Piedmont is known for being active, interactive and project-based. Still, even the most alternative of us tend to use multiple choice sometimes. But don't waste all your creative teacher brain power on grading drudgery. If your plans include a bubble sheet, you can now grade them from your phone with the QuickKey app. I am just exploring it but from the very efficient early adopter Ms. Peterson and I can figure, you have to imput the student names and create classes one time and then you are good. You download their bubble sheet here (save $ from those expensive scantrons!) and then get the app in the app store (for iphone but works on ipad) http://www.quickkeyapp.com/pages/support
Here is the latest from CMS tech gurus Aubrey Harrison and Donna Jessup:
Get ready for the return of your favorite tech tips and tricks videos with ITW [IT weekly] and App of the Week. Each video series is designed to help your teachers teach better and students to learn more. Integrating technology into the classroom has never been as easy or as much fun.
Stay tuned for everything from web tools and devices to instructional concepts and best practices. We’ll also have some great guests and giveaways!
Where can you find us? So glad you asked. Never miss a video by subscribing to the links below or checking out our website.
This week, we review the importance teaching Digital Citizenship to our teachers and students - http://youtu.be/u8G_2m4AVmI
Director of Instructional Technology, Bill Sheskey demonstrates creating presentation with Haiku Deck. App of the Week: http://youtu.be/5tclGiW-hQQ
And the most recent news from Donna Jessup our Piedmont specialist:
Take a look at this weeks ITW as Aubrey struggles to keep his composure without David. Also, we Circle CMS to see how teachers across the district are using their websites and we also the great apps and resources on the Partners In Learning website. http://youtu.be/-FG3h7W0PXI
In this weeks App of the Week, Donna talks about the KidsOn Media app. Discover how to use this app to find quality books, movies, apps and other media that is appropriate for your students. http://youtu.be/mOM8AvjokFs
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Lisa Gurthie is the PD facilitator at Piedmont IB Middle School. She specializes in tech and arts integration, interdisciplinary holistic education, and unschooling school to reconnect academia to real life. One day she will modernize her "about" page. She curates this blog for the professional development convenience of the teachers at Piedmont, but the editorial comments are her own.