Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue, NE
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New K-6 Website Launched
Transforming Workflow for Teachers and Students
One of the new tools is Schoology. Schoology is a learning management system that allows teachers to easily create courses and content. Students access the course content on any device by creating an account and joining with a code. The Schoology workflow creates a simple way for teachers to share materials with students and for students to submit material to teachers. Schoology can be accessed through a browser or an app.
The second set of tools are web based formative assessments sites. Teachers experienced each site and learned how to create quizzes and see student data in Kahoot, Go Formative, and Quizziz. Teachers love the formative data they collect and can use this data to target instruction.
The third tool is Nearpod. Nearpod is a website and app that allows teachers to create presentations, videos, and interactive content for students. It is delivered to student devices by a class code. All students see the material on their screen and they can send feedback to their teacher.
As teachers craft lessons for students in the BYOD environment, they now have these web based tools in their toolkit which work on any device.
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We had an excellent day of learning on our first Techie Tuesday on September 22nd. Fifteen teachers joined us a for a day of learning all about Documenting and Reflecting with Video.
Teachers learned how to use Quicktime and iMovie to create content to target instruction and differentiate learning. Quicktime is a program on all Macs that allows you to capture video, screencasts, and audio. Just click on the spotlight and search for Quicktime.
Some ideas are:
1. Create a movie of you teaching a topic. Students can use the video to review the instruction later.
2. Create an audio of you reading a test or an assignment. This allows students a chance to listen to the recording more than once and work independently on school work.
3. Create a screencast reteaching a topic. This can be used individually or with a group.
In addition, teachers learned how use the YouTube workflow to share these videos with others. All teachers walked away from Techie Tuesday with strategies to differentiate and personalize learning while becoming proficient with Quicktime, iMovie, YouTube playlists, and their own YouTube channel too.