AP Summit 2014
Technology Tools to Advance
Rigor and Engagement
Who Are We?
David Schubert - schubertd
Instructional Technology Specialist
Jessica Titze - titzej
Technology Curriculum Specialist
Carlos Fernandez -fernandezc
Free library of videos demonstrating concepts
across different subject areas
Gained attention for math concepts originally
Expanding to include sciences, economics, world
history, humanities, and more
Backchannel collaboration during school or at home.
Have the students share the transcript with you to show participation.
See what the students are talking about and where they are shifting and
losing focus within a discussion topic on content.
A safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in
touch with parents Free.
One way communication
Communication can be scheduled
Great for AP Reminder Messages
Mentor Mob (Lesson Paths)
Content curation website where educators can
make or sift through hundreds of Learning
Students and teachers can organize and create
within Mentor Mob
Allows you to edit YouTube Videos
Takes 1 minute to create
Original Youtube Video:
Download YouTube videos.
Clip Converter is a free online media conversion
application, which allows you to record, convert and
download nearly any audio or video URL to common
Eliminates Streaming Videos
Stop worrying about your video being blocked by the
Discovery Education Classrooms
Who is already using Discovery Streaming in the
How are you using it?
Build quizzes and assignments and push them to
Students access streaming library for
What does it do? Voice and text feedback for
students' assignments via Google Drive. Insert
A great way to collaborate with students
Google Sites (Chunking Content)
Chunking Content Differently
Have your students create a Google site as a group.
Sites can be specific to individual groups/classes.
Each group/topic completes the content on a specific section or page
on the website.
Creating content on a website helps students work with the content
another time, stimulating memory, and produces a persistent location
for other students to refer back to.
Instructions on how to create a Google Site
Where do I start? http://sites.google.com
Games designed for or applied to the content
area are shown to increase engagement in
Especially useful after AP or EOC exams
Example: SIM City
Government, economics, and other social studies
Discussion: other examples and ideas
Social Media Templates Thinking Differently
Using Social Media Templates (Facebook, Pinterest,
and Twitter, etc.) to explain or have students explain
Link to Presentation Blog and Template Resources: