What I’ve Learned

Blogging was a new experience for me, one I suggest everyone tries.  While I have been blogging this semester I have also been following some of my classmates’ blogs.  Here are the best things I have learned form them.

  1. Stephanie’s blog had some great tips on how to use Pinterest to collaborate.  I’ve never thought about (or known how to) share  what I found on Pinterest with other educators.
  2. Sydney’s post on 5 Things to Keep in Mind When Implementing Technology was a good reminder.  It reminded me that even though technology should be part of the classroom teachers still need to be aware of outside factors
  3. In Megan’s blog on the SAMR model, one point that really hit home for me was when she said “With the SAMR Model, history can come to life.”  I know the SAMR model can help with the incorporation of technology into the classroom, but bring it to life is something I didn’t think about.

I want to thank all my fellow bloggers for their wonderful information ans stories.




Tool for Formative Assessment

Kahoot is a collection of questions on specific topics. Each Kahoot is created by the teachers.  Students, an unlimited number, are asked in real-time to answer the question.  Students are then able to see the answers and how well they are doing.  For each question in a quiz students receive point.  Kahoot creates a fun and game-like learning environment. There are 3 types of Kahoots quiz, pulls, and surveys.   I think the quizzes will make a fun formative assessment review game I as the instructor will be able to see how each student is doing and where we need to spend more time. Kahoot also can help prep for standardized test since each question is timed.




Guess Who?

So this post will be a little different, instead of me talking to you I’ve ask my friend, Jesse to write something.  I asked Jesse, What he wished his educators would have done and taught him in high school?  Here’s what Jesse had to say.

“I wish they would teach more different languages then just Spanish. My family originated from Germany and my Grandpa could speak German. I would have enjoyed learning German if my school offered it.”–Jesse