I'm bummed that I am not at CUE in person but very grateful for Twitter. I know a lot of people will share their learning by sending out Tweets. I look forward to reading blog posts and tweets from my MBUSD friends and Twitter friends. Follow #CUE14 if you want to experience CUE virtually. I am sure it will be epic this year with the cast of participants and presenters they have lined up.
All things considered, the practice for the practice test is moving along and it's smooth sailing for the Smarter Balanced testing using the iPads and computers.
We had some thrilling times recently using the iPad app for screencasting called Educreations. The updates in the latest version answer questions that came up over a year ago during a demo with staff. It's a wonderful app that just keeps getting better. One of the best features we enjoyed was the classroom teacher can see his student's amazing videos as soon as the student publishes it. Awesomesauce!
Here are some images and one video, "Settling New England," here, a student created during the lesson. Everyone did an exceptional job and had a blast.
Author: Jeanne Reed
Engineer turned educator, now educational technologist - sharing my passion and perspective on technology in education to improve student learning. Hope you enjoy!
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