LBUSD Applications Strategy

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ESSENTIAL TOOLS

Application

Description

Haiku

Learning Management System

Emerging – Teacher Homepage

Intermediate – Using Polls, Discussion and Quizzing

Advanced – Using WikiProjects to have students create projects

Google Apps / Gmail

Collaboration/Creation Tool

Creating documents, presentations, spreadsheets for collaboration and publishing - Now integrates directly into haiku for creation sharing and turning in documents

Aeries Gradebook/Parent Portal

District–Wide grading tool and portal for views into grade book.

Management Tools

Application

Description

Hapara

1. Gives you quick access to student work in Google Apps.

2. Allows you to handout documents efficiently

3. Allows you to view what your class is working on in google docs.

RESOURCES

Application

Description

Discovery Streaming

14,000 instructional videos broken into logical segments

BrainPop

Small toons that visually illustrate concepts on all subjects.

Publishing Tools

Application

Description

VoiceThread

Audio and Video Collaboration

Tech Smith Relay

Allows you to record lessons with quizzes to review from home or school.  Records students participation.  Can be used to flip your classroom.

Testing Classroom Interactive Application

Application

Description

Pear Deck - (We are currently testing this application)

Create an interactive slide show with Pear Deck.

Kahoot (

Allows you to create a game show with questions and point values.

Socrative (free)

Create online quizzes quickly that are accessible from any device.

NearPod (currently testing this application)

Create interactive lessons.