The ObjectiveThis month, students in grades 3-5 evaluated the authenticity of three different websites. We know students must learn to evaluate websites as they often believe anything and everything that they read online. Students forget that anyone may create a website, so it our job to question whether or not the author is creditable. Also, … Continue reading Evaluating the Authenticity of Websites
There are quite a few apps that allow students to leave quality comments for instant feedback to classmates' projects, work samples or blog responses. Tools such as Google Classroom, Flipgrid, and Seesaw allow students to post their work and receive instant feedback from their teachers and classmates, providing them with an authentic audience. Timely feedback … Continue reading How to Write a Quality Comment
According to the Global Read Aloud's official website, the Global Read Aloud was created back in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world! Although it may be easy to purchase the books and participate in the readings during class-time, educators may find it difficult to determine how to use … Continue reading 4 Easy Ways to Integrate Tech During the Global Read Aloud and Collaborate with an Authentic Global Audience
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Looking for a new and exciting way for students to share and receive immediate feedback on their original poems? Curious how you can spark student motivation by providing an authentic audience? Or, are you interested in new ways for students to annotate poetry and share their thinking? Try "poetry snaps"
HyperDocs have been all the rage for the last couple years. My favorite G Suite tool for hyperDoc creation has always been Google Drawings. I create text boxes with opportunities for students to activate prior knowledge, engage, create, reflect, self-assess, and extend their learning within the margins or "gutter" outside of the canvas. However, there … Continue reading Add Student Checklists to “HyperDrawings” Using Newly Integrated Google Keep
Monitoring student activity in and out of the classroom may become extremely taxing using a traditional pencil/paper sign-out sheet. The log sheets can go missing, are difficult to share, and may take up valuable classroom space. But, QR codes make it simple for students and teachers to use technology to log student activity. Why QR … Continue reading Digital Hall Passes using QR Codes
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With Flipgrid educators across all content areas and grade levels are easily able to integrate this tool into their curriculum. Check out this sketchnote to learn how!
There are millions of websites and our students are looking for instant gratification when it comes to finding answers. But, students are often using websites that are either not credible, erroneous or not current. So, how do we teach students how to find accurate and solid information in a world where anyone can post anything? … Continue reading Getting Students to Evaluate the Authenticity of Websites: Grades 3-12