by Kristie Burk, DASD Coordinator of Cyber and Blended Learning
Instead of having the students do a grammar worksheet…
…ask them to go to noredink.com. Several of our English teachers already use this website to encourage students to practice their grammar in a fun way.
NoRedInk’s activities for students in 4th through 12th grade provides teachers with
- diagnostic testing features to determine student strengths and deficiencies
- adaptive learning technology that adjusts to student correct and incorrect responses
- immediate feedback for students
- auto-grading for all assignments.
One of the most interesting aspects of No Red Ink is that emphasizes ‘high-interest’ content. Students customize their dashboard by selecting what most interests them, anything from favorite television shows, movies, or books to celebrities, musicians, and athletes. NoRedInk generates questions specific to student interests. For example, a student who expressed an interest in Harry Potter may answer a question with Hermione Granger as the subject. A student interested in Grey’s Anatomy may answer the same question stem but with Meredith as the subject.
Kirk Johnson, DEHS blended English Teacher, uses No Red Ink with his seniors. He recorded this little video of his students talking about why they like it. To protect the students, you must have a DASD Google account to download and view: https://drive.google.com/a/dasd.org/file/d/0Bx83YzK4U9raTzJ1dkdOY0VZWmM/view?usp=sharing.