Here is a stash of some great web-tools, free apps, amazing sites and more that I have been storing up all summer long. Hope everyone is settling into a great school year!
Some great web resources and tools:
Great app for site words! goo.gl/YjbOs many levels and allows students to self-check
Math Equation Editor - I just added the Daum Equation editor to our recommended apps in our nsdtitans.org Chrome Store. Check it out! And... Google has it's own math equation editor too: More info is here!
Interactive Math Websites — http://www.ipadsammy.com/
IgniteCast – Create and Embed Multimedia Presentations http://
teachamazing.com/ignitecast- create-and-embed-multimedia- presentations/
scootpad.com offers practice for common core standards and is self paced. It's free for ELA/Reading and Math. (With a few premium features costing $. Compare features here.) Includes leader boards, incentives, and more.
GoSoapBox - Survey Your Audience In a Variety of Ways goo.gl/fb/IiGtd
Create your own Docs story. http://
93 First Grade Websites That Tie into Classroom Lessons http://
askatechteacher.com/2013/07/ 26/93-first-grade-websites- that-tie-into-classroom- lessons/
softschools.com Another great websites with lots of online activities for all subjects for grades K to middle school
The Five Best Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software ow.ly/jMmZ7
8 Great Sites for Reluctant Writers - Ed Tech Ideas http://goo.gl/6wznF
This is a great place to make a cool QR code! qrphoria.com
PhET Interactive Simulations http://phet.
colorado.edu - Fun, Interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado. Includes simulations for science and math. Click on Play with Sims to see different simulations that are available. (Resource shared by Alisha Bollinger)
Want to connect your class with experts? check out @catlett1 's great GHangout site: eduhangout.org
The Tagboard site,http://tagboard.com/,
allows you to view Tweets based on a hashtag. Here is an example of the #nebedu hash tag on Tagboard.
Open Education Resources OE:.
http://www.oerglue.com/ Quick Start: http://www.youtube.com/http://www.goorulearning.org (
IOS (iPhone/iPad) apps
The best free photography apps for iPad - http://www.apppicker.com/
10 Great Apps for a Teacher’s New iPad - http://ipadapps4school.com/
Turn Pictures Into 3D Models on Your iPad http://ipadapps4school.
5 iPad Apps Students Can Use to Record Audio Notes ow.ly/naxIV
6 iPad Apps for Better Classroom Management ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://goo.gl/iwO3D ClassDoJo is one of those... and we like this app/site!
21 ClassDojo Tutorial Videos http://t.co/T0xh8k5efU If you have not used Classdojo http://www.
classdojo.com/ (Best for younger students), now might be the time! (Behavior Management site/software.)
Teach Science? The iCell app is amazing for teaching about cells! And is Free!
Convert Any Webpage into an ePub Document ow.ly/l4Ul0 (You can then read it on your tablet by importing the ePub doc.)
History Maps for Your Students’ iPads http://t.co/Ib3goS0MLE Free!
Not new, but still a great list... 100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers.
The K-12 YouTube for education home page allows you to look for EDU videos based on subject area, and other sorting criteria. http://www.youtube.com/
Google, Gmail, Chrome, and more great Google Tools!
How to Print Gmail Emails in Bulk (or save to a PDF) http://goo.gl/LNrtL
Quick Tip: Set up Gmail Offline in Chrome
22 Useful Google Forms for Teachers and Principals ow.ly/l7oxC
30 Ways to use Chromebooks in the Classroom
Google Class Folders updated with new features: sites.google.com/
site/gclassfol… (See last weeks blog article on some great Google Scripts to use.)
Here is one from Janelle while attending the Google Summit this summer:
For those of you in the last session who knew I was looking for where to record in YouTube, I thought I'd show you I found it while attending next session about YouTube. It is in the upload section. You can also make it from a presentation or pics in your account or a Google hangout on air (which Molly mentioned in her session but didn't get into). Awesome find for me today!
30 Gig for Google Drive and mail. Here are the details:
Here's important news: Google storage quota is being unified across Gmail and Drive.
Beginning May 28th, 2013, Google changed to a new, simpler allowance for storage—one that's combined across Gmail and Drive. We're replacing the current, separate storage allowances—25GB for Gmail and 5GB for Drive—with a single 30GB quota that will cover Gmail, Drive and Google+ Photos.
Should users need more than the 30GB quota, they can purchase additional Drive storage using the existing ordering points, and the higher allowance will continue to be spread across all of these services.
Here's how the change will affect your users:
The Google Apps Team