Noel Erskine, Technology Coordinator Norris Schools

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Misc. Web Resources
Bulk QR Code Generator - This page allows you to generate up to 100 QR codes at once! 

5 websites with massive amounts of free educational resources:…

Three Good Tools for Building Flipped Lessons That Include Assessment Tools

PLN Starter Kit - Livebinder:…

11 free online typing practice activities for students:

Chrome apps and extensions:
4 Chrome Apps for Student Creation 
The new Chrome Apps: We pick the best via PCWorld slide deck. 

Google docs grading tips & tricks!

IOS apps:

Taking a poll or doing online quizzes on the iPad... These apps are awesome

Five Free iPad Apps for Elementary School Math Practice

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad…

8 Great iPad Apps for ESL Students…

5 Apps and Web Tools for Elementary School Students…

Here are a few great apps and resources, compliments of our MS media specialist, Jessie Andre. (Thanks Jessie!) 
Virtual Manipulatives  iOS app (They
  have provided a virtual set of fraction bars on for several years. But now, they have a free iPad app too!) 

Tellagami this is a Google and iOS app

Tellagami is a mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated message called a Gami.

A Gami can be an exciting tweet or status update. It can be a fun way to tell a story. It can be a thank you message or a vacation postcard. It can be a birthday greeting, party invite or cool way to share photos.
Create a Gami in 3 easy steps. 1 - Customize a character and choose your background. 2 - Record your voice or type a message for your character to say. 3 - Share your Gami on Facebook, Twitter or send via text or email.

Movenote  This is a Google and iOS app

Movenote demo

The Movenote app let’s you record video alongside documents or pictures to create an integrated video presentation with slides. 

Creating presentations is easy and fast. Simply record video with your device and swipe to synchronize the slides to the video. Presentations are shared by sending a link to the recipient and can be viewed without the app.

First add the material you want to present to form a slideshow. Add pictures from your photo albums or take them directly with your camera. Alternatively bring a document from your mailbox or cloud storage like Dropbox. Also you can combine material from all these different sources. Secondly, record the video and simultaneously change slides by swiping. The recorded presentation will play out with the exact same timing.

ASK3 class presentation app:   
Ask3 turns iPads into interactive Whiteboards so that teachers and students can collaborate
Ask3 demo (YouTube Video)
The Ask3 app allows students to ask questions and classes to collaborate on the whiteboard presentation.  

Word Resources:

These resources were recently sent out to our staff from Char Brotherson.  Thought I would promote them in my email/blog as well!

These seem to be great sights for word parts.
roots and prefixes

This one you can type in a part and it will give you words that contain it.

YouTube Resource:

If you have not subscribed to the Crash Course YouTube channel, now is the time!  It has a ton of great video resources for the classroom. (Thanks to Jessie for promoting this resource, it's awesome!)

Some great free apps from Autodesk! 
Autodesk just announced it's 123D Circuits app. With 123D Circuits you can create projects ranging from simple blinking LEDs to complicated circuitry for DIY robotics. The thousands of shared circuit designs give you a springboard to start from on your own projects. 

The easiest way to get started with 3D
Discover free apps to take you from photos to modeling to making. These apps from Autodesk are worth checking out!  (This list will soon include the 123D Circuits app mentioned above.)


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