Set the bar higher with collaboration.

Collaborative work and class participation provide students an opportunity to share and synthesize ideas and concepts while engaging in critical thinking skills and problem solving (Hrastinski, 2009). The perfect tool for this is Padlet. Available on any device, this platform allows students to create, share, and interact with classmates and teachers. Collaboration can occur within … Continue reading Set the bar higher with collaboration.

The Answer Pad: A student response system for formative assessment

Formative assessment provides a snapshot of student comprehension and needs, giving teachers invaluable information needed to guide their students to success. This type of assessment allows the teacher to track the achievement of each student, give them feedback along the learning process, and adjust instruction to meet each student’s immediate needs (Smith, 2007). Using technology … Continue reading The Answer Pad: A student response system for formative assessment

Formative Assessment using The Answer Pad

Formative assessment provides a snapshot of student comprehension and needs, giving teachers invaluable information needed to guide their students to success. Using technology in the classroom to obtain this information just became easier. The Answer Pad, billed as a student response system and grading solution, allows teachers to gain real-time insight into their students progress … Continue reading Formative Assessment using The Answer Pad

Quizalize: more than just quizzes!

As teachers, we strive to encourage and guide students in becoming lifelong learners, capable of seeking and using resources independently. In promoting this self-directed learning, “online quizzes provide the ongoing feedback function to help learners modify their learning behaviors” (Abney, Amin, & Kibble, 2017). Many tools are available to accomplish this, but Quizalize has piqued … Continue reading Quizalize: more than just quizzes!

Formal Assessment & Differentiated Learning

Helping students reach their potential requires formative assessment and differentiated instruction. Quizalize brings these two tasks together in one easy to use app accessible. In class or out of class, students can conveniently access this beneficial tool using any laptop, tablet, or smartphone with internet access and browser. With Quizalize, teachers can create multiple classes … Continue reading Formal Assessment & Differentiated Learning