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THANK YOU for sharing your idea, tip, or tech tool while inspiring and motivating others to try something new. Created by Kim Mattina
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Tech ToolWebsiteSubmitted ByTwitter HandleProvide a short desription about the toolHow will you use it?
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Google Tour Builderhttps://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com/Kim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyCreate an interactive tour using a combination of Google Maps and Google SlidesStudents can create a tour using images, videos, and maps to indicate famous landmarks, geography, a path of an explorer or a character from a novel.
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Google Classroomclassroom.google.comKim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyA digital classroom environment for assignments, announcements, and other resourcesCreate a class, and have students join it, so they can have the ability to participate in a conversation on the stream page, answer questions, and complete assignments.
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Google Sitessites.google.comKim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyMeet the new Google Sites!Use it to create digital portfolios and share classroom information with students, and parents.
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Quizlet Livehttps://quizlet.com/features/liveSteve Wick Collaborative game based formative assessment tool connected to Quizlet learning tools. Students will be join and then be placed in groups (random or chosen by teacher). Groups receive the same question / statement, but only one member of the group has the correct answer. Students must talk to each other to determine the right answer. Students will enjoy the competivie aspect of the game.
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Animatronanimatron.comMeredith Martin@geekyteachQuick and easy HTML5 animation toolVery easy for students to create short video animations for projects.
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Trading Cardshttp://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/trading_cards_2/Meredith Martin@geekyteachCreate digital trading cards for real and fictional peopleGreat alternative to book reports or autobiographies. Students can create a variety of trading cards for people, places, and things.
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Gone Google Story Builderhttps://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/Meredith Martin@geekyteachCreate animated storiesA fun tool for creative writing that animates text in a virtual document.
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Screencastifyhttps://www.screencastify.com/Meredith Martin@geekyteachScreencast tool for ChromeA great extension for Chrome that allows students to create their own screencasts. Kids can create tutorials, videos, and show their learning.
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Mercury Reader (Formerly Readbility)https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mercury-reader/oknpjjbmpnndlpmnhmekjpocelpnlfdiMeredith Martin@geekyteachClears clutter from webpages to make them easier to readSuper way to remove ads, pics, related stories, and more from cluttered webpages to let kids focus in on content.
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Marvel apphttps://marvelapp.com/David Stoppsturns sketches or drawings into "fake" demonstrable appsUse it any time students want to show how an idea might look before, or without coding. I have used it as an alternate presentation method as well.
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Emojishttp://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/01/docs-emoji-activities.htmlKim Mattina, written by Eric CurtsLearn how to use emojis in your classroom in a Google document.Refer to the blog post for more ideas on using emojis. Graphs, mathematical expressions, , pictographs, poems, stories, emotions, etc.
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Google Forms to create choose-your-own-adventure or gameone idea: http://davidwees.com/content/using-google-forms-choose-your-own-adventure-style-story/Monique Agueros@MoeTechWsbgGoogle Forms just one way-- tool really not focusTeachers created authentic lessons, one of which was have students create a carnival game to study probablility, then have another class play the games.
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Spiralhttp://spiral.acMark Ashworth@mark_spiralFree apps that replicate learning activities - providing formative assessment.Great for a quick Q&A/Formative assessment. Team Up, a teamwork app, a favorite of teachers. Some example uses can be found here: https://spiral.ac/what-teachers-are-saying
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Pixlrhttps://pixlr.comPhil Polsinelli@techEdSUFree photo editing apps including and editor based on PhotoshopCan be used anytime you need to edit or imprve a phot. You can also add text to photos
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123 Appshttp://123apps.comPhil Polsinelli@techEdSUAstonishingly simple web-based audio and video editing tools (free)Use anytime you need to edit out unwanted segemtns of audio or video for mutli-media projects. You can also join segments of audio.
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Google Siteshttp://sites.google.comPhil Polsinelli@techEdSUThe new interface is easy to navigate and creates divice responsive pagesSites is the best way to combine all files from drive into a meaningful lesson. Great for student projects as well.
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weTransferhttp://www.wetransfer.comPhil Polsinelli@techEdSUFast and easy web-based app for transfering large files that would be rejected by most email clientsThis is unquestionably the fastest way to transfer a large file for both the sender and the recipient. No passwords, no logins and its free. Much less cubersome for quick transfers than dropbox, which is better suited for longterm file storage for colaboartive projects.
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dfYoutubehttps://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/df-youtube-distraction-fr/mjdepdfccjgcndkmemponafgioodelna?hl=enPhil Polsinelli@techEdSUChrome extension that hides all extraneous distractions when you display a youTube videoSave yourself embarrasment and complaints from parents when you use youTube in the classroom
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Draftbackhttps://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/draftback/nnajoiemfpldioamchanognpjmocgkbg?hl=enPhil Polsinelli@techEdSUCreates annimated playback of the revision history of a Google Doc.Great for language arts teachers to domonstrate the process involved in creating an exemplary. well-written document.
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flathttps://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/flat-music-scores-and-gui/mgfkpiieempkmppimblkblmlcmbdkbcg?hl=enPhil Polsinelli@techEdSUSomething for the music teachers: Flat is a notation program accessible through Google drive.Use anytime you or you students need to notate music.
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Soundationhttps://soundation.com/Phil Polsinelli@techEdSUAnother app for music teachers: A multi-track audio-looping / recording, digital audio workstation. It's free with limitations.If you can't get Garageband in your music classroom this will do the job. Not as robust and the loops are'nt as good but it's free.
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Vokihttp://www.voki.com/Beth Steinen@bethsteinenStudents create their own customizable avatar who speaks.Black History Month. Students will research lesser known historically significant black people and create an avatar for them.
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Wunderlisthttps://www.wunderlist.comBeth Steinen@bethsteinenA listmaker to keep yourself organized. Collaborate with team members on to-do lists; shared to-do lists with spouse; secret lists to gather ideas for gifts throughout the year
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Bunceehttps://www.edu.buncee.com/Beth Steinen@bethsteinenPresentation toolStudents can make interactive greeting cards; possible option for Genius Hour presentation; any presentation!
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Edutypingwww.edutyping.comBeth Steinen@bethsteinenTyping practice toolStudents type for 5 mintues everyday before activity of the day. Accuracy and WPM go up!
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Weeblyhttps://students.weebly.com/weebly/edStudentHome.phpBeth Steinen@bethsteinenCreate your own websiteTeachers can use as a database for information; students can create their own digital portfolios
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Adobe Sparkspark.adobe.comKim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyAll websites provide current events, news articles at all different reading levels.
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Newselahttps://newsela.comKim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyAll websites provide current events, news articles at all different reading levels.
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Tween Tribunehttp://tweentribune.comKim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyAll websites provide current events, news articles at all different reading levels.
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Wonderopolishttp://wonderopolis.orgKim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyAll websites provide current events, news articles at all different reading levels.
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DOGONewshttps://www.dogonews.comKim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyAll websites provide current events, news articles at all different reading levels.
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Here There Everywherehttp://htekidsnews.com/Kim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyAll websites provide current events, news articles at all different reading levels.
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Youngzinehttp://youngzine.orgKim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyAll websites provide current events, news articles at all different reading levels.
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Scholastic News Magazineshttp://magazines.scholastic.comKim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyAll websites provide current events, news articles at all different reading levels.
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Kids National Geographic http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/exploreKim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyAll websites provide current events, news articles at all different reading levels.
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Science Newshttps://www.sciencenewsforstudents.orgKim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyAll websites provide current events, news articles at all different reading levels.
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Chrome Experimentshttps://www.chromeexperiments.com/Kim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyChrome Experiments is a website that allows students to explore interact projects. There are tons to explore. Enjoy! Have students explore the human body, the art museum, space and much more. Just use the search bars at the top to filter your results.
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ReadWritethinkwww.readwritethink.comKim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyA great interactive website that provides tools to support literacy.
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National Library of Virtual Manipulativeshttp://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.htmlKim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyA great website for students to manipulate shapes, color patters, puzzles, abacuses, 3D blocks, and more. Targets K-12 students
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Digital Historyhttp://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/Kim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyA great resource for middle and high school students to bring history alive.
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Mashupshttps://morguefile.com/
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Kim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyCreate a photo essays with your studentsCreate Photo Essays with your students. Photo Essays include text in the form of captions that explain, expand, or enhance the photos. The story may be one of experience, dreams, a science experiment, a day in the life of a person or animal and many more. Have students take pictures on a theme and have them insert captions. You can even allow them to create a mashup using Public Domain Image. or morguefile
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Swivlhttps://www.swivl.com/Dena Orfanitopoulos@missotechRecord your lessons using Swivl & an iPadI use Swivl to follow me around the classroom and record my lessons. This helps me critique my teaching strategies. I also use the Swivl to create flipped classroom lessons. I can record lessons prior to teaching, or post my in class lesson for students who were absent.
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Vocaroowww.vocaroo.comKim Mattina@The_Tech_LadyYou can use tools such as Vocaroo to create your recordings.Create an audio recording of your directions for students to listen, and copy the link into Google Classroom assignment.
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Rebooth the Noginhttp://bit.ly/rebootnogginSteve Wick@rechargeeduCuriosity Activity using a few websites that allow kids to explore what makes them curious. We will step out of our content and explore.
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Recaphttps://letsrecap.com/ Tricia Louis@talouisThis FREE tool allows students to record video reflections and all videos flow to a teacher dashboard to share in class or with parents. Very Simple and easy to use! Made by the folks who produce the Swivl (see above) hardware tool!Lots of great uses - check for learning/comprehension after instruction, reflect on learning process, show process in a science experiment, record performance of scales/etc. for music folks...ideas are endless!! :-)
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Storyboard Thatwww.storyboardthat.comBrandi Holdren@brandiholdrenCreate storyboards without a storyboard artist! Filmmaker, teachers, students, businesses all love Storyboard That, easy online storyboard & comic creator.Students can use this tool to demonstarte their understanding of a plot.
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