Hello, my name is Jamie, and I’m addicted to Plickers. I can’t help it. They’re so easy to use, and great for a non-BYOD school!
I was first introduced to them in my library classes. We used them for various quick assessments to find what we knew and so forth.
Since then, I’ve introduced them to my students. Many of them like when I pass them out, because they get to “win” when they get an answer right. Even though I never have them assigned to specific students, I tend to watch which numbers I give to certain students to see whether they are struggling to answer or not. We all have those students we know either gets it or doesn’t, and gives us a pulse for the whole class.
I have used them for a variety of general assessments, such as seeing how well my students understand and can conceptualize the Dewey Decimal System, library terms, and now for media literacy. To say I love using them is really an understatement.
So, this week I am teaching my 5th and 6th graders about website validity this week. I am extremely thankful for the resources from http://www.schrockguide.net/ , especially the collection of fake websites. It is really beneficial to not have to reinvent the wheel in a lot of cases. What makes me really happy is that I found the website evaluation tool I made for one of my library classes. I think I did a decent job, if I might say so myself, and really like how it looks overall. I am hoping my students will find it useful as well as they evaluate different sites.
If someone is interested, I would qualify this under the CC BY-ND for creative commons. You can use and share, but please don’t change, and please credit me.
So, I had an assignment to create a newsletter that I would sent out to parents, students, and teachers. It’s fairly simplistic, but I’m definitely happy with it. Enjoy!