Plickers is fun.

Here’s a nifty new trick: Plickers.

Lakes CTE Department Chair Neil Lesinski learned about this techy, easy-to-use assessment tool / discussion starter while attending a leadership class at Harvard University over spring break. He demonstrated how it works to the Lakes BLT shortly after his return, and my response was, “Woah.”

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Communicating Student Learning Through Infographics

Guest post by Antioch Literacy Specialist Mary Stoeger

carbon footprintAs educators, we are always searching for new ways our students can demonstrate their learning to us authentically. Infographics blend visual literacy and written content that students can personalize, and they allow teachers to easily differentiate student learning on a grand scale regardless of the course being taught. In order to create an infographic, students must know what information they want to display. Because students are relying more heavily on visuals than words, they must think about organization so the information they display is communicated dynamically.

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