ACS Elementary Tech TidBits

Instructional Technology Resources & Celebrations

April 27, 2015

Where is Alyson this week?

  • Monday- Central Office
  • Tuesday- AES
  • Wednesday- BES
  • Thursday- CES
  • Friday- JNES

Professional Learning Opportunities:

  • Wednesday- iPad 101 (3:30-5:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday- Power Tools for Guiding Instruction (3:30-5:00 p.m.)
  • Friday- JNES 1st Grade PD Session (3:00-4:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday- EdCamp Birmingham
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Cool Tech Tool: Kahoot!


A Kahoot is a game-based assessment tool that consists of a collection of questions on specific topics. Questions are asked in real-time, to an unlimited number of “players”, creating a social, fun and game-like learning environment.

Kahoot is a great tool for formative assessment in the classroom. The quizzes are easy to create from scratch or you can browse and find games already created on many different topics. Students can create quizzes as well--allowing them to "quiz" each other on topics of study. Kahoot provides instant feedback for both teachers and students. It allows teachers the opportunities for on-the-spot instructional decision making, and it shows students instantly whether or not they are on track in relation to the content and their peers.

A few Kahoot resources to get you started:

How to Use Kahoot! In the Classroom
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This week was a great week of pride and celebration as we completed our AdvancEd district accreditation. If you haven't seen the "Best of Athens City Schools" video that Mr. Holladay shared, take a look below. It is a wonderful celebration of our district and community!

The Best of Athens City Schools

Athens City Schools Story HD

JNES Students Continue Series of Public Service Announcements

Check out the most recent PSA on Bullying! Students have started using a teleprompter app on the iPads to make the videos easier to create and more seamless. They did a great job! Mrs. Holland (school counselor) leads this effort with a team of student leaders.

Here is one example teleprompter app if you'd like to try this with your students:

PSA- JNES Bullying
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Social Media- Learning & Sharing in Athens City!

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