Inspiring Innovation

QACPS Department of Instructional Services: Vol 2 Ed 6

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9 Ways to Create Videos on Chromebooks

Are your students ready to show you what they know through video creation? Wondering what software to have them use on their devices? Take a look at this article that is packed with 9 tools to have them start making videos now!

Pick 1 tool and get started!

"Students will record anything and everything!

Then, they will watch their recordings over & over again. Students today are accustomed to seeking (& applying) honest, actionable feedback. Educators are grossly under-utilizing the potential of video recordings." Peter DeWitt ~Let's change this!

So you wanna create an Infographic??

I know you have seen those visually-impressive infographics loaded with valuable information and probably thought, "how did they make that?" Let me tell you a secret - it's super easy with some online tools like PiktoChart and Venngage. Give it a try yourself or give a choice to create an Infographic for one of your next writing assignments!

Scholastic Story Starters to Spark the Writing Process!

Ready to get students excited about writing? This interactive tool creates quick writing prompts to help young students delve into creative writing for grades PreK - 6. Choose a theme and get started!
Preparing Kids for Computer-Based Testing

It's that time of year . . . here's an article that provides teachers with websites and activities that support students’ development of typing, touchpad and mouse skills, along with creating interactive assignments .

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8 Tools to Make the Writing Process Easier in Google Suite

Writing. It ain’t easy. To help, we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite tips and tricks in G Suite that can help make it a little easier. These tools can help with gathering

  • Research
  • Identifying themes
  • Finding the perfect word
  • Fixing your grammar and spelling and more.
How to Use Goals in Google Calendar - YouTube

Gotta fill out a PDF? What's a teacher and student to do?

If you don’t have the right software, filling out PDF forms on your computer can be a frustrating experience. Luckily, this (free) trick using Google Drive makes filling out PDF forms a breeze. DocuHub is a lifesaver! Thanks to Ashley Dishong (SMS) for student-friendly directions!

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Nominate a QACPS Teacher as an Inspiring Innovator

We want to highlight all the innovative teaching & learning occurring in QACPS, but we need your help! Use this form to nominate a teacher who is using innovative techniques and they will be featured in an upcoming edition!

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For more information, contact:

Christina Schindler, Facilitator of Digital Teaching & Learning

Queen Anne's County Public Schools