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Beginning-of-the-year Student Surveys

Last year, I ditched the idea of having students fill out an “about me” notecard with interests and contact information. Instead, I had them fill out a Google Form I made available online via my class website. It worked really well, keeping the information organized and easy to look up. 

I’m going to create my surveys for this year soon and I’m brainstorming new questions to add. I’m thinking of adding a question about cell phones and texting plans so I can think of the feasibility of using a service like Poll Everywhere in my classroom. 

What are your favorite questions to ask in the beginning of the year student surveys?

How my ninth-grade English classes evaluated me this year ⇢

I always appreciate Larry Ferlazzo’s reflections. Here, he shares his student evaluations as well as other resources about having your students evaluate you or evaluating yourself as a teacher. Even if you have already ended this school year, this may give you ideas for next year. I’m always interested in seeing what kinds of questions other teachers ask their students in teacher evaluation surveys.

Creating class e-books ⇢
Using Google Earth in mathematics lessons ⇢
Futureme, Sporcle and Wattpad ⇢

Check out this blog post to see how one teacher used these three sites. My favorite idea is using futureme.org to have students write letters to their future selves.

50 great sites for social studies teachers ⇢
10 fab Flickr groups for teachers ⇢

Especially helpful for math and English teachers! Check it out- you may get an idea for a lesson or two.

world-shaker:


This  site will provide you with links, ideas, tips, and much more for  supporting the use of infographics as an assessment option in the  classroom. The site has three informational pages, linked on the right. 
The first page provides a list of links to support my infographics presentation.
The second page includes a Google Form for you to add your own ideas, practices, or links to information you have found. 
The  third page provides contact information for me, in case you have ideas,  suggestions, criticisms, witticisms, or just want to chat!

Great little gem over here on using Infographics as Assessments.
(via Infographics)

world-shaker:

This site will provide you with links, ideas, tips, and much more for supporting the use of infographics as an assessment option in the classroom. The site has three informational pages, linked on the right.

  • The first page provides a list of links to support my infographics presentation.
  • The second page includes a Google Form for you to add your own ideas, practices, or links to information you have found.
  • The third page provides contact information for me, in case you have ideas, suggestions, criticisms, witticisms, or just want to chat!

Great little gem over here on using Infographics as Assessments.

(via Infographics)

A few posts that may be helpful for elementary teachers

Both of these are from Free Tech for Teachers.

Novice Teacher: Reducing Subbing Stress- BYOS ⇢

novicephoenix:

Have you had this situation as a sub? You’re trying to lead a class but can’t find the worksheet/text/ditto. You want to navigate the class, but it’s difficult, especially when you don’t know where everything is. As a result, you can’t focus on the students. So, why not BYOS?

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Who I am: A fourth year high school history teacher at an urban(ish) high school in New Jersey.

What I blog about: Stuff related to education I like, and stuff I hope can help other teachers out. Technology, deals on supplies, helpful books. My focus lately is on educational technology & related resources. Occasionally, I also post things related to education reform. Because I post articles that I feel will be of interest to teachers with varying views, the political-related posts made here do not necessarily reflect my beliefs or opinions, nor do they reflect the beliefs of my employer.

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