Day 2: FreshGrade in the Classroom

Thanks to everyone who read my first post of the 30-Day blog challenge! It's been super encouraging. Encouraging enough that I've already written my Day 2 post.

I'm also super pumped that I've got some of my school mates to play along with me. I'll be sharing their links, too, so everyone else can check those out.

Day 2: Write about one piece of technology that you would like to try this year, and why. You might also write about what you’re hoping to see out of this edtech integration.

I have a million things on my "To Try" list for the classroom, so to pick one thing will be quite tough.

The first thing that comes to mind is this thing called FreshGrade. FreshGrade is an assessment and communication tool that I've played around with towards the end of last year with one of my math classes.

One of the things I liked most was being able to use my iPhone to capture student work (picture, video, audio, text) and attach it to their profile. It saved it there in a chronological timeline that can be shared with the students and their families. All users can interact with artifacts and items can also be given scores for assessment.

I'd like to spend more time with this tool to bridge the gap between parents and the classroom.