Tech Tips

April 2014: Volume 1 Number 2

Welcome, Spring!

Check out the tech tips, websites, video, and articles below.

EDpuzzle, WeVideo, ClassDojo, Doctopus, & Goobric are available as Apps in your Google account.

Easy Digital Note-Taking Techniques

5 Programs for Easy Digital Note-Taking Techniques


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Flipped Learning

"Flipped Classroom model is surpassing all other digital trends in K-12 schools."

“We know from other research that teachers who are flipping their classrooms report higher student achievement, increased student engagement and better attitudes toward learning and school,” said Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the Flipped Learning Network. “Many flipped teachers report that their job satisfaction has improved and they are feeling re-energized, so we are excited to see more teachers and administrators looking to implement this model in their schools.”


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Doctopus & Goobric



I will host PD on this early next school year, but for those of you ready to start managing folders/assignments:

"Doctopus gives teachers the ability to mass-copy (from a starter template), share, and manage grading and feedback for student projects in Google Drive. Its tentacles copy and "hand out" Drive files to a roster of students, giving teachers full control over starter template, sharing configuration, folder organization and file naming, as well as visibility over all work in progress -- including the ability to bulk revoke and revert student editing rights around submission deadlines.

The Goobric Chrome extension works alongside Doctopus to enable rubric-based grading of Google Docs right in a browser popup window using the rubric of your design. Once a rubric score is submitted, Goobric auto-records scores in your spreadsheet and automatically provides students instant rubric scores and comments via email. Heck, if it's a Google Document, Goobric even pastes the filled out rubric into the bottom of the Doc."


Google Now vs Siri

Check out this comparison between Google Now and Siri.


Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

Strongsville City Schools Instructional Technology Information

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