Noel Erskine, Technology Coordinator Norris Schools

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Google tools, iPad Apps and cool web resources 9-9-13

Monday, September 9, 2013

Google tools:

5 Gmail and Google Drive Updates you Missed Over the Summer (in animated gifs)

How To Organize Your Research With The Power Of Google Drive -A nice resource/reference for students! (And teachers too.)

To help summarize and analyze data in Google Spreadsheets, use this -  

A Complete Guide to Using Blogger In School - 81 Page Free PDF  (NOTE- Here at Norris, I already have this in our folder of free ebooks on the Q drive.  O:\eBooks -Free\Blogger for the classroom) 

10 advanced tips and tricks for Google Forms - not too hard, but very powerful!

Google+ Hangout Tip Sheet  (At Norris, I have filled this Google Doc under our Tech Docs in Drive, as a future reference.) 

Chromebook tip  via @googlechrome: Swipe right on your mouse with two
fingers to go back & swipe left with two fingers to go forward in your
browser history

Web sites and tools: 

Shutterfly Photo Story is a new free app that allows you to make digital photo books with audio from your Shutterfly photos. Many classroom applications and possible uses!

More Tools for Your Utility Belt from TCEA -These guys are a must follow for teachers on Twitter!
GoSoapBox is a web-based clicker tool

Sandy Delzell and Sarah Koehlmoos shared with the Intermediate staff a while back. This tool allows you to put notes, directions, even sounds as links on a photo.  (Great for classroom directions, student guides, and more.)  Give it a try!

I have mentioned this one several times, but I think it's an amazing tool for connecting with your classes or student groups via text messaging.  (Very safe, since you do not even know the students phone numbers.)  Hopefully you have a Google class calendar for class assignments and activity. If so... remember students can set SMS (Text messaging) reminders for items on that calendar. 

52 Economics / Money - Coin Counting Websites 

Active Textbook - Turn PDFs Into Multimedia Documents.

To help learn more about the 3 Branches of Government play these two games: #sschat #nebedu   (Notice this one came from Twitter!  Are you following the great EDU hash tags for your educational area??????

10 Useful History and Geography Apps

Embed Voki on Google Site Not sure what a Voki is??? it is a FREE service that lets you Create customized avatars. Here is a YouTube on creating a Voki. 

10 Techy Icebreakers for The 21st Century Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

GeoGebra Tablet Apps - Apps for both Android and IOS

Short 5 minute or less videos on a variety of tech topics. Videos by educators with tips, tricks and ideas.

More great websites!  Cool Web Tools For School  

Huge list of digital learning tools:

3D Cad through a Browser? 
Want a nice Simple 3D CAD type of browser based app. Then 3DTin is for you!

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Here is their Chrome App. (Pretty much just a link to their website.)


My 2 fave app discoveries at #ADE2013 - Spreaker DJ and Touchcast -- portable recording studios+!

A Handful of Free iPad Apps for Creating Videos | iPad Apps for School  (This is a great list. As of 9-3-13, the Loopster App added some premium features for a fee.)

Discover free apps and find other apps with..... well.... another app of course!

5 iPad Hashtags Teachers should Know about via Educational Technology
and Mobile Learning

App Craver is a site with many app lists, reviews, and more. Here is their list of top free apps for your iPad:


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