Elementary and secondary teachers worked collaboratively with peers to design an integrated unit where students used iPads to create, mash, remix and publish their learning. Using Edmodo, Google docs, and PBWorks Wikis teachers connected asynchronously to share ideas and resources. The ﬁnal
event — the showcase — is where teams of teachers will share their processes and products. We welcome NCSU educators and the public to attend the showcase to learn ﬁrst-hand how our collaborative teams are assessing student learning by using the backward design process and PBL to create project rubrics/assessments.
While milling about waiting for the next session to begin, I overheard someone talking about a "cool app" for creating raps. My music teacher ears turned on and I discovered AutoRap. For 99 cents, I downloaded it onto my iPhone within the next 3 minutes. What an incredible tool! I can't wait to use it with my third graders! They will start writing their raps after the first of the year and this will make their poems come to life! Check it out!