Today at 3 pm, I am presenting at the NCTE 2017 conference with many of the other authors of the book Applying the Flipped Classroom Model to English Language Arts Education. What follows are the slides from that presentation and a list of linked tech tools I discuss.
Tech Tool Glossary
- Actively Learn: www.activelylearn.com
The interactive reading platform that makes it possible to implement best practices for teaching and learning.
- Doctopus: Found under Add Ons in a Google spreadsheet
A Teacher-built Google sheet Add On that gives teachers the ability to mass-copy (from a starter template), share, monitor student progress, and manage grading and feedback for student projects in Google Drive.
- EdPuzzle: www.edpuzzle.com
My 2-minute video tutorial. This is a wonderful tool for flipping your classroom! Select or upload a video, add audio notes, and design multiple choice and open-ended questions to track your students’ understanding.
- Goobric: Found at the Chrome Webstore
An amalgamation of “Google” and “Rubric”, this a Chrome Extension that allows teachers to use rubrics to “automagically” score student work. Grades are pasted into the doc and recorded in the original spreadsheet as well. Works well in conjunction with Doctopus.
- Google Classroom www.classroom.google.com
This is a Learning Management System (LMS) including productivity tools such as Gmail, Drive and Docs. Teachers can make announcements, ask questions, link assignments, and comment with students in real time.
- Google Docs When in your Google Drive: New, Google Doc
A family of Web-based applications from Google that includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, forms creation and cloud storage. Launched in 2006, documents can be uploaded and downloaded in Word, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML or text formats.
- Google Drive: When logged into Google, click the waffle icon by your profile picture and choose “Drive”
Google Drive is a personal cloud storage service from Google that lets users store and synchronize digital content across computers, laptops and mobile devices, including tablets and smartphone devices.
- Google Forms: When in your Google Drive: New, More… Google Forms.
My tutorial on how to make an Unfailable Quiz” Using Google Forms. Google Forms is a tool that is part of Google Drive for creating surveys, tests, or web input forms. Google forms allows anyone to create an easy-to-use web form, and each user’s response is placed into a row of a corresponding spreadsheet. Google now allows you to create a “quizzes” – which is their term for any graded form. Google form quizzes compute the average assignment score, the average score per question, and shows you a grade distribution graph. Teachers have the option to allow students to see their results immediately or at a later time, as well as to email each student a copy of their quiz answers, with or without providing an answer key.
My post “Five Google Tools that Rule at School” cover most of the above mentioned tools.
- No Red Ink: www.noredink.com
An online adaptive platform for practicing grammar and usage skills which instantly differentiates, uses student interests to build questions, and track progress toward mastery of Common Core and state standards.
- Read Theory: www.readtheory.org
My 2 minute video tutorial. Read Theory provides passages and text-dependent questions for comprehension assessment on each student’s grade level. It also provides the reasons why each answer choice is right or wrong, so students can reflect and improve with practice. Read Theory adapts to student performance. This means the reading difficulty level may change after each quiz. The reading grade level may go up, down, or remain unchanged based on the score from the text-dependent questions.
- Screencast-O-Matic: screencast-o-matic.com
A free, simple tool to create a screencast (a digital recording of a computer screen, often containing audio narration) in order to save or share the resulting video file.
- SubText: iPad App Store
This iPad app allows students to interact with text. You can embed polls and comprehension questions, video clips, provide different levels of text, and more.
Word Clouds: www.Wordclouds.com
This is one of several free online word cloud generators online. Try making a word cloud using a short story text and use it as an anticipation guide before reading.