Quickly create quizzes to measure student knowledge, evaluate class progress, and focus on topics that need improvement.
Microsoft Forms lets you assign points for automatic grading and give explanations for further instruction, so quizzing students is easier than ever.
Find out what the class thinks of your trip idea, where the team wants to meet, or how presentation attendees feel.
Microsoft Forms collects responses in real time and automatically provides charts to visualize your data.
Answer Garden is a quick visual assessment tool that turns learner responses into a cloud of responses. Teachers create a question prompt and share the url with students. As they respond to the response, their answers take the shape of a word cloud. The more times an answer is submitted, the more prominently the answer is positioned within the cloud.
Plant your first Answer Garden at answergarden.ch
Seesaw empowers students to independently document their learning with built-in creative tools, and provides an authentic audience for their work.
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Theme: The school year is officially in full swing. How was your classroom’s start to the academic year? Was it good? Was it bad? Did you sputter a bit? Either way, we in Digital Multimedia Learning think it’s a great time to Assess, Reflect, and Grow! Here are 5 resource recommendations rounded up to spur redefinition in your respective classrooms.
Show student growth by offering students a place to reflect on and showcase their learning.
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Padlet is an online bulletin board where students, teachers, and parents can share links, documents, pictures, and other files in a secure environment.
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OneNote Class Notebooks have a personal workspace for every student, a content library for handouts, and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities.
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Growth and reflect doesn't apply solely to your students. Below you will find several sources of self-directed professional development on a variety of topics to spur your own growth as an educator. Click the images below to learn more about each.
Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform used by PreK to PhD educators, students, and families around the world. Teachers post topics to spark the conversation and students respond with short videos. Bring the back row to the front and engage ALL your students! Flipgrid Classroom offer your class or staff the perfect place to reflect and respond to peers. Launch your first grid today and start amplifying voice in your classroom. Flipgrid ONE is free for every teacher. You can try Flipgrid's premium Classroom features free until September 30th, by entering promo code "KALIALFORD" at https://info.flipgrid.com/signup/
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Mindshift Education is a hub for learning and engagement for educators and students alike. With a focus on amplifying youth voice, making media, civic participation, and richer learning, Mindshift Education provides free standards-aligned content and resources educators can trust.
Improve your use of Microsoft tools in the classroom and learn the fundamentals of applying technology in education. The Microsoft Educator Community is an exciting professional network of enthusiastic educators who come together to learn, share, and grow. Earn points and badges by completing courses in order to become a Microsoft Innovative Educator.
Started by classroom teacher, Teachercast.net is a classroom resource and training platform to help teachers learn how to integrate technology as well as use innovative ideas to transform teaching and learning. Filled with podcasts, articles, and various other resources, there is something for for every teach on Teachercast.