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Lori Zavetz

Text message (SMS) polls and voting, audience response system. is a tool that allows teachers to set up questions (open-ended, multiple choice, and true/false) and have students respond with a variety of devices (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc) to answer the questions. Results can be displayed real-time if the one managing the questions so chooses. – lorizavetz2

Best Practices for Legal Education. Hi Everyone!

This website includes several infographics that detail the various ways that technology impacts education, especially when considering new and innovative ways to assess students. – lorizavetz2

Mary just invited me to join this blogging community.

Best Practices for Legal Education

Glad to be here. For my first post, I’d like to think about how flipped or blended learning could be used in legal education. Flipped learning blends online and in-class instruction and has been used of late in lots of educational settings, including K-12 and undergrad. I think there is a place for it in legal education too. The way I see it, flipping the classroom can take a lot of different forms. At one end of the spectrum, it can be used to. Using Nearpod to Create Interactive Lessons on the iPad.

This YouTube video explains the process of setting up an interactive lesson to be used through NearPod ( and an app with the same name). NearPod allows teachers to integrate various assessments throughout a lesson while allowing students to see the information being delivered by the teacher on their own mobile device. – lorizavetz2

Simplifying a Teacher's Life: Free Technology Tools for Assessment. Four Free Assessment Apps for 1:1 Classrooms. One-to-one technology can transform a classroom.

Four Free Assessment Apps for 1:1 Classrooms

When implemented correctly, students are engaged and excited to learn, and teachers can assess their progress in real-time. The amount of technology resources available for educators can be overwhelming. Whether your students regularly visit a computer lab, borrow a cart of laptops, or have access to a class set of iPads, there are a variety of assessment tools that are free and customizable.

These online resources can be used before, during, and after a daily lesson or semester-long unit. Here’s a list of free assessment tools that I love and use in my own classroom: Assessing Student Understanding: Create your own assessments using Socrative. Don’t worry about uploading class lists or creating individual accounts because students type in their names as the first question they answer.

Assessing Student Work So much more than Facebook for your classroom, Edmodo is a fantastic tool for collecting student work and assigning quizzes. Using Technology to Create, Administer, and Analyze the Results of Classroom Assessments. Whether it’s a common grade-level assessment, benchmark, interim, district-wide, or standardized state exam, assessment is an important and time-consuming part of every classroom.

In my opinion, the best part of this resource is the explanation of how a resource titled "Three RIng" can be used in the classroom to collect student work. Many times, teachers understand the word "assessment" to be a quiz or test. Assessment can also include an analysis of collected student works in a portfolio such as what is provided for students in Three Ring. – lorizavetz2

Data gathered on students is critical to every teacher’s next move.

Using Technology to Create, Administer, and Analyze the Results of Classroom Assessments

But it can be overwhelming when we are constantly inundated with grading, organizing, and analyzing the results, only to finish just in time to start planning…for the next assessment! I’ve been experimenting with different forms of assessment lately. Here’s my advice on how to use technology in order to make student assessment and data analysis easy and efficient. Google Docs Best Feature: Quickly organizes students results. The-importance-of-technology-in-education.jpg (JPEG Image, 590 × 1345 pixels) - Scaled (74%)

Another infographic - this explains the many benefits of integrating technology into the classroom. It stresses the fact that the future IS technology, and educators should embrace it versus attempt to hold on to traditional techniques that do not engage students to the same extent. – lorizavetz2

Flubaroo Overview.

This YouTube video gives an explanation of a new resource I just discovered! Flubaroo allows teachers to assess students using Google Forms, then set up an automatic grader that compiles student data for the entire class and emails students individually with feedback. – lorizavetz2

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This image shows the output that is produced when teachers use Socrative to assess students. As seen in the image, it is quite easy to see which students chose correct versus incorrect answers to each question. – lorizavetz2

More than Childs Play.

Phillips, V., & Popovic, Z. (2012). More than Child's Play: Games Have Potential Learning and Assessment Tools. Phi Delta Kappan, 94(2), 26-30. This article explains the usefulness of allowing students to play games to serve as assessments. Student engagement increases as teachers have more opportunities to truly see what their students have mastered. – lorizavetz2