Monday, April 28, 2014

Going Google Volume 2 Issue 15


If you attending the PD in your PJs held on April 25th, one of the app discussed was MoveNote. Would be a great way to assess students as they can record their voices.  Check out more about it here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SAMR Model - Learning with Technology

One key concept to know in Teaching with Technology is the SAMR Model.

Here is a image from from the developer of the Model Dr. Ruben Puentedura

A Quote from

"The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition Model offers a method of seeing how computer technology might impact teaching and learning.  It also shows a progression that adopters of educational technology often follow as they progress through teaching and learning with technology.  
While one might argue over whether an activity can be defined as one level or another, the important concept to grasp here is the level of student engagement. One might well measure progression along these levels by looking at who is asking the important questions.  As one moves along the continuum, computer technology becomes more important in the classroom but at the same time becomes more invisibly woven into the demands of good teaching and learning."

SAMR model developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura

An Example Rubric from

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Flipped Classroom

The flipped classroom can be a powerful teaching tool, if implemented correctly. Here are some great resources to get you started:

1. RRISD ITS Flipped Classroom Webpage:
A short video explaining what a flipped classroom is and some helpful resources.

2. A Fifth Grade Teacher who is implementing a flipped classroom model:!flipped-classroom/cvxa    
He has a nice Parent Letter about the flipped classroom and a webinar about flipped classrooms.

3. Edutopia Article on “Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version”