#iCONNECT Tech Tips

September 12, 2014 #EHSRedDevils

Big image

Moving Forward at Elkmont!

Ms. Hardiman used Kahoot! with her students as a test review tool. The kids were completely into the game and learning at the same time! With Kahoot! teachers and students can create and play quizzes, discussions or even surveys using any device with a web browser… including a laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, Chromebook, Windows Phone or PC and more.

Google Classroom is an awesome new resource for teachers, especially those in 1:1 or BYOD school like Elkmont. Ms. Horton, Ms. English & Ms. McMunn have bravely moved forward with learning Google Classroom & Google Drive and getting their students set up using their LCS GAFE account and connecting them to Google Classroom. The kids loved that they could carry on a conversation with their teacher in real time using the comments feature in Google. Students were also amazed that their teacher could see what they were typing! For teachers using Google Classroom there is no more papers without names, "I forgot bring my homework", "The dog ate my homework", etc. Teachers can see in real time their students progression throughout an assignment. Google Classroom is the ultimate formative assessment tool and relationship builder for teachers.

The Mathematics Department, Ms. Holt & Ms. McMunn tackled Khan Academy this week. For teachers, there is never any question as to how your students are progressing in math with Khan Academy. Once you become a coach in Khan Academy, teachers and coaches can access all of their students' data. You can get a summary of class performance as a whole or dive into a particular student's profile to figure out exactly which topics are problematic. The coach reports let coaches glance at their dashboard and quickly figure out how to best spend their time teaching. Khan Academy provides teachers with constant, real time feedback as to student progress which is a perfect formative assessment tool for the mathematics classroom.

Below are some introductory videos to both Google Classroom and Khan Academy. If you would like to get started with either of these technologies in your classroom please contact Ms. Nikki D Robertson to book a day and time.

Google Classroom Tutorials

Student Sign In for Google Classroom (Video HERE)

Teacher Sign In & How to Create a Class in Google Classroom (Video HERE)

Creating Assignments in Google Classroom (Step by Step Tutorial Coming Soon)

For a SlideShare Tutorial for Google Classroom click HERE.

Linda Lindsey has compiled a list of 12 of the BEST Google Classroom Tutorials HERE.

Google Classroom

Classroom 101

Khan Academy

New Khan Academy learning flow

Does Your Classroom Have S.O.L.E?

Big image
September 15th is International Dot Day and it is an incredible opportunity to connect students to students, classes to classes, and schools to schools. It's about making your mark on the world and seeing where it takes you. Ms. Hardiman's 5th grade students will connect with other classes around the United States to share their Dot Day creations! Check out what we are doing for Dot Day HERE.

Watch our Dot Day FlipGrid grow below next week!