Noel Erskine, Technology Coordinator Norris Schools

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Some amazing tech tools, websites... and more! -My resources for the week!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Websites and resources:

If you teach biology - then this site is for you!  http://goo.gl/U3y8VM Virtual human body tour of the skeleton, the heart, the brain, and the digestive tract, and how they function. (Site takes a few seconds to load, but it's worth it.)  Here it is embedded in the Medtropolis site, but it's smaller since it's embedded.) 

6 Online Rubric Makers Worth Trying http://goo.gl/AM0wOH

7 Science websites for students http://goo.gl/Aae9fb

This is a fantastic, dynamic periodic table of the elements: ptable.com

WOW --> If you have not used canva - you are missing out!  Awesome online tool for posters, banners and more. <---- TRY IT NOW! If your an elementary teacher, and you do not try this site out... you are missing out! 

Glove and Boots Fix Your Grammar   http://goo.gl/JyQK0L

Two Sites for Safely Experimenting with Electric Circuits via Free Technology for Teachers - http://goo.gl/y1ww5m

Webinar Recording - Digital Storytelling With Comics via Free Technology for Teachers - http://goo.gl/XpHK6O

I love doodle.com for scheduling meetings! Super easy!  Need to figure out what the best meeting time is for a group- then this online tool is for you! 

Have you tried the free game-based learning tool Kahoot! Your students will love you for it! getkahoot.com  Take your class questioning to a game leverl!  

Study Champs - Free Math English Science Worksheets - Both printed and online activities. For the Elem. age students. http://goo.gl/vNqfOH

The 25 Best Places To Take Free Online Computer Science Classes http://goo.gl/9GYP7g

Learning Never Stops: 6 powerful interactive history sites

Wonderful list of math website resources K-12 goo.gl/RgjiIC

Flexible Learning Tools shared at #ice14 (This is a really cool interactive graphic powered by ThingLink.)

4 Powerful Tools For Making Your Own Interactive Content http://goo.gl/5WtxE2

Kahoot  A GAME-BASED CLASSROOM RESPONSE SYSTEM 
Hot off the presses! Kahoot overview and creating a quiz in Kahoot tutorials.
youtu.be/BfoyDG8HG6A
youtu.be/Gt_TGbllnRQ

Check out PixiClip interactive whiteboard pixiclip.com and video tutorial  http://goo.gl/MBfOuj

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum is a set of eight interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available for free in the iBooks Store. 

The Teacher Tools Collection by sherry lee | edshelf

The Appy Hour Collection by Keith Terpsma | edshelf

Free Mac and Windows desktop versions of OneNote are finally here, w/ some helpful new tools.

4 Powerful Tools For Making Your Own Interactive Content - Edudemic

Incredible Educational Tools You May Not Have Seen: 

Edmodo:
Edmodo - Are you using this great classroom tool yet??
How to Add Free Apps to Your Edmodo Group http://goo.gl/XDXNWy
Curriculet is now id Edmodo, Curriculet revolutionizes how teachers create, assign, and track literacy curriculum. 

Google Docs, Mail, Hangouts, and tools:
These are the 7 Best Add-ons for the new section of Google Docs and Sheets

How to Create a Bibliography in Google Documents 

Group Reading With Google Documents Short 5 min. video on how. 

How to share slides and documents with Google+ http://goo.gl/FNBdpG  (You could create a Google community for your entire class to join!)

Want to be a #GoogleDrive Gooru? Check out the recording of our Hangout on Air and find out how much you really know! http://goo.gl/vLf7wb

Think you can't add an email as an attachment in Gmail? Wrong! Learn how in a few short steps - http://goo.gl/pQZBrM

Here are 6 Advanced Spreadsheet Tips with Formulas and Apps Script to help you become a Google Spreadsheet expert! 

How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios http://goo.gl/N44DyU

Google Searches - 14 Little-Known Ways Students Can Get More Out Of Google - Edudemic

Google Chrome tools:

Check out this Chrome ext for citing web pages in one click! http://goo.gl/5H1gyr

Busy Teachers Cafe - a website for K-6 teachers with resources, themes, strategies and printablesgoo.gl/MNDMe7

10 Free Google Chrome Extensions Teachers Should Try via Edudemic

ScreenCastify - A Screencasting Option That Works on Chromebooks  (The older Chromebooks, may not have enough horsepower to do this, without some choppy video.) 


IOS apps (iPads/iPhones)
5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices http://goo.gl/SIWuBN

Flippity - Google Spreadsheet into Flashcards instantly! http://goo.gl/03vPbs

Edit Your Photos On Your iPad: 5 Best Apps For The Job  (First 3 are free.) 

Teach with Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom 

4 Powerful BYOD Apps for the classroom (One of them is Edmodo mentioned above.)  These are great apps/sites!

A Simple iPad App to Create Story Books With Kids ~ By Educational Technology and Mobile Learning




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