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Technology News, Tools, and Tips from ITS Carrie Robledo

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This tool gives you more time to focus on teaching. With Gradecam you can print multiple choice forms for free, grade student assignments with a camera, and get instant item analysis!

Check out this great YouTube video for more information: GradeCam Overview

Left: A second grade student at TES uses GradeCam to grade her pre-assessment! Instant feedback and valuable data!


App or web based tool.

Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool that can be used on individual student devices or classroom desktops. The concept is simple. A teacher can create presentations that can contain Quizzes, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing Boards, Web Content, and more. The teacher determines if the presentation will be "Live", meaning the students only see what the teacher wants them to see, or the presentation can be "Homework", and students can advance through the activities at their own pace. Next, the students access a teacher's presentation using a code generated by Nearpod. Once students have completed the assignment, the teachers can access individual student reports.

I recently had the opportunity to work with Mrs. Frances Morris, a teacher at TES. Mrs. Morris contacted me in search of technology tools that she could use with her students. In the past, Mrs. Morris had created PowerPoint slides that her students could drag and drop as they sorted their Letterland words, but she was looking for a tool her students could access more easily. I introduced Mrs. Morris to Nearpod, and with this app we were able to transfer her PowerPoint slides right into a Nearpod presentation that her students could access with the course code.

To see the presentation we created, visit

Check out these pictures to see how students are using Nearpod at TES!

Interested in learning more?

If you would like more information on GradeCam or Nearpod, please let me know! I would love to help you set up your classes and get started!

For days that I am not at your school, email me at or tweet me @carrierobledo to set up a time we can work together.

Life is like a comic

"Fill each box and fill it well. It all adds up to something pretty amazing."

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Kid President + Peanuts // Life is like a comic.

Carrie Robledo

I am here to support you in learning new tech tools that can be used to enhance or support your classroom instruction. I'm even here to help model technology lessons, or as assistance when you want to try new instructional technology in your classroom! Please contact me if you're interested in learning more tech tools, co-teaching a lesson, or if you need an extra hand as you try out a new tech tool!