Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Recap App-Giving All Students a Voice

One of the most difficult aspects of teaching a class of thirty-six students is finding the time to give every student an opportunity to talk.  I recently came across the Recap App, which allows students to answer teacher-created questions via video.  I recently received my 2016 WIDA ACCESS data.  My district moved to WIDA ACCESS 2.0 this year, which meant that every student had to respond to prompts via a microphone and computer.  The notion of completing this type of task caused some students to experience a higher level of anxiety and I noticed a dip in speaking scores.  Using this app is one way that I can turn this trend around in 2017 as well as give every student a voice.  By the way, this app is currently free.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Week 2016

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!  From books to beer, corporate America thanks you for your dedicated service to our nation's youth.  Here are some lists of freebies: