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) Apps in Action: Creating engaging presentations with Adobe Slate For me, one of the best things about using mobile technology in the classroom is that it allows users to create and share amazing content that previously would have been impossible. There are a range of fantastic tools out there which facilitate this, depending on the type of content you wish to create, but one that has caught my interest recently is Adobe Slate. Adobe is on a roll and offers a wide range of superb apps for iOS devices. Slate was even made it on to the App Store’s Best of 2015 list.
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): 50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 by TeachThought Staff What are the best teaching and learning apps for 2016? That’s a good question this post looks to answer. Flipped Classroom Upload Design Didattico Loading... Working...
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. 5 Great Google Drive Video Tutorials for Teachers February19, 2014 Today I am sharing with you a slew of interesting Google Drive video tutorials that are created by Anson Alexander. I came across these tutorials while I was browsing through this wonderful site called Working at The Edge. I thought about tweeting this resource without having to post it here but I know 15 thousands of email subscribers to this blog will probably miss them. These tutorials will help you get to know some of the features and functions of Google Drive that you might probably be missing.
Digital literacies in the language classroom A brief introduction to digital literacies Gavin Dudeney, an IH Trustee and the Director of Technology at The Consultants-E, provides us with a snapshot of digital literacies and what they mean for English language teachers. When I grew up and went to school in the seventies and eighties, discussions of literacy and numeracy were limited to what we used to call the ‘three Rs’ (reading, (w)riting and (a)rithmetic), but times have changed, and the notion of ‘literacy’ in the wired world of 2014 is a completely different beast. 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.
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