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Formative Assessment Tools that Truly Inform Instruction

By | 2017-11-22T21:23:22+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Is Assessment for Learning any different from testing? Yes indeed! According to the National Council of Teachers of English, “Well over a decade into federal education policy that endows significant consequences to single tests of student achievement too late in the academic year to lead to any action, teachers might be pleased that the term [...]

Quick Key wins 2nd Place at Flatley Challenge Business Pitch Competition

By | 2017-10-25T13:02:32+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Quick Key CEO Isaac D. Van Wesep presented the Company's 5-minute business pitch at the Flatley Challenge business pitch competition on October 24th, 2017, winning 2nd place. In attendance were investors, entrepreneurs, and other interested guests from the Flatley business complex in Nashua, NH.  Mr. Van Wesep presented the company's mission, product, competitive space, business model [...]

Join Quick Key at the MIT Enterprise Forum on December 11, 2017

By | 2017-10-25T12:50:12+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Quick Key CEO Isaac D. Van Wesep will be presenting Quick Key's new 'iTunes for Assessment' platform model to the MIT Enterprise Forum's (MITEF) Launch Smart Clinic on December 11, 2017. According to MITEF, "At the EdTech Themed Launch Smart Clinic, startups present a 20-minute pitch for feedback from our panel of experts + the audience." [...]

Quick Key is Part of TiE ScaleUp Cohort 4

By | 2017-09-28T10:07:41+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

I am proud to announce that Design by Educators, Inc. (DBE, the maker of Quick Key) has been accepted to TiE Boston's ScaleUp accelerator, Cohort 4. TiE ScaleUp is a highly-competitive accelerator for Boston-area companies that are beginning to scale their businesses. Cohort 4 is focused on software platform companies. DBE is in this group because [...]

New Bubble Sheets Coming on September 23, 2017

By | 2017-09-15T09:44:05+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

New Improved Bubble Sheets to be Released on Sep. 23, 2017 I have some exciting news: we have been working on improved bubble sheets for Quick Key over the summer, and on September 23rd, 2017 we are going to release updated mobile apps that use the new sheets. We will also be replacing the old sheets [...]

Quick Key Back to School Offer & Prize Drawing Fall 2017

By | 2017-09-14T13:31:03+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

It's time to Celebrate! To celebrate Back to School 2017 - as well as Quick Key's new and upcoming features & benefits, we are doing a giveaway  :-D  We have partnered with S&S Worldwide, the uber webstore for school supplies to give away a $250 gift card to How to enter to win the $250 [...]

Title I : School Improvement Planning and Data Driven Results.

By | 2017-09-04T13:45:27+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Focus Schools, School Improvement Plan, Title I|Tags: , , , |

Quick Key is proud to support Title I schools in meeting their School Improvement Plan Goals. Equity, Synergy, and Achievement Last February, Quick Key was honored to participate in the National Title I Conference, hosted by the National Title I Association. This conference was held at the Long Beach Convention Center, in Long Beach, [...]

Implementing Educational Technology: the SAMR Model

By | 2017-08-14T11:04:43+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Education Technology, Free Technology for Teachers, Teaching with technology|Tags: , , |

Exploring the challenges of introducing technology in the classroom using the SAMR Model. Are you one of those "Tech Savvy" teachers? You know who you are. You’re that “tech savvy” teacher that your peers sometimes don’t know what to think about, but when something breaks, or they need a new idea, you’re their first stop. Perhaps [...]

BRIM Anti-Bullying Software

By | 2017-07-19T11:15:02+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: Bullying, Cyber Bullying, Middle School Bullying|Tags: , , |

One of the great rewards of running a company with a social mission is getting to be involved in the growth and development of people and their ideas. When we started Design by Educators the people who built the software for were Walter's former students and friends. One of those friends ended up staying with the [...]

Launch Pad and the Quick Key Grading App

By | 2017-06-27T09:18:21+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: Good Causes, Non Profit Organizations, Non-Profits|Tags: , , , , , |

Flying Kites' Launch Pad and Quick Key You know you are paying it forward when people do amazing things with your ed-tech software and you have to find out through the social media grapevine. I was overjoyed to see this video on Facebook today. This is why we invented Quick Key Mobile. About Flying Kites Flying Kites is [...]