However, technology can be crazy cool too. There are so many fun, educational apps out there that I don't really get to use because we don't have any tablets in our school for students to interact with. So when The Brown Bag Teacher posted on her Facebook about another blogger, Katie over at Simply Creative in Kentucky, and an app that only requires a smartphone (hey- I have one of those now!), I had to check it out!
I could do a super elaborate post, but honestly, Katie did such a fantastic job with pictures and explanations, so you need to go over and read her post on how this app can give you instant feedback on your students' progress. Just look at this data I got today as we learned how to use this tool while also having some "back to school" fun! Here is a very simply run down on the process.
1) Create your questions!
2) Post your questions and have your students select their answer with their cards and begin scanning! (again, visit Katie's blog for what I'm talking about).
Or... switch views for a graph that is created "live!"
3) Review your data!
I'm excited to begin to include this throughout our day and collect data on my students' understanding of a variety of things! My team and I are already brainstorming some ideas.
Oh- I almost forgot! I selected a winner of my Making Change pack! Find out if you are the lucky one here!