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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) http://www.googlegooru.com/5-gmail-and-google-drive-updates-you-missed-over-the-summer/

How To Organize Your Research With The Power Of Google Drive -A nice resource/reference for students! (And teachers too.)  http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-organize-your-research-with-the-power-of-google-drive/

To help summarize and analyze data in Google Spreadsheets, use this - goo.gl/QnbQSi  

A Complete Guide to Using Blogger In School - 81 Page Free PDF ow.ly/obyTJ  (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! ly.tcea.org/yphgn

Google+ Hangout Tip Sheet http://t.co/ZE6N9qKp91  (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! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shutterfly-photo-story-for/id659614190?ls=1&mt=8

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  http://www.gosoapbox.com/tour


Sandy Delzell and Sarah Koehlmoos shared thinglink.com 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.  https://www.remind101.com/  (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 goo.gl/F13yds 

Active Textbook - Turn PDFs Into Multimedia Documents. http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/08/active-textbook-turn-pdfs-into.html


To help learn more about the 3 Branches of Government play these two games: http://t.co/RtvlfaW8cT    http://t.co/JEGOt0d4GI #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 http://t.co/z31lQJw9Xb

Embed Voki on Google Site http://blog.voki.com/2012/11/13/tip-of-the-week-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 http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/04/10-techy-icebreakers-for-21st-century.html

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.  http://eduslam.me/

More great websites!  Cool Web Tools For School http://t.co/MX3YMuKeQz  

Huge list of digital learning tools:  http://t.co/pENmKAdiZK

3D Cad through a Browser? 
Want a nice Simple 3D CAD type of browser based app. Then 3DTin is for you!  http://www.3dtin.com/

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

Apps: 

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
http://ipadapps4school.com/2013/08/28/a-handful-of-free-ipad-apps-for-creating-videos/  (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!  http://appsfire.com/#discovery

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: http://www.appcraver.com/top-free-apps/

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