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Tech Prep for Interviews

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Feirsen and Weitzman (2015) wrote about the top ten interview questions asked by administrators. Several of the questions related to classroom management. To be on top of your game for questions about classroom management, you may want to try out some different technology tools.  Allow us to introduce you to just 5 of the dozens of great tech tools out there.

Technology Tool

Website/Description

Available as an Android App?

Available as an Ios App?

Class Dojo

https://www.classdojo.com/

Allows teachers to keep profiles on each of their students, track specific behaviors, and send notes to the students or their parents to promote positive classroom behavior. This is a great way to see how students are doing as a whole class or individuals. Other features include: groups, attendance, timer, and selecting a random student. This tool recently updated with class story which gives parents access to pictures of their child in class.

Yes

Yes

Brightloop

http://www.brightlooplearning.com/

An excellent way for teachers to track specific behaviors and monitor them over time. Brightloop's website has great suggestions for how teachers of all ages/ grade levels can use Brightloop's resources to meet their specific needs.  Other features include: links to the common core, adding photos, goals for students, notes home, and adding/organizing lesson plans. 

Yes

Yes

Classroom Carrots

http://www.classroomcarrots.com/

A fun and free app that lets teachers give out 'carrot points' for good classroom behavior. Carrot points can redeemed for prizes in the awards shop. This app is definitely a positive way to keep the classroom in control. It is geared towards the younger learners.

No

Yes

Teacher Kit

http://www.teacherkit.net/

This apps allows a teacher to create student profiles, modify and individualize tracked behaviors, and conduct attendance. Additional features are the gradebook and seating chart. This is app is geared towards middle level and upper grades as you can upload pictures of the students into the app.

Yes

Yes

Remind

https://www.remind.com/

A free, safe, and easy way to keep in touch with students and parents. Share out links, reminders, homework help, and information with this tool. This tool is always improving with it's many updates such as translate!

Yes

Yes

 

 

Dr. Samantha Fecich, Assistant Professor & Instructional Technologist

Cassandra Book, Student (Sophomore Secondary English Major)

Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania

 

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