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Watch CTS Jeopardy LIVE

Watch this replay of our CTS Jeopardy Live Twitter Game Show.  The purpose of this show was to help educate students on the use and care of their chromebooks. We are working on the restricted mode issue so for now students might have to watch from home or another account.

Congrats to Parker on winning our first CTS Jeopardy Game.

Make sure you follow us on Twitter @CaneTechSquad to join us LIVE next time.

Teachers – Would you like CTS members to host a Live Jeopardy event with your class?  Maybe you can challenge another class in your content area?  Let us know!

Quiz feature in Google Forms

Mr. Wallingford turned me on to the Quiz feature in Google Forms.  If you are looking for a way to give quick feedback to students give this a try as an alternative to Flubaroo.

Getting started with Quizzes in Google Forms is simple.  Open a new form from Google Drive and click on settings.

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Choose the Quizzes tab and follow the prompts.

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It appears that while Flubaroo might be a bit more powerful, Google Forms is simpler.  Mr. Wallingford also told me that he found it was more accurate in grading student responses.

Give it a try and send feedback.

Newsela

Newsela (www.newsela.com) is a great free resource for articles and text sets written for classroom use.  You can change the article’s reading level with a click.  There is a writing prompt and quiz to go with each article again customized to the selected level.
You can also create a class and assign texts and reading to your class or individual students.  This would blend well with Google Classroom.
There is a paid version that gives you reports on student progress and such but for the most part it is free.