Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinar, "Assessments That Don't Suck!" with Paul Bogush

Aug 16, 2014

Note: We had a few technical difficulties with this show so this chat transcript reflects some of the early chat conversation before the webinar officially got rolling with Paul about 20 minutes into the conversation.

00:09 - Peggy George
all right!!!! here we go!!!

00:10 - kgradel
Had not seen notecard confessions...excellent journal of the approach in the livebinder.

00:24 - Patti R
Paul's recent blog post about not being afraid to ask for help is a good one. He uses the quote "It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake-sale to buy a bomber."

00:49 - Peggy George

00:55 - paul bogush
this is pretty incredible...can't figure it out....

00:58 - Carolyn Stanley
I have been going through past blog posts, and he is so enlightening.

01:08 - kgradel
@PattiR: TY...onto it...I need some good segue to folks being in a comfort zone when asking questions.

01:08 - Peggy George (Paul Bogush: 2014 version for 24 assessments that don’ suck)

01:16 - Peggy George
Archives for all recordings:

01:17 - aunttammie
I'm enjoying the livebinder of his good stuff, so even if he doesn't get in, I'm learning something!

01:28 - Peggy George
love seeing where everyone is located!!

01:39 - Dejan Kreculj
Hello from Serbia!

01:39 - Peggy George
Phoenix AZ :-)

01:43 - Dotty
Silicon Valley, Ca

01:45 - Carolyn Stanley
West Haven, CT

01:50 - kgradel
Western NY state

01:57 - Yaffa Ben-Dror
Hello from Israel

01:58 - @JackieGerstein
Peggy didn't Phoenix get some major storms?

01:59 - Bobby Song
Fresno, ca

02:01 - Carolyn Stanley
Paul is logging in from Bethany, CT, I assume.

02:02 - Eileen
Langhorne, PA

02:07 - Janet P
Astoria, NY

02:10 - Peggy George
yes Jackie! Great to see you!!

02:12 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Joining in from New Orleans, LA.

02:15 - @JackieGerstein

02:24 - Peggy George
Phoenix actually had a bunch of flooding last week which is very rare!!!

02:28 - rocky shwedel
joining from Boston

02:39 - @JackieGerstein
Did you have any problems at your home?

02:44 - Patti R
Bethlehem, PA (eastern part)

02:45 - Carolyn Stanley
I can imagine Paul is feeling frustrated now.

02:50 - @JackieGerstein

03:09 - Peggy George
you can vote on an ipad :-)

03:14 - Patti R
i don't because i am the tech teacher but most of the teachers in my school would answer YES

03:21 - aunttammie
hard to answer...maybe half and half at this time

03:23 - Dan Boyle
working to get away from them, but district is making it difficult

03:27 - Peggy George
if you don't have a class it's hard to answer that question :-)

03:37 - Carolyn Stanley
I used to! Back when I taught English so many years ago! I moved away from them when I started as a technology integration specialist.

03:41 - rocky shwedel

03:42 - Heather Martinson
I don't test or assess my students.

04:22 - aunttammie
love educanon and edpuzzle for this!

04:25 - Peggy George
Paul--welcome back!!!!

04:29 - Doug Henry
I want to try Educanon this year...

04:37 - Patti R
i have had students create video projects that demonstrated learning, I guess that is what you mean

04:46 - Peggy George
I love all of the new tech tools for creating videos :-)

04:46 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I'm using Educannon to do that.

05:05 - Peggy George
Welcome everyone just joining us! We got started a bit late...

05:21 - paul bogush #2
trying third lasptop....

05:33 - Peggy George
If I had a class right now I definitely would have my students create own assessments :-)

05:34 - Doug Henry
We do online crosswords

05:37 - aunttammie
not sure what we a menu style assessment, or one they totally make up?

05:41 - Patti R
self assess? asses each other?

05:43 - Carolyn Stanley
I never tried that, but I think that the concept is brilliant - as long as the students had some training in how to do it.

05:50 - @bcdtech Maureen
@ Carolyn Thanks for sharing Paul's kickstarter link

05:50 - @JackieGerstein
poor paul - I've been there it is nerve racking!

05:51 - Peggy George
any kind of assessment :-)

06:25 - Peggy George
even exit tickets :-)

06:29 - @JackieGerstein
I doing a teacher in-service next week - excited to show them Socrative - so easy to do some types of assessments

06:32 - @JackieGerstein

06:38 - Patti R
can paul use a phone instead of computer audio?

06:41 - Peggy George
let's test Paul's microphone first before his introduction :-)

06:44 - aunttammie
LOL...I could say, :They darn well better be creating their own...not using another kid's"

07:28 - Peggy George
Paul are you hearing us?

07:31 - Carolyn Stanley
Click on talk, Paul.

07:47 - Lorie Moffat
Still lots of lag for Paul.

07:56 - Doug Henry
He's testing us... ;-)

08:12 - Tammy Moore
With this being the third laptop he has tried, could be an ISP/bandwitch issue today.

08:22 - Peggy George
he is!!!! Paul has such an amazing presentation prepared for us!!!

08:37 - rocky shwedel
can Paul call someone via SKYPE and port that into the webinar?

08:48 - Peggy George
Paul unplug your microphone and just try using your built-in mic

09:34 - Peggy George
Paul has the most incredible sense of humor!!! Learning with laughter :-)

09:47 - Dejan Kreculj

10:06 - Peggy George
his students LOVE him!!!

10:37 - Peggy George
ready for you Paul--click on talk and let's see if we can hear you :-)

10:55 - Peggy George
awesome introduction Carolyn!!

11:00 - @JackieGerstein

11:10 - aunttammie
yes it was Well done!

11:21 - @JackieGerstein
he's gone - poor paul

11:25 - Peggy George
sorry! Paul just lost his connection.

11:38 - Peggy George
Hoping he can make it back in!!! So frustrating for him

11:39 - Carolyn Stanley
This is so sad! Paul is worth waiting for!

12:06 - kgradel
Paul 2 has rejoined :)

12:14 - Peggy George
try clicking on talk now Paul

12:16 - @bcdtech Maureen
OH i saw the mic for a second there!

12:28 - Tammy Moore
Try Audio Setup now, Paul. No indicators, so that is a great sign.

12:34 - Carolyn Stanley
I'm praying, Paul!

12:48 - Peggy George
me too!!!! he has done so much work to prepare an awesome presentation for us!!

12:54 - @bcdtech Maureen
It's cuz he used the s word ...

13:06 - rocky shwedel
If he calls someone via cell or land phone and that person puuts the phone by their mic, you might be ablle too get a viable audio.

13:39 - Carolyn Stanley
He can call me!

13:50 - Carolyn Stanley
I can put the phone to the computer.

13:52 - kgradel
Can you put the phone up against your mic if he calls in?

14:00 - rocky shwedel

14:15 - Carolyn Stanley
against my mic!

14:32 - Doug Henry
I'd settle for comments from Paul in chat...

15:32 - paul bogush #3
I can hear you

15:37 - Peggy George
pant pant!!

15:38 - Carolyn Stanley
We might join you!

15:39 - Peggy George

15:39 - Dejan Kreculj

15:40 - Carolyn Stanley

15:40 - Doug Henry
Hear you

15:41 - @bcdtech Maureen

15:42 - Zoran

15:44 - Peggy George
hearing you great!!!!!!!!

15:47 - rocky shwedel

15:48 - Fidelia Nimmons

15:50 - Carolyn Stanley
Go for it!!!!!!

15:51 - Peggy George
keep talking

15:53 - Peggy George

16:04 - Peggy George
we're hearing you great Paul!!!

16:13 - Peggy George
I told them how hard you were trying!!!!

16:18 - Carolyn Stanley
Yes- start talking! answer newbie question! You'll be fine, Paul!

16:51 - Peggy George
formative--along the way and summative at the end :-) easy!!

17:03 - @bcdtech Maureen
lost him

17:08 - rocky shwedel

17:09 - Peggy George (Formative vs Summative Assessment Explanations)

17:21 - @JackieGerstein

17:27 - Peggy George
all of Paul's links and videos are in our Livebinder:

17:31 - Tammy Moore
Just click on your mic, Paul

17:31 - Lorie Moffat
Use talk button again, Paul.

17:31 - aunttammie
Maybe just reschedule him, Peggy?

17:33 - Carolyn Stanley
oops! Are you back, Paul?

17:50 - Peggy George
click on talk again Paul

18:13 - Dejan Kreculj

18:39 - Peggy George
definitely something going on with Paul's bandwidth

18:50 - paul bogush #3
I keep hgetting bounced off...

18:58 - Peggy George
click on talk again

19:01 - Carolyn Stanley
Did you click on talk? Paul? not hearing you, and we were earlier - so well.

19:25 - Peggy George
just use your builtin mic Paul--not an external mic

19:38 - Peggy George
that seems to be causing a bandwidth issue

19:44 - Dejan Kreculj
Badava Nenade, ovde danas niša od posla ;)

20:05 - Nenad Đpić2
Moža bude nešo...

20:19 - Dejan Kreculj
Tu je i Zoran ...

20:31 - Dejan Kreculj

20:32 - @bcdtech Maureen

20:34 - Doug Henry
Hear you

20:35 - rocky shwedel

20:37 - Lorie Moffat
Sound's back!

20:38 - Carolyn Stanley
You're in!

20:56 - Peggy George

20:57 - Nenad Đpić2
Ja sam prvo izgubio mogućost da kliknem u okviru bb, pa sam se ponovo prijavio.

21:06 - Peggy George
what an appropriate first slide!!! :-)

21:29 - Peggy George
their faces say it all!!!

21:52 - Carolyn Stanley
I was at a CT Educators' Computer Conference with David Pogue - and he had a terrible time with the technology not working, too! It happens to the best!

22:03 - Peggy George
you're so right Carolyn!!!

22:33 - Carolyn Stanley
Hands on teaching - experiential

22:38 - Peggy George
I remember Old Sturbridge Village!!! I used to go there all the time when I lived in Massachusetts :-)

22:48 - @bcdtech Maureen
I always thought you just had a strange fashion sense Paul

22:54 - Patti R
@peggy I have been there too, love that place

23:04 - Peggy George

23:15 - Peggy George
that turns teachers off too!!

23:38 - Carolyn Stanley
It doesn't tell us anything about the kids.

23:45 - Peggy George (Paul Bogush: 2014 version for 24 assessments that don’ suck)

23:52 - Peggy George

24:03 - Peggy George
great to have these key points for future reference :-)

24:06 - Peggy George

24:24 - Carolyn Stanley
Oh - that's the "s" word!

24:25 - Peggy George
we decided if we used the word it might entice people to join us out of curiosity :-)

24:26 - @bcdtech Maureen
The bandwidth gods were offended

24:30 - Peggy George

24:46 - Peggy George
these are such excellent points!!

24:47 - aunttammie
Peggy and I are same generation....that used to be a very dirty word...not so much anymore

24:49 - @bcdtech Maureen
Sorry- didn't mean to scare you Carolyn

24:51 - @JackieGerstein
Jonathon Kozol "You don't fatten the sheep by weighing them"

24:59 - Peggy George
love that quote Jackie!!

25:02 - @JackieGerstein

25:34 - Carolyn Stanley
I remember shocked years ago when I hear news commentators using the "s" word, but I've become more liberal and less easy to shock as I get older. I think it's a great title.

25:41 - Peggy George
love thinking about assessments as self reflections!

26:02 - @JackieGerstein
I never remember the hashtag of Classroom 2.0 :(

26:22 - Peggy George
use the hashtag #liveclass20 :-) Thanks for tweeting about this session!

26:29 - Carolyn Stanley
My biggest problem with assessment was not having the time to have kids make the projects better.

26:29 - Peggy George (Paul’ blog post: Unforgettable Learning Experiences)

26:50 - Peggy George
We've included some awesome videos from Paul's classes in our Livebinder today so you can view all of them later :-)

26:59 - Peggy George
no--keep going Paul

27:18 - Carolyn Stanley
Don't even try to glance at the chat! She can tell you on the mik.

27:23 - Peggy George
keep going! we'll run overtime and keep the recording going if anyone needs to leave

27:32 - @bcdtech Maureen
When I did the flat classroom course we had to do the same projects that the kids do- really understood the frustrations after that.

27:33 - Peggy George (How to Make RSA Annimate Style Videos with your Class)

27:36 - @JackieGerstein
good idea Peggy

27:50 - Peggy George
Paul has a blog post as well as videos for most of these assessment ideas :-)

28:05 - Peggy George

28:29 - Peggy George
that image makes it really clear! never thought of doing that!

28:43 - @bcdtech Maureen
Love this way of taking notes- supported stairs.

29:05 - Carolyn Stanley
His blog post is step-by-step with great directions, and the videos he has on the page including student reflections on the process are greart.

29:12 - Peggy George
that's a powerful skill for students to learn!

29:21 - Bobby Song
Those are HUGE whiteboards

29:36 - Peggy George
really makes them think, synthesize, process over and over! love it!

29:46 - Carolyn Stanley
Everyone knows that it is repetition that cements knowledge.

29:47 - Doug Henry
These look like infographics

30:10 - @bcdtech Maureen
is it melamime sp?

30:18 - Peggy George
great suggestion for shower boards as white boards! very cheap way to get white boards and they can be cut into lots of different sizes

30:21 - Peggy George

30:27 - Carolyn Stanley
I loved his comment that he wished he'd had more rags and cleaner.

30:27 - Peggy George
it's called shower board

30:48 - Peggy George
our Home Depot is always willing to cut the boards

31:00 - aunttammie
might be different rules in different states for cutting the board

31:16 - Peggy George
could be....

31:17 - @JackieGerstein
great pic

31:28 - Carolyn Stanley
He recently quoted Steve Jobs about how Jobs had never had anyone refuse him when he'd asked for help. You need to ask.

31:45 - @bcdtech Maureen
Some places just want to charge you $1/cut or more. Play up the teacher piece

31:48 - Peggy George
Paul is such a great model for always doing everything with his kids!

31:59 - Peggy George (How to Make Note Card Confession Style Videos with your Class)

32:25 - Peggy George
I've seen a number of videos like this! powerful messages!

32:29 - Peggy George
very emotional!

32:32 - @JackieGerstein
never heard of this as an assessment - love it!

33:01 - Carolyn Stanley
I wish I'd been able to go to that EdCamp CT. Last one I attended was 2012. Even though I'm retired, I'm still passionate about education.

33:05 - Peggy George
one of the early note card confessions was about what students want school to look like :-)

33:24 - @JackieGerstein
suggestion - don't use terminology "expose themselves" - :)

33:45 - @JackieGerstein
just a little humor - sort of

34:07 - @JackieGerstein
great way to do a "historical" journal

34:23 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Carolyn- edcampCT rocks- we had the world famolus "chips" and new- milkshakes! And we learned stuff too

34:26 - Sheri Edwards
it's synthesis

34:27 - Peggy George (Is This What Learning Looks Like? Full Class Music Videos)

34:41 - Peggy George
you can read the blog post and watch the video :-)

34:46 - aunttammie
I can imagine doing this in my ninth grade English class..."I am Scout..." "I am an apostrophe,no one understands me"

35:03 - Carolyn Stanley
@bcdtech Maureen - keep me in the loop for next year's -ok?

35:27 - @bcdtech Maureen
Sure- do you follow Sarah Edson?

35:28 - Peggy George
what a thrill for them to be able to use their instruments in class!!

35:55 - Peggy George
we remember things so much longer when we learn them as a song!!

36:00 - Carolyn Stanley
@bcdtech Maureen - no, but I'll look her up.

36:28 - @bcdtech Maureen
She's right at Ethel Walker and is one of the edcampCT founders

36:35 - Peggy George
love these slides!!!! pictures tell us so much!!

36:49 - Peggy George (How to Make Common Craft Style Videos)

37:17 - Peggy George
thanks for that tip Paul!!! didn't know that

37:33 - Peggy George
use "Common Craft Style" if you follow that format for videos

37:40 - @bcdtech Maureen
I like using Powtoon for this sort of thing.

37:44 - @JackieGerstein
You just never know - it can never hurt to "try" things - the worse thing that happens is that it doesn't work. I had a student teacher try making and using puppets with high schoolers - just to try it. The kids got so into them that she had to allow extra time for the project

37:58 - Peggy George
great example Jackie!!!

38:02 - aunttammie
There was some software that helped you create those...I tried to download, but it didn't take...forgot the name of it

38:02 - @JackieGerstein

38:22 - Peggy George
Sam Patterson does amazing things with his edupuppets with students all the way through high school and with teacher PD :-)

38:24 - @JackieGerstein
Powtoons is a good tool for this "type" of thing

38:56 - @JackieGerstein

38:59 - Carolyn Stanley
@bcdtech Maureen - surprise! I do follow her!

39:04 - kgradel
Good point!

39:20 - Sheri Edwards
Using cutouts to summarize:

39:32 - Peggy George
funny! like putting together IKEA furniture :-)

39:33 - aunttammie
I know the kids must enjoy drawing the pics

39:42 - @JackieGerstein
Like using legos that have specific directions

39:43 - Peggy George
thanks Sheri!

39:45 - Sheri Edwards
Student examples

40:14 - Peggy George
if any of you have links to share for alternative assessments please include them in the chat and I'll add them to the Livebinder after the show

40:14 - Carolyn Stanley
I wish it were not so expensive, but Voice Thread is a great tool for putting together a series of images and narrating them.

40:33 - Peggy George
nice and simple!!!

40:44 - Peggy George (YouTube video: Newsies 1000 Words)

40:50 - Sheri Edwards
And this is all so CCSS :)

40:51 - Peggy George
that video is in the Livebinder :-)

41:21 - kgradel
Did they storyboard, etc., in advance?

41:27 - Peggy George
these examples make it so clear that it is about the learning and not the grade!

41:53 - @bcdtech Maureen
I like doing 60 second recap style assessment.

41:53 - Peggy George
really helpful to see the classroom and the green screen setup

42:00 - Carolyn Stanley
We were a PC lab, and we used Photo Story 3 -

42:24 - Carolyn Stanley
I never did greenscreening, but I think it is amazing.

42:24 - aunttammie
where did you get the green sheet?

42:33 - Peggy George
you'll find lots of detail in the blog posts for these ideas!

42:57 - Peggy George
We'll add the Amazon greenscreen link in the Livebinder later

42:58 - kgradel
saw a weather guy do this the other day...didn't know where he was, but then that's his job

42:58 - aunttammie
thanks...good to know it's on amazon!

43:00 - @bcdtech Maureen
I also like StoryboardThat for social studies or ela... educational graphics- not cutesy

43:19 - Carolyn Stanley
I think you have to be careful of the shade of green - read that somewhere.

43:31 - Peggy George (YouTube video: Molly Pitcher Movie-Stop Action Animation)

43:48 - @bcdtech Maureen
@carolyn- it's really the lighting- getting just one color - no shadows

43:48 - Peggy George
don't try to watch the videos now but they are all in the Livebinder so you can watch later

43:59 - Peggy George (YouTube video: Lost Generation-Reverse Poems)

44:00 - Carolyn Stanley
It is amazing how invested kids get in stop-action videos.

44:16 - @bcdtech Maureen
Aren't these hard to write?

44:32 - Peggy George

44:46 - Carolyn Stanley
Wow! That is amazing. I don't think I could do that!

44:49 - aunttammie

45:26 - @JackieGerstein
this would be a great activity for Ferguson - would be intense and emotional

45:31 - Peggy George (Black Out Poems for alternative assessment)

45:49 - Carolyn Stanley
SEE - That's a sign of a really great teacher - his kids' work gives him goosebumps!

45:51 - aunttammie

46:00 - Peggy George
wow!!! reminds me of Robin Williams! Dead Poet's Society!

46:46 - Peggy George (Dance of Civil War Soldier-Social Studies interpretive dance, Civil War soldier)

47:20 - Peggy George
the arts are often what allows students to connect with the learning!!! they are essential!

47:50 - Sheri Edwards
poem in columns and rows:

47:58 - Peggy George
love these stories!!!!

48:02 - @plnaugle (Paula)
BLog about blackout poems from newspaper -

48:11 - Peggy George (Speeches-Did I Change Your World?)

48:14 - Carolyn Stanley
I'm getting goosebumps!

48:30 - Sheri Edwards
goosebumps indeed!

49:16 - Peggy George

49:50 - Peggy George (Shake Like They Shake-Poetry Slam)

49:52 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Blackout poems on Tumblr -

50:12 - @bcdtech Maureen
I always have the thought- What can they do to me if I run out of the room right now? Used to be able to do public speaking- now it is so hard

50:15 - Peggy George
thanks for sharing those links!!! can't wait to explore them!

50:23 - Carolyn Stanley
That is so true!!!!

50:25 - Peggy George
please keep going

50:47 - Peggy George
if anyone needs to leave we'll keep the recording going and you can watch it later :-)

51:04 - Peggy George
I don't want to miss any of these examples!!!

51:12 - Peggy George (My Darling Wife...A Civil War Letter)

51:34 - Carolyn Stanley
Yes - Ken Burns opened up such a world for us using this technique

51:43 - Peggy George
that sounds like it would be much more interesting than "giving a report" !!! love this idea!

52:04 - @JackieGerstein
great use of primary source documents

52:23 - Peggy George
now I'm getting goosebumps!!!

52:23 - Carolyn Stanley

52:47 - Sheri Edwards
imagine the thinking processes in the "doing" of this project

53:12 - Carolyn Stanley
Any teacher worth his/her mettle learns from their students.

53:13 - @plnaugle (Paula)
We have a speech competition each year. Our SpEd Drama Teacher gives a presentation to our 4th graders.

53:25 - Carolyn Stanley

53:55 - Peggy George
awesome example!!

53:59 - Peggy George (Chopped: Social Studies Edition)

54:16 - @JackieGerstein

54:17 - Peggy George
you're right Paul!

54:22 - Patti R
wondering how long a project like the civil war letters, my darling wife, would take

55:07 - Peggy George
your blog post actually introduced me to this show (Chopped) and I watched an entire episode on my ipad last night just to see what the kids did for this activity! Love it!!!

55:17 - Peggy George
such a fun idea!!!

55:29 - Sheri Edwards
I'm starting school with this.

55:44 - Peggy George
the fun part is having items that don't seem like they go together :-) such a challenge!

56:02 - @JackieGerstein
like paper bag dramatics

56:12 - Carolyn Stanley
Actually, when I was teaching English, eons ago, we would use this technique to prompt composition writing

56:18 - Peggy George
hahaha guy on horse!

56:27 - Peggy George
this is just brilliant!!!!

57:11 - @JackieGerstein
love that he introduces each one as "this is a cool one" - shows his passion

57:48 - Peggy George
when you use activities like these it's so easy to see what the kids have really learned--so much better than multiple choice tests!!! The learning is so much deeper!

57:52 - Carolyn Stanley
@Jackie - amazing passion

57:56 - Peggy George (The Return of the Poster-Making Posters)

57:56 - @JackieGerstein

58:07 - Peggy George

58:10 - aunttammie
My ninth graders love the "analog" projects like posters!

58:13 - Sheri Edwards

58:15 - Peggy George
Kevin Hodgson :-)

58:49 - @JackieGerstein

58:52 - Peggy George
Kevin's 20 steps video:

58:56 - @JackieGerstein

59:33 - Carolyn Stanley
We had kids create their "All About Me" posters in PhotoShop - as an option. Several students still preferred doing the physical, cut and paste and marker posters.

59:44 - Peggy George
so important to remember that you don't have to use technology exclusively to engage kids!!! power of hands-on learning!!

1:00:23 - @bcdtech Maureen
whew- lost him- but it looks like my bandwidth is lagging now

1:00:41 - Peggy George
awesome idea!!

1:00:47 - Patti R
non digital prezi

1:00:52 - Carolyn Stanley
I love that idea - cool technique

1:01:02 - Peggy George
that looks like a Tagxedo wordle :-) very clever!

1:01:17 - Peggy George (Footsteps…

1:01:41 - Carolyn Stanley
I want to be in Paul's class.

1:01:52 - Peggy George
me too Carolyn!!!!!!!

1:02:14 - Peggy George
this idea draws in evey student in the school!!! love it!

1:02:27 - Peggy George

1:02:43 - @bcdtech Maureen
I assume that you have to give a traditional letter grade at the end of the do you translate these projects to letter grades. Do you use rubrics for them?

1:03:01 - Eileen
Great way to engage students!

1:03:13 - @bcdtech Maureen

1:03:21 - Peggy George
love that answer about grades!

1:03:36 - Sheri Edwards

1:04:03 - @JackieGerstein
The Trouble with Rubrics Alfie Kohn

1:04:17 - Lynn Castiglione
only accept the best- that is perfect!

1:04:22 - Carolyn Stanley
Yes, Paul! That is what I hated about rubrics. I never wanted my kids to settle for less than what was the best.

1:05:07 - @bcdtech Maureen

1:05:18 - Peggy George (P-Day-P is for Passion which is similar to Genius Hour and 20% time)

1:05:20 - @JackieGerstein
A recent speaker - here or one of the conferences talked about A-accept or NA - not accept and redo - who was that?

1:05:21 - Sheri Edwards
Building brain cells

1:05:37 - Peggy George
love calling it P-Day!!! Passion Day!!!

1:07:05 - Peggy George
teachers need courage to take risks to try this idea! but it's so amazing!

1:07:12 - @bcdtech Maureen
Do you find kids waiting for directions?

1:07:38 - Peggy George
exactly!!! teachers are the same way in PD :-)

1:07:43 - Peggy George
waiting for directions...

1:07:56 - Peggy George
have to unlearn-learn-relearn...

1:08:30 - Peggy George
hahaha--dating vs marriage :-) no long term commitment at first

1:08:31 - Sheri Edwards
I found the same thing in my class. Most learned something, but still looking for "passion."

1:08:50 - Carolyn Stanley
That takes patience. Many teachers would probably give up in despair early on.

1:09:35 - Peggy George
be sure to follow Paul for more of these amazing ideas!!

1:09:37 - Peggy George (Paul Bogush on Google Plus)

1:09:41 - Carolyn Stanley
Great use of the last days of school!

1:09:48 - Peggy George
good idea Carolyn!

1:09:49 - Sheri Edwards
I provide losts of questions and have them add more until they find a question to consider and research.

1:09:59 - Patti R
same thing with me, some kids needed a lot of coaching to find their topic, and they really wanted me to tell them what to do, because they were not used to the freedom of choice

1:10:37 - Peggy George
Paul's YouTube channel has a lot of great videos of his kids in action!

1:10:55 - Peggy George

1:10:56 - @bcdtech Maureen

1:10:57 - Sheri Edwards
sports -- started gathering stats on fave players to determine who was the best, so math crept in :)

1:11:09 - kgradel
What an inspiration!!

1:11:12 - Sheri Edwards
that's what the kids did, not me

1:11:12 - Doug Henry
Outstanding session - thanks!

1:11:14 - Peggy George
standing ovation!!!!

1:11:16 - @JackieGerstein
YEA, Paul!!!

1:11:20 - Patti R
such awesome ideas

1:11:21 - aunttammie

1:11:21 - @bcdtech Maureen
So glad I stayed- thank you!

1:11:22 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Virtual apllause for Paul.

1:11:24 - Carolyn Stanley
Love it, Paul!!!!!! Still 33 people in room.

1:11:30 - Doug Henry

1:11:35 - @plnaugle (Paula)

1:11:37 - Sheri Edwards
Excellent. So many great ideas. Thank you!

1:11:39 - Mimi CONNOR 1

1:11:42 - sharonG
So inspiring. I can't wait to share your ideas with others.

1:11:44 - Peggy George
Paul are you hearing Lorie now?

1:11:52 - Peggy George

1:12:02 - Lynn Castiglione
excellent- so many ideas to use immediately in my gifted classroom

1:12:05 - Carolyn Stanley
I want to visit your "2 Floor Up" room when you get it up and running.

1:12:07 - Fidelia Nimmons
Thank you for these great ideas

1:12:17 - Peggy George
Thrilled to know about all of these great ideas!!!

1:12:33 - Carolyn Stanley
Can Paul speak just for a minute on his "2 Floors Up" project for this fall.

1:12:57 - Peggy George
good idea Paul

1:13:04 - Carolyn Stanley

1:13:04 - Peggy George
Carolyn do you have the link?

1:13:12 - Peggy George
excellent!!! thanks!

1:13:16 - @bcdtech Maureen
I tweeted it and put it on facebook too- Hope it helps.

1:13:19 - Peggy George
I'll add it to the Livebinder

1:13:24 - Carolyn Stanley

1:13:51 - Carolyn Stanley

1:13:56 - kgradel
What happens in other social studies classes in your school?

1:14:07 - Peggy George
great question kgradel!!!

1:14:23 - aunttammie
how fortunate to have extra rooms!

1:15:28 - Peggy George
that is so true about kids and their passion for music! I see it even in my 3 year old great granddaughter!!! already knows tons of words to songs!

1:15:35 - Carolyn Stanley
@aunttammie - That's what I was thinking. Our school was packed tight. I think that performance center will be so great!

1:16:10 - Peggy George
good luck with KickStarter!!! we'll help to spread the word!!

1:16:11 - Mimi CONNOR 1
I know you are a Social Studies teacher, but are you aware of any favorite assessments used by French and Spanish teachers, particularly for oral assessment?

1:16:14 - Peggy George

1:16:34 - Peggy George
hahaha :-)

1:16:35 - @JackieGerstein
love it

1:16:35 - Peggy George
got it

1:16:41 - Peggy George
no problem!!!

1:16:41 - Bobby Song

1:16:49 - Carolyn Stanley
Oh, my! He needs to plug into the juice!

1:16:52 - kgradel

1:17:08 - @bcdtech Maureen
You have a solid following on social media- that will help the kickstarter. I regualrly back- small amounts, but there are so many great projects out there

1:17:31 - Peggy George
we can just guess what the other social studies classes might think--wishful thinking that all of their classes are this engaging and personalized :-)

1:17:38 - Carolyn Stanley
My Spanish teacher was using Voice Thread successfully for oral assessments.

1:18:19 - aunttammie
The Sock Puppets app is great for foreign language

1:18:22 - Peggy George
Voicethread works really well for that! And now you can even use google docs to embed videos with questions :-)

1:18:46 - @bcdtech Maureen
I helped 5th graders use Morfo app for social studies projects- They drew photos of explorers and then talked - like their logbooks. They loved it

1:18:53 - Carolyn Stanley
@Peggy -oh, I need to pursue that with you further. Voice Thread got too expensive.

1:19:04 - kgradel tests, never??

1:19:05 - Peggy George

1:19:16 - aunttammie
yes, too bad VT went so pricey.

1:19:35 - Peggy George
there are a number of free sites that allow video creation with questions. We had a great session about eduCanon awhile back.

1:19:39 - Bobby Song
Do you use all these assessments as both formative and summative or just one of them?

1:20:19 - kgradel
Are they collecting into a portfolio?

1:20:31 - @JackieGerstein
If assessments inform both educators and students (as they should do), they are formative.

1:20:54 - @bcdtech Maureen
But- your kids have to take some sort of state testing, no? Or are they just math and ela tests.

1:21:12 - Carolyn Stanley
Well, said.

1:21:31 - aunttammie
Do you get pushback because too many kids have "A" or "B" grades?

1:22:47 - aunttammie
I'm thinking of admin and parents, not kids!

1:23:10 - Peggy George
I'm sure the parents are so appreciative of the teaching approach and how much their kids are learning! :-)

1:23:40 - Sheri Edwards
Yes, when I had the freedom to teach in integrated projects, my eighth graders would come back from HS and say "8th grade was harder than HS, but more fun."

1:23:40 - aunttammie could you not be totally engaged and happy in his class!

1:23:40 - Peggy George
kids can be harder on themselves when it comes to grading

1:24:00 - Peggy George
that description is so helpful!

1:24:18 - Peggy George
so true!!

1:24:47 - @JackieGerstein
Try - self-grading with grad students for one assignment; good students underestimate themselves; bad ones over inflate their grades

1:24:53 - Peggy George
thank you for explaining that!

1:25:10 - @JackieGerstein
great recover from the tech problems, Paul

1:25:39 - kgradel
For sure!

1:26:00 - Peggy George
I'm so thrilled that Paul was able to give this presentation!!! Incredible!!! Thank you Paul for persevering!!

1:26:09 - Carolyn Stanley
I was hoping to see your daughters in the chat, Paul.

1:26:16 - @bcdtech Maureen
Paul gets the grit badge for today

1:26:24 - Peggy George

1:26:29 - Mimi CONNOR 1
Does anyone use Voki or another avatar app?

1:26:30 - @JackieGerstein
Not me - I'm a teacher because I hated school and want to create a classroom I wished I had as a student

1:26:30 - Carolyn Stanley
Thank goodness your youngest loaned you her laptop!

1:26:51 - @bcdtech Maureen
Mimi- I have used Voki

1:26:54 - @JackieGerstein
funny carolyn

1:27:02 - Sheri Edwards
I try. I fail. I learn. Unless I am taking a test.

1:27:04 - Sheri Edwards

1:27:11 - Peggy George
I've seen presenters do that with Google Glass--what an experience to be recording the audience rather than the presenter!

1:27:12 - kgradel
Strong, clear words. Most of my preservice teachers would agree with you...they say that most of their coursework is a bad example of how they learn well.

1:27:17 - @JackieGerstein
tests are not a life skill!

1:27:36 - Carolyn Stanley
Unfortunately, that dependence on tests will die hard.

1:27:43 - @JackieGerstein

1:27:51 - kgradel

1:27:56 - Sheri Edwards
Thanks so much

1:27:58 - Bobby Song
You were amazing Paul!!!

1:28:16 - Carolyn Stanley
Great, Paul! You were amazing! I am so proud to have nominated you.

1:28:24 - Mimi CONNOR 1
Thanks! SO much to take in!

1:28:39 - @bcdtech Maureen
got to run. Thanks!

1:28:49 - Carolyn Stanley
Did you hear my intro, Paul?

1:29:06 - Mimi CONNOR 1
Maureen - How have you used Voki?

1:29:14 - paul bogush #3
No, but saw the google doc :)

1:29:25 - Sheri Edwards
my students love Voki

1:29:33 - Carolyn Stanley
You can hear it in the recording.:)

1:29:49 - Patti R
great session, thanks