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Staff development on Plickers

Instructor: Helena Wallace

Office Location: Habersham Board of Education
Instructor’s Email:
Phone: 777-854-8888
Mailing Address: Habersham County
Online Training Module Website:
Edmodo Classroom repository: class code wtb2cq

Course description
This course is designed to help teachers develop fast, easy and efficient assessment tools that can
be used to assess students retention and comprehension of classroom material.

Course grading
This course is not a self-paced course, students must follow the due dates and post material by
the appropriate date to receive credit.

The learner must be able to:
● Use internet search engines
● Log on to school email from any device
● Help students log in to their Google accounts
● Use Google Drive to send and receive documents and presentation from other users
● Download programs into a personal computer

Course objectives:
The objective of this course is to provide the learner with tools to collect information about
student knowledge while providing with a hands-on approach. This approach will allow the
learner to experience this program from a teachers point a view that deals with setting up the
program, and from a students point of view that deals with answering the questions.
By the end of this course the learner should be able to:
● Guide other on how to set up accounts on the website Plickers
● Create questions about the program that are inline with their Georgia Performance
● Collect data from students answers
● Interpret results received for the data collection
● Plan future lesson plans based on the analysis of those interpretations

Course Textbook
No textbook required

Other requirements
The learner must have access to a stable connection with the internet and must be able to access
the Edmodo Classroom associated with this online class. It is the student's responsibility to
follow the schedule and post assignments on the online repository created by the instructor
specifically for this class. If the learners experience problems with their internet connection or
with posting material on the repository, the students should contact the teacher via de email that
is on this syllabus or by phone and leave a message with name, phone # and the best time to call
back. The instructor will answer your Email and phone calls within 24 hours of the first contact,
but during the weekend it may take up to 48 hours to reply, so please plan accordingly and do not
wait until to the last moment possible to reach out.

Course outline

Lesson Content outline Time frame and assessments required

Orientation Get familiar with syllabus, 1 week ( )

Online training module Students will need to post and introduction of
website and Google him/herself on Edmodo classroom
Classroom repository

Lesson 1 Create a “Plickers” account 1week ( )

The learner will open a teacher account, create a
mock class on the Plickers site and take a
screenshot of the account on Edmodo classroom

Lesson 2 Create a pool of review 1 week ( )

questions The learner will select a standard will create 3 or
4 very simple, basic questions.To show
completion of this part of the lesson, the learner
will take a screenshot of the questions
The learner will take a screenshot of the phone
app with the app open on Edmodo classroom

Lesson 3 Assess students knowledge 1 week ( )

with the plickers app The learner will take a screenshot of the results of
the questions on Edmodo classroom

Lesson 4 Evaluate the Staff 1week ( )

Development online module The learner will complete a survey that he/she
for content will turn in to the teacher either electronically or
in a paper format.

Technology Standards (ISTE)

1 . Empowered Learner
Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating
competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.
1a - Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology
to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
1b - Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the
learning process.
1c - Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to
demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

2 . Digital Citizen
Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working
in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.
2b - Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology,
including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
2c - Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using
and sharing intellectual property.

3 . Knowledge Constructor
Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge,
produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
3a - Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other
resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.

4 . Innovative Designer
Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by
creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.
4a - Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories,
creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
4b - Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers
design constraints and calculated risks.

7 . Global Collaborator
Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating
with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.
7b - Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or
community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.