Screencasting and Self Reflection with Student Writing

By Amanda Donovan (@adonovan88) Scenario Students need to revise their own writing and reflect on their progress throughout the unit. Setting Grade 3 students in Writing Workshop As part of Bristol Warren Regional School District's Assessment Literacy Initiative, students regularly engage in self reflection of their work.  Students will often look at exemplar writing and … Continue reading Screencasting and Self Reflection with Student Writing

Goal Setting with SeeSaw to Understand the Why

By Ann Corrado (@AnnCorrado) Recently, I stood in front of my class and asked the question, “Why are we doing this?” The question was much more specific to the subject, but the response was eye-opening: no one could answer me. No one raised their hand. No one shouted out a response. The silence was deafening, … Continue reading Goal Setting with SeeSaw to Understand the Why

Flipgrid in Math Workshop

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

Learner Led Group to Increase Student Accountability

By Susan Jones What began as a “fix it quick on the fly”  became a favorite rotation within my math workshop.   What happened? I am a big advocate of rotations within a math block  because I feel I am able to better gauge and address all learners more efficiently using this model.  It becomes … Continue reading Learner Led Group to Increase Student Accountability

Student Seating and Social Issues using Google Forms

By Stacey Dunning Why consider social issues when creating seating arrangements? Student seating and grouping has a significant bearing on how effective teaching and learning can be within the elementary classroom.  When creating a workshop model, a mix of heterogeneous and homogeneous grouping is used. We try to teach kids who are at similar academic … Continue reading Student Seating and Social Issues using Google Forms

Mt. Hope High School IT Student Help Desk: Authentic, Connected Learning in Action

By Laura Cabral (@BiblioEDtech)  It has been approx. 3 months since the launch and “soft opening” of the IT Student Help Desk at Mt. Hope High School! A cross between Apple’s “Genius Bar” and Best Buy’s “Geek Squad,” six students staff the desk, open 3+ hours of the school day and frequently after school. Trained … Continue reading Mt. Hope High School IT Student Help Desk: Authentic, Connected Learning in Action

Connected Learners Problem Solve & Engage in Accountable Talk

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

Differentiated Instruction in Math Workshop with FlipGrid

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

Student Led Learning on National Digital Learning Day

By Jennifer Crandall (@teachercrandall)  Context: Student Led Digital Learning celebrates the use of digital technology in learning and demonstrates leadership skills. This experience path is for all students who are driven and want to take on a challenge to teach their peers technology. Students focus on one topic and work in small groups to prepare … Continue reading Student Led Learning on National Digital Learning Day

Students Taking Accountability for Assessment Readiness

By Caitlin Booth (@mhhsMsBooth) & Wayne Lima (@limawMHHS.) Problem: The race against the clock is a constant in the classroom when trying to balance curriculum goals and student mastery.   Setting: High School Algebra Classroom Question to be answered: How do you scaffold your classroom so that students are receiving needed support while pushing students to … Continue reading Students Taking Accountability for Assessment Readiness