Eighth grade teacher Erin Mullen recently capitalized on Nearpod's interactive features to engage her math class as they explored linear inequalities. She utilized the platform's "quiz" feature to run a Do Now to assess her students. Students grappled with the problems being "pushed" to the their laptops and worked at their own pace through the prompts. When needed, students used paper and pencil to "work out" the problems before choosing a response.
All students were equally engaged during this activity. Furthermore, they all had a "voice" while participating in the Nearpod submissions. Great job, Mrs. Mullen!
In Kevin Wilson's freshman biology class, students, seen here, are taking place in a virtual lab "gizmo" through explorelearning.com. This, a form of blended learning, involved so many great learning components. All at once, students were participating in:
The students worked in pairs and helped one another complete the activity as Mr. Wilson moved throughout the room asking follow-up questions and guiding student discussions. The virtual lab involved testing various mystery food samples for their nutrient contents based on chemical solution tests. While a "hands-on" lab was also possible for this, Mr. Wilson's use of a virtual lab came in handy on this short school week, and helped his students enhance their technology skills and increase digital assessment comfort levels.
Tina Bacolas, Supervisor of Instructional Technology