Sunday, February 23, 2014

Webinar Recording - A Teacher's Guide to Backchannels & Informal Assessments

Earlier this evening I hosted a free webinar on using backchannel and informal assessment tools. In the recording embedding below I demonstrate how to use Kahoot, TodaysMeet, Socrative, and Padlet. I also answer a bunch of questions from the participants in the live session. A copy of the guide that I mention in the beginning of the recording is available here.

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Glove and Boots Fix Your Grammar

Thanks to Denise Blain I have been sucked into the web series Glove and Boots. The video that Denise shared with me is all about grammar. In the video below Glove and Boots use fun examples from the the web to tackle the differences between "its" and "it's," "your" and "you're," and the proper uses of "there," "they're," and "their." Glove and Boots also teach you when it is appropriate to use "literally." The video is appropriate for high school audiences.

Group Reading With Google Documents

Using the commenting feature of Google Documents is a good way to create a record of classroom conversations about an article that you have shared with your students. Using the commenting feature is also a good way to have the conversation about an article occur entirely online. In the video below I give a demonstration of how to do this.