Ambassador and Mentor Updates


Classkick Ambassador and Mentor Updates

How can you get involved? Check out our archived emails!

Classkick Ambassador and Mentor Updates

Our recently archived emails will help outline great ways for you to get involved as a Classkick Ambassador or Classkick Mentor!

 


December 12, 2016 - Start Your Week Off Right - With Classkick!

December 7, 2016 - #12DaysofClasskick - Day 2

December 2, 2016 - #12DaysofClasskick

November 23, 2016 - Two ideas to Stew over

November 18, 2016 - We've got you covered with new resources

November 17, 2016 - Help us build a library!

November 7, 2016 - Now Open! Classkick's Assignment Library

November 3, 2016 - New Classkick Goodies For You

October 28, 2016 - Survey Says...

October 6, 2016 - Update on Classkick Resources

August 8, 2016 - Classkick Teachers on the Web is here!

May 16, 2016 - Classkick Now on Student Chromebooks, Desktops, and Laptops!


 

December 12, 2016 - Start Your Week Off Right - With Classkick!

 
 
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#ClasskickChat - New Time!
Happy Monday!

Thanks for all your help and responses! According to our quick survey results, the best time to host #ClasskickChat is at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern. Be sure to update your calendar invitations, or grab the new invite from here.

You can also see our previous #ClasskickChat recaps. And, if you would like to host an upcoming chat, please sign up here!
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Clouds - Day 5 - #12DaysofClasskick
#12DaysofClasskick Update:

Today we released Day 5: an intermediate science assignment called "Clouds."

Grab this assignment here, and continue posting your own with #12DaysofClasskick!
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Classkick Certification Update:

Thanks to your tremendous input and feedback, we updated each of our challenges and rubrics. While we work to create an exemplar for each aspect of Classkick Certification, we'd also love to see your submissions.

See more here, and if you are interested in becoming a Certification Reviewer, check out this page for details.
If there's anything I can do to help, or any questions I can answer, please let me know!

Laura Litton
Director of Teacher Happiness
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December 7, 2016 - #12DaysofClassick - Day 2

 
 
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#12DaysofClasskick
We launched our #12DaysofClasskick campaign with: Grab a copy of these assignments and more from http://classkick.com/assignments
Also, if you have a great assignment you'd like to share, please Tweet or Instagram it with #12DaysofClasskick!
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Checking for Understanding
#ClasskickChat Updates

Thanks for helping us review Classkick in 2016. For 2017, we'd like to move the time of #ClasskickChat so that more Mentors and Ambassadors can participate. Please reply to this email with a time of day that works best for you on the first Tuesday of each month.
If there's anything I can do to help, or any questions I can answer, please let me know!

Laura Litton
Director of Teacher Happiness
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December 2, 2016 - #12DaysofClasskick

 
 
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#ClasskickChat about... Classkick!
Our next #ClasskickChat will be on this Tuesday, December 6th at 5pm Central. It will be hosted by @tmnerd, one of our Classkick Engineers on the topic: Now with more Classkick. (More here)

Please add it to your calendar and bring a friend!
Checking for Understanding
Classkick Certification Updates

We updated the language of all the challenges, requirements, and rubrics. We also created a new page to explain the Review/Evaluation process for Mentors!

If you are interested in becoming a Classkick Certification reviewer, please let me know.
Feedback for ALL students

We released Peer Helpers on the Web, so students using iPads, Chromebooks, desktops, or laptops can now provide each feedback to anonymous peers! (More here)
Notifications Tab

Want to know which assignments have been shared with you recently without having to check your email? We created a new Notifications Tab to show you in Classkick! (More here)
Classkick-ify Your Content

Thanks to Ms. Trautz for walking us through her process for "Classkick-ifying" the way her students approach Representing Linear Equations.

We included both the before Classkick worksheet and with Classkick assignment on our Assignments page. (More here)
#12DaysofClasskick

Goal: Release one awesome assignment per day, at each grade level (K, 1st, 2nd, etc.) for our #12DaysofClasskick campaign. Please share your best assignment with us (and everyone) by posting the public link with the hashtag #12DaysofClasskick on Twitter and Instagram!
If there's anything I can do to help, or any questions I can answer, please let me know!

Laura Litton
Director of Teacher Happiness
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November 23, 2016 - Two ideas to Stew over 

 
 
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Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!
Once the turkey is a distant memory, we've got two great ways to get involved:
Checking for Understanding
1. We are looking for YOUR help to create an amazing place where teachers can learn about highly effective methods to Check for Understanding.

We want to showcase your favorite methods for Checking for Understanding so other teachers can watch, study, and learn from your examples
2. We also need more Mentors to review Classkick Certification submissions. If you are interested in being a reviewer, please let me know!
If there's anything I can do to help, or any questions I can answer, please let me know!

Laura Litton
Director of Teacher Happiness
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November 18, 2016 - We've got you covered with new resources

 
 
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Level up your Classkick game
Teachers have been asking for a way to become "Classkick Certified" for months now. Thanks to your extensive help and feedback, our Official Classkick Certification course is open and ready for your submissions!
Get Started - Free
We'll also need Mentors to review submissions according to the rubrics provided for each challenge. If you are interested in being a Certification reviewer, please let me know!
What else is new?
Check out the Classkick Resources Google Drive folder for more great assets to share with your colleagues and on social media:
Updated Student Guides that you can print or point your students to as they get started:
T-shirts, sweatshirts, lounge pants, blankets, pillows, bags, and more. Check out our new Classkick Store!
A new home for our #ClasskickChat Twitter Chat topics and discussions.

Didn't know we had a Twitter chat? Visit this page to add #ClasskickChat to your calendar today!
Please send us your videos of the great Checks for Understanding you're using with your students to create our database.

We're looking for strong video examples both with and without Classkick.
We want to let you Humble-Brag with a Classkick Case Study!

Case studies are short stories detailing how you use it in your classroom. Then we take those great examples and share your experiences with teachers around the world!
If there's anything I can do to help, or any questions I can answer, please let me know!

Laura Litton
Director of Teacher Happiness
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November 17, 2016 - Help us build a library!

 
 
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Help Us Build a CFU Library!

An important part of delivering student feedback is checking for understanding (CFU). We would like to create a collection of real classroom examples of students and teachers using their favorite and most effective methods to CFU to share with other teachers.

To help, please record a video demonstrating your favorite method(s) to CFU, some that do and do not require Classkick:

Checking For Understanding
Here is an example featuring three types of CFUs: popsicle sticks, gestures, and checking students’ work over their shoulder.

Share the video (on Google Drive or DropBox) with me at laura@classkick.com and please let me know the name of the CFU, prep needed, and when and why you use this CFU.

Thanks so much for your help!


Laura Litton
Director of Teacher Happiness
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November 7, 2016 - Now Open! Classkick's Assignment Library

 
 
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Now Open! Classkick’s Assignment Library

Classkick’s Assignment Library is full of free activities created for and by classroom teachers:

Classkick Assignment Library

Grab an assignment today to use with your students, save time, and learn some new Classkick tricks!

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Please send me your best assignments to be added to the library!


Laura Litton
Director of Teacher Happiness
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November 3, 2016 - New Classkick Goodies For You

 
 
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New Classkick Goodies!

We just built a quick, easy-to-use, free grading tool into Classkick:

Use this tool to grade exit slips, assessments, or assignments in no time!
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We also updated our Roster Locks to use on the Web:
As a teacher, you can lock a roster and have more control when students log in.
And, thanks to your efforts, we signed up our 100th Mentor and Ambassador today!

Other Updates:
In the Badges folder, we added some tips for creating an email signature with your Classkick Badge.
We've also added new Math and Tech Conferences, and highlighted any that you can still submit a proposal to in green.

Let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions and thanks for all your help!


Laura Litton
Director of Teacher Happiness
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October 28, 2016 - Survey Says...

 
 
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Classkick Survey

At Classkick, we're all about feedback! As valued Classkick Mentors and Ambassadors, we'd love to hear about your experience using Classkick and teaching others how to use Classkick:

Take Survey

Thanks for your help!


Laura Litton
Director of Teacher Happiness
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October 6, 2016 - Update on Classkick Resources

 
 
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Resources Just For You!

Please check out the newest Mentor and Ambassador resources in our shared Classkick Google Drive folder

Classkick Ambassador Badge
Classkick Mentor Badge
Classkick PD Presentation
Classkick Teacher Guides

Get badges, PD Presentation Materials, Teacher Guides, EdTech Conferences, information on Classkick Meetups, and much more!
 
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Know colleagues that could benefit from these resources? Invite them to become a Classkick Mentor or Ambassador!
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Need something else? Don't hesitate to let me know!

Laura Litton
Director of Teacher Happiness
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August 8, 2016 - Classkick Teachers on the Web is here!

 
 
Classkick Teachers on the Web Beta is here!
The wait is over!

Teachers can now prep assignments, assign work to students, and provide feedback from any Chromebook, laptop, or desktop computer. In classrooms all over the world, teachers and students can give and receive help right when they need it. 

Try it now →

Know other teachers looking for a way to provide individualized, real-time feedback to their students? Share the news in your school by forwarding this email!

Thanks,

The Classkick Team
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May 16, 2016 - Classkick Now on Student Chromebooks, Desktops, and Laptops!

 
 
Classkick now on Chromebooks, Desktops and Laptops for Students

Students can now use Classkick free on Chromebooks, desktops and laptops at app.classkick.com.

Try a sample assignment below or watch our 1-minute video.

Teachers must use the free iPad app to create assignments, but a web version for teachers is coming soon.

The Classkick Team
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