PLC PRO

As a teacher, I need to automatically process my data in a uniform way that meets my principal's expectations, so that I can spend more time analyzing the data and planning lessons accordingly.

What is it?

A suite of data programs designed to automate data analysis and presentation used by the BCPS math department from 2014-2016.

 

Who is it for?

BCPS math teachers in grades 1-5.

Why do they need it?

BCPS teachers report that they spend several hours in preparation for each data meeting. This suite of apps automates all of this, eliminating 15-20 hours of work per user, per year, while presenting the data in a more pleasing, understandable, and standardized way.

How does it work?

Once the teacher enters in the basic data (who got what right and wrong), VBA scripts do all the rest. Data is presented in various meaningful ways. Detailed, customized parent communications are automatically created. And, special print functions guarantee beautiful handouts for the data meeting! Now, teachers can spend more time teaching.

What is it?

An app built for iPhone and Android that gamifies and provides real-time feedback to students learning sight words.

Who is it for?

Children ages 4-8 (pre-K to third grade) who are learning to read. Our next steps include extending the user story to parents and teachers, who have a need for advanced data analysis and presentation, as well as multiple users.

Why do they need it?

Students need input when practicing and learning to read, to identify success and avoid reinforcing misconceptions.

How does it work?

We access the Google Voice, Siri, and speech synthesis APIs to create a virtual teacher. We use the Ionic 2 Framework to create a coss-platform Angular app. Built by a team of one developer (Josh Glazer) one graphic designer (Eric Gil), and one product manager (Anthony Schultz).