Since I've moved to teaching the Computer Elective - things have been a little bit of a challenge. I don't have to worry too much about hitting certain standards to improve test scores, I don't have to keep 700 million pencils on hand, I don't have too much of the paper run around.
However, things are very different. How do you use a strategy, a proven strategy, in a computer elective where there isn't much of the overall questioning?
I've modifed No Opt Out with my students having to turn in assignments, like their warm ups. When my students walk into my computer class, they have an online warm up scan that they must complete. The answers are submitted electronically and then they are emailed to me. (Note: as a classroom blogging software Edublogs are the way to go. I've paid for the PRO account so I can add the Forms software. That's how I'm able to use the online grade sheet.)
I love grading their papers this way - because I just scroll through all the responses and check their answers really quickly. When/If they get all the warm up questions incorrect, I have them go back and re-do their work.