• We have had a busy nine weeks in the STEAM Lab. The students studied space exploration, weather patterns, completed experiments, and completed an Entrepreneurial Project. The ARI grant was used to purchase several augmented reality activities.

  • These paws are up and kids are already on the hunt! They are excited to find the words of the day 🤗

  • I received an iPad pro and Apple pencil. We are working to use the ipad to create social skill videos. I hope that students will be able to learn to create actual “movie” about social goals and skills they are working towards!

  • The students really enjoy using the Ipads, Kindle Fires and Chromebooks to help with their learning. The Ipads and Kindles have increased my students’ fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. It has allowed them to listen to the stories numerous times in order to help them with comprehension and fluency. My 5th grade student enjoys t…[Read more]

  • For my grant I got an iPad and apple pen. I have been working with my students to improve social skills. They are recording themselves and each other and watching videos– we talk about what is appropriate and what can be done differently. Some of my students can create trailers and edit the movies. The children are very motivated by this. They…[Read more]

  • Trauma Informed Painting

    Our project is growing exceptionally well. I, initially, identified 15 students with at risk indicators to participate in the weekly painting activities. The interest in painting grew quickly among the group of students who were referred to extended day programming due to course failures, truancy, and disciplinary…[Read more]

  • Opportunities with Ozobots: Coding with Colors
    I initially had plans to only use the Ozobots with students in grades 3-6th, however my younger students were very interested in them so we gave it a try! Ozobots are great for all ages from Kindergarten all the way up to 6th grade. I have designed my STEAM lab into stations which allows me to work…[Read more]

  • My students have finally begun working on our Raspberry Pi kits. We hit our first major roadblock with them where we do not have a way to represent 8 kits at the same time due to output issues, but we are making due with what we have in the classroom. We are currently doing one system at a time, learning the basics and will continue to grow with…

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  • Thinkers of the Future
    As I stand in front of my classroom each day looking at my students I can’t even conceive the future for them. I wonder what unthinkable gadgets will unfold. I question if schools are progressing quickly enough to make significant contributions in the preparation of our students for what is yet to be. Will they have t…[Read more]

  • Mary Anne V. Pack posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    One of our 4th grade teachers uses a “graffiti wall” to assess students’ knowledge of content such as identifying figurative language, text structure, and main idea. I have also utilized this strategy with Social Studies content. Use chart paper or the whiteboard as a space for students to respond to a topic or question. I have most often…[Read more]

  • Mary Anne V. Pack posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    One of the resources we use to assess is a consensus map. I was introduced to this idea during a Kagan training. There are many ways to use the consensus map. My favorite is to use it during to assess understanding through writing. After being given a question, each student spends a few minutes answering on a post it or small piece of paper. After…

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  • Tiffanie Lanning posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Kahn Academy is a great resource our Middle School teachers are very fond of given our participation in a grant utilizing the PSAT to measure progress. This provides an individualized path for students to progress through skills.

  • Tiffanie Lanning posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    One resource that teachers in my school utilize is the website Prodigy. The site has over 1200 math skills for grades 1 – 8. Students have avatars in a virtual world and compete against each other but must first correctly answer math related questions.

  • This year has been amazing. Getting to work with Mark on our project has been an eye opening experience. The students got to do some great things in and out of the classroom using the programming skills they have learned.

  • As we wrap up this year, I am looking forward to further implementing and continuing to grow my project next year. My students created a lot of really awesome projects and the results look really promising. Moving forward, we plan to continue monitoring student progress to continuously measure student progress and hopefully seeing tremendous…

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  • Autumn Blevins posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    In my paperless classroom I utilize Google Apps for Education every day. Google Classroom is our “home” where they receive and submit their work. Google Forms is great for assessments, especially now because they have a lock down browser enabled to prevent cheating. I am also a big fan of Google Drawings which allows students to get creative with…[Read more]

  • Autumn Blevins posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    I run a paperless classroom in all of my courses including Advanced Placement World History. I have found Fiveable and Get A Five have both been great for students to be able to learn concepts. They incorporate videos and assessments for students, which are instrumental in student success because our content ranges from the dawn of mankind to…[Read more]

  • A resource that I would like to start incorporating into my classroom is PearDeck. I had not heard of it until a training a couple weeks ago. It is a Google app that allows you to have interactive Google slide presentations and embedded assessments. Students are given a code to enroll and participate. It is to my understanding that other students…[Read more]

  • A resource that I use as well as several other teachers at my school is quizlet.com . This site allows you to create vocabulary “cards” for the topic of study. Then you provide students a link and they can use it to study as flashcards, write them, spell them, and/or do a practice test. You can also provide a given code with quizlet live and the…[Read more]

  • Baillie Gullett posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Resource

    One resource that has been extremely helpful to my classes this year (and one I had not explored yet) has been Google Classroom. With the on-demand writing test moved online, Google Classroom has allowed students to get in much needed typing practice and has made one-on-one work much simpler for myself. When I create a new assignment,…[Read more]

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