Response assessment: iclickers
in the classroom
"I've got 100% participation. I challenge any classroom without this type of tool to be able to accomplish that." --Tom Condon, math teacher,
Minnetonka Middle School West, Minnetonka MN
I. Clickers by content: What does
it look like in the classroom?
- Critical Thinking in History:
am I? A History Mystery
(use backchannel, googledocs, word, or paper to jot down reasoning behind choice)
- Pre-Reading Anticipation Guide:
Anticipation Guide Of Mice and Men
(turn-and-talk - Peer Instruction)
- Testing for Comprehension - Science: Mitosis Quiz (ppt)
II. iclicker resources
- Study: It's Not Teacher, but Method that Matters (Associated Press, 5/12/11)
- Whole Brain Teaching: The Power Teaching Technique (video)
- Poll Everywhere, an audience response system that allows responses via the web and sms messaging
Full resources and documentation from Tech Tips available here: http://mgicollaboration.pbworks.com/w/page/46244406/Classroom%20Response%20Systems
Backchannel chat from the iclicker event: http://www.todaysmeet.com/clickers
Thanks to Susan Hennessey and everyone who turned out for "icame,
iclicked" this past Thursday. The next Tech Tips session will be
Thursday, Oct 27: "Adding Tech to Your Mathroom" with middle-level math
educator Meredith Swallow. Reserve your seat
ISTE webinars now
available for Tarrant partners
The 2011-2012 series of ISTE webinars are now available for viewing through partnership with the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education. If you're a Vermont educator and would like subsidized access to the 2011-2012 series of ISTE webinars, please contact us.
Upcoming webinar topics include:
* Collaboration in the Cloud/Training Global Collaborators
* The Mobile Classroom
* Digital Storytelling Goes Social
* iPads for Administrators
* WebQuest Voyage Using Glogster and LiveBinder
* Tabletology: What Makes a Tablet Work in the Classroom
The full schedule is available here: http://www.iste.org/store/professional-development/webinars.aspx
"Welcome to all you fifth graders that will be in Hudson Middle School next year! We will guide you to success through this video..."
This VoiceThread was created by students at Hudson River Middle School in NYC, to give incoming 5th graders a guide to their new school. VoiceThread is an excellent application for engaging students in conversations about images and publishing the collective work of a classroom.
Related content: What's a VoiceThread?
The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education appreciates response
assessment in all its forms. If you have a comment on this newsletter
or an idea for a future story, please don't hesitate to contact us.