Our purpose was to distill Marzano’s nine essential instructional strategies, infuse them with free apps and technological tools, and then deploy them newly-refashioned into existing lessons. Educators were asked to explore possibilities for integrating research-based practices with technology innovation in our active learning session.
It’s not about the technology, it’s about the instruction.
Tools we showcased
- Lino: sticky note service that can be used to post memos, to-do lists, ideas and photos anywhere on an online web canvas.
- Symphonical: app consisting of digital sticky notes on a virtual wall.
- Nearpod: an all-in-one solution for the use of mobile devices in education, to create interactive multimedia presentations to engage the audience.
- ThingLink: makes your images interactive.
- Tackk: makes publishing content on the web as easy as writing an email.
- Socrative: a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises.
- InfuseLearning: provides a simple, powerful platform to streamline learning. Engage every student, on any device.
- GoSoapBox: a web-based clicker tool used by educators around the world to keep students engaged and gain real-time insight into student comprehension.
- Dipity: create an interactive, visually engaging timeline in minutes, using dynamic visualization tools to display photos, videos, news and blogs in chronological order.
- Google Maps: rather than just looking up maps, students create them to facilitate a collaborative writing process.