Have You Met Flipgrid?
May03

Have You Met Flipgrid?

Have you met Flipgrid yet?  It’s a platform for using video to “ignite student discussion and engagement” according to Flipgrid.     It’s an awesome platform where teachers can set up an environment for students to respond to discussion questions, voice their opinions, debate a topic and more.   Think about it in terms of students telling what they know, a great formative assessment tool.  What I particularly...

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81Dash –  Chat Rooms for Classrooms
Sep23

81Dash – Chat Rooms for Classrooms

One of the great finds that came out of the ISTE 2014 Conference in Atlanta this past summer was 81Dash, which is a chat room that was built by an educator FOR educators to use in the classroom.  It’s more complex to set up than, TodaysMeet , which is blocked for our students AND can only be used by those 13 and older.  However, in spite of needing the teacher and students to have accounts, it’s a very nice tool to hold...

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Twiducate: Twitter for the Classroom
Jan30

Twiducate: Twitter for the Classroom

Now that our school system has started a BYOT program, I have had teachers inquire about using Twitter as a communication tool.  Currently, it is blocked and it’s impossible to filter Twitter’s content.  So, what other options to teachers have, especially teachers with younger students? Edmodo?  It’s a wonderful tool, but it’s design and function aren’t suited for open streams of conversation.  So, enter...

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