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I like the Present idea - give each student a piece of a whole class problem or story. Could also do a poll using sponges (TeacherTipster idea) and read the bar graph after everyone has taken their seats. APS: 27 Ways to Greet Students...I am always at the door at the beginning of every period. I like these ideas even though hs kids may think its corny!
27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding The following infographic Mia MacMeekin offers up 27 additional ways to check for understanding. Some aren’t necessarily quick–”Test what you learned in a new situation”–but there are a dozen or more other ideas that are worth adding to your teacher toolbox, many of which aren’t content-related, but rather cognitively-related (Locate 3 people who agree with your point of view.)
A wonderful infographic with ways teachers can greet students beyond just the usual "hello." Creative ideas that would work for greeting family members returning home as well!
1/4 of teens own a smartphone. 77% have a ‘cell phone’, more generically speaking 63% of students prefer a blended learning environment, 95% of teens aged 12-17 use the internet regularly, 1:1 device programs are allowing learning at school and at home. Only 23% of internet users and 7% of cell phone users say that they’ve taken part in a video call, chat, or teleconference