Poll Everywhere: Recording #18 (convert-video-online.com).mp4

 
 
 
Recording #18 (convert-video-online.com).mp4
Students In Action
 
 
Students are helping one another enter their peer reflections at the start of the year. Daniel uses peer driven reflections at the start of the year to build camaraderie and tech savviness.
Students In Action
 
 
Students are helping one another enter their peer reflections at the start of the year. Daniel uses peer driven reflections at the start of the year to build camaraderie and tech savviness.
 
Assessment & Data

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is a reflective tool that we use in my classroom to get insight into each other's thoughts, opinions, and answers. Essentially, students on any technology can open a specific or the permant poll question and respond throughout the day. Sometimes, we even do a wordle reflection to get a "pulse check" of how students feel about the content. The students often use Poll Everywhere during Marzano's practice or Workshop to leave advice or share a success or failure with their students. The thinking here is it is important for students to feel like they have an avenue to reflect, and that what they want to say can be useful for others. It helps us to foster a sense of true collaboration and community. 

Strategy Resources (4)
Students In Action
 
 
In the video, Daniel describes how his students benefit from PollEverywhere, as his students use it to reflect and support each other.
Student Data
 
 
This shows a discussion driven by students who had mastered the skill and were acting as tutors in a Marzano's Practice situation. They collaborated on common errors they saw and projected this advice for students to see as they worked.
Students In Action
 
 
Students are helping one another enter their peer reflections at the start of the year. Daniel uses peer driven reflections at the start of the year to build camaraderie and tech savviness.
Student Data
 
 
In this example, students are reflecting on the process of curating their own playlists. Students use this passive and back channel communication to build community and overcome challenges together.
Students In Action
 
 
In the video, Daniel describes how his students benefit from PollEverywhere, as his students use it to reflect and support each other.
Students In Action
 
 
Students are helping one another enter their peer reflections at the start of the year. Daniel uses peer driven reflections at the start of the year to build camaraderie and tech savviness.
Student Data
 
 
In this example, students are reflecting on the process of curating their own playlists. Students use this passive and back channel communication to build community and overcome challenges together.
Student Data
 
 
This shows a discussion driven by students who had mastered the skill and were acting as tutors in a Marzano's Practice situation. They collaborated on common errors they saw and projected this advice for students to see as they worked.
Reflection Questions
Questions to think about when implementing the strategy
  • How could you modify this strategy to fit your classroom?
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Daniel Utset-Guerrero
Holmes Elementary School
Miami, FL

Poll Everywhere is a reflective tool that we use in my classroom to get insight into each other's thoughts, opinions, and answers. Essentially, students on any technology can open a specific or the permant poll question and respond throughout the day. Sometimes, we even do a wordle reflection to get a "pulse check" of how students feel about the content. The students often use Poll Everywhere during Marzano's practice or Workshop to leave advice or share a success or failure with their students. The thinking here is it is important for students to feel like they have an avenue to reflect, and that what they want to say can be useful for others. It helps us to foster a sense of true collaboration and community. 

 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Moderate
Subject:
Math
Grade:
Fifth grade
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