Friday, March 7, 2014

Week 27- BYOT- Using LOTS of technology in class

I started the week in a BYOT workshop (bring your own technology). I learned several new things and had reminders of a few things I used in the past. So Wednesday I decided to test them out on both of my classes. Each of my classes watched the same video. I knew this would be perfect to go with Habit 6- Synergize. 

For my homeroom, I stopped the video as we watched and had them answer questions and share at their table. Then I posed the final question on Padlet. Each group used an iPad to access the padlet I created and post their group answer. 

I loved seeing all my students put their heads together to synergize and answer the questions about the video we were watching.

I decided to try something a little different with my 2nd class. I created a room on Today's Meet for our discussion.I created a QR code for them to access the chat room.

 As we watched the video I posted the question in the chat room and then paused the video. After the first time they knew to look at the chat room when the video paused. Then each table had a discussion about the question and one person in the group posted the answer. 

I'm pretty sure Backchanneling with Today's Meet was my favorite! I can see how this would be great to use during lessons. My students could post questions they have and I could address them on the spot. Students who might be reluctant to ask questions in class would be more willing to post them in our group room. 

I have a few more tech things we used in class this week too! I created a blendspace for my students that focus on the geometry lessons in math. I posted the link to this in my Edmodo classes so my students can access all the videos and other things we did in math class this week. 

Since I was out Monday at the workshop I created a ThingLink for my sub to use. This had all the videos and notes she needed for my science classes to cover physical and chemical properties. I've also made a thinglink for the Declaration of Independence and Acids/Bases.

As you can probably tell, I'm loving all this technology and I can't wait for us to get more network support to start the BYOT movement in our school.

Friday we had our fun run at school. My kids ran around 35 laps or more. I was exhausted just watching them.

And our class team name for the fun run? Here's what the students voted for using AnswerGarden.

I let the kids make suggestions using the iPads with a QR code.

They scanned the code to go to the AnswerGarden I created for this. Then we took the top 2 names and did a poll on Edmodo. White's Walking Dead was the winning name.

Here is our video newsletter for the upcoming week.

STUDENTS: We used a lot of technology this week. How did using technology prove you are synergizing? What was your favorite part of using technology?

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