Lenten Journey Journal: Friday, April 7th

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Today’s memorial of St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle is a special day for me as the very first school at which I taught was a great little La Sallian school – Justin-Siena High School in the beautiful Napa Valley.




Eight Recommended Tools that Enhance Student Learning

Yes, I’ve already linked to a number sites with lists of apps and other ed tech items to increase student learning. What I like about this one is that it lists a number of items that I’ve never encountered.  As such, I can’t offer comments on them here yet.  I am hoping to do some exploring over Christmas Break…

Eight Recommended Tools that Enhance Student Learning

Two Ways to Engage/Assess Students with Google Forms

I have only begun to scratch the surface of what the ever-expanding Google Forms and the more encompassing Google Classroom offer to educators.  Here’s links to two posts which give solid step-by-step directions about how to create peer feedback Forms and also quizzes/tests with questions drawn from a question bank.

Delivering Peer Feedback with Google Forms

Creating a Quiz on Google Forms from a Test Bank

I’ve not yet tried Forms to create a quiz as my school uses the LMS BrainHoney which offers a robust assessment tool.

I did use Forms quite successfully for a project in one of my classes earlier this fall.  The assignment was a mock job interview in which the interviewee was to receive peer feedback. For this I set up a Form to be the means of this feedback.  I decided this in part because my class was a less expressive group of students and I felt the feedback would be more honest and useful if it was anonymous.  After the peers submitted the Form, it was quick and easy for me to go into Sheets and copy and paste the info into a spreadsheet for each student.

To see my Form for this assignment, click here.

9 Excellent New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

Here’s a recent (Sept. 25, 2014) posting of educational webtools for teachers.  There are some new and interesting sites to explore and try out.

9 Excellent New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

Best Educational Apps of 2014

For your downloading pleasure over the upcoming breaks….

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