Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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How Students Learn

The Tech B.F.F.’s at Naiku sent this great, free resource which I am sharing with you:

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In How Students Learn, Dr. Adisack Nhouyvanisvong presents a key component central to learning gathered from research – the delivery of specific, timely, and focused feedback.  Dr. Nhouyvanisvong summarizes the research illustrating the effectiveness of feedback, outlines four different types of feedback and their reltionship to phases of learning and states why feedback works and what types of feedback don’t work.  Lastly, Dr. Nhouyvanisvong presents educational tools to support the delivery of specific, timely, and focused feedback.
Download: How Students Learn (415k .PDF file)

 

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Tech BFFs: Naiku

techbff_thumbnail  BFF is an acronym for “Best Friend Forever.” These websites and tips are so good that they will become
your technology 
BFFs!

How do you know if your students, your audience,  (your family) is “getting it”?

How do you check for understanding quickly, efficiently, and without spending more effort checking than your learning
group has spent learning?

Use Quick Question from Naiku.

Naiku (referring to the Lao word for teacher)  is a utility web program available online for eLearning or MLearning.  Teachers and older students can create assessment tests and quick questions which can be answered using mobile devices in the classroom or from home.

Now that school is “in session” this is the perfect time to beta test Naiku.
Using Naiku’s Quick Question is easy. Simply go to www.naiku.net, and sign-up for a free account. When you are read, click on Login at the top of the page, and enter your username and password to start a session. Press one of the question types to ask your students a question. That’s it.

Quick Question Tips:
1. Remind your students to go to q.naiku.net and enter your Quick Question session number (as shown in the middle of your teacher account window)
2. Click on Show Results to display the results on your screen and send to the student devices
3. Click on one of the bars in the chart if you wish to designate that as the correct answer
4. Click on a question type any time you wish to start a new question

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If your students are not connected in a 1:1 ratio, you can employ Naiku in a learning center, a webpage as a follow-up, and/or project to the whole class to answer with pencil and paper as an exit ticket or close activity.
More tips and help are available at www.naiku.net/quickquestion. We love to hear from you. Comments welcome. Email us at support@naiku.net .

For additional ideas see this post.

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