“The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” By Elbert Hubbard
Computer based (online) testing is coming no matter if we agree with it or not; it is inevitable. The best way to prepare our students is to be integrating technology into all subjects, daily and in a variety of ways. Here are some tips below of things you can start doing in your classroom this week to help your students.
Model and teach….
- … how to use a toolbar.
- … students to use a calculator that is online (not just the ones you have in your classroom).
- … students to read online text; including how to use strategies such as using an online highlighter and notes.
This past week I modeled how to do a stop and jot (annotate) using an online text from Tweentribune and Bounce. Here are some other web-tools and sites you can use in the classroom to help prepare your students:
- Compass Learning
- Khan Academy
- Illustrative Mathematics
- Schoolnet or Mastery Connect
- Discovery Education Techbook
- Chrome Extension:
If you have another way to help your students prepare for online/computer based testing please share in the comments.