Technology for Teachers

Meeting #1: Hosted by Laurie Guerra and Laressia Martin


- SAMR is a model designed to help educators infuse technology into teaching and learning.

- The goal is to transform learning experiences so they result in higher levels of achievement for students.

Google Forms with Flubaroo

The Instructions:

Flubaroo is a Google Add On to Sheets (where Google Form responses go) that allows multiple choice or fill in the blank answers to be graded.

More than just a grading tool, Flubaroo also:

  • Computes average assignment score.
  • Computes average score per question, and flags low-scoring questions.
  • Shows you a grade distribution graph.
  • Gives you the option to email each student their grade, and an answer key.
  • Lets you send individualized feedback to each student.

Cost: Free


How it Works:

Meet Nearpod:

Nearpod brings the classroom to life with interactive mobile presentations that teachers create and customize themselves. Works on almost any device. Can be used for flipped instruction. Ready to go lessons, or you can create your own. Creates an interactive classroom where you can monitor your students learning in an engaging manner!

Cost: Free (with limited storage)

Explain Everything

Presentation on Explain Everything by Google Apps Kickstart:

Explain Everything Website:

Explain Everything is an interactive screencasting whiteboard app that can be used on a variety of platforms that allows students to "animate their thinking". It allows teachers and students to annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.

Create slides, draw in any color, add shapes, add text, and use a laser pointer. Rotate, move, scale, copy, paste, clone, and lock any object added to the stage.

Add photos, videos, shapes, import PDF documents from local storage, Google Drive, Dropbox or insert a fully functioning web browser window. Export MP4 movies, YouTube videos or save Explain Everything projects locally, to Google Drive and to Dropbox.

One Time Cost: $3.99