news sites for kids, tweens, and teens, and includes text, photos, graphics, and audio and/or video materials prepared by the Smithsonian and others about current events, history, art, culture and science.
Using pixels to create art beckons back to a simpler time, with less sophisticated graphics, but it’s a good place to start when learning about things like computers, computer animation, graphics, and yes, spreadsheets!
Technology can be a powerful tool to assist students with special needs or any sort of learning challenge. In particular, the Chrome web browser allows users to install a wide variety of web extensions that provide tools that can help all learners, regardless of ability level.
Many times people are accused of talking to their computers. Well with text to speech tools, your computer can talk back. Google Chrome has several extensions that will read web pages and Google Documents aloud, often with a variety of voices and adjustments for speed and volume. Read more to learn 5 ways to implement these tools with your students!
It used to be that all we had was the final version of a student’s work. We couldn’t see revisions, trial and error, and collaborate work with others. However, with Google Apps that is not the case. Google provides you with your own personal time machine in a tool called Revision History, which lets you see every change ever made to a document, when the change was made, and who made the change. This powerful tool is available in Google Documents, Slides, Sheets, and Drawings.
Modern technology provides schools with amazing options for the “4 C’s” – Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical thinking. Unfortunately it also provides new opportunities for a fifth “C” – Cheating. Read on to discover some simple techniques to curb cheating and plagiarism in Google Apps