Monthly Archives: November 2013

Friday Bulletin Board

Abbreviated version because I have a food hangover. Move over Oregon Trail. Sim City is the new multi-dimmensional learning tool For the past couple weeks, SimCity’s publishers have been encouraging educators to use SimCityEDU, the educational version of the wildly popular urban planning simulation game. The article goes into the benefits of having students build…

EdVestors Education Headliners Breakfast

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/63938391] Last Tuesday, Kattie went to an Education Headliners Breakfast hosted by EdVestors, a philanthropic organization which identifies important practices and brands themselves as a catalyst for change. The Edvestors tagline is “Driving Change in Urban schools” and the breakfast they hosted was to discuss the landscape of edtech challenges of true edtech success…

Friday Bulletin Board

  Report sheds light on who teaches with technology The pew research center conducted a survey asking middle and secondary school teachers how they use technology. As no surprise, technology has become a central part of their every day lives. Technology is central in most of our lives these days whether we’d like to admit…

Friday Bulletin Board: The Exit Ticket Edition

This week’s bulletin board is brought to you by exit ticket enthusiasm. I’ve scoured the web for the best posts on our favorite formative assessments. Most of these take you through the what, why, how, and when of exit tickets so I’ve highlighted the best parts of them. Start with the exit ticket Teach What’s…

Gradeable at Innovate NYC, Part 2

Over the weekend, Mikaila revisited our team of Gradeable GapApp teachers in the New York school system for the Innovate NYC Schools initiative. Gradeable was selected as one of the ed tech startups to participate in the first ever #GapApp challenge. The contest proposed by the New York City department of education, challenging software developers…

Exit Tickets: What They Are and Why You Should Use Them

One of the biggest issues teachers have is understanding if their student’s get it or not. And one of the best ways to assess this is with a simple quiz, or exit tickets, at the end of each class. Before the bell rings at the end of class, students answer a prompt that can range from…