“Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.” Unknown

Digitizing Assessment

You can gather a lot of insight by talking to a child at length, but that is often not practical in the classroom. Given the constraints of the classroom, technology provides another way to assess what children are understanding and learning. Digital tools can support and enhance practice that aligns with assessment and reporting principles and requirements

These are just a few of the ways that I will use technology to help me measure student growth:

  • Creating digital portfolios online. I like these because in essence, this is a blog/webpage that showcases student work from the whole year. It’s easy to update and easy to access.
  • Kahoot: I see myself using Kahoot as an interactive assessment tool. It is a web based tool that is easy to use. It is quick and easy to create and store data. I will use to introduce new topic. To activate prior knowledge, create few question and discuss. It will help to reinforce knowledge that they have learned. Discussing incorrect answer helps to clear any misconception.
  • Socrative: another tool that I would like to keep in my digital tool box

21st Century Learner

As 21st century learner (educator), I have a large box of digital tools and every day I am introduced to a new one .These tools are at our disposal to create, participate and convey knowledge.  A passive learner is a thing of the past, a 21st century learner is engaged in their learning. Exploring smart board was fun. I had an opportunity to explore some features that I thought never existed.

Another tool or an application that I explored was Geo-Sketchpad. It gave me an insight on what kind of issues my students can run into. I am to try this app with my grade 3…while teaching them about measurement.

Photo by Darling Librarian


Hello World!

I have been procrastinating. I honestly don’t know if it is because I’m afraid of blogging or because I don’t know what to write…

If I had to describe myself using one word, I’d say: “I’m a learner”… I’ve always loved learning and discovering new things.

ICT Journey Thus Far

The society in which we live requires more flexible ways of learning. Formal, informal and distance learning are living today in a virtual space through the network. The ICT are important part of our education system. At Primary and Secondary Education, students start to use them in class, but the reality is that nowadays almost every student goes to school with a wide range of technological skills. Schooling and teaching is changing with this new context. It is very important to know that ICT are not only about computers and the internet, but also about different tools and applications such as IPad, tablets, cameras, smart-boards(interactive boards)etc.

These tools make our life easier and are very helpful in organizing the big amount of information that we receive each day. We know that we do not use all of them every day but we also know that our students are in continuous contact with technology and we cannot ignore it. For this reason, the changing role of teachers is an essential issue. There is a need to move from a “push educator” to a “pull educator”. The first one fills the heads of their students with content without causing any activity or desire in them in order to deepen the knowledge and the potential of the resources around them. The second one awakes in students the motivation to learn and will help them in the sought of meaningful information that generates knowledge.

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