DIscussions with peers about pre and post numeracy tests, socrative and why some things need to be hand written
Peer reflection - audio coming soon
What do you like about using Socrative?
What challenges do you for see?
Will it improve student learning? How or why not?
Why does the Money topic not work as a Socrative quiz?
How does Socrative fit in with the assessment as – for -of thinking?
Quick things to do with an iPAd to get your students creating
Creating a Flipped and differentiated lesson for students at a senior school level.
Having taught in various subjects at VCE (final year high school) level for 10 years, I can understand just how packed the curriculum is. So I started to explore the idea of giving students the content to learn at home. This in itself is not a new concept - flipped learning is become common place in many classrooms as teachers use things like iTunes U, Edmodo blogs and other solutions to get this happening. But often I found teachers working harder and not smarter, creating resources that already exist and reinventing the wheel. So in comes ted.ed. A site that allows you to use an existing video to build a lesson around.
How did I select the topic?
To be honest I picked what the students needed to know (essential concepts) that were boring or difficult. Why? By providing students with access to tricky content and a way they can engage with it prior to coming to class made sense when it came to maximising face to face contact time. In Ted.ed I could also set up a question/inquiry space so I knew what students were curious about prior to them coming to class. They could watch it numerous times, check their understanding using the quiz and know where we were going with the content.
To be honest I use a range of content delivery options. I have wikis, Schoology/Edmodo groups, Google sites and iBooks and iTunes U course to name a few for a variety of purposes. Ted.ed is another option for teachers to get their curriculum to the learners. In this case I picked it because;
Using Google Sites and Drive school wide.
Arriving at ENPS in late 2014 I was asked to think about how staff share curriculum and documents. Even in my first few weeks my inbox would quickly fill up with information from others that wanted to share it, and on occasions I had so many versions of files I was confused as to which one I was meant to be using! So what do you do when staff want to be connected, long to share documents and have been craving somewhere to share and store their goodies? You get Google site making.
To help staff access and use the ENPS Staff Hub I had to think creatively. You see I was not on hand to help them every time they had a request so I needed to support staff to use it and be empowered to teach others also. Based on the just in time PD model I developed and offered the following professional learning opportunities;
See the iBook here - ENPS Staff Hub iBook or watch a quick flick through below