Friday, October 14, 2011

October 11 - October 14

Among many other things this week, we spent time reviewing for the vocabulary quiz.  This involved a more traditional worksheet as well as a number of interactive formats.  On Tuesday, we played charades and on Wednesday, we used an SMS voting site called Poll Everywhere.  When the site was working properly (yes, there were a few glitches), students were able to respond to questions on the SmartBoard using their cellphones, iPods, iPads, laptops or other Wi-Fi enabled devices.  Poll Everywhere displays live results, so students were able to watch as their responses tabulated on the screen.  It was amazing!  Here are two examples of the polls we used to review.  Feel free to try them out.

Create your own sms poll at Poll Everywhere

Additionally, students performed their response poems with their partners this week.  It was a great opportunity to practice public speaking as well as being a respectful audience member.

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