Moving Forward @ Elkmont!
Google Classroom is an awesome new resource for teachers, especially those in 1:1 or BYOD school like Elkmont. Ms. Horton, Ms. English & Ms. McMunn have bravely moved forward with learning Google Classroom & Google Drive and getting their students set up using their LCS GAFE account and connecting them to Google Classroom. The kids loved that they could carry on a conversation with their teacher in real time using the comments feature in Google. Students were also amazed that their teacher could see what they were typing! For teachers using Google Classroom there is no more papers without names, "I forgot bring my homework", "The dog ate my homework", etc. Teachers can see in real time their students progression throughout an assignment. Google Classroom is the ultimate formative assessment tool and relationship builder for teachers.
The Mathematics Department, Ms. Holt & Ms. McMunn tackled Khan Academy this week. For teachers, there is never any question as to how your students are progressing in math with Khan Academy. Once you become a coach in Khan Academy, teachers and coaches can access all of their students' data. You can get a summary of class performance as a whole or dive into a particular student's profile to figure out exactly which topics are problematic. The coach reportslet coaches glance at their dashboard and quickly figure out how to best spend their time teaching. Khan Academy provides teachers with constant, real time feedback as to student progress which is a perfect formative assessment tool for the mathematics classroom.
Below are some introductory videos to both Google Classroom and Khan Academy. If you would like to get started with either of these technologies in your classroom please contact Ms. Nikki D Robertson to book a day and time.
Google Classroom Tutorials
Teacher Sign In & How to Create a Class in Google Classroom (Video HERE)
Creating Assignments in Google Classroom (Step by Step Tutorial Coming Soon)
For a SlideShare Tutorial for Google Classroom click HERE.
Linda Lindsey has compiled a list of 12 of the BEST Google Classroom Tutorials HERE.
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