This short video gives a closer look at The Answer Pad with an analysis of it's value with the Triple E framework and ISTE standards. For more information on The Answer Pad, please see the previously posted review here.
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
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!
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
Critical Research Review of “Using Peer Feedback to Enhance the Quality of Student Online Postings: An Exploratory Study” by Ertmer et al. (2007). Problem 1. Identify the clarity with which this article states a specific problem to be explored. The focus of this research study was clearly and consistently presented in both the abstract and … Continue reading Peer Feedback as An Instructional Strategy
Smith, K. & Klumper, D. (2018). Virtual reality platforms can give preservice teachers opportunities to develop real classroom management skills. Educational Leadership, 76(1), 60–65. This article takes a look at the challenges of preservice teachers in the area of classroom management. It discusses the lack of experience and hands-on practice they obtain prior to … Continue reading Virtual Reality Classrooms for Preservice Teachers
Knobel, M., & Lankshear, C. (2014). Studying new literacies. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 57(9), 1-5. This article takes a look at new literacies and what we have learned from research. The authors focus is on new literacies that have shifted the paradigm and differ from conventional literacies. These differences are explored in two … Continue reading What have we learned from research on new literacies?
Niess, M., van Zee, E., & Gillow-Wiles, H. (2011). Knowledge growth in teaching mathematics/science with spreadsheets: Moving PCK to TPACK through online professional development. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 27(2), 42–52. This interpretive study involved an online course preparing teachers to integrate dynamic spreadsheets into their elementary and middle school math and science classrooms. The … Continue reading Developing TPACK through online professional development on teaching Math/Science with spreadsheets
Collins, A., & R. Halverson (2009). Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and the Schools. New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 2009. This article discusses the evolution and rethinking of education, comparing and contrasting past eras with the current model, from pedagogy to physical learning spaces. The developing role of technology … Continue reading Rethinking Education