Volume 1 / Issue 8: Tips, Tools and Resources
Conferring with Partnerships and Clubs
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Tech Tip: Confer in Seesaw
Take a picture of the page and record their voice reading. Play it back to them, so that they can hear what they sound like. See if they notice anything they missed.
Take a video of the students reading if there are multiple pages. Feel free to leave any feedback that you give the student in the video. This allows the student and the parent to hear it back.
Take a picture each week of something that the student is writing. It could even be part of a longer writing piece. This will show their growth.
Have students take a picture of their writing and then record themselves reading their writing. This will help them practice with enunciation, tone, inflection.
Have students take a video or picture of their math problem. Have students record their math reasoning.
Have other students watch each other's math reasoning, so they can see other strategies.
1:1 device users: Have students bring their iPad with them and open up Seesaw. They will automatically be logged in, so then you can just record.
Non 1:1 device users: Use the ios app on your iPhone to record students. Easily select the student you want tagged in the post.
#ObserveMe: A Challenge from Robert Kaplinsky
A teacher who doesn’t collaborate works on an isolated island. When this lack of collaboration permeates an entire school, teachers more closely resemble independent contractors than colleagues. I’m growing increasingly concerned that this is becoming more, and not less, common.
Consider the highly shared and liked tweet below from Heather Kohn. At a very collaborative school, the signs on this teacher’s door would be entirely unremarkable. They would be the norm where observations and constructive feedback are commonplace. No sign would be necessary.