Teacher of the Month: Abby Baughman

We love to recognize great teachers in our Edcite community and this month we want to honor Abby Baughman, a fourth grade teacher in Ohio. Abby has not only created a ton of content on Edcite, but has shared that content with other Edcite users!

When you search the Edcite Assignments Library for “abaughman” (Abby’s Username on Edcite), you find 100 assignments shared! Some of our favorites are:

Thank you, Abby, for sharing so much great content in the library!

Now, read a bit about Abby and her use of Edcite below.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I teach at Maysville Elementary School in Zanesville, Ohio. I grew up in Zanesville and attended Maysville Elementary when I was younger. I completed my undergraduate work at Ohio University in Athens and I completed my master’s work I Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment through Walden University. This is my 15th year of teaching fourth grade.

Mrs. B 2
Abby and her two kids, Belle (11) and Nash (9)

What do you teach?
I teach math and science.

Why did you become a teacher?
I have always enjoyed working with children and I have a great passion for curriculum.

How did you hear about Edcite?
An administrator heard about Edcite at a meeting across several school districts. She knew I had been searching for an online platform for creating assessments with technology enhanced question types. The day she told me about it, I created my first assignment.

What aspects make you most “Edcited” about Edcite?
I love being able to add pictures and videos to questions. I think they allow a student to see the real-world applications of concepts. I also appreciate the instant feedback for the students and myself. The reports available are very beneficial when looking at the data from an assignment.

I also think that by having multiple question types available when creating an assignment, it allows the teacher to deepen their understanding of assessment literacy and developing other ways of asking questions other than the traditional multiple choice and matching.

Mrs. BHow do you use Edcite in the classroom?
My students take all of their assessments on Edcite. Sometimes we do formative practice on it as it’s great practice for our state assessments that are also online.

Final Words of Wisdom for other Edcite Users? 🙂
I recommend that every teacher develop at least a few assessments on Edcite, play around with the different question types and utilize the Assignment Library. There are great resources already developed and you can also customize them if they do not fit your curriculum or needs exactly.

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