Saturday, November 2, 2019

Formative Assessment, Search, and Listening - The Week in Review

Good evening from Maine where the sun has set on the first Saturday in November. Tomorrow the sun will set an hour earlier after we turn our clocks back tonight for the end of Daylight Saving Time. On that note, here are three short lessons about Daylight Saving Time.

My kids, dogs, and I had lots of time outside today. We're all happiest when we can play outside. I hope that you got to do whatever makes you happiest this weekend too.

These were the week's most popular posts:
1. Slides Randomizer - A Neat Google Slides Add-on
2. Two Ways I'm Using Pictures in Formative Assessments This Fall
3. How to Adjust the Captions on YouTube Videos
4. How Vocabulary Lists Help Students Conduct Better Searches
5. The Great Thanksgiving Listen is Back!
6. How My Students Are Using Google Sheets With Their Arduino Projects
7. A Five Minute Explanation of How Google Search Works

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