Draw, choose, write or say: Fantastic formative assessments Formative assessment can be fantastic! Here are options for letting students draw, choose, write and say as a formative assessment tool. (Flickr / Devon Christopher Adams) Wikispaces by TES - About Introduction Wikispaces Classroom is a social writing platform for education. We make it incredibly easy to create a classroom workspace where you and your students can communicate and work on writing projects alone or in teams. Rich assessment tools give you the power to measure student contribution and engagement in real-time. Wikispaces Classroom works great on modern browsers, tablets, and phones. Wikispaces Classroom is free for teachers and students.
4 Free Tools for Creating & Playing Interactive Quiz Games Earlier this week I wrote about "ghost mode" being the talk of the Future of Educational Technology Conference in Orlando. That post prompted a few people to ask me about other quiz game platforms. I've used a bunch of them over the years. The following are interactive quiz game tools that I've used with great success in my classroom and or in my workshops.
MTT18: Collaboration, Assessment and Digital Portfolios in Elementary Music – with Amy Burns In this episode: Today I welcome elementary music teacher Amy Burns to the Music Tech Teacher podcast. Amy teaches at Far Hills Country Day School in New Jersey and is a popular music educator who presents regularly at conferences. In this episode Amy talks about her current favourite tech tools for student collaboration, assessment and digital portfolios. Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Free with No Registration Required 2 reasons crosswords will not generate: 1. You have an "Impossible List". OR 2. Exhausted Browser Memory Best of 2015 - 7 Free Tools for Building Review Games As I do every year, I am taking this week to relax, recharge, and ski with friends. While I'm away I will be re-running the most popular posts of the year. This was one of the most popular posts of March, 2015. This week I received at least a half dozen emails from people who were looking for suggestions for creating review games or practice quizzes for their students.
Google Classroom for the Large Ensemble - National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Using Google Classroom to Facilitate & Streamline Ensemble Instruction By Peter J. Perry, D.M.A. Free PowerPoint Templates: Education Custom Search Search PowerPoint templates by background color Latest Templates 15 Good Tools for Quickly Gathering Feedback from Students Polls, chat tools, and interactive quizzes provide good ways to hear from all of the students in a classroom. These kind of tools allow shy students to ask questions and share comments. For your more outspoken students who want to comment on everything, a feedback mechanism provides a good outlet for them too. Here's a run-down of some of the best tools for gathering feedback from students in real-time. Newer tools:Tozzl is a chat platform that allows you to quickly create private, password-protected message boards as well as public boards.
Technology Strategies for the Performing Ensemble Classroom Technology Strategies for the Performing Ensemble Classroom By Peter J. Perry, D.M.A. The ensemble classroom is a multifaceted and complex instructional environment. As choral, band, and orchestra teachers, we wear many hats, requiring us to accomplish a multitude of tasks (sometimes simultaneously). These encompass both administrative responsibilities such as attendance and communication with parents, as well as instructional ones such as repertoire selection, assigning assessments, and lesson planning.