Student Lead Classroom App Smash

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I sent a App Smash challenge on my Twitter Feed Earlier today. I used the Apps: Plickers, Chirp and Nearpod. What’s great they they work on any system. Here is how you can use them for a student lead classroom:

Plickers

Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 1.49.43 PMPlickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices. Most teachers use Plickers on their smart phones since smart phones have a better camera than a mobile tablet. While many classrooms enjoy using Plickers as an exit ticket or student assessment. I love using Plickers as an introduction. Let’s say I’m doing a presentation on Fall Events. I have students answer the questions I have created. I then lead a discussion on their favorite Fall Events and enjoyments.

Chirp

Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 1.51.08 PMThey say the Bird is the Word and Chirp.io is now aviable on a mobile device to chrome browser.s an incredible new way to share your stuff — using sound. Chirp sings information from one device to another. Create an open Google Slides for your students and then “chirp” it out to their chromebooks or mobile devices. Students can create one slide each on their favorite events or moments for Fall. Have them do once slide each and put their name in the slide.

Nearpod

Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 1.57.21 PMOnce the Google Slides presentation is complete, download it as a PDF and upload it to Nearpod. From there add in a few interactive slides or movies to the presentation and then give the Presentation Code to students to have a live classroom activity or as homework, it doesn’t matter. Students will see their classmates favorite moments of Fall and then can do some feedback if they enjoy them too, never heard them or would love to learn more on them. Leave the questions open ended so this doesn’t turn into the typical student assessment lesson so it stays Student Lead.

Give it a try today and Fall into Learning.

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