The Friday Share: September 25th Addition

What is the Friday Share? If you are not familiar with The Friday Share, it is where I find things I think are intriguing or informative from where I have scoured the internet and share them with you. Your weekly dose of school pride, PD, and some silliness sprinkled in your Inbox!

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What I’ve read: ‘COVID slide’: Struggling Tennessee students have fallen even further behind, say superintendents

This article is nothing new, we as teachers know already our lowest performing students are struggling. We just do not know what the result will be with the interruption of learning because of COVID, but we need to be planning now to help our lowest performing students. Thank you for the work you do. 

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Tech Tip of the week: Mote

If you all are like me, sending feedback to our students can be very cumbersome. I feel as if I type the same thing over and over. Yes, there is a comment bank you can create in Google Classroom for “canned” responses, but those responses may not seem as meaningful as you want. Mote will give the ability to speak your comments and the students may listen to your feedback to help us with your corrections. 

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Quote, I’ve Pondered: 

“Teachers always bring your best, but remember that even that will change day to day. Don’t buy into the hype you have to be all in all the time and be perfect every minute of every day. You’re human.  Some days you will be excellent and some days surviving will be your victory. “

-Brad Johnson

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What I have listened to/seen:  Holly Clark, Rethinking Assessment in the Digital Age, Chromebook Infused Classroom, Flipgrid, BookCreator, Screencastify, Seesaw, Wakelet, OneNote

The largest challenge that seems to occur with our school year is how will we assess? I have tried a non-traditional style of comparing and contrasting with my students. This style was hard for my students to understand, even when I explained. They are still conditioned to multiple choice style tests. This week’s listening recommendation comes from Jake Miller and the Educational Duct Tape Podcast. Here is guest Holly Clark looks at “Assessment in the Digital Age.” Hopefully this will give you inspiration for future assessments.

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Enjoy, have a great weekend, and thanks for letting me creep into your inbox with a little fun and PD!  

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Teach your students like they are your own! Love Ya, See Ya, Bye!

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