[caption id="attachment_8635" align="alignright" width="398"] Students get very creative when sending their responses![/caption] In education, the phrase formative assessment is part of daily conversation. It seems as though we are constantly assessing our students to see where they are and how we can adjust our instruction to meet their needs. While there are a variety of ways to evaluate students, my favorite, hands-down, is the live polling feature on ClassFlow.   I use ClassFlow with my students every day for warm-ups, mini-lessons, and assignments. The...

Empathy is defined as, “The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.”   Empathy is often considered a soft skill. Unfortunately, soft skills are not always explicitly taught. However, for students preparing for the future, it is important to learn what empathy is and how to understand the feelings of those around them. Not only will this provide the foundation for a better relationship with others, as they will most certainly be in roles that involve interactions, collaboration, and connections...

We are excited to announce our latest GIVEAWAY on Instagram! 🏆 For the next four (4) weeks, we will be hosting a Interactive Poll Results Viewer Contest and choosing a lucky winner each week. Each winner will receive a $40.00 eGift Card 🎁 and ClassFlow Swag. CONTEST RULES: Choose between one of the following two ClassFlow polling types each week and share with us a picture of your results:...

Little is known about the life of Greek philosopher Heraclitus. However, his stance on change has been well recorded in his quote, "The only thing that is constant is change." In the education space, this quote thoroughly applies as curriculum, standards, state testing procedures, and technology are continually updated. To keep up with teachers on the leading edge, there came a time for Promethean Planet to evolve. At Promethean, we are proud to look back and note that Promethean Planet first came...

It’s often said that teachers, teach from the heart. I love this quote by Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, “I am a teacher. It's how I define myself. A good teacher isn't someone who gives the answers out to their kids but is understanding of needs and challenges and gives tools to help other people succeed.” It defines our purpose as teachers and what we should be accomplishing in our classroom.   Imagine that you have several students not succeeding in your...

Curious about what we’ve been up to at ClassFlow? We have been working hard on the new release. Here’s a preview of the features we will be releasing after mid-August 2017! New Homepage: We’ve given a fresh look to the ClassFlow homepage, providing teachers with access to the Instant Whiteboard, quick polls, as well as the ability to quickly create lessons, activities, and assessments all in one place! Open Class: We are replacing “Ad hoc Class” with the “Open Class”...

Recently ClassFlow conducted a "Passion for Polling” contest where we asked our users to share stories on how they use the ClassFlow Polling feature to make lessons engaging. We were overwhelmed with the responses and wanted to share with you some of the best stories we received:   Sarah DeVan, 5th Grade, Maryland “I love using polling, especially when teaching math. The students can show their work when they solve problems and then when they all submit they can see multiple strategies and...

As we head into the school year, we asked our ClassFlow Ambassadors about the importance of teaching digital citizenship. Read on to see some of the responses we gathered and links to their lessons in the ClassFlow Marketplace. Eve Heaton, ClassFlow Ambassador It is almost the beginning of the school year and in preparation I have started making lessons that cover rules, expectations, and, yes, digital citizenship. In the past I used to leave digital citizenship to our computer lab teacher or guidance counselor....