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Join us tomorrow for another amazing #formativechat (4:30PM PST / 6:30PM CST/ 7:30 PM EST)! Me and @rdene915 would love to hear your thoughts on breaking tradition and finding better alternatives to traditional tests!

Once again, if you can’t attend the live event, we’ll be posting some of the questions in the community so you can respond later!

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Today, @mgarcia , @brent.hall & I are starting a reading group about student badging! If you haven’t heard of student badging before, this will be a great opportunity to learn about the value that it can bring to your classroom (helping students understand learning units, tracking progress, recognizing achievement…). And if you have experience with badging, participating in our reading group will be a great way to gain new ideas and resources.

The way it’ll work is over the next three weeks, we’ll post topics in the #specialized-application category, sharing articles/resources and inviting you to respond to included follow-up questions!

The first topic is now up! Click here to join us in exploring the reasons behind student badging, the process, and examples!

The second topic is now up! Click here to join us in talking about the role that can badges play in motivating students and how to make the most of them!

The third and final topic is up :slight_smile: Click here to explore resources for setting up your own badging system and making it efficient! Feel free to share your thoughts too!

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#formativechat returns tomorrow (4:30PM PST / 6:30PM CST / 7:30PM EST)! This time we are talking about creating awesome learning environments for students and would love to hear your ideas!

If you can’t make it to the live event, we’ll post questions throughout the week in the #specialized-application category, so you can respond there!

Update: Here’s some highlights from the chat!

Q1: Besides modeling :slightly_smiling_face: How can we teach students to ask great questions? How does this support a great learning environment?

Q2: How can you ensure that the criteria for success in your classroom is balanced for students and transparent to them?

Q3: What learning habits do you want your students to attain? How can you help your students attain them?

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This week, @Danielle_Moore @d.vendramin @jwyckoff & @kbaker are leading a special Iron Chef Slow Chat in the #specialized-application category of our Community Center! They’ll each be revealing a special ingredient (another educational app/website), sharing a recipe (how they envision using it with Formative), and inviting you to share your own ideas as well!

Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to learn new ways to appsmash and collaborate with other great educators! “Allez cuisine!”

@jwyckoff shares how he uses Microsoft Sway for a tasty formative!

@d.vendramin reveals how he uses Mentimeter and Wakelet for great Formative grub!

@Danielle_Moore shares how she uses Edpuzzle, Youtube, and Flipgrid for a gourmet Formative meal!

@kbaker serves up an exquisite Formative dish using Actively Learn!

Bon appetit :plate_with_cutlery: :ok_hand:

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Hey @informed_members @Certified_Educators ! We hope you can join us tomorrow for #formativechat (4:30PM PST / 6:30PM CST / 7:30PM EST)! Steve Wick is guest hosting and we are going to be talking about the ISTE standards, building great lessons, and giving students greater ownership of learning! Check it out:

If you are unfamiliar with the ISTE standards, we encourage you to check them out using the links below. They are great for setting goals for yourself as a teacher and for your students too!

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This week, Formative Certified Educators @chase.kirkpatrick and @pflynn are going to be hosting a slow chat about flipped learning and would love to hear your thoughts! This will be a great opportunity for educators of all flipped experience levels so make sure to stay tuned to #specialized-application as they pose questions each day for you to engage in!

A new question is posted each day! Jump to one below:

  1. Why would you want to flip your classroom? What advantages are there?

  2. What does flipped learning look like in your classroom?

  3. What learning platforms do you use to flip you classroom?

  4. When flipping…how do you teach/reinforce students to work at their own pace and take accountability for their learning?

  5. How do you gauge the mastering of content being learned in your flipped classes?

  6. In a flipped classroom…how do you adjust to the pace of the learner, when they aren’t successful in meeting mastery expectations?

  7. How does “Flipping” make you reflect on your practices or rethink how you reach your students?

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Happy Sunday everyone! We’ve got a great #formativechat coming up tomorrow at 4:30PM PST/ 6:30PM CST / 7:30PM EST! We are going to be talking about how to use formative assessment to nurture learners. We hope you can make it!

And as always, we’ll be posting the questions in #specialized-application (later in the week) so you can slow chat there too!

Hey everyone!

This week, @tricia.mintner @freymuge & @Dawn_Frier1 are hosting a slow chat about student-centered learning! It’s a gigantic topic that we’ve started explored in our community in the past and our hosts have put together a great line-up of questions to help everyone explore it further! Each day, they’ll be posting a new question in the #specialized-application category and would love to hear your thoughts! Here’s to a great chat :raised_hands:

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Q1 is now up! What is student-centered instruction to you? How do you define it? What does it look like in the classroom?

Q2 is up! What are the benefits of a student-centered approach to working with today’s students?

Q3 is up! What is one thing you will instill in your classes or work to further student-centered learning?

Q4 is up! What challenges do you see in assessment with student centered learning and how do you overcome those challenges?

Q5 is up! How do you introduce Student Centered Learning to students?

Q6! How do you allow for student choice/input while keeping within your school’s curricula requirements?

Q7! How do you provide a more student-centered environment when your curriculum is ‘locked’?

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We hope you can join us tomorrow for another exciting #formativechat! at 4:30PM PST / 6:30PM CST / 7:30PM EST! This time we are talking about letting students take the wheel with formative assessment and we’d love to hear your thoughts!

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We know that school is starting up for many of us so we have a very timely #formativechat coming up!

Join us on Monday (4:30PM PST / 6:30PM CST / 7:30PM EST) as Maureen Hayes leads our discussion about getting to know students at the beginning of the school year and pulling together different insights (ex: past performance, interests, current skill levels…) to start to effectively differentiate learning.

Hope to see you there!

The live chat is over…but our slow chat has just begun! Click on the questions below to share your responses!

Q1: How do you get to know your students during the first few weeks of school?

Q2: What kinds of insights do you pull together to begin informing your instruction and differentiating learning?

Q3: For students who’ve grown to believe that assessment is mainly a form of judgment…how can we help them see that it can be for their learning? What are the benefits of students internalizing this from the beginning of the year?

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Hey @new_members @informed_members @Certified_Educators !

On Monday, we are going to have another awesome #formativechat focused on gearing up for the beginning of the year! This time, the focus is bit different! We’ll be ringing in the new school year and inviting everyone to share innovative ideas for making it the best one YET! Matthew Larson is guest hosting!

If you can’t make it to the live event, make sure to check back here! We’ll be sharing links to topics in our community where you can slow chat about the questions!

Q1: If you were not limited by budget or resources…how would you celebrate your Back to School Night?

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We hope you can join us later today as @Melissa_Asztalos hosts our weekly #formativechat (4:30PM PST /7:30PM EST! Melissa is a growth mindset guru and an awesome member of our community!

If you can’t make it to the live event, make sure to check back here! As always, we’ll be sharing links to topics in our community where you can slow chat about the questions!

Q1 is up in our community! In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work…How can you setup your classroom to encourage mistakes and risk-taking to help develop growth mindset in students?

Q2 is now up! In order for student growth to occur, students need to have purposeful goals to work towards…How can you incorporate goal-setting as part of your normal classroom routine? How can you ensure that students create goals that are meaningful to them?

Q3 is up! Feedback is needed by students in order to learn from mistakes and missteps as they work towards their goals… How can you give students feedback that supports student growth? How can you make sure that it’s timely and actionable?

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Hey @new_members @informed_members @Certified_Educators ! Edumatch founder, Sarah Thomas is going to be hosting #formativechat on Monday at 4:30PM PST / 7:30PM EST! She’s going to be leading a discussion about goal setting for the new school and we’d love to hear what your goals are!

If you can’t make it to the live event, check back here! We’ll be sharing links to topics in our community where you can slow chat about the questions!

Q1! What is one of your major goals for this upcoming school year, either inside or outside of work?

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Happy Labor Day Formative Community :raised_hands:

This week, Formative Certified Educators @fichtlis @d.vendramin and @Megan_Miller will be hosting a slow chat about using Formative this school year! Starting tomorrow, they’ll be posting questions in the #specialized-application category and inviting you all to share your Formative tips, ideas, and experiences! This will be a great learning experience for Formative users of all experience levels so we hope you can join us and invite your colleagues to check it out too!

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Q1 via @fichtlis! What models or ways of learning will you pull in and adapt using Formative this school year?

Q2 via @fichtlis! When developing Formatives, what are your end goals for your learners?

Q3 via @d.vendramin! How could you use Formative to build relationships with your students?

Q4 via @d.vendramin! How could you use a Formative to provide students a variety of ways to show understanding?

Q5 via @Megan_Miller! How do you convince other educators that Formative is a great tool for them to use in their classrooms?

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Hey @new_members @informed_members @Certified_Educators ! We hope you all are having a great start to the week. If you have time later today, we invite you to join our #formativechat on Twitter at 4:30PM PST / 7:30PM EST! Kristi Daws is guest hosting and we’d love to hear how you are amplifying student voice within the learning process! If you’ve never joined us before, here’s how you can participate!

We’ll post the questions in the #specialized-application category throughout the week so if you are unable to join us live, you can engage later!

Q1 is now up in the community! How can you employ student voice to help students learn key vocabulary?

Q2 is now up! How can we honor student voice in test preparation(review)?

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Hey everyone :grinning: :raised_hands:

On Monday, we are going to be kicking off another week-long slow chat about using Formative in the classroom this school year. Formative Certified Educators @albertbryant ,@chase.kirkpatrick & @jdunn will be hosting and have put together some great questions for Formative users of all experience levels! They’ll be posting one question each day of the week in the #specialized-application category! We hope you can join us to share your implementation ideas, tips, and tricks!

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Q1 via @albertbryant! What are some best practices that you have for using Formative to start your school year off right?

Q2 via @albertbryant! How do you use Formative to assess student levels before content is taught?

Q3 via @albertbryant! How do you set up students in Formative? What methods do you use to make sure all students are in the correct class and what are your experiences with signup?

Q4 via @jdunn! How do you use Formative to inform your teaching of concepts (e.g. based on student responses to a formative - how do you change your teaching?)

Q5 via @chase.kirkpatrick What features of formative do you teach students to use first?

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Happy Friday everyone! I just wanted to give you a heads up that on Monday, Amy Storer will be hosting our weekly #formativechat at 4:30 PM PST / 6:30PM CST / 7:30PM EST. This time, we’ll be discussing the idea of branching out from traditional PD’s to find professional learning in new places that are more catered to our needs as educators (Ex: our Community Center :slight_smile: ). We hope you can join us!

Speaking of awesome professional learning, have you heard about our FREE, virtual summit coming up…#FormativeSummit (October 19th-27th)? It’s going to be a great way to learn innovative teaching ideas from thought leaders in education…at your own pace!

Learn more & register to secure your spot: http://bit.ly/formativesummit

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Starting tomorrow, @mszczepanik and @Jason_Jorgensen will be hosting a week-long slowchat about exploring new heights with Formative this year! Each day, they’ll be posting a question in the #specialized-application category for all of us to engage in! We hope you can join us for this awesome discussion!

Q1 via @mszczepanik! How do you use Formative to build class culture early in the school year?

Q2 via @mszczepanik! What are some of your favorite uses of Formative?

Q3 via @mszczepanik! How has Formative moved your thinking from “traditional” classroom practices to innovative classroom practices?

Q4 via @Jason_Jorgensen! How do you make it so that your formatives are more than just a substitution and move up to augmentation, modification, or redefinition according to the SAMR model?

Q5 via @mszczepanik! How do you use Formative to Differentiate your instruction?

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In celebration of our upcoming FREE, virtual edu conference…#FormativeSummit, we’ve invited one of our speakers, Dean Deaver, to guest host #formativechat tomorrow! We are going to be discussing opportunities to let student lead learning and would love to hear your thoughts!

We’ll post the questions in the #specialized-application category throughout the week so if you are unable to join us live, you can engage later!

Haven’t signed up for #FormativeSummit yet? Don’t wait till it’s too late :wink: Sign up here!

Q1 is up! What are ways we can let students lead learning? What’s something that you’ve tried recently or wanted to try?

Q3 is up! How can you get students up and running with leading learning? How can technology help?

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Tomorrow, we are having another amazing #formativechat! This time, Mark Barnes (veteran educator and Hack Learning founder) will be leading a discussion about awesome feedback and encouraging you all to share your favorite tips! It’ll be a great warm-up discussion for our upcoming #FormativeSummit, which is starting in just 12 days:

We’ll post the questions in the #specialized-application category throughout the week so if you are unable to join us live, you can engage later!

Haven’t signed up for #FormativeSummit yet? Don’t wait till it’s too late :wink: Sign up here!

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