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December 2015

Things I’ve Learned from Fellow Bloggers…

I followed some of my fellow classmates’ blogs over the semester, and I have my top 3 favorite blogs where I learned something valuable that I will take with me when I have my own classroom. Continue reading “Things I’ve Learned from Fellow Bloggers…”

SAMR model – Technology Models

The SAMR model is a technology integration model that helps teachers utilize technology in their classrooms. I like this model because it will force me to utilize more technology in my lessons more meaningful that merely substitution, which is the first tier of SAMR. Continue reading “SAMR model – Technology Models”

Kahoot – A Tool for Formative Assessment

Kahoot is a great online assessment tool for anyone to use. Kahoot is a great assessment tool because it’s an interactive game for students to play during class time.I find Kahoot to be a good tool because students are involved in learning but are also having fun at the same time.  Students get points based on how long it took them to answer the question and whether they had the correct answer or not. After each question, the game will give you an update on who is in the lead based on point value. The quicker the student answers the question with the correct answer, the more points he/she will earn. At the end of the game, the students can see who placed in first, second and third. It’s fun for students to use because it gives them encouragement to do better because they want to “win.” This tool is good for classroom use because you can do formative assessment at the beginning of a unit to see what the students already know, and throughout a unit to check for understanding to see where you need to further scaffold student learning and which students need intervention.

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