Tiger Tech Update
Week of April 4
By Request: SBL Tech Tools!
Unlike bubble sheets, Naiku provides instant standards-based insight. Students use any web enabled device. Catch misconceptions during class before they become problems.
Quickly benchmark and track student knowledge to CCSS or local standards at any time, in any subject or grade, to generate the data you need to show student progress.
Leverage powerful, research-based tools such as self-assessment, reflection and confidence with adaptive learning resources to engage students and personalize learning.
Kahoots are best played in a group setting, like a classroom. Players answer on their own devices, while games are displayed on a shared screen to unite the lesson.
Organize your classroom into specific learning goals (known as standards) which are concepts or skills a student must master before moving on. Create your own or input common core standards.
ActiveGrade's algorithms are more responsive than traditional grade averages, reflecting what a student has learned instead of the points they've accumulated.
Record assessment results and personalized feedback for multiple students over multiple standards at once, or for an individual student in an individual standard with ease.
Quizizz allows you to create and play awesome multiplayer quiz games, both in class and at home.
Avatars, leaderboards, themes, music and memes! We're always working on new ways to keep things interesting!
The Quizizz editor makes it super-easy to create great quizzes in no time. Learn moreWhile your students are having a blast, you are provided with detailed class and student-level data.
The Answer Pad
Essentially, the Answer Pad is two tools hosted within a single platform:
1.Interactive - A graphical student response system providing teachers with immediate feedback on students' comprehension of the content being taught.
2. Answer Sheets - A grading solution for teacher created paper tests.
On top of that, The Answer Pad offers the ability to leave feedback, track analytics, and align activities to curricular standards. It's an excellent application and takes the "clicker" student response systems to the next level by allowing for a huge variety of templates and answer-types.
Add images, text, and questions to any online video, creating interactive lessons that meet your learners’ needs.
Share video lessons with a simple link, or embed directly in your LMS, blog, or website.
Get actionable data on personal responses from learners with award-winning analytics. Instantly measure understanding and differentiate instruction.
One Last Thing: Twitter Challenge
Twitter is a great way to share positive messages about your students, and to learn from other educators. The school hashtag is #TigerPrideSPS. Please feel free to check it out to read the tweets Springfield staff have been posting, and post your own school-related tweets as well! Below, I've linked to three "Storify" pages that archive the three weeks of the Twitter Challenge. Scrolling through the pages will give you a good overview of what your fellow staff members have been up to.
Thank you, once again, to the following staff members for participating in the March Twitter Challenge: Brynne Roeder, Diana Veenstra, Michelle Adrian, Pat Moriarty, Jena Veenstra, Stephanie Bertram, Paul Arnoldi, Stephen Seaberg, Elizabeth Madsen, Jeff Kuehn, and Mandy Brown.