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WOW - A ton of great sites, apps gone free, Google tools and more in this awesome list for the week!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Some awesome website and tools:

WOW - K-5 NESA practice testing made fun!  Some great resources from Medowlane LPS school - <---A MUST if you are a K-5 Nebraska teacher for helping students practice for NESA - Makes it fun to learn!

7 Great Web Tools To Help Students Study Collaboratively

The Ultimate Guide for Creating Dynamic Flipping Books from Google Docs (Uses FlipSnack to acomplish this.) 

This online tool is very similar to the free Educreations app PixiClip

Rewordify - Allow you to take text from anywhere and adjust the reading level to meet the needs of all of your students. -Make ANY text differentiated instantly!

Sites and Apps for creating MULTIMODAL TEXTS

Cool Math Games for Kids – 45 Math Game Apps for Kids

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) 

20 Ways To Use Edmodo In The Classroom 

Interactive US map with education statistics for each state: <-- This is cool for EDU stats.

30 More Websites To Download Stock Photos & Royalty-Free Images

17 Cartoon Videos Explaining the Internet and Internet Safety to Kids

What are some new sites and tools?? This Symbaloo was put together for just that purpose: From NE Nebraska Tech Fair 2014! 

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics

For the home owner - Windows maintenance, done dirt-cheap via @pcworld 

This one is worth another mention in my lists!  Blendspace allows you to blend your videos, pictures, worksheets, fiels, PDF's etc... into a learning timeline for your students to discover.  Here is an example of one on Plate Tectonics Browse the gallery to see what other teachers are sharing, or log in (Free) to create your own. 

Twitter tools:
5 Creative Ways To Use Your Twitter Favorites | Social Media Examiner

The Teacher's Guide To Twitter - Via Edudemic

5 Creative Ways To Use Your Twitter Favorites

So you want some IOS (iPhone/iPad) apps:

10 Best Geography Apps for Kids

Use this list to find the BEST apps for middle schoolers 

Add Interactive Elements to Videos With TouchCast Awesome App!

3 Interactive iPad Math Apps for Primary Grades, That Teachers Can Easily Implement

The Popular Animoto Video Maker is Now Available for iPad (Remember - register for a teacher account to get advanced features for free!)

Grammar Jammers Primary Edition for iOS is free normally $2.99:

TopNotes Pro - Take Notes, Annotate PDF & Sync Notebook with Dropbox for iPad is free for a limited time; normally $4.99: 

Great Google tools and add-ins:

15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education 

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive

A Google DRIVE Cheat Sheet via @ShakeUpLearning  (PDF is attached via this email.) 

Read & Write - A Great Chrome App That is Now Free for Teachers

Did you know you can easily add musical notations in a Google Doc?

Teacher's Visual Guide on Giving Audio Feedback to Students on Google Drive  Thanks to Mr. Ruhl for finding this one.

15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education via @coolcatteacher

11 Chrome Extensions That Will Super-Power Your Gmail Experience


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