It’s that time of year, folks. Testing season is upon us.
This means the school year is drawing to a close, and summer is in the not-so-distant future!
Keep thinking happy thoughts!
Standardized testing, and the review that accompanies it, is my least favorite time of the year. I’m sure I’m not alone in this feeling.
However, since I began employing the flipped classroom strategy this year, my students have access to the entire course lecture via YouTube. Hopefully, this wealth of information serves as a great resource for my students…I emphasize HOPEFULLY because I am HOPEFUL that my students actually watch the videos 🙂
I mean, come on, it’s that time of year when even juniors come down with a nasty case of senioritis.
To encourage my students to watch and interact with the instructional videos of days gone by, I’m using a tool that has become a trusty favorite in my journey as a 1:1 teacher.
As my students view instructional videos beginning waaay back in September, I’m encouraging them to record questions about the content, concepts they have no memory of discussing, and topics on which they may want more information on a course Padlet wall. With this information, I have a better idea of exactly what need to be reviewed, as opposed to discussing concepts that I want to review.
During review sessions, I can simply display the Padlet wall on my whiteboard, and discuss those concepts with students. Padlet is such a wonderful tool!