On Tuesday of last week several teachers from grades K-8 met together to create semester tests in the areas of reading and writing. Prior to the work time, two of our Central Office administrators shared some guidelines on best practices to use when thinking about test question creation. One of the suggestions that was made was for teachers to begin asking higher level thinking questions during daily instructional time. One IPad/iPod/IPhone application that will help with this is
Another suggestion that came from this meeting was to write out questions on index cards or keep them on a note pad for each unit. The idea was to have the questions you wanted the students to think about planned before your unit. In thinking about this, I realized you could again use your IPhone/IPad/IPod to help you. There is a free app called Flashcards Deluxe. You could program your cards with your questions and then flip through them on your cell phone or tablet during discussions of the content area. You can enter your flashcards with the questions right on the device or upload them though the developer's website. Keep each unit's questions right at your fingertips!
By the way, both of these apps are totally free and are available for both Apple IPhones and Android devices.
Hi, my name is Melanie Lewis. I am an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Amherst County Public Schools, located in the beautiful state of Virginia. I LOVE my job! I get to work on my hobby, anything that has to do with computers. I get to work with teachers and students, and I am definitely a people person. Plus, I DO NOT have to give grades. Wonderful, huh? Let me know how I can help you better integrate technology into your classroom.
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