Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Draftback is a tool that puts Google Drive's revision history to work for you. It makes a video of the student's writing, allowing them to show you what their editing looks like.

This is the official website.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is an excellent place to post, view, manage, and give feedback on all sorts of assignments. We are a Google school, so it is free and easy to learn.

This tutorial document (created by Jen Judkins) is phenomenal.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


ClassMessenger is an online messaging system through Scholastic. It allows for secure, two-way communication via text message or email. Parents add themselves to your class. Consider having a Chromebook set up on conference day for parents to sign up as they wait.

Learn more here!

Sign up here!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Plickers is an awesome and interactive formative assessment tool, especially since we are not 1:1 (yet!) Using paper clicker (henceforth known as Plickers,) students hold up unique cards to respond to ABCD or TF questions. You scan it on your phone or tablet, as shown in this video. Since each card is unique (even oriented differently,) students cannot look at each others answers.

2 Minute Set-up video

Help page

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


According to the developers..

  • Develop custom schedules for each class.
  • View and print lessons by day, week, or class.
  • Create class templates for any day of the week.
  • Connect to national, state and local standards.
  • Attach files and links to your lessons.
  • Adjust your lesson schedule with a single click.
  • Allow students to view your plans online.
  • Share your plans with other teachers.
  • Easily re-use lessons from one year to the next.

Create an account at planbook.com.

Check out the tutorials for every conceivable topic!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

9/25/15: Our Wants and Needs

Pam: Website, planbook.com Google integration, Google Classroom, ClassMessenger

Mike: online communication log private comment back, possibly ClassMessenger (used Blendspace)

Kim: planbook.com Google integration, ClassMessenger

Megan: Start a blog for your student and set up a website, Classroom, ClassMessenger

Lisa: Google

Andi: Updating a website, Google Classroom, ClassMessenger

Laura: planbook.com (discount for 10+ people), ClassMessenger, email group

Carrie: Google Classroom

Kenzie: Google Classroom, ClassMessenger,

Kelsi: will do planbook.com,

Next Week Focus: Planbook.com