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Content Area/SubjectWhat does this tool do?Additional Resources/Info
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GoSpiral.acBiologyUse for formative assessment questions, including drawings; students sign in quickly with a code (similar to Kahoot); teacher can review answers and check correct or send it back to the student to continue working on

GoSpiral.ac is the student access site; Spiral.ac is the teacher/main site
https://spiral.ac/ Go Spiral
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Problem-AtticBiology - Bio writing team showed this tool during their lesson showcaseA site that houses standards-based questions and teaching/learning tools for Math, Science, Social Studies and English. Great resource for finding assessment or review questions. Questions and materials come from various state and national assessments - good practice for online assessment. Search by topic or exam. Select, arrange, and format questions the way you want them. The free account allows you to print the quiz. If you use the 'Play Area' feature you can export questions and embed into an LMS. Note that the Play Area allows you to create a single quiz or worksheet. You can type over this same item, to keep changing it as the year moves on, but this means that you can only save one online version. The paid version allows you to create unlimited materials.

Negative: Math questions for CCSS requires a school subscription, but they do have Ohio state test math questions.
problem-attic.com
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EdPuzzlePhysical ScienceSign in with Google button; choose videos for students to watch and you can add questions for them to answer; students can pause, rewind, watch multiple times; she puts link to EdPuzzle video into Google Classroom; to write on screen as you record, Megan uses a Wacom Bamboo tablet to do the writing (about $40); YouTube or any other videos get pulled into EdPuzzle and it will show fine for students/not be blocked; can edit other people's videos with new questions, audio, etc.
Wacom Tablets (at Amazon)
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ThingLinkSocial Studies 6Import an image and create labels, tags, links to other sites; labels/tags can be different colors or shapes
Link to Instructions
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FotobabbleSocial Studies 7Create audio narration of an image that students can share based on an uploaded picture; saved work can be accessed with a URL
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PadletSocial Studies 8Post questions for your class for whatever unit you're working on. They can get the link via code, through schoology or LMS, you can email the link to them, etc. use freeform, grid, or stream for the responses to show up in either a random nature or more ordered; teacher has the option to moderate and approve comments before they appear, if you choose. Students can upload documents, videos, photos, etc
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SlackEnglish 9Networking tool used around the world; running thread that you share with a private group; upload items, enter links, etc use to continue collaboration beyond the classroom; allows a conversational thread and notifications that this google sheet will not:-) Creates a long-term network- Ideas: could be used for tbt/blt, etc to keep a continuous conversation, summer reading, online class instead of blackboard, searchable, easy to upload
Set up your own account with email and username; this is a protected site, thus the need to create a username for each "slack"
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ClipConverterEnglish 10Voiceover project with Shakespeare (good alternative when Youtube is blocked) Sample shown had students creating a montage of clips to explain a scene from Shakespeare Works better with a Mac; use with flash video downloader in chrome store; Good idea to use IMDB for movie clips and trailers
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Flash Video Downloader Google ExtensionEnglish 10Download this Google Extension and use it to pull videos from the web onto your PC or Chromebook.
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Wevideo.com English 10Using Wevideo if you dont have a mac. Works with Chromebooks. Wevideo works like iMovie.
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Hemingway EditorEnglish 11Put student writing in here to give them feedback.
The HELP button really lays this out.
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A Google a DayEnglish 11Help your students learn HOW to search; gamelike
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EdPuzzleScience 6Similar to Zaption, but it can connect to Google Classroom. Search videos or upload your own; add questions within the video (video stops for students to answer the question, then moves on); can do voiceovers on the video too. FREE! First time you use it, it will go through a tutorial to show the process. This is more user friendly than Zaption. There is a student gradebook that shows how much students watched the video and their scores on the questions.
Zaption
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PearDeckScience 7For online formative assessments. Like Kahoot, students enter with a code. Question types: MC, drag/drop, image/drop pointer, and more! There is a free option, but for all the features and question types, it's $11.99/month.
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BlendspaceScience 8FREE - Create "tiles" of videos, documents, quiz, links, etc. that are sequential for students to go through or use as needed. Great for differentiation! • 15 Ideas to engage students with Blendspace
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• Blendspace Tips
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ThinglinkHistoryAdd links, text boxes, video links, sounds, and more to uploaded images. They have student logins and management. There is a free and pay-for option.
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PiktochartEasy to use infographic creator.
Piktochart video channelPiktochart also has a Chrome app iOS
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Quizlet LiveGovtLive quiz game where you can put students into groups (it does this automatically) and it keeps track of progress with a score. Students can also practice on own with question sets.
QuizletLive (Student Link)
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QuizzizzAlgebra IIUsing Quizzezz and Blendspace helps to differentiate. You can see each questions and who misses these questions. Can isnatntly see what each student knows and doesnt know. Quizizz tutorial
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BlendspaceAlgebra IIEasy way to help organize lessons and content digitally that students can access at anytime.Create multimedia lessons that kids can access online (via website or Chrome app). Using a drag-and-drop interface, you can organize videos, text, links, images, and quizzes into cubes, then organize them to create lessons, or "canvases, " for your students to complete independently. Students can then move through the content in a linear fashion, responding to prompts in a sidebar comment area or taking quizzes along the way.
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DesmosAlgebra IEasy way to graph and saves graphs. Students can explore graphing and participate in graphing activities. Students can share through the technology and collaborate and work together. Engaging activities through graphing and mathmetically rich tasks. Student page is student.desmos.comHas an iOS and Android app
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Quizlet LiveGeometryLive quiz game where you can put students into groups (it does this automatically) and it keeps track of progress with a score. Students can also practice on own with question sets.
QuizletLive (Student Link)
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2017 Boot Camp - Grades 6-8 (Science & Social Studies)
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Digital Tool & LinkContent Area/SujectWhat does this tool do?Additional Resources/Info
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Collaborative gDocs/Draw/SSs/SlidesAllBEST tools for collaboration if your district is a G-Suite for Education district! Devise ways to use ONE file for the class to collaborate, share, discuss, etc. Be sure to organize the space for students to use so they are not writing/adding on top of each other. May want to have students create the slide, paragraph, image, etc in their OWN google file, THEN copy/paste it into the collaborative file with no changes (since "Undo" will undo the last thing, which may be something someone else did).
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ZiteboardAllOnline whiteboard - shared space to collaborate; can zoom in or out to create bigger space to write/draw/typeOther link is for basic information... to START USING it, go to this link: https://app.ziteboard.com/
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Bloom's Taxonomy PlannerAll (for Ts only)Use to find questions, verbs to write learning targets; check your Bloom's Levels here
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Online OCR -- CONVERT SCANNED PDF TO WORDAll - productivityGet an editable document (Word or Text file) from a PDF. Not perfect, so some editing needed. Can also use Google Drive to upload a PDF and have it converted to gDoc. BUT... this version will need lots of editing, as only text is brought in
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Google Earth Chrome ExtSci/SSShows a new Google Earth location with each new tab opened; great for science or SS inquiry or further exploration
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FlipGridAllBasically a video discussion board - Create a Grid for a question or video or links, then students
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Common Sense Media's - GRAPHITEAllFind tools to go with specific lessons/topics
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CanvaAll
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MicNoteAllChrome Extension - students can record voice with notes or vice versa (students do notes while recording the teacher)
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National Geographic MapMaker InteractiveSS 6Interactive layering of maps; sharable w/ a link too
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Fake Phone TextSS7allows students to create fake text conversations between people, such as historical figures, scientists, etc.
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WeVideo.comSS8Create videos for classroom use (especially video tributes); free version is limited to about 5 min.; pay for version too, but expensive
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RubistarScience 7Creates rubrics - pre-made ones or create your own from scratch; you can edit the premade ones as well
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ClasskickScience 8Instant teacher feedback; formative assessment tool with lots of question types and a feature for students to "raise hand"
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ZooniverseScience 6Scientific research projects/ citizen researcher; students can help scientists by counting things related to their research
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SmoreScience 6Digital flyer/posters
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