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OK2Ask: Digital Storytelling 101 - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from May 2022. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Using digital storytelling in the classroom doesn't have to be complicated! Start your first digital storytelling project in just a few easy steps and learn to use this strategy to support and engage students, enhance your instructional cycle, and showcase your students' knowledge construction skills as they connect to the real world. Learn to use digital storytelling as a formative or summative assessment that includes 21st Century Skill practice. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Develop an understanding of the digital storytelling process; 2. Understand multiple ways digital storytelling can be used in the classroom; and 3. Learn about tools that can be used to implement the digital storytelling cycle. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): digital storytelling (128), professional development (283)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Tech Integration Made Easy with Animoto - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from February 2022. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Engage students and deepen content area knowledge by using Animoto to create instructional videos. Use text, audio, and video to provide additional context to content area instruction for your students or use student-created videos as formative assessment. Learn with other educators and brainstorm ways you and your students can use Animoto in the classroom. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn basic use of Animoto; 2. Explore three different ways to use Animoto in the classroom; and 3. Plan for the use of Animoto in instruction. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Formative Assessment (41), professional development (283), video (240)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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Vevox - Auga Technologies. Ltd

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Get instantaneous feedback with the Vevox survey tool. The setup is simple once you create an account (there is a 58-second video explanation). At the end of setting up, you ...more
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Get instantaneous feedback with the Vevox survey tool. The setup is simple once you create an account (there is a 58-second video explanation). At the end of setting up, you click "present," and your audience can start responding to your questions, close the pole when they're done, and all responses will appear on your screen and their devices. It's that quick! The free account will also integrate with Microsoft Teams and PowerPoint, and you can have instantaeous question and answer sessions. Compare the free account for education and business - one allows up to 100 participants, and the other allows up to 500 participants.
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tag(s): assessment (123), Formative Assessment (41), Microsoft (68), polls and surveys (44), questioning (30), quiz (63), quizzes (83)

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What a cool way to have all students at the same place in your lesson! Additionally, they can ask questions, answer a poll, or watch a video, all in real time. Use Vevox for daily quiz questions as a formative assessment or to check for understanding of a previous lesson. Use as an anticipatory guide for introducing new content. Use to check for understanding after a lecture or demonstration. Older students may want to include polls on their student blogs to increase reader engagement. Have students create polls for after a project presentation. Use polls to generate data for math class (graphing), during elections, or for critical thinking activities dealing with the interpretation of statistics. Engage students using "real" data from a survey of issues and current events that matter to them. Use it to serve as a class voting device. Students can use their mobile devices to answer the survey.

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Formative Assessment Resources - TeachersFirst

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Formative assessment is a term that refers to a wide variety of strategies and methods that teachers use to provide ongoing feedback to students. Before the final assessment, a formative...more
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Formative assessment is a term that refers to a wide variety of strategies and methods that teachers use to provide ongoing feedback to students. Before the final assessment, a formative assessment evaluates student comprehension, academic progress during lessons, and learning needs. These assessments help teachers check for understanding, determine skills mastery, and choose topics to review. Peruse the resources shared in this collection to find unique and engaging tools to use as you assess your students throughout your daily lessons.

tag(s): assessment (123), Formative Assessment (41), game based learning (159), polls and surveys (44)

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Find new tools to try in your classroom to create formative assessment activities! This curated list includes professional learning resources, polls, gaming tools, and other strategies to use to gauge a "quick check" of student understanding. Each review includes classroom use ideas. Read the details of each tool and find the ones that will work best for your students.

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Arctic and Antarctic Classroom Resources - National Science Foundation

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Arctic and Antarctic Classroom Resources shares a variety of lessons and activities for all ages. View videos of scientists who explore the math of sea ice, study the Arctic marine...more
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Arctic and Antarctic Classroom Resources shares a variety of lessons and activities for all ages. View videos of scientists who explore the math of sea ice, study the Arctic marine food web, and more in the multimedia gallery. Other classroom offerings include a timeline of South Pole telescopes, a free online magazine connecting polar science to literacy, and links to games, puzzles, and songs. This site is a must-add to include when teaching about animals or the arctic regions!

tag(s): animal homes (57), animals (266), antarctica (27), arctic (40), scientists (62)

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This site contains many excellent resources to include within units on animals, plants, or geographic regions. Add the videos or activities within learning activities created using TES Teach Blendspace, reviewed here. In addition to resources found on this site, add links to articles, websites, and quizzes to create a complete learning unit. Use Baamboozle, reviewed here, to create quick and easy learning games to use as a formative assessment or to review materials at the end of your unit. Extend learning by asking students to use Wakelet, reviewed here, to share their learning. Create a template in Wakelet to share with students that include categories for their research reports. For example, if researching an arctic animal, create categories for the student to share information on their home, food, upload images, impact from humans, etc.

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OK2Ask: Authentic Assessment with Flipgrid, Sway, and more! - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from July 2021. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Are you looking for ways to make your formative and summative assessments more effective? Join us to learn how to use Flipgrid, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Sway to create authentic assessments throughout your units. Whether it's formative or summative assessment, finding ways to measure students' understanding effectively is crucial to ensuring student progress and future success. In this session, we will explore how you can use free Office products to create better formative and summative assessments that reliably measure student learning, promote critical thinking, and help students develop real-world skills. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Explore the meaning of the term "authentic assessment;" 2. Evaluate several formats of assessment for their usefulness in assessing student learning; and 3. Identify a variety of assessment methods and plan for their use in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): assessment (123), Formative Assessment (41), professional development (283)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: 3 Cool Tools for Formative Assessment - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from July 2021. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Students achieve more when we engage them during the learning process. Come to this session to learn the three steps in the formative assessment and feedback loop, explore three online formative assessment tools that will help you gather evidence of student progress, and discuss a variety of formative assessment strategies you can use to increase gains in student learning. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand the three steps in the formative assessment feedback loop to support learning gains; 2. Explore three tools and how each gathers evidence of student progress in content areas; and 3. Plan for the use of digital formative assessment tools in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Formative Assessment (41), professional development (283)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Measuring Authentic Learning Activities with Exit Tickets - TeachersFirst

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Knowing if students "caught what was taught" is crucial in instruction. This session introduces the concept of exit tickets and ways you can use them to gauge what your students took away from your lessons. Learn to use the data from these informal formative assessments to adjust your instructional plan to accommodate the needs of your students. Allow students who are ready to move on and give those who need additional instruction the attention they need. Join us to explore the use of exit tickets and determine how they can fit into your instructional plan. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn about three categories of exit tickets; 2. Understand how to use exit ticket data; and 3. Plan for the use of exit tickets in your setting. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Formative Assessment (41), professional development (283)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Google MANIA - Student Activities for Google Slides - TeachersFirst

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Google Slides is a powerful, intuitive, and versatile creation tool teachers can use to engage students and deepen learning while supporting instructional objectives. Google Slides provides students ample opportunities for creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking as they show what they know. This session will introduce participants to a myriad of doable, academically robust projects. Whether you opt to use a template to maximize time spent on content or a rubric-driven individual creation, you can design authentic assessments where students perform real-world tasks that demonstrate application and understanding. Attend this session and harness the power and simplicity of Google Slides for student projects. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Explore ideas for projects using Google Slides; 2. Learn to leverage templates for student projects; and 3. Learn to use Google Slides to create authentic formative and summative assessments. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Google (29), professional development (283)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Tech Integration Made Easy with Symbaloo Learning Paths - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from July 2021. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Differentiate your instruction by creating interactive gameboard-style virtual lessons with Symbaloo Learning Paths. Create personalized learning pathways infused with formative assessment questions, review material, and branching to allow students to learn at their own speed. Join us and learn how to create a learning path from scratch or by altering one created by another teacher and take advantage of real-time progress data. Don't miss this opportunity to make learning fun and effective for all learners. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn to create a basic Symbaloo Learning Path; 2. Understand how to use Symbaloo Learning Paths to differentiate classroom instruction; and 3. Plan for the use of Symbaloo Learning Paths in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Formative Assessment (41), professional development (283)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Remote Learning with Microsoft Forms - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from April 2021. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Microsoft Forms are often overlooked when discussing free tools for remote instruction. Join us for this session and learn to use Forms to personalize instruction, accommodate learner differences, foster independent learning, and implement formative and summative assessments. Come prepared to explore and to add this tool to your teaching toolkit. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn the basic functions of Microsoft Forms; 2. Understand how to use Forms to support remote instruction; and 3. Create a form for instructional use or data collection. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Formative Assessment (41), Microsoft (68), professional development (283), remote learning (47)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Assessment with Student-Centered Tools - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from February 2021. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Are you looking for ways to make your formative and summative assessments more effective? Join us to learn how to use Flipgrid, PowerPoint, Whiteboard, Forms, and Sway to create practical assessments throughout your units. Whether it's a formative or summative assessment, finding ways to effectively measure students' understanding is crucial to ensuring student progress and future success. In this session, we will explore how you can use free Office and other Microsoft products to create better formative and summative assessments that reliably measure student learning, promote critical thinking, and help students develop real-world skills. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand the purposes of and differences between formative and summative assessment; 2. Explore several forms of assessment for their usefulness to evaluate student learning; 3. And examine a variety of assessment methods and begin planning for their use in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): assessment (123), Formative Assessment (41), Microsoft (68), professional development (283), remote learning (47)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Tech Integration Made Easy with Nearpod - TeachersFirst

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Nearpod is a free tool that can enhance interactivity in your instructional presentation. Use Nearpod on any device to engage students with interactive multimedia and formative assessments and learn to use data gathered through activities to inform instruction. Learn about the features of each tool and understand how to add them to your instructional toolkit. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Explore Nearpod library; 2. Customize a digital lesson; 3. And plan for the use of Nearpod as part of instruction. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): classroom management (138), professional development (283), remote learning (47)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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Loop has changed it's name to ziplet. ziplet is still a free student response system that works on all devices. Use ziplet to send questions to students instantly or schedule ...more
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Loop has changed it's name to ziplet. ziplet is still a free student response system that works on all devices. Use ziplet to send questions to students instantly or schedule them in advance. After registration, follow the steps to create a group, invite students, and ask questions. Choose from different options for student responses, including multiple-choice, short answer, emoji reactions, or a scaled score from 1-7. Invite students into your group using the provided code. Students use their Google account to login and access questions. Upon receiving responses, Loop provides options for responding to students. Free accounts allow one teacher to use the application with three groups and 50 students per group.

tag(s): assessment (123), game based learning (159), gamification (79), polls and surveys (44), quizzes (83)

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Use ziplet to engage students throughout your lessons and to provide feedback on student understanding. ziplet is also perfect for use as an exit ticket response or use as an informal formative assessment. Use ziplet to create pretests that allow students to "opt-out" of material they already know or use it to create review activities that students participate in as teams.

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OK2Ask: MIE 2 Day - Fostering Student Success with PowerPoint Online - TeachersFirst

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Ready to take the next step in utilizing the free PowerPoint online to its fullest capability? You and your students can collaborate, analyze, and create using this free web-based tool and build a robust learning environment that fosters student success. Join this session to learn about the powerful digital toolbox in PowerPoint online that helps teachers incorporate blended learning best practices into their classrooms. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Explore features of PowerPoint online that support collaboration and formative assessment; 2. Understand how PowerPoint online can support a blended learning environment; and 3. Plan for the use of PowerPoint online in your classroom for student productivity. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): collaboration (83), Formative Assessment (41), Microsoft (68), professional development (283), remote learning (47)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: MIE Day 2 - Flipping Out for Fliphunts - TeachersFirst

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Have we got a powerful, engaging, video discussion-based instructional strategy for you! Take free discussion-based edtech tool Flipgrid, add a well-crafted lesson and a dash of any content area at any grade level, and then stir in a heaping serving of critical thinking, creativity, and student voice. Voila, you have a fun formative assessment to inform your instruction. Fliphunts are video-based scavenger hunts organized within Flipgrid -- get kids active in kinesthetic learning while immersing them in content. Challenge your students to show-what-they-know with a Fliphunt. Make room in your lesson plans for Fliphunts. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn the basic use of Flipgrid to record responses and set up a grid; 2. Understand ways to use Fliphunts as formative assessment; and 3. Learn how Fliphunts are created. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Formative Assessment (41), Microsoft (68), professional development (283)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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Grades 6-8 Math & Science Resources for Teaching Remotely on Short Notice - TeachersFirst

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It doesn't have to be difficult to teach remotely. This collection shares tips and online resources for use in teaching math and science for grades 6-8 in remote situations. The ...more
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It doesn't have to be difficult to teach remotely. This collection shares tips and online resources for use in teaching math and science for grades 6-8 in remote situations. The tips share guidelines for getting started and maintaining schedules. Also key is the need for student interaction; the tips also share ideas for maintaining classroom community even during remote lessons. Use instructional tools included in this collection, PhET Interactive Simulations, reviewed here, and tips to provide practice and exploration of many math and science topics. This collection also includes ideas for formative assessment based on the use of the PhET Simulations.

tag(s): game based learning (159), problem solving (215), professional development (283)

In the Classroom

Take advantage of your remote teaching experience to provide students with engaging interactives and games using PhET Simulations. Copy the Wakelet template shared on the site and modify student directions to fit the activity and your learning goals. If you need quick training on the use of Flipgrid or Wakelet, use the links in this collection to view archived webinars sharing how to incorporate each of these resources into the classroom.

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Grades 6-8 ELA Resources for Teaching Remotely on Short Notice - TeachersFirst

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This Wakelet collection provides resources to fill in instructional gaps with tools and tips that require little guidance for student use. The "General Tips" share a path to getting...more
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This Wakelet collection provides resources to fill in instructional gaps with tools and tips that require little guidance for student use. The "General Tips" share a path to getting started and recommendations for implementing remote learning activities. The "Instructional Tools" shares a free tool that incorporates seamlessly into at-home learning. "Show What They Know" provides resources for formative assessment along with guidelines for using the assessment tool.

tag(s): assessment (123), Learning Management Systems (25), literacy (94), professional development (283)

In the Classroom

Discover the many recommendations and tools found in this collection to provide a variety of learning opportunities to your students. When using CommonLit, reviewed here, use the classroom feature to assign topics by student ability or interest. Don't forget to use the site's large Spanish library that includes reading passages and questions as a resource for Spanish speaking students.

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Grades 3-5 ELA Resources for Teaching Remotely on Short Notice - TeachersFirst

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Augment your remote teaching resources with this collection of instructional tools and tips for sharing ELA resources for students in grades 3-5. Take advantage of the General Tips...more
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Augment your remote teaching resources with this collection of instructional tools and tips for sharing ELA resources for students in grades 3-5. Take advantage of the General Tips provided to plan and implement remote teaching activities. The Instructional Tools section includes several free resources for finding and sharing ELA lessons and activities. Have students "Show What They Know" using the formative assessment ideas contained in the collection.

tag(s): differentiation (65), Formative Assessment (41), independent reading (102), professional development (283)

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Take advantage of the tools included in this collection to differentiate instruction both in-class and during remote learning. Use Freckle, reviewed here to create a class account and assign lessons based on student interest and ability across subject areas. Use Voki, reviewed here, as recommended in this collection, to have students create animated characters. Have students create a Voki to discuss a book they read, share a solution to a math problem, or to discuss a science concept.

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K-12 Student Project Resources for Teaching Remotely on Short Notice - TeachersFirst

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Sometimes educators need short notice ideas for student projects that try to fill in instructional gaps with limited guidance or teacher support. This collection shares ideas and resources...more
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Sometimes educators need short notice ideas for student projects that try to fill in instructional gaps with limited guidance or teacher support. This collection shares ideas and resources to get you started with student projects, especially in remote learning situations. Browse through to find a variety of tools for students to "Show What You Know" for web-based formative assessment.

tag(s): assessment (123), Formative Assessment (41), professional development (283)

In the Classroom

Explore the free tools shared in this Wakelet collection to find formative assessment ideas for any grade level or subject. Take advantage of the tips, OK2Ask archives, and blog posts to learn more about the shared resources and how to incorporate them into your lessons.

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