Audio Tools for students and the classroom:
Podomatic- Best free podcasts
Soundation- Make music online
Royalty Free Music- Free stock music for educational use
Creativecommonmusic- Many different types of music for education already with permission
Yodio- Add voice to photos
Incredibox - Express your musicality
Chrome Music Lab- Create Music
Assessment and Review/Test Skills
Socrative- Student Response System
FlipQuiz- Game show style quiz boards
Quizbean- Quickly assess students with this quiz creator
Gradecam- using document camera to grade and assess students
eQuizshow- easiest way to make a jeopardy review game
Flubaroo- grading tool for any online quiz
Testmoz- test generator- automatically graded online test
Formative- track growth with student responses
Mentimeter- Class polling system
Quizlet Live- Fun/interactive group formative assessment game
Quizizz- Assessment Tool
EdPuzzle- Interactive Worksheet
Plickers- Assessment Tool
Cell phone tools/ resources
Remind- Excellent communication tool for classrooms with parents
Classpager- student engagement tools with cell phones
Polleverywhere- take a poll at anytime to check student engagement
Team Shake - Grouping Tool
Today'sMeet-online communication tool to use for instant feedback
Marzano Learning Model
BOOKS BY MARZANO**Teacher evaluation model takes the focus from compliance to long-term improvement**
The future of teacher evaluation lies in more than collecting static pictures of how well teachers perform in any given moment. A robust teacher evaluation model helps teachers improve their instruction over time, leading students to ever-higher achievement.
The Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model fulfills that mission: providing clear strategies and measurable goals to help teachers, year by year, grow into the best educators they are capable of being. The model incorporates research-based strategies that create causal links to raising student achievement when teachers use the strategies with fidelity.
Developed over five decades of research, the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model allows districts or individual schools to select two or three strategies to focus on each year. Professional development is aligned to support teachers as they learn to use the strategies. With iObservation, the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model offers school administrators clear, easy-to-use scoring rubrics to provide immediate, paperless, targeted feedback on teachers' use of classroom strategies.
Benefits of Marzano Evaluation System
*Accurate and reliable. Offers high levels of inter-rater reliability, ensuring fairness and accuracy in teacher evaluation. Tested in hundreds of classrooms and adopted as the statewide framework in Florida.
*Results-oriented. Provides specific, focused feedback and a library of resources to show teachers how to improve over time in a wide array of instructional practices. Originally developed as a teacher growth framework, the model is both summative and formative. Data collection and observation feedback with the iObservation platform is instant.
*Focused on student progress. Is validated by decades of data analysis and on-site experimental/control studies in real classrooms correlating strategies to increased student achievement.
*Supportive. Consultants provide ongoing, in-depth training and scalable programs rooted in research to transform theory into practice. Professional improvement, self-assessment, and peer collaboration are built into the model and into the iObservation platform.
Danielson Learning Model
BOOKS BY DANIELSON
The Framework for Teaching is a research-based set of components of instruction, aligned to the INTASC standards, and grounded in a constructivist view of learning and teaching. The complex activity of teaching is divided into 22 components (and 76 smaller elements) clustered into four domains of teaching responsibility.
Each component defines a distinct aspect of a domain; two to five elements describe a specific feature of a component. Levels of teaching performance (rubrics) describe each component and provide a roadmap for improvement of teaching.
The Framework may be used for many purposes, but its full value is realized as the foundation for professional conversations among practitioners as they seek to enhance their skill in the complex task of teaching. The Framework may be used as the foundation of a school or district’s mentoring, coaching, professional development, and teacher evaluation processes, thus linking all those activities together and helping teachers become more thoughtful practitioners.
Anita Archer Resources
EXPLICIT TEACHING BOOKS"Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented—and has been shown to promote achievement for all students. This highly practical and accessible resource gives special and general education teachers the tools to implement explicit instruction in any grade level or content area. The authors are leading experts who provide clear guidelines for identifying key concepts, strategies, skills, and routines to teach; designing and delivering effective lessons; and giving students opportunities to practice and master new material. Sample lesson plans, lively examples, and reproducible checklists and teacher worksheets enhance the utility of the volume."
- Anita Archer
Anita Archer Resources:
* Getting Them All Engaged- Active Participation Powerpoint
* Reading Comprehension Strategies Powerpoint
* Reading Comprehension Strategies for Students and Teachers
* Best Practice Video Library- Anita Archer
* Explicit Instruction- Anita Archer Website
* Anita Archer Handouts