January 2016

SHOULD WE GRADE TEACHERS?

By |2016-01-26T06:58:50+00:00January 26th, 2016|

Under-resourced, under attack, and over worked… Teachers are under a staggering amount of pressure. Each year they are asked to get better results, with larger classes, and without the resources to leverage personalized learning. How can we effectively evaluate them, is it even possible? Should teachers in wealthy districts be [...]

October 2014

End of Quarter Grades Are Due, Let My Teachermade App Quick Key Mobile Help!

By |2014-10-23T14:17:00+00:00October 23rd, 2014|

October 2014  October Brings End of the Quarter Testing, and Quick Key Mobile Can Help! Quick Key Mobile turns your mobile device into a scanner and eliminates hand-grading of paper assessments, even for teachers working in classrooms without a computer or an internet connection. Analytics and data exports are fast and easy, so you can focus on your [...]

June 2014

May 2014

ARC Capital Invests in Quick Key Mobile!

By |2014-05-12T19:40:00+00:00May 12th, 2014|

This week Quick Key Mobile closed on a private placement with global education venture fund ARC Capital Development, LLC. And the hits just keep on coming! April was a big month for us here at Quick Key. We crossed over 250,000 total quizzes scanned since our launch in September, and over 5 million student responses recorded [...]

THE NEW YORKER: LOUIS C.K. AGAINST THE COMMON CORE

By |2014-05-09T18:50:00+00:00May 9th, 2014|

Louis C.K. painting by Cara & Louie When a popular comedian takes to social media to talk about the Common Core and testing the world takes notice. Louis C.K. took to Twitter to share his frustrations. According to C.K., “The teachers are great...But it’s changed in recent years. It’s all about these tests. It feels like a dark [...]

NPR: Stagnant Scores for Reading and Math

By |2014-05-08T17:05:00+00:00May 8th, 2014|

According to NPR, "The government released the latest national test scores on Wednesday, and the news isn't good: 12th-graders are headed toward graduation, but many don't have the skills they need to succeed in college or work." What is shocking is how anyone can be surprised. In the last few years the emphasis on high stakes [...]

March 2014

#TeacherKarma, Or How Students Come Back Into Our Lives

By |2014-03-14T18:32:00+00:00March 14th, 2014|

As a certified teacher in the state of Massachusetts I have learned a tremendous amount in different graduate school classes and professional development sessions. However, the most important things I have learned have come from my fellow teachers and from experiences in the classroom. The Notes from the Chalkboard Blog is where I will share some [...]

@Blerdmedia Brings People Together with a Critical Eye Toward Pop Culture! #BlerdMedia

By |2014-03-12T19:48:00+00:00March 12th, 2014|

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 [...]

Quick Key Covered by @coolcatteacher!

By |2014-03-10T17:05:00+00:00March 10th, 2014|

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 [...]

February 2014

The Power of the PLN #2: From Across the Pond!

By |2014-02-01T15:16:00+00:00February 1st, 2014|

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 [...]