I wish I could say that this has come easily. Instead, it has led me to think about how I could "tweak" or change what I already do. Here are some ideas:
- Turn on the video function of your camera on your mobile device. Record your students retelling a story, sharing, or explaining their thinking to a math problem. (Don't forget to share the content with your class.)
- Let your students use the camera to take a picture and write about it.
- Use the Notes app on your mobile device to document student learning. Simply print afterwards.
- Use Voice Memos; located under Utilities, on your mobile device to record your students reading.
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Here is a sample of what I have done. Each week, my students read to me a decodable passage which they have practiced for homework. Using the app, SuperNote, I recorded them and took notes about the reading. Afterwards, the child heard themselves read. As we listened, we had a mini-conference about the reading.
Over time, I will have many samples of reading growth to share with families as well as my colleagues about how my students read. I can use this data for report cards and progress monitoring. Best of all, it did not take much more time than it usually does to hear them read to me.
The options are limitless. It does require some thinking our your part. But, it is possible to add technology into our day. What have you done to incorporate technology into your teaching?
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