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Monthly tech tips, tricks, and highlights from ITS Team!

September 2015

Campus Highlight: CHMS

6th grade teacher, Ms. Allison Brown, at College Hill Middle is using a free app to quickly assess student understanding. With "Plickers," teachers use their iPhone to collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices. All students need is a card with a specific picture code.


Features of Plickers:


  • easily create questions, exit tickets, polls for use in multiple classes
  • students hold up personal code cards to submit their answer
  • review immediate student results to tailor instruction
  • automatically save all data and results
  • easily browse your library of questions using folders created on Plickers website: https://www.plickers.com/

Other Formative Assessments to consider...

  • Formative
  • Quiziz
  • Google Forms
  • Socrative

For overviews of each: http://hubpages.com/hub/Formative-Assessment-Tools-for-Teachers#

This Month's Featured Web Tools

Google Forms + YouTube Videos

Integrate a YouTube video alongside questions that you may have on a Google Form

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Pics4Learning

This site offers free, copyright-friendly images for education

Chatterkid

Free Digital Storytelling App that allows you to add a mouth & voice to any picture

Magnet Campus Training Needs Survey

Need some help? Fill out this short survey for training on anything from your Promethian Board, Google account, Gaggle and more!

http://goo.gl/forms/xRCp00CVBI

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