Weekly Geekly

Vol. 6 September 30- October 4, 2013

FISD BYOD Review

What's Important This Week

Please feel free to share the above video with your classes as a reminder of our BYOD policy!


The six weeks grading period ends on Friday, and grades will be due on Monday.


Don't forget to sign up for online workshops! See all course offerings here. Moodle 1.0 starts today. If you missed the registration deadline, let me know and I will hook you up! Moodle 1.0 is set so you can follow it with Moodle 2.0 and then Moodle 3.0. If you want to know more about Moodle these are REALLY good classes. We have gotten better at online courses since we first started them, and I think these in particular are great!

Tech Tool of the Week- Infuse Learning

I am excited to share with you InfuseLearning. Move over Socrative, PollEverywhere, and other student response systems. It just got easier. InfuseLearning is the newest virtual tool for this job in the classroom. It is empowering yet simple to use. The online tool allows you to push questions, pictures, prompts, and quizzes to each student device. School districts that are lucky enough to have classroom sets of mobile devices, laptops, or have a successful BYOD program set up are able to use this tool easily. It provides a platform that allows teachers to engage every student on any device. It is not limited by location or device. Real-time student feedback, enhanced interest, differentiation, and effective questioning are all part of this tool.

  • Quick Assessment, sometimes called on- the- fly questioning, can come in the form of Draw Response, True/False, Multiple Choice, Sort in Order, Open Ended Text Answer, Numeric, and Likert Scale.
  • The ability to send a weblink or a math problem to every student device is part of the Interactive tools.
  • Quizzes can be created ahead of time and then pushed to the student devices.
  • Quiz Results can be downloaded to a spreadsheet and saved.
  • The teacher has the ability to see each student response, including how they solved the problem you pushed to them.

Teachers go to: http://www.infuselearning.com/ to register for free.

Teachers go to: http://teacher.infuselearning.com/ to set up quizzes and receive your student room number.

Students go to: http://student.infuselearning.com/ and wait for quizzes and questions to be pushed down to them.

One side note: It must be used with browsers other than Internet Explorer. You can use Chrome or Firefox with no problem. You will get an error with IE.



BYOD- This is AWESOME for BYOD, because all you need is the Internet to get to the tool and make it work.

BYOD Tip

Make sure kids bring their own headphones and cords when using their own devices. It is great to use their own phone to film a video for example, but then they need to be able to get that video off their phone and onto a computer! They are always welcome to bring their own headphones to use with our equipment, but you may need to remind them they are allowed to do so.

I Spy...

Mr. Schlueter at the CTE Center has been doing flipped lessons in Moodle with his students. After each video that they watch he has them submit an assignment in which they have to answer the questions "Where were you when you watched the video?", "When did you watch the video?" and "What question did you have after watching the video?". If your kids tend to say they don't have questions after watching a video, ask them to come up with a question someone ELSE may have had after watching the video.


Great way to keep up with who is doing the assignments Mr. Schlueter!


Are you doing something cool with technology in your class? I want to know! Email me and you could be profiled in a Weekly Geekly!