Tag Archives: student work

Track Conferences with Stream Reading

19 Feb

Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 11.21.56 AMIf you’re looking for a way to track conferences with your mobile device, check out Stream Reading.  Designed for both iPhone and iPad users this app  lets teachers easily manage reading reports and organize student data.  You can record audio of a student reading using your device’s microphone and  document what happened when you met with the student for a conference.

photo 2 (40)Stream Reading helps users keep track of when they met with students, record data on their comprehension of a text, and check off what strategies children were using as they read.  There is also a spot for teachers to type in comments and goals.  You’ll love the quick reference guide that includes prompting questions to monitor student comprehension.

With Stream Reading teachers can easily share and export data via email, Dropbox or printing straight from the device.  It also gives you the option to send goals directly to students and parents and set reminders for future conferences.  Learn more about Stream Reading by visiting their website!

11 Free Assessment Tools for iPads

13 Feb

The iPad is a great tool for accessing and creating content.  Teachers can also use this device to collect and organize student work.  Here are a few ways you can turn your iPad into an assessment tool:

  1. Assessment Spotlight: The Answer Pad (bubble sheet)Screen Shot 2014-01-28 at 2.27.50 PM
  2. Score Rubrics on iPads (grade student work)
  3. Show and Explain Your Work (document student understanding)
  4. Class Charts (gather behavior data)
  5. Screenshots (capture student work)
  6. Gmail to Organize Student Work (organize student work)
  7. Behavior Watch: ClassDojo (gather behavior data)
  8. Simple Grading Tools (determine student grades)
  9. Common Core Activities with Frolyc (gather student work)
  10. Edit Student Work on iPads (annotate student work)
  11. Nearpod for 1 to 1 Classrooms (formative assessment)

 

13 Gotta-Have iPad Presentation Tools

6 Feb

This list includes some of my favorite ways to use the iPad for student (and teacher) presentations.  Whether you decide to have students make their own Tellagamis or try using SlideShare for PowerPoint inspiration, these 13 tips will change the way you see iPads as a way to create and give presentations in your classroom.Screen Shot 2014-01-27 at 10.58.42 AM

  1. Haiku Deck for Small Presentations
  2. Film Your Own Persuasive PSAs
  3. Student Created Podcasts
  4. Tellagami for Story Telling
  5. Pic Collage to Make iPad Posters
  6. SnapGuide for How-Tos
  7. SlideShare for Presentations
  8. Nearpod for 1 to 1 Classrooms
  9. Organize Thinking in a GRID
  10. App Combo: iMovie and Doceri
  11. Toontastic for Story Telling
  12. App Update: Educreations
  13. Slideshows with Shadow Puppet

+1 Record Your Work Using Doceri

App Combo: iMovie and Doceri

16 Oct

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Doceri is one of my favorite free screencasting apps and is perfect for upper elementary and middle school students.  They can show their work solving a math problem on the screen and explain their thinking by recording their voice.  Doceri allows user to save their creations to the iPad camera roll.  This means you can import individual student’s work into iMovie and combine them to make one class movie.  it’s a great way to combine the power of both of these fantastic apps!

Here’s my guide: Screencasting Teacher Tools: Tasks, Procedures, Checklists and Rubric!

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Working Together: iPad Apps that Facilitate Student Collaboration

6 Oct

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App Combo: Educreations and Geoboard

2 Oct

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It’s so important for students to demonstrate their understanding of a concept and screencasting is a wonderful alternative assessment.  Have students take screenshots in an app like Geoboard – they can create different shapes and snap pictures of their work.  Then students can import these pictures into Educreations (they’ll be automatically saved to the iPad Camera roll). Using the record and narrate features in Educreations, your students can explain what type of shape they made and list its properties.  It’s a great way to hold students accountable for explaining their thinking and can even be used in a digital portfolio.

Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plans for the math classroom!

Here’s my Screencasting Guide too!

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Scribble My Story for Publishing

27 Sep

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Scribble My Story is a great free app for publishing.  Students can create their own story book, record their own voice, and illustrate each page.  This app is easy to use, has clean, crisp graphics and extra features if you choose to upgrade.

Check out my Common Core ELA lesson plans!