Apps to Pass
After attending the conference with the Morresville Team last week, there were many new apps and websites that I was introduced to. I was joined by Nicole Johnson, Heather Pahuta, Danielle Read, Rob Chinappi, and Kim Rovitelli. They are an amazing team of digital leaders and I asked them to share something that they learned as well.
The website I wanted to share is exactly what you are reading, a Smore. I am going to start with the basics because the best way for me to learn is to become familiar with something step-by-step. My goal is to use Smore to create newsletters for parents and faculty on a regular basis.
I hope you enjoy this newsletter! I welcome any feedback with improvements/enhancement that I could make as I become more familiar with its capabilities.
QUIZIZZ - Nicole Johnson
This is a great web based tool for accessing students in a fun way! It is similar to Kahoot, but has some features that make it more teacher and student friendly. Quizizz allows all students to see the question and choices on their own ipads, rather than in Kahoot where they only see the choices on their devices. Quizizz allows students to work through the questions at their own pace and still awards points as they answer them correctly. Students see an ongoing leader board that their competitive spirits enjoy! Finally, it randomizes the questions for each student so that they are all working on a different question.
SYMBALOO - Danielle Read
PLAYPOSIT - Heather Pahuta
PlayPosit is a website that allows teachers to use or create video clips that include questions into the video. The teacher can choose to browse premade videos or make their own. If you choose to make your own video, you can either use a video URL that you want to edit or you can search PlayPosit for a video. Once you find the video you like, editing is very simple. Pause the video where you would like a question to be asked. The question can be multiple choice, free response, or a reflective pause. While editing, if you don’t like a part of the video, you can skip or crop the video. Once your video is complete, you can create a class and assign it. Students can access the video by downloading the app, creating a username and password, and searching your name or search code.
April 29, 7PM, Eastridge - Shrek the Musical, Jr.
April 30, 2PM and 7PM Eastridge - Shrek the Musical, Jr.
Week of May 2 - Teacher Appreciation Week!
May 5 - Lunch from PTSA
May 6 - Breakfast from Administration
May 5, BLT Meeting
May 5, 7PM - PTSA Meeting
May 9, 6:30PM - Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night
May 12, Faculty Meeting
May 13, 6:30-8:00PM - School Dance Sponsored by Student Government
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