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Great Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers – An Updated Handout  Find it here:

Pick one or all:

  • Leverage Twitter for PD and student learning with the ISTE webinar “Twitter in the K-12 Classroom.”
  • Weave digital citizenship into curriculum with the downloadable guide “Digital Citizenship Defined: Teach the 9 elements to enhance students’ safety, creativity and empathy.”
  • Get students excited about learning with technology with the ISTE webinar “To Infinity and Beyond: Using Tech Outside Classroom Walls.”



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Well, it can be hard…don’t give up.  Ask the kids for assistance.  Yes, you heard right,  Here are some make-sense tips in “From the mouths of babes”  at

 By Scott Dellinger, one of my graduate students, a technology resource teacher in Scott County School District

As a first-year teacher with a PBL classroom and a giant nerd, I have long wondered how to use technology to assess project based learning. 
Recently, I found a wonderful article by Andrew Miller entitled, Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity that sparked many ideas. 
Google Forms:  With the ability to place photographs within the Google forms, I can create a photo bank, college or text for the student to use, and then probe their ability to synthesize the given information using Google’s data collection services. 
Edmodo:  I can post an initial article for the students to read which contains a problem.  Using Edmodo, students could then respond to my prompt by asking questions.  By requiring multiple posts from each student, it will be possible to view how the student formulates appropriate questions to ask using the information available.
Finally, think beyond traditional ways of assessment.  Paper reports and presentations are frankly boring to create and boring to grade.  Challenge your students to use a new presentation method each time you check for knowledge.  Instead of the typical writing piece that you do every quarter, what if students create a 10-minute “radio” broadcast on the computer?  Or created a WIKI to assist future classes?
By expanding our idea of what assessment is we can discover unique opportunities to engage kids, and even increase motivation.