A Big History perspective of 2016.

“Look at history and data, not headlines. The world continues to improve in just about every way. Extreme poverty, child mortality, illiteracy, and global inequality are at historic lows; vaccinations, basic education, including girls, and democracy are at all-time highs.” – Steven Pinker

http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2016/12/22/14042506/steven-pinker-optimistic-future-2016

http://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2016/12/23/14062168/history-global-conditions-charts-life-span-poverty

6 Web-based/Mobile Response Tools for Student Engagement

Just conducted a workshop today on the use of web-based/mobile response tools for students engagement and formative assessment. Here are the 6 free tools I introduced to my colleagues.

Mentimeter

Socrative

Kahoot

PingPong Spot Networking Apple App Store Google Play

Nearpod

Edpuzzle

Would love to hear about your experiences with them.