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4 awesome videos to check out over the summer

These Common Sense Education videos can help educators tap into professional learning and help students self-assess

2. Get Students to Self-Assess After A Quiz with Kahoot!
Check out this simple formative assessment tip designed to make the most out of Kahoot. Go beyond quiz games and explore how Kahoot’s polling and surveying features can get students reflecting, self-assessing, and figuring out next steps for their learning.

3. 10 YouTube Channels for Teaching Videos Essays
YouTube has given life to some truly unique genres and types of videos. One of these–the video essay–can be a great tool for media-literacy education. Here’s why: Video essays ground their arguments in important cultural or political topics. For instance, some video essays might expose the way media represent gender or race. Others may look at how media evolve over time and interact with the world at large. Almost all of them present compelling questions or topics, then dig into them using media as evidence and explication. Most importantly, video essays model for students how YouTube can be a platform for critical communication.

4. What’s a PLN? And 3 Ways Teachers Can Get Connected
As teachers, we all have unique interests and needs when it comes to our professional learning. In addition to traditional PD, why not start your own PLN, or professional learning network? It’s a truly personalized way to learn from other like-minded teachers. Plus, through your PLN you can also share your own knowledge and insights with others. PLNs are all about supporting each other and growing as professionals!

Laura Ascione

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