I work at a Blended Learning School. It’s a format that combines technology with traditional learning. When I took the job I was so out of my league. However I issued myself a challenge to get into that league. CHALLENGE: Learn and incorporate as much technology into the classroom as possible within the next couple of months. At the time I was hired, I hadn’t used much technology in the classroom except my classroom blog and iFilm.
However, I knew at this school I had to step up my game. So, I did! I accepted the challenge. Not only that, I saw the challenge and upped the ante a bit.
Usually, I can’t see my progress as it’s happening. However, in an earlier post, I briefly wrote about my Quickening process (click here). I also wrote about some of the programs I was using (click here). If I can think of anything else, I’ll post it. For now, here are the programs I’ve learned.
- Kahoot! online quiz program that automatically compiles correct & incorrect answers for me,
- Edmodo to post my power points, make quizzes, and display instructions,
- Haiku, used by our SpEd. department,
- Pinnacle to take roll & track grades,
- Class Dojo for behavior management,
- my school website to upload digital agendas,
- my other school website to download important documents & answer PD surveys,
- Google docs,
- Google sheets,
- Google forms,
- Google slides
- Online stopwatch for tracking time,
- Weebly website to post links and work from core classes.
Not sure, but I think that’s all. One last thing I’m very proud of is how I’m using Google sheets to make my exit slips for the month. I was using Google forms to send them daily, but discovered it was quickly filling up my Google drive and causing too much work for me. I knew I needed to find an easier and more efficient way to get the job done. I played around with Google sheets and figured out how to do it. Happy to say that I’m no longer creating daily exit slips; I’m now creating them monthly. If you’d like to know how, shoot me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.