This year, Grade 3 students at Hugh Cole Elementary School used NewsELA and FlipGrid to strengthen their reading during read to self. The goal was to help me ensure that students are indeed using independent reading time for the purpose it is meant for, and it also helps me see where students are at with their reading skills and goals at various levels.
Leveraging Virtual Tours in the History Classroom We all strive to help history come alive for our students. One proven strategy is to have students engage in experiences that put them right in the action, whether it’s ancient ruins of great civilizations or those more aligned with modern historical developments. The constraint that we face, … Continue reading Digital and Personalized Learning Updates: Virtual Tours, EdTech for Formative Assessment, Google Classroom Mobile, and More
By Tom Driscoll (@Mr_Driscoll) A foundational piece of any learner-centered approach involves gaining a deeper understanding of our students. We know that learner variability exists, and research suggests it is growing in classrooms across the nation. It is therefore essential to personalize instruction based upon learner differences if we are going to ensure that all … Continue reading 6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students
By Susan Castigliego (@SusanCast7) During the winter, I facilitated a school wide project that integrates technology with our core curriculum. I took this on as an initiative to build our community at Hugh Cole and it is something I did for the students to help with digital literacy and digital citizenship. This is how it … Continue reading Digital Literacy & Citizenship: Hugh Cole School Project
By Stephanie Pedro (@StephPedro007) Flipgrid has provided students with opportunities to share their thinking while problem solving. This tool has also allowed students to use high order thinking strategies to demonstrate learning of new skills and vocabulary. CCSS requires fourth graders to add and subtract fractions with common denominators using area models and … Continue reading Flipgrid in Math Workshop
By Jen Saarinen (@snej80) How often does every student share their thinking in your classroom? How frequently do you ask your students to connect with one another outside of class to talk about their learning? How often do you have the time to have every student share their interests beyond needing a grade. Before I … Continue reading Connected Learners Problem Solve & Engage in Accountable Talk
By Susan Castigliego (@SusanCast7) Brief description of my rotation model: Students in my class have been doing a three station rotation in math workshop from the beginning of the year. The three stations include a core teacher directed station, a digital instruction station, and an independent station. Each station would go for 15-20 minutes. This … Continue reading Differentiated Instruction in Math Workshop with FlipGrid