Confused about which formative assessment tool to use in your classroom? This video compares Kahoot to Formative. For more information, be sure to sign up for "Comparing Online Assessment tools- to Kahoot! or Nearpod, that is the question!" You can find the course in Eduphoria.
Next time your young students are doing research try using one of these kid-friendly search engines instead of simply going to Google. These tools can help you access only age-appropriate content when you search.
On district student iPads you can download these links directly from LANrev, by looking at "profiles" and choosing "Kid Search Engines."
Google Chrome Add Ons
Explore accessibility settings on your computer to find options for hearing, vision, motor differences and more.
One Note Learning Tools
OneNote is a digital notebook that secondary students have as part of their Microsoft 365 software. Students can download One Note and the Learning Tools from the software center on their school computers.
What better way to teach the consitution than with a game? Are you teaching your students about the election process this year? There's a game for that too. Both of these games are avalible as apps in LANrev or as online games at iCivics.org
Choose to be a Democrat or Republican. Choose your issues. Raise money, create advertisments, and make speeches to win the election.
You're a constitutional lawyer. Determine whether someone has the right according to the constitution and which ammendment guarantees that right. Oh, and do all this while racing the clock.
Be sure to follow these directions to move content from your old class to your new one.
Padlet is a collaborative bulletin board. It is web-based and works on both computers and iPads. It can be used for everything from brainstormining sessions, to discussions, to a way for students to turn in digital work. Check out the way Peppy Zesty Teacherista uses Padlet in her classroom.
In this day and age of "Googling" and "Wikipedia" research, students and parents often are confused as to where to go to get the most accurate, up-to-date, and school appropriate research for project-based learning assignments.
The CISD Library Resources website can help with helping students and their parents find the most useful research tools for their grade level. There are search engines, databases, curriculum support, sites that are just for fun, as well as a Symbaloo list of apps offered to CISD students free of charge.
Visit http://www.crowley.k12.tx.us/Domain/666 and select CISD School Libraries and choose your school for all of the library options.
- Stacey J. Dudzinski
If you have ever been worried that technology is making kids less active, you should check out Go Noddle. As I visit classrooms, I am seeing this tech tool used all the time to get kids moving. Whether being used on rainy days for indoor recess or just to help kids get their wiggles out during transition time this tool is a fun way to engage students. We all know the research shows that exercise and active movement helps children focus and learn. Check it out. GoNoodle.com