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How Quickfire handles multiple choice questions.

Hi All, I know a lot of you have been asking how to do multiple choice questions. Although Spiral is mostly designed for a quick formative assessment around free text inputs, we've made a video that shows how Quickfire can be used for multiple choice questions too.

NEW Feature – Quickfire Steps (Available to Spiral ‘Beta’ Testers Only)

Uplevel Student's Answers with Quickfire Step from Spiral If you're interested to become a Spiral beta tester and get access to all 'Spiral Labs' developments, please tweet us at http://twitter.com/spiraleducation

The fastest way to do your first formative assessment with Quickfire

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Using Team Up for “Quick Networks” Brainstorming

"Quick Networks" is another way to engage and energize during your learners during instructional time. "Quick Networks" is an instructional strategy that is great for collaborative brainstorming. The Team Up feature on Spiral is a great tool to use to facilitate group work. There is no need for paper and pencils because Team Up has…

SymbalooEDU & Spiral – A perfect EdTech combo

Symbaloo (http://www.symbaloo.com) is loved by educators everywhere; and we’re excited to announce Spiral’s new friendship with Symbaloo! As well as Symbaloo Lesson Plans we think that their webmix tool is a fantastic resource for use in any tech enabled classroom. (Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a free gift from SymbalooEDU, exclusively for…

Spiral Tip! How to test an EdTech app before you unleash it in class

Sometimes, checking out an EdTech app in a live environment is not an option. Especially when you've got a room full of students to manage and need to focus as many precious minutes as you can on teaching your lesson. If you're thinking about using Spiral and have been worried about losing lesson time or…

RSS K12! A List of RSS Feeds for K12 Educators

RSS K12! As a I often get asked how I manage to stay on top of the latest trends in teaching and am able to keep in contact with so many thought leaders in education. My secret: subscribe to as many teacher blogs as possible. I call this list my "RSS K12!" Instead of checking…

Exit Ticket – The easy, low-stakes formative assessment method

Ever teach a lesson and think students understood the learning objectives only to find when they hand in the work that they didn’t quite get it? If you said yes, then you should give an exit ticket a try as an easy and low-stakes formative assessment method.   For those unfamiliar with the term, an…

Spiral’s New Chrome Extension Creates Video Lessons in Seconds

Thank you so much for being a part of our mission to become the best free formative assessment tool! We made a Chrome Extension that makes it even easier to start teaching with Clip. This means you can now create lessons straight from any educational video on YouTube. How it works: Install our plugin, then…

24 ‘Must-Teach’ Poems

We recently discovered an article by WeAreTeachers that listed out 24 must-teach poems for Middle School and High School. So I thought I'd take it one step further by turning these poems into Spiral Discuss activities and making a convenient Symbaloo WebMix for them. You can click on the image, or link, below to check…

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