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OMG! Google Forms is LIFECHANGING!

Project based learning, google forms

  Please note this page does contain our affiliate links.  This means that should you purchase from some of these links, we will receive a small commission from the sale at no extra cost to you.  Please know that the products on this page represent what we honestly feel to be the best products or programs out there, commission or no commission.   OMG!!! I believe that I have been introduced to a life-changing app in Google Forms!  You, being the smarties that you are, probably already knew this!  But, I will be honest–I had not explored the Google Suite of tools beyond a cursory glance at Google Classroom and...

FLIPGRID–A totally AWESOME assessment tool

SUPER COOL ASSESSMENT TOOL This past year I was introduced to an super cool and fun technology tool called Flipgrid.  Flipgrid is a video response app that teachers can use for several different types of assessments. This is super cool for a few reasons: 1.) The students love to take pictures and videos of themselves 2.) Teachers don’t have to copy papers for small formative assessments or waste post-it notes for exit slips …And my favorite of all…. 3.) I get to TRICK students into writing down their answers—and they don’t even realize that they are doing work!   {Cue evil witch laugh!  Bwahahahaha! } FLIPGRID ASSIGNMENT #1 In my classroom...

Content in a PBL Classroom

Content in a PBL Classroom I really struggled with the title of this article.  It seems silly to me to say this, because aren’t all teachers’ jobs to teach content?  Really, what I what to do here is shed a light on how easy it is to get caught up in teaching kids how to use Twitter, make a Blog post, and do iMovie–all in the name of having a project that seems to “transcends” teaching norms.  Realistically, at the end of the day, students need to know the content.  And will continue to need to know the content for years to come—until high-stakes testing is taken away.   Over...