Formative Assessment Tool

UPDATE 5/13: Understoodit is closing but here’s another similar option that let’s you take the pulse of your class during your instruction – PollEverywhere If you are looking for a new formative assessment tool check out Understoodit.  Whether your students are on iPads or have access to the web from desktops, Understoodit is a fantastic free assessment […]

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The Answer Pad: iPad Bubble Sheet

There are so many free assessment tools that I love and if you are in a 1:1 classroom you have to try The Answer Pad! The Answer Pad allows you to set up an electronic answer sheet to a test you’ve already created. Students can then “fill in” their multiple-choice answers by using the TAPit […]

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Easy Memes for Every Subject

I’ve discussed how much I love HaikuDeck as a presentation tool and the way I’ve used it to create memes with my students.  There are lots or free apps that make it even easier to create memes (I like Mematic), and I’ve started using them across subject areas. Have students…. write a riddle for math […]

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Record Your Work Using Doceri

You may have read my post on using ScreenChomp in the classroom.  Another screencasting app I love is Doceri.  Although Doceri is not as user friendly as the simple layout of ScreenChomp, my fifth graders had no trouble getting over the learning curve.  There are some great features Doceri has to offer that set it […]

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Free Assessment Tools for Classrooms Using One-To-One Technology

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Famous Faces: Funny Movie Maker

This app might seem silly but there are lots of ways to use Funny Movie Maker in you classroom. Use a picture from your camera roll and insert your mouth or entire face to make the image come to life. Try reading the Emancipation Prolamation using Abraham Lincoln’s picture.  Have students replace the face of […]

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Pick a Student

There are so many  classroom management tools that I love and here’s another. iLEAP Pick A Student makes sure that you call on every student in your class.  Instead of the traditional coffee can full of popsicle sticks with students’ names on them, use this free app to make sure that all of your students […]

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Math Fluency

Math instruction has come to life in my classroom thanks to apps that allow my students to work together, create podcasts and identify factor pairs.  Students of all ages need to be fast with their math facts in order to be successful. Here are three math fact apps that are great for practicing fluency: FlashToPass […]

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Sushi Monster: Math Factor Fun

There are lots of great math fact apps for the iPad that turn the times tables into interactive flashcards. Sushi Monster gives you numbers to chose from (factors) to find the answer (product) when you multiply two numbers. This app goes beyond the times table – it’s engaging for students while helping them practice their […]

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Complete Student Work and Reduce Paper

One thing I love about using iPads in my classroom is the ability to reduce paper how much paper we consume.  I fill my class Dropbox with graphic organizers and activity sheets and have my students complete them on their iPads. PaperPort Notes is a great app for importing PDF files from Dropbox and adding text. […]

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