Bytes by Bethany

"It is not about making learning happen, it is about letting it happen."- Sugata Mitra

I have taken a break from my Time to Talk Tech (or PL or PBL), but I am gearing up again next week. On Tuesday, Feb 2nd, I will be in the 3033 (silo) workroom all day during planning times as well as before and after school.

Watch the video below and consider what it would be like if roles of teachers and star athletes were reversed?

Key & Peele - TeachingCenter

JFHS Spotlight

Jo Meservy was awarded a grant for Dry Erase paint for her classroom. She received funds through the Bedford Area Education Foundation. The next deadline for applications is April 1st. Please talk to Jo about how her students interact with the walls and the benefits she has seen to engagement.

Formative Assessment Tool- Plicker

"Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices."

There are several teachers in the building who have or are using these with students. Check it out and let me know if I can be of any help.

Personalized Learning Resources

Many of you are offering students choice in your classrooms. This info graphic and article explain that as you move to more learner-driven, choice changes. Check it out here. This process takes time, but it is important to have a clear understanding of choice,

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have a great Youtube playlist on "Cultivating Personalized Learning." Check it out here. There are 8 videos in the playlist.

12 Google Search Tips

Many of us search using Google and many of us find what we need rather quickly. In case you didn't know here are a few tips for your next search. Check it out here at Google Gooru.