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Future of Education

By Tara Caravaggio, Marketing Intern at Spiral.ac tara@spiral.ac With more universities using class participation to make up final grades, what tools can be used to help teachers track this? At my university in Canada, class participation makes up 20-30% of students’ course grades. This is intimidating for students who fear public speaking. Spiral transforms intimidating…

What is a Classroom Learning Platform?

What is a Classroom Learning Platform? By Ben Toettcher, Training Director at Spiral.ac ben@spiral.ac | @bentoettcher A classroom learning platform (CLP) is a digital platform that boosts learning in classrooms. They integrate with learning management systems (LMS), and extend digital student response systems (SRS) to cover everyday learning activities. Student responses at heart There’s a…

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…

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…

Spiral Education – Free EdTech for Teachers

Spiral Education - Free EdTech for Teachers from Spiral

Five lessons researchers learned about low-income students’ struggles in higher ed

Read the entire article here: https://twitter.com/chronicle/status/772435298743492608 Here are the 5 key points: 1. The way the federal government measures students’ financial need is misleading. 2. Low-income children are supporting their parents, grandparents, and even siblings, all while being unable to buy their books. 3. A significant fraction of students are going without sufficient food or housing. 4. Working…

How would you categorize these four words? Hint: It’s not as easy as you’d think.

Given these four words: Monkey, Banana, Cow, Grass. How would you categorize them? There may be two main ways to categorize these: 1. By Context: A. Monkey & Banana (Context of monkey eating banana) B. Cow & Grass (Context of cow eating grass) 2. By Category: A. Cow & Monkey (Category of Animals) B. Banana &…

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