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Resource TitleURL LinkWhy is this so cool?Contributor TwitterBlog Resource
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FiveThirtyEighthttp://fivethirtyeight.com/REAL DATA! This site (and twitter handle) posts real data all the time. These are perfect for sparking discussions and Alice Keeler@alicekeelerhttp://www.alicekeeler.com/2017/01/18/real-data-predict-analyze-compare-discuss/
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G Suite Training Centerhttps://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/g-suite-training/idkloemkmldbemijiamdiolojbffnjlhBe better at using G Suite with in app training! Alice Keeler@alicekeelerhttp://www.alicekeeler.com/2016/11/28/g-suite-google-apps-training-chrome-extension/
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Google MyMapshttp://mymaps.google.comCollaborative Google Map. Students can add pins to the map to create an interactive multi-media experience. Alice Keeler@alicekeeler
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EquatIOhttps://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/equatio/TYPE MATH into Google Docs, Forms, Slides. Including with voice typing! NOTE: This is NOT FREE! You can get the price way down with a Read&Write subscription from TexthelpAlice Keeler@alicekeeler
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SmartyPinshttps://smartypins.withgoogle.com/It's by Google and helps students learn about maps!
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Google Earth Engine Timelapsehttps://earthengine.google.com/timelapseGoogle has been collecting satellite imagery of the world for decades. With their Timelapse site from Google Earth Engine, you can see how our world has changed from 1984 to the present. This is a powerful way to see the impact people have on our world, the development of cities, changes to rivers, glaciers, and other natural formations, and more.Eric Curts@ericcurts
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A Google A Dayhttp://www.agoogleaday.com/It is a gamified platform to learn Advanced Search. It also helps us to learn what a complex question looks like. Alice Keeler@alicekeeler
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SeeSawhttp://seesaw.meAgain the beauty of this is in the simplicity. You can quickly and easily make student thinking visible and gather a journal of their learning. I am obsessed with this app.Holly Clark@HollyClarkEdu
http://www.hollyclark.org/2017/06/18/seesaw-the-making-thinking-visible-machine/
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Photos for Classhttp://photosforclass.com/Pictures on the Internet are not free for students (or anyone) to use. By default a picture is under copyright unless the picture is in the public domain or the owner has given permission for use under Creative Commons. Photos for Class provides images AND THE ATTRIBUTION for Creative Commons images that students can use. Alice Keeler@alicekeeler
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Book Creator for Chromehttp://app.bookcreator.comThis is such a great new tool for Chrome. It allows kids to show their learning over time and to create books - even their own textbooks if you are still into that type of thing.Holly Clark@hollyclarkedu
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Common Lithttps://www.commonlit.org/Free resource that lets me add questions and more to non-fiction reading resources.It's really powerful for learning to read online as well.Holly Clark@HollyClarkEdu
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Texting Story Makerhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/textingstory-chat-story-maker/id1083676922?mt=8Looking for a texting app that allows students to create their own story? Checkout::: @TextingStory Sure to be a favorite.Shaelynn Farnsworth@shfarnsworth
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Google Arts and Culturehttps://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/I'm always into using real things over clip art. Taking kids to the world. Exposing students to art treasures is of course awesome. This allows you to take virtual museum trips. Alice Keeler@alicekeeler
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Adobe Sparkhttps://spark.adobe.com/Great way to have students make quick videos that show and tell their thinking.Holly Clark@HollyClarkEdu
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Grammarlyhttps://grammarly.com/Grammarly is a Chrome extension that checks my spelling and grammar usage. My use of commas has significantly increased since installing Grammarly. It goes beyond spelling errors. It lets me know if I am using passive voice (etc...) and tells me what the heck that means. It is freemium. Grammarly does not work in Google Docs, you have to copy paste into the https://app.grammarly.com/ and it works great there. Alice Keeler@alicekeeler
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Google Keephttp://keep.google.comGreat for organizing notes and then taking into docs for writing research papers. Love teaching students about the build in GPS that reminds them about their homework when the walk in the house. It blows their minds.Holly Clark@HollyClarkEdu
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Google Tour Builderhttps://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com/Easy to use but powerful tool for students to create virtual tours, including locations, images, videos, descriptions, hyperlinks, and more. These tours can be used in any subject area such as retelling the events from a novel, tracing the locations of a historical event, visiting different biomes or landforms around the world, and more. Tours can be viewed by others in Tour Builder, or even imported into Google Earth for a full 3D experience.Eric Curts@ericcurts
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Bloomzhttps://www.bloomz.net/Mobile app for connecting with parents. Share what is going on in class. Allow parents to volunteer or donate things to the class. Alice Keeler@alicekeeler
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Newselahttps://newsela.com/Current events for reading that adjusts for student lexile levels. Teach vocabulary in context. Provide writing prompts and give feedback. Works with Google Classroom and more. Alice Keeler@alicekeelerhttp://www.alicekeeler.com/2016/04/18/google-classroom-newsela/
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ReCapphttps://app.letsrecap.com/That I can gather more than just video responses...I can embed questions and get really layered responses going. This is a really good tool for any age, but I love it for older students and even online environments like higher ed.Holly Clark@hollyclarkedu
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Cardboard Camerahttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.vr.cyclops&hl=enWith the app you can record a full 360-degree panoramic recording of any location you are. Additionally you can record your voice narrating the experience to go along with the visuals. When done, the VR recording can be shared with others as a link. People can then click the link on their phone, drop their phone into a Google Cardboard viewer, and move around in your 3D VR recording while listening to your narration. This is a fantastic way for students to create VR reports for famous locations, cultural experiences, field trips, art performances, athletic events, science experiments, and so much more.Eric Curts@ericcurts
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Screencastifyhttps://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/screencastify-screen-vide/mmeijimgabbpbgpdklnllpncmdofkcpnFree and easy tool for students to record up to 10 minutes of video of their screen and/or webcam. Great to demonstrate understanding, teach a concept, dub a video, narrate a slideshow, give a speech, practice a performance, and more. Video saves to Drive for easy sharing.Eric Curts@ericcurts
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Toontastichttps://toontastic.withgoogle.com/Toontastic is a fun 3D storytelling app for kids. With the Toontastic app you can: Create 3D animated stories, reports, and more, Choose from lots of pre-made characters, Draw and insert your own characters, Choose from several themed environments, Add your own narration, and Save and export your final creation.Eric Curts@ericcurts
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Socrativehttp://socrative.comGreat way to quickly ask kids questions on the fly with the Quick Question option. I also love how you can then have kids vote on their answers. Students love Space Race and it can be a lot more thought-provoking than say a Kahoot.Holly Clark@HollyClarkEdu
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Quizizzhttps://quizizz.com/Gamified quiz tool with instant feedback. Uses memes for rewards and you can create your own memes. Kids have a lot of fun with this tool. Alice Keeler@alicekeeler
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Formativehttp://goformative.comDigital tool for formative assessment. Has self grading features. Students can draw their response to a question and you can see them all as they draw. Integrates with Desmos. Alice Keeler@alicekeeler
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Google Data Searchhttp://research.google.com/tablesA regular Google search but it only returns websites with tables of data! REAL DATA! And even better it gives the option to "Export to Google Sheets." where the data tables are magically exported to a spreadsheet ready to be analyzed. Alice Keeler@alicekeelerhttp://www.alicekeeler.com/2015/03/02/finding-data-for-students-to-research-and-analyze/
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G Suite Learning Centerhttps://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/Want to learn Google Apps and G Suite this training center has a lot of great resources to help you get started! Alice Keeler@alicekeeler
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Padlethttp://padlet.comA digital wall where the world is your oyster. You can do quick exit tickets or make student thinking visible.Holly Clark@HollyClarkEdu
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Google Dataset Searchhttps://toolbox.google.com/datasetsearchUsing real data provides relevance to students.https://www.blog.google/products/search/making-it-easier-discover-datasets/
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Google Digital Citizenship and Training Coursehttps://edutrainingcenter.withgoogle.com/digital_citizenship/previewLet's be honest, this skill didn't exist when we were in school now it's an essential one for our students. Here is some help to teach digital citizenship.Alice Keeler@alicekeeler
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Talk and Comment - Chrome Extensionhttps://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/talk-and-comment-voice-no/djnhkfljnimcpelfndpcjcgngmefaobl?hl=enYou can add voice notes to Google Docs to have students tell you their thoughts about their writing or explain the subtext of a story you shared through docs. You can even have them do math and then articulate their answer to you using the record feature.Holly Clark@HollyClarkEdu
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Ngram Viewerhttps://books.google.com/ngramsLets you search for words and phrases in over 5 million books from the 500 years. The results are then displayed as line graphs to show the relative change in usage over time for the different terms. This can be a powerful search tool for students to explore the popularity of different ideas and topics over time, as well as to see how our perceptions have changed. Students can cross reference changes in word usage with historical events, wars, politics, and more.Eric Curts@ericcurts
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Flipgridhttp://www.flipgrid.comIt allows students to articulate their thoughts. Gives teachers a way to quickly and easily hear from each child. The beauty of this tool is in its simplicity. You can do it on the fly and get really good information about student learning and growth!Holly Clark@hollyclarkeduhttp://www.hollyclark.org/2017/05/28/15-ways-to-incorporate-flipgridfever/
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Google Earthhttps://www.google.com/earth/Have students EXPLORE THE WORLD! Instead of clipart and pictures in the book make real connections to real places. Works on a ChromebookAlice Keeler@alicekeeler
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Desmoshttp://desmos.comCalculator and graphing calculator for math. FREE. Hands down any teacher teaching math should have students using Desmos. Check out the teacher and student features in Desmos. Alice Keeler@alicekeeler
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Storyboard Thathttp://www.storyboardthat.com/Creativity! You and students can create visual storyboards (comic strips) to demonstrate learning. Integrates with Google Classroom. Alice Keeler@alicekeeler
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Backchannel Chathttp://backchannelchat.com/It is a backchannel FOR CLASSROOMS! Suggested by Catlin Tucker@catlin_tucker
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