KidBlog.org and Go Animate
Kid Blog is a teacher controlled blog site students can use to communicate their understanding of a topic. Go Animate allow student to create animated videos to share their understanding. What great fun digital learning tool to assess students.
Today's Meet is a micro-blogging site that allow students 140 characters to show their understanding of a topic, give meaning of word, or respond to question. No registration is required. I like the opportunity to print the transcript.
For complete steps, ideas, and tips vist the How It Works page.
Another FAS (Fun Assessment Strategy) for you to use to assess students understanding of vocabulary and concepts is using Fotobabble! Students can find an image of a vocabulary word and record the meaning. Their product can be shared with a link or embedded code.
BrainPOP and Active Expressions!
BrainPOP and ActivExpressions was a success! Students were engaged and interactive in their quiz. The success of other students was motivation and inspiration to other students to be more successful. I was excited. As a passionate teacher who prides herself on creating the most engaging and interactive classroom environment, BrainPOP and ActivExpressions provided me with both. Students were motivated and inspired to learn and be successful! Learning should not be restricted to just paper and pencil, but redefined to engage students through tools that motivates and inspires them to learn.