Plagnets Assessment

The following resources are YouTube videos I found via twitter on how to utilize Plickers within the Physical Education Classroom! The gentlemen: Mike Gincola and Joey Fieth who have provided the information have created what they call “plagnets.” This is using Plickers QR codes and putting them in the form of a magnet where students can go to their Plicker (each student given a number) and assess themselves on whatever the objective or question of the day might be via their Physical Education teacher.

The Plagnet Assessment system also allows the Physical Education Teacher to post multiple choice questions via a handout or on the projector for students to answer with their assigned Plagnet number. My example I gave my students during our basketball unit ==> Click Here.

The following are Plagnets provided by Joey Fieth and Jason Leach:

Global Physed Shared Folder


This is how I use the Plagnets (Joey Fieth version) within my classes. For instance, the question of the day was “How was your effort today?” This is a reflective question for my students. Once the class period is over for the day each student goes to the white board (finds their number) and assess themselves. Now, if I believe student(s) have assessed themselves incorrectly this is where I as their teacher have a great opportunity to offer feedback!!!! By using these I can also post a multiple choice question with these same Plagnets as mentioned above.

Taken by Dan Kirsch. Idea taken from a colleague of  mine  Gretchen  J.

A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC]

But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe. 


Can anyone predict the next 33 years of Social Media? We don’t know it but the History of Social Media belongs to our digital culture. Let’s meet  the pioneers of digital life. 

Why Technology Alone Won’t Fix Schools

To wonder what ails American education is to open a Pandora’s box of wicked problems … but the problem is definitely not a lack of computers.


Student created presentation – Moving Soon

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Student created presentation on the possibility of moving to the moon!!

A Beautiful Visual Featuring The 7 Cs of Effective Communication

February 24, 2015
Following the post we shared here a few weeks ago featuring some useful resources to help teachers and educators master the art of presenting, somebody sent us this beautiful visual…


Students please look at this infographic as a template for you to look at when you start to piece together your information.

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Curation: Creatively Filtering Content

We are living in an era of information overload.  So much content is shared online that curation is needed as a way to get value out of the information flood. Content curation is the process of shi…


This explain in good detail about content curation; what it is and why we need to use it. I looking at teaching this to my 8th grade students as we method for them to “filter” through content as they create an online digital magazine. 

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Bad News for PowerPoint Users | Eric Bergman

Researchers at Purdue University have some bad news for the 40 million people worldwide who deliver “standard” PowerPoint presentations each and every day.

When PowerPoint is used, the researchers concluded, the audience retains nearly 30 per cent less than if presenters eliminate PowerPoint and simply talk to their audience.

In other words, by simply turning off your projector and using your slides as notes, you can significantly enhance your communication effectiveness.


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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About – Edudemic

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About – Lists of great technology tools for teachers broken down by category – Learning, Lesson planning, etc


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Digital Footprint: What is it? Post #2

Managing Your Digital Footprint: Think Before You Post.

Digital footprint refers to the compilation of content on the Internet that can be associated with you and, thus, potentially available to anyone performing a search on you. The list of possible content visible online is endless (e.g., your family videos on YouTube, your comments on a news article or blog, vacation photos on Flickr, your posts on Facebook and Twitter). Please watch the video below, “Understanding Your Digital Footprint” and then write a blog post based on the questions below.

UnderstandingDigitalFootprint from Mr. Kirsch on Vimeo.

Blog Prompt Questions:

  1. Why should you be concerned about the information available online about you?
  2. Can you do anything to manage your digital footprint?
  3. How does a person take control of their privacy?
  4. Why should people manage their interactions with others on Social Media?
  5. Do you think is “wise” to use caution on social media and networking websites? Why or Why Not?

 Please make sure you post your written blog response by Friday, January 30, 2015 by 5pm. Your responses to this post should be a minimum of 5-6 sentences for each question. 

For More Information:

MaximumPC: How To Erase Your Digital Footprint:
Washington Post: Beware of Privacy Policies: Time to Clean Up Your Digital Footprint:

Your Facebook Profile May Be More Important Than Your Resume (Infographic) Post #7

While a strong resume is still a huge asset, it’s not the only thing that employers are looking for. With social media in the mix, recruiters feel they can get to a know who a candidate is by look…


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Reflection Questions: Post #7 post by Friday, November 21, 2014 @5pm.

1) What do you think about the infographic? Do agree or disagree? Whether you agree or disagree explain why. (Think about your own “Digital Footprint”).

2) Do you think Social Media currently is and will be in the future a method for employers to check incoming employees (i.e., resume)?