App of the Week – Socrative

 Socrative is a free student response system app for teachers and students. It allows teachers to create educational exercises, games, and quizzes to engage with students and providing real-time response updates. Socrative runs on smartphones, tablets, as well as laptops and students are not required to create accounts, just to join the classroom. This application also provides online reports for teachers as google spreadsheets or excel files. For a database of activities that you can use with Socrative click HERE. For a quick demo of this app watch the video below. For more details on how to use this app click HERE. If you have used this app in your classroom please […]

Note Taking in 2012

I ran across this pic via twitter the other day, originally posted somewhere on Pinterest.  The general tenor of the comments on this pic were of the chuckling variety, as in “Ha.  Those kids today and their technology.  They think taking photos of something on the overhead is taking notes.  What a crazy world we live in!”  I think, however, this pic is provocative and useful in facilitating a discussion about technology in the classroom.  I’ve organized the observations and questions it provoked below in an attempt to spark further discussion. Look at all those kids with camera phones! I see seven, maybe eight high-school aged children here with phones that allow them to […]

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