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Ponder - Parlor Labs Inc

Grades
4 to 12
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Use Ponder to annotate and analyze text with Chrome or FireFox browsers or iOS. Using Ponder with your browser will measure reading activity through sharing and commenting on texts...more
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Use Ponder to annotate and analyze text with Chrome or FireFox browsers or iOS. Using Ponder with your browser will measure reading activity through sharing and commenting on texts anywhere on the web. Highlight sentences, phrases, and words that evoke a response. There can be sentiments to tag that indicate confusion, evaluation, disapproval, and more. For a fee, all of this can be applied to PDFs and video on the web. Ponder has a comprehensive support section and guide. You can also use Ponder for you and your students to comment on any video on YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox!

tag(s): browser (8), critical thinking (124), independent reading (115), reading comprehension (135), reading strategies (65)

In the Classroom

Track students' reading and develop close reading skills and critical thinking with Ponder. Register with your email and create a Ponder group by clicking on "give it a spin" in the upper right corner of the home page. Then, give the class a name, and save the group by creating an administrator account. All directions for doing this are in the support section, as are the directions for adding additional classes. Ponder will bulk create accounts for your class, with no student email required. Just contact their support. Find an article or any text you want students to read on the web. Responding to an article on the web will initiate the class activity feed. Start out by sharing text (article, book, etc.) on an interactive whiteboard or projector with your students. Read through the text with them, asking them for feedback along the way. By doing this, you will be able to show students the features of Ponder. When you create a micro-reading response, it will post to the class activity feed along with a link to the article. You can also use Ponder for you and your students to comment on any video on YouTube, Vimeo or Dropbox! Ponder is a wonderful tool to moderate reading in any core classroom, blended learning classes, or for remote learning. ESL/ELL and resource teachers can gain greater insight to their students' reading comprehension. Don't forget, you can also use Ponder for you and your students to comment on any video on YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox!

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