Kahoot Classroom Response System

kahootMy pal, Bill Lomax, told me about Kahoot the other day. A no-charge service, Kahoot helps teachers create and play quizzes, discussions or even surveys using any device with a web browser… including a laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, Chromebook, Windows Phone or PC and more.

The URL: http://bit.ly/1h1uG9m


Student Self Review Printables

goalprintablesMy pal, Andrew Lummis, pointed me to a collection of printable goal sheets that parents and teachers can use with students. Easily adapted to your own needs or useful on their own, they help foster discussion in the areas of behaviour, listening, participation, homework and general “How Was Your Day” types of reflection.

The URL: http://bit.ly/1dtuOOi


Iris The Dragon Supports the Green Ribbon Campaign

iris_greenribbonMay 8th, 2014 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and @iristhedragon is providing a host of support materials and activities. Younger students can play an accessible version of “Pin the Ribbon on Iris the Dragon”, complete a crossword and download the campaign poster. Older students can view YouTube videos on Positive Messaging and Mental Health, utilize discussion points in conversation, and explore a range of additional resources.

The URL: http://bit.ly/1qLIvRj


Spritz Reading

spritzIn a well-timed manner, Edmonton Librarian, Ron Ellis, sent me this site not two minutes after I used it in a presentation last week. Spritz is an ingenious app that will be released in stages in about a week that speeds up reading by eliminating the need for the eye to scan text. By focusing on an “optimal recognition point”, readers can cut down on the 80% of the time the eyes spend moving around and increase their reading speed without losing comprehension. Press the “Click to Spritz” button at the top, right of the @SpritzInc page to give it a try.

The URL: http://bit.ly/1i9sU9u