Quick Key Mobile™ is an app for iPhone and iPad that turns those devices into optical scanners, to grade paper assessments in a flash. The free app is available on the Quick Key Homepage 

We started News and Notes to update everyone on all the exciting things that are going on in education in general. We want to keep you abreast of great blogs, interesting discussions, and new developments we discover from members of our PLN. 

The Power of Being Connected

I feel so lucky everyday when I venture out into the Twitterverse and connect with other like minded educators. I have had the pleasure of gaining insight into a diversity of practices that challenge and change my way of thinking about teaching every day.

I have also had the joy of just plain meeting cool people and discovering their insightful content. Recently I connected with @sonrisadelcampo, I recommend that teachers of world language subscribe immediately to her blog! The following is a piece she wrote about my formative assessment app, Quick Key.

Teaching Spanish w/ Comprehensible Input

Quick Key is an app created by Walter O. Duncan IV (@4_teachers) to help teachers quickly grade short assessments like Ticket Out the Door or quizzes.

I found the app in a round-about way from Twitter (just another reason why Twitter is a key part of my PLN). After I downloaded the app, I printed a few QK Tickets, (scantron sheets), and started working with the app. I added a list of names, assigned them to a class, made the answer key on the app, and filled in several student answer sheets.