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Kahoot!

Kahoot! is my new favorite tech tool. It is a free online question response system that allows you to create game based reviews or polls. It works with any 1:1 or web based BYOD device. 
What I like is that I don't have to make any questions if I don't want to. There are literally thousands of Kahoots you can search in their data base, from science to ELA. 
The kids LOVE playing it. Teachers would register at getkahoot.com but students would go to kahoot.it to play. You the teacher would push out the kahoot you want students to play and they would register with the provided pin. They would then register their name and the game would begin. FYI - You can also have a large number of players so if you needed to combine classes or wanted to do a faculty wide kahoot you could.

DRAWBACKS
1. The questions and answers DO NOT show up on the students device (only the four color answer grid - see first picture above). This makes it hard for children in the back of the room to see the an…

Persuasive Writing Video

I have to teach a  model class in an ELA classroom tomorrow using ClassFlow and Kahoot. I thought I would focus on writing a persuasive/argument paper since that grade level (5th) has that type of writing for their end of year state exam.

I was trying to find a good YouTube video to include in my ClassFlow lesson. I wanted showcase that students can watch videos you push out to their devices through ClassFlow. As I was looking I came across this super cute video.

The video doesn't really meet my needs (it is for lower grade levels) but I thought it was too good not to share.