Yesterday we had our first Tech Café for the second semester. I really wanted to take some time to celebrate all of the growth we had first semester so I asked everyone to come with at least one successful lesson/tool they used first semester. At first, a lot of teachers responded by saying, "..but it isn't anything special..." or "..it wasn't very fancy.." Honestly, I was blown away by this reaction from so many teachers because what they were doing WAS awesome! This really made me realize that most teachers are way to hard on themselves. I tried to reassure everyone that if their lesson was good enough for their students, it would be good enough for my students. After a little bit of pushing, everyone started sharing websites, tools, or strategies that they found were successful.
FrontRow is FREE and adaptive!
In addition to adaptive practice, I have the ability of directing a student to one specific learning standard if I want them to practice one specific skill. This is called assigned practice.