2016-04-26 19.45.51

Seesaw- the best app/site for the elementary classroom

Seesaw, web.seesaw.me, is really the best iPad app/website for the elementary school classroom. If you use iPads and do not have this app yet, download it, then come back and read all about. Seesaw calls itself a “Learning Journal” and promotes itself as a great tool for portfolios. It is! But it so much more with the […]

screenshot-www.edcite.com 2016-03-07 17-25-07

EdCite

The Chromebooks have really stepped-up our formative assessment game. I’ve already posted about some of my favorites, Kahoot and Quizziz here, and now want to write about Edcite. Edcite.com is a free website that allows teachers to create assessments that look like PARCC.  Teachers can create classes and add students  so they have their own accounts.  Students […]

2015-12-07 12.13.06

Computer Science Week & Hour of Code

We are celebrating Computer Science week all month here in Kindergarten through Fourth Grade. We started last week with some unplugged activities and will continue with the traditional Hour of Code activities this week. Students will then progress into more complex tasks or onto coding some of our new robot friends. We have Ozobots, Dash from […]

Kahoot vs. Quizizz

Kahoot and Quizizz are both great ways to gamify formative assessment in the classroom.  Each has it’s positives and it’s negatives and each has its place. First, why gamify assessment? it’s motivating it’s engaging it’s exciting Both are FREE and students DO NOT need accounts. Kahoot Quizizz Accounts Teacher yes No Questions Multiple Choice Multiple […]

#coffeeedu

On Saturday I met up with some amazing like-minded teachers for CoffeeEduNJ. CoffeeEdu is a one hour chat, or “unconference”, where people get together and talk about…anything. Learn more about it here:  http://www.coffeeedu.org/ There were not only awesome local teachers, but Alice Keeler, the creator was able to come. I learned, I was inspired, I ate breakfast, […]