by Stacey Ryan
My classroom model includes a lot of group work where students complete tasks in groups of four to six, or sometimes with just one partner. For some educators, this approach can make it challenging to gauge student understanding through formative assessments.
In order to be successful, every teacher needs to have a few tools that can assist them in their journey. Here are a few of the tech tools that keep my classroom inspired every day.
The second blog in our blog series about using video in your school looks into strategies to capture evidence of student learning. How do you know if students are actually learning what you are teaching? Shaun Fagan is back again to share three ways video maximizes student learning, giving you (and parents!) confidence your students comprehend what is being taught in class.
This week, David Solomon comes back to this blog series to share three ways video powers the flipped classroom. Are you teaching in a flipped classroom? Video can be a great tool to improve student achievement in a flipped classroom model, helping to both improve test scores and student attitudes.
by Carolyn Hollowell
Stop to consider the positive and negative impact group activities can have on students. When conducting small-group learning sessions, your struggling students can feel more disconnected to you and the material. In turn, they can fall farther behind or act out more significantly. If you, divide students into groups and don't plan for how you will keep engaged with all students the learning will be impacted. If you want to create inspiring moments, learn how to build successful small-group learning activities. Darcie is amazing at creating group learning that is both rewarding for her as well as the students and she is sharing her top tips.
By Carolyn Hollowell
Educators are the most innovative population of people on our planet. Thanks to their insight and usage of technology in the classroom, Lightspeed has been able to broaden our focus from classroom audio systems to the world of video.
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