Best Practices In Teaching, Learning, and Technology Integration

Welcome to my Blog! I hope to share innovative information that I learn about technology integration and best practices in teaching and learning. Combined with good instructional strategies,technology integration is the key for creating an engaging and rigorous environment for students. Feel free to join the site and follow my blog posts. I look forward to interacting with you and adding you to my Professional Learning Network. Thank you!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Easing into Technology Integration with Plickers!!

First, I have to give a big HATS OFF to the teachers pictured below. They were a lively, enthusiastic group ready to learn and share on a Saturday morning. I had the pleasure to facilitate training to this awesome group of teachers during their Saturday Technology Academy on 2/4, where the topic was Embracing the 1:1 Classroom.  I shared Plickers as a great formative assessment tool that can ease even the most reluctant or skeptical teacher into integrating technology on a regular basis.  The power was in the live view, where teachers felt good about providing instant feedback to students and displaying results to spark discussions around learning. Teachers were excited that they would know immediately if students "got it" or if they need to reboot and ask different questions to ensure student understanding. The teachers shared other cool features they enjoyed: free, printable cards, survey mode, and non-threatening environment with hidden names.