The school year begins and with it comes a renewed sense of enthusiasm.  “This year I’m going to try my hand at this,” says the seasoned teacher, always looking to improve.  Across the hall, a new teacher excitedly sets up her classroom as thoughts race through her mind, “I can’t wait to do this, and this, and this, oh, and this too!”

Whether a seasoned or first-year teacher – or anywhere in between – one of the things you should definitely check out is this video:  

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An App to Confer, Collaborate, and Capture Student Growth  Chronicle is ideal for Reading and Writing Workshop but can be used in any subject to:
• efficiently take customizable notes (conferring notes or observational notes) and apply them to individuals and small groups.
• capture photo, video, and/or audio notes.  [wp-svg-icons icon=”camera” wrap=”i”] [wp-svg-icons custom_icon=”custom-pack-1-video-camera” wrap=”i”] [wp-svg-icons custom_icon=”custom-pack-1-mic” wrap=”i”] • track formative assessments of learning objectives, learning behaviors, or social behaviors using a unique Traffic Light design
• create digital student portfolios by designating any note (text, photo, video, and audio) as an Artifact.   
• align teaching with the Common Core Standards (*importing of these standards is optional).
• record and track student progress using an integrated and multifaceted grade book.
• view and share data in a variety of ways. [wp-svg-icons icon=”share” wrap=”i”] • promote school-wide collaboration by securely passing data from one year’s teacher to the next.  [wp-svg-icons icon=”envelop” wrap=”i”] • keep data safe (capable of being password protected, and data can be backed up and restored via iCloud and Dropbox).         [wp-svg-icons custom_icon=”custom-pack-1-dropbox” wrap=”i”]

You can do some incredible things with Chronicle in your hands!  Empower yourself and give it a try!  And don’t forget to share with others!