Technology in the Classroom at BMS
Great ideas from your ITRT - Heidi Overfelt
SOLs start after Spring Break. Are you ready for some reviewing?
Let's review some tools for SOL review!
Some of these tools you heard about of last year - some are new!
Want more Quia games? Do a search online for Quia and your subject or SOL. Lots of teachers have listed their Quia games on their websites and shared them with other teachers for free. Place the link on your website for free access. The quizzes (not the games) can be played on the ipads and can be accessed via QR codes. I made a set of these quizzes up for review for the SOL 8th grade writing test. I will be glad to show you how to access these tests for your subject. Just send me an email.
Link to SOL Pass: www.solpass.org/
Contact Roberta Franklin for the password.
On the laptops - Quizzes are available on the ipads via QR codes
Newsela for Non-Fiction Reading Practice
Register at this site and assign your students non-fiction current event articles that they can read on their level. You can customize the same articles for differentiation. Articles come with comprehension quizzes to test what they understand. This practice can be customized to any subject to increase student reading endurance for the SOL non-fiction passages. I have talked to teachers at other schools that sign up for the computer lab once a week throughout the year to practice this skill using Newsela. Enter your classes and track their reading and comprehension easily.
Video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nf42U2PoI
For use on the laptops or ipads.
Quizlet is a great resource for memorization. Register for free and then create flashcards that match your material. Or use flashcards made by other teachers. The search engine even allows you to search using SOLs. Then use these flashcards to review on your SmartBoard or create quizzes or create games. Instantly.
Video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHUOvqhvPY4
For use on the laptop or SmartBoard
Also app on ipads
Video on how to use Kahoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE1Us3CvVMg
Use on ipads or with laptops
Use on laptops only.
Video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9NOVdEx-qU
Use on laptops only
SmartBoard Games for whole classroom review:
To go to Smart Exchange: http://exchange.smarttech.com
On your laptop - doesnot require internet once you download the games.
Want to be inspired to use CPS Clickers and Mobis? Go to this student made video promoting einstruction (and be amazed at what these students could do for a contest!)
On your laptop - does not require internet
Watch it in action in this short video:
Uses your laptop - does not require internet
Here's a great list:
- Pass the Past : produced in conjunction with VDOE for SOL review, this app focuses on the SOL history tests by grade level
- Master the Math : also produced in conjunction with VDOE for SOL review, this app focuses on the SOL math tests
- Tellegami/iMovie/Educreations : student made videos can be created and used to illustrate key ideas and then shown to the class for review
- PicCollage : make digital posters on review subjects using photos and text. Combine the images into a powerpoint to show to the class for review
Need some help? Or some more ideas just for your subject?
ask me to come by. I will be glad to stop in for any issue.
I am at BMS every Monday, Tuesday and every other Wednesday.
And always available via email...
Lately, I have had a number of meetings at SBO, so email if you can't find me.
I will make time for you.