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I need to "catch up" on my 30 blog challenge. Not apologizing for the late thoughts as that was a much needed weekend away with just my other half.
Day 13: Name the top edtech tools that you use on a consistent basis in the classroom, and rank them....
1) Educreations: I used this app a lot. I am a one iPad classroom (my own). I use it as a presentation tool, a document camera, video, slide show, etc. I use it every day for every lesson. (okay not every)
It makes it easier to see for all students in the classroom instead of me writing on the whiteboard. It helps build the connections. When reading the "Outsiders" for example I was able to have a the slides ready of the images that the students may not have connections too.
2)Google Drive: I hope to use it more this year!
Day 14: What is feedback for learning and how well do you give it to your students?
Feedback for learning is the ongoing feedback while the student is learning. I am a huge believer in small group learning and while sitting in those small groups you get the chance to give the feedback right there...in the moment.
Sometimes the feedback is oral and sometimes the feedback is written.
I also am a believer in one on one conferences. I have the students bring their agenda/cell phone and make a point to put it in their calendar with me. The date is reserved. I try to meet with at least two students a day. The students enjoy it and hold me accountable.
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I have a binder(hoping to switch to digital) with the students name on a tab.
What I write in the binder the students see. We set goals together and write them down to help us both to remember.
This gives the freedom for each student to feel their learning is important to me. Their goals are are visual and in our face. We could be working on something completely different then everyone else. Some students can be a math skill and some a language. Their goals are written in their words and they give ideas how they can practise the skill they are working on. It is a collaborative process between the teacher and student. This time is respected by other students as the meeting time is a precious moment that they crave-even as teens.
Setting goals become a collaborative process between teacher and student.
How do you give feedback? What do you use as a teacher to keep track of the progress as well?