SHS TechCon 2019

SHS TechCon 2019 ReCap for Educators and Learners

Today I was honored to be a speaker at our 1st annual Technology Conference known as TechCon 2019!

It was phenomenal!! Shout OUT to the Scotland County School District, KC, ES, SA and Genius Bar Team, APs, D(IF)s, Educators, Support Staff, and to everyone else that participated today.

*Tagline of the Event – In the ever-changing landscape of teaching and learning in the digital age, we must continue to grow as education professionals. SCS is proud to offer an opportunity for all of our educators to come to a PD event that showcases Apps designed to promote personalized learning for our diverse group of 21st century learners.

Here are some of the Apps we showcased that you could check out:

Buncee

https://app.edu.buncee.com

Canva not Canvas

https://www.canva.com

Classcraft

https://www.classcraft.com

ClassDojo

https://www.classdojo.com

EduBlog

Home

EdPuzzle

https://edpuzzle.com

ExplainEverythingClassic

https://explaineverything.com

Flubaroo

http://www.flubaroo.com

Gizmos – Explore Learning

https://www.explorelearning.com

Glogster

http://edu.glogster.com/?ref=com

Grammaropolis

https://grammaropolis.com

Kahoot

https://kahoot.com

Make Beliefs Comix

HOME

Padlet

https://padlet.com

Quizalize

https://www.quizalize.com

Splash Math

https://www.splashmath.com

WriteReader

http://www.writereader.com/en/

If you have any questions about these apps, please email me on the contact page, or comment below.

I also believe that everyone school district could benefit from hosting a Technology Conference for Educators so that students can LEARN today and USE tomorrow!

Scotland

 

Life is too precious to remain stuck in an unpleasant story, so go ahead and close that story book and began a new one. ~Kamina Fitzgerald
Have a peep at my Books On Kindle or Paperback! 
Schoolspiration
The Value of Career and Technical Education in Addressing College and Career Readiness  and the Ill-Prepared Workforce
Bumperstuckle Village: Patience is a Virtue

 

EOG, EOC, Advice, Parent, Teacher, Students

Teacher and Parents: What to do when Instructional Time is lost.

Teachers and Parents: What to do when Instructional Time is lost.

Teachers: Create a plan to strategically cover material student are weak in (based on data) and/or material that is high priority that you have not had an opportunity to cover.

Parents: Provide support by making sure students are taking at least fifteen minutes a day or so, to read over review material.

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When time is loss, I suggest first, going to the test specs for the state course exams and identifying the highest priority, priority and low priority standards. Test specs typically list these by percentage.

English III Example:

English III Test Specs

If this is your test specs, the highest priority would be Reading for Literature, priority would be Reading for Informational Text and Language would be a low priority. Next to the domain is the standards. If you have a short time to cover a lot of material, you would need to go to your testing bank, and select ALL of the questions from the “Standards” listed next to the domain/topic.

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The Review Assignment 

Using the Highest Priority, and Priority framework, go into your test bank, it will vary depending on where you live, and chose the specific standards that were represented, and create an assessment.

Save the assessment as a PDF or Word Document, then highlight the correct answers.

Next, provide instructions at the top of the sheet for students stating they have to complete two items per question in order to receive full credit for each question.

The Two Items

First, they had to identify and define any key term/person/event listed in the question.

Second, they needed to give a brief explanation on why the answer is correct, based on the concept of the question.

Example:

Review Assignment Example.png

**Again, this review could take up to three class days depending on the amount of questions you choose but you would be able to cover a lot of material while providing students with a study guide! 

It is a little rigorous but will allow students to read through and research the standards that have not covered. During the time in class, teacher would be free to catch up on things while being available for any questions students may have in case they come across something they don’t understand.

In conclusion, parents, if a teacher should send material home over break, it would be great if you could make sure your precious child is reviewing the material, so that it would remain fresh in their minds!

Merry Christmas!

Have a peep at my Books On Kindle or Paperback! 
Schoolspiration
The Value of Career and Technical Education in Addressing College and Career Readiness  and the Ill-Prepared Workforce
Bumperstuckle Village: Patience is a Virtue
Life is too precious to remain stuck in an unpleasant story, so go ahead and close that story book and began a new one. ~Kamina Fitzgerald