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Integrating technology handout


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Handout from a 2013 Alberta Assessment Consortium presentation.

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Integrating technology handout

  1. 1.     Alberta  Assessment  Consortium  Annual  Conference   Integrating  Technology     for  Assessment  for  Learning   Kurtis  Hewson   Faculty,  University  of  Lethbridge   pg.  3   Presentation  Backchannels   A  backchannel  allows  a  secondary  converstation  to  exist  during  a  lesson,   with  interaction  between  students  and  teacher.     Twitter  hashtag   #aactech     Don’t  have  a  Twitter  account?     Follow  the  conversation  by   going  to   and  enter  the  hashtag  in  the   search  box.     TodaysMeet  Address     Access  the  TodaysMeet  link,  enter  a  username   and  you  can  interact  with  participants  and   presenter  through  the  presentation.    Share,   question  and  comment!     Kurtis   Hewson   Current  faculty  with  the   University  of  Lethbridge,   former  teacher,  vice-­‐ principal  and  principal.   Twitter  -­‐  @hewsonk27   Skype  –  kurtis.hewson   Find  Kurtis  on  Facebook  and   Google  +     Sample  screencast   feedback  clip   Sample  webcast   feedback  clip   …feedback  has  one  of  the  highest  effects  on  student  learning.   Hattie,  2012,  p.  18     It  seems  obvious  that  feedback  to  students  about  their  work  should  help   them  learn,  but  it  turns  out  that  providing  effective  feedback  is  far  more   difficult  than  it  appears.    Much  of  that  feedback  that  students  get  has   little  or  no  effect  on  their  learning,  and  some  kinds  of  feedback  are   actually  counterproductive.   Wiliam,  2011,  p.  107   Visit  Kurtis’  professional  blog  for  a  posting  on  Integrating   Technology  for  Assessment  for  Learning,  with  further   thoughts,  additional  samples  and  links  to  additional  tools   for  providing  and  collecting  feedback  in  your  classroom.   Share  Your   Favourite   Technology  Tools   for  Feedback   A  link  will  be  provided  in  the  session   and  available  in  the  posting  described   above  to  collaborate  on  a  Google   Document,  collecting  technology  tools   for  feedback.     Photo  courtesy  of  
  2. 2.   Technology  Integration  for  Assessment  For  Learning   Kurtis  Hewson  -­‐  University  of  Lethbridge   2     What  is  a  QR  Code?   QR  code  is  short  for  Quick  Response  code.    It  is  a  two  dimensional  code   readable  by  dedicate  QR  barcode  readers  and  camera  phones.     Smartphones  and  tablets  have  a  number  of  free  QR  code  reader  apps   that  can  be  downloaded.    Search  “QR  code  generator”  to  find  free   online  sites  that  create  QR  codes.    They  are  very  easy  to  create  and  use!   Feedback  for  Students     YouTube   Quickly  create  webcasts,  download   videos  or  create  lists  of  favorites  for   private  or  public  use.       Screencast-­‐O-­‐Matic   Create  screencasts  up  to  15  minutes   long  and  publish  in  a  variety  of  ways   (including  YouTube).       QR  Stuff   Create  QR  codes  for  free,  with  numerous   other  options  available.    QR  codes  can   be  downloaded,  copied  or  printed  easily.     Peer  Feedback     Kidblog   Secure  blogging  platform  for  classes,   allowing  teachers  to  approve  all  posts   and  comments.       Edmodo   A  powerful  social  media  platform  that   allows  teachers  to  create  class  spaces   for  discussion,  sharing,  posting  and   many  other  uses.     Feedback  from  Students     Twitterfall   One  of  several  online  tools  to  collect  and   displays  tweets,  filtered  by  keywords,   users  or  hashtags.       Polleverywhere   Ask  a  question  and  participants  respond   with  a  text  message,  Twitter  or  online.     There  are  a  variety  of  question  options   for  teachers,  with  responses  posted.       Padlet   Allows  teachers  to  create  boards  for   students  to  place  digital  “post-­‐it  notes”   without  students  needing  a  username  or   password.       Hattie,  J.  (2012).  Know  they  impact.  Educational  Leadership,  70(1),  18-­‐23.   Wiliam,  D.  (2011).  Embedded  formative  assessment.  Bloomington,  IN:  Solution  Tree  Press.   Photo  courtesy   of