Tech Thursday | 2 February 2017
Differentiation with Digital Tools
- What do you want to learn?
- How do you want to learn it?
- Where do you want to learn it?
- Who will you learn it with?
- How will you show that you've learned it?
- What will you use to show you've learned it?
- What can you create to show your learning?
- Why is important to learn this?
- What are the transferable skills?
Students identify problems, utilize data, and develop solutions.
Identify and break apart problems
- Synthesize data for solutions
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Ready 1:1 Teacher of the Week
What is your favorite iPad app to use with students and why?
It's a toss up between Nearpod, AnswerGarden, and Popplet. I paid for a Gold Nearpod membership and can have my kids do virtual field trips to areas corresponding to what we're reading. My students love doing graphic organizers in Popplet. It helps them see connections because they create the graphic organizer and draw the connections that work best for them. AnswerGarden is a great word cloud tool. I use it so my students can see what each other is thinking then convert it into a Tagxedo. I post the Tagxedo into my Google Classroom so each class can see what was said in all my classes. We look at trends in the Tagxedo and it gives us a point of discussion for later.
What do you like to do in your leisure time?
I love to read. I'm a fan of murder mystery and sci-fi novels (and TV shows). I also spend a lot of time with my husband and kids. We have an 11-year-old daughter and an 8-year-old son. My kids are obsessed with playing Pokémon Go, and we like to play it together. It's a great way for us to spend time together and to get some exercise.