Weave the 4 C's of 21st century learning into your daily activities by implementing the use of Blogs in the classroom. See your students interact with each other and explore content as you guide them through D.O.K. levels while developing their own blogs. This presentation will guide you through the Kidblog signup process as well as provide an blog entry sample assignment.
Sumdog is an adaptive site that engages students with educational games to guide them through Common Core Math Standards, reading, and typing. You can accumulate data by domains or individual standards by creating class or school wide competitions, games, or assessments. Watch progress in real time as students play games, friend each other, customize their characters, and decorate their houses. Sumdog can be used on iPads, computers, or Android devices.
Khan Academy is a must have for the differentiated classroom. Teachers can coach any student that has the class code. Khan allows students to learn at their own pace as they move through levels to attain mastery of skills. Teachers can monitor students closely by checking to see if they watched a Khan Academy video on the skill, how much time they spent on each problem, what problems they got incorrect, or how much time they worked on skills at home. The site also gives energy points in real time. That means teachers can see when engagement goes down and when they need to move on to another activity. The data in Khan Academy provides a systematic approach that naturally gives way to small group instruction for struggling students as well as challenging material for students who quickly master skills. The asynchronous learning allows students to learn over the weekend, on vacation, or any place and time. Khan will not only support learner-content interaction but will also give way to learner-instructor communication as coaches can recommend activities online. The latest update improves the iPad experience as they can now complete activities and simply write their answers with their finger or stylus. Push the chrome app onto their Chromebooks or simply bookmark the page.
Bookopolis is a great tool to balance digital and traditional reading. Using the classroom library, students can place books on their digital shelf and log their minutes, pages read, and write a brief note one what they have read. Teachers can easily navigate through reading logs and even comment back. After reading a book, students can write a review and a book report by answering leveled questions Bookopolis provides. When a student can no longer find something they want to read they can simply look to see what classmates have recommended.
Edmodo is a free Learning Management System. Use Edmodo to connect with educators with similar interests and share ideas. Edmodo supports most file types so you can share with students almost anything you want. Use it to create quizzes, polls, share notes, or organize small groups. The Snapshot feature allows teachers to immediately gather practical data that drives instruction.