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Anchored in Learning Meeting Topics: Personalized Learning and Student Choice

During our first Anchored in Learning Meetings each team discussed personalized learning and student choice as topics of interest for professional learning this year. For our meeting next Thursday, September 13th, we plan to share some different tech tools that you can easily use to personalize lessons for your students!

Take a minute to watch each short video clip about these tools to decide which one you are interested in learning about. Just like your students, you get to choose which tool will be best for you to learn and use in your classroom!

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Quizlet is an online database of over 150 million study sets created by students and teachers, which include both text-based and visual study materials. The range of topics covered on Quizlet is pretty amazing. Students can remix existing sets or create their own. For each study set, Quizlet offers six to nine study activities, including matching and fill-in-the-blank games and timed quizzes. Adaptive learning technology helps students study effectively by offering more difficult questions as mastery increases. Two tools within Quizlet, Quizlet Live and Quizlet Learn, are great options to try if you have already used Quizlet in your classroom!


EDpuzzle is a web-based interactive video and formative assessment tool that gives teachers a set of tools to crop an existing online video to the moments needed for a specific teaching purpose. Teachers can also customize the cropped video with voice-overs, audio comments, and embedded assessment questions. Teachers can prohibit students from fast-forwarding through videos and assign each video a due date. Data from the embedded quizzes is saved in EDpuzzle’s dashboard; however, it can easily be exported and incorporated into other grade management systems.


Formative is a web-based student response and assessment tool that allows teachers to create assignments, deliver them to students, receive results, and provide individualized feedback in real-time. There are detailed tutorials on various content or teachers can upload their own assignments that let students type, add audio, enter numbers, draw and more.

We can't wait to share these tools with you next Thursday!