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This weeks tech tools chocked full of goodies - Jan 21 2016 edition.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Misc. Web sites and tools:

Need a quick Whiteboard for drawing, or even sharing with multiple users?  it's all web based and works well and is simple. AWW - A Web Whiteboard to the rescue.  Check it out! 

You Can Write Music in Google Docs - Really... this is a cool Add-on for the musically inclined. (Unfortunately, that's not me.... I got that from both my mom & dad!) 

Teach Chemistry or the Elements?  This Dynamic Periodic Table may be a useful addition. 

Beyond the Bubble unlocks the Library of Congress digital archive to create amazing history assessments via @TCEA

PearDeck tip - You can use draggable and drawing options on the free version of PearDeck if you ask a quick question. 

Ten Good Video Sources for Social Studies Teachers and Students.

Ten Good Video Sources for Science Teachers and Students. 

Excellent free tool for secondary students to analyze their own writing

ThingLink – Let Students Figure it Out ... in some instances, this is a great recommendation.  But remember... I would not do this with everything.  Just because kids can do the remote ont he TV, does not mean they know how to do all tech.  :) 

Free Music:
Maybe not tech related or education related.... but it's free and sometimes we all need some music. :) Here's one for the Country Western fans:

Google has Ashley Monroe: The Blade (Digital MP3 Album) for Free. It was nominated for Best Country Album at the 58th Grammy Awards 

Quizzing, Reviewing, and Assessment tools: 
4 Free Tools for Creating & Playing Interactive Quiz Games

Have You Tried Kahoot's Ghost Mode? is a Jeopardy style game... great for reviews


How to Get Free eBooks on Your Mobile Device

Google Classroom:

Mickie's Awesome Guide to Google Classroom - A google Slide Presentation. 

Other resources:

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Send EDpuzzle Lessons to Google Classroom - The easiest way to engage your students with videos. pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students' understanding.

Google Docs:

WOW - I like this extension for seeing student revision work!  Draft Back  If you want to play back how a document was created to get to it's final revision, then this one is for you! It's like a movie.... Maybe watch how a student composed a doc they shared with you.  (You need edit rights - Which you get in Google Classroom all the time!) 

You Can Now Compose Google Docs With Your Voice (The feature has been out for several months, but worth noting again if you have not noticed it yet.) 

Have Students Create Meme’s in Google Drawing. 

Have a long Google Doc? Save Time By Adding a Table of Contents to a Google Doc -  via Synergyse.  By creating a table of contents in a Google Doc, you can easily locate different sections without having to search for content through excessive sc...


10 Educational YouTube Channels Made for Marathoning - There are some great Channels listed.
 - MinutePhysics is pretty cool - Physics can be a tough subject. MinutePhysics has tons of short videos (under five minutes, often under three minutes) that allow you to get all of the interesting with none of the confusing. The drawings illustrate concepts that might otherwise be too abstract to comprehend.  Check out the rest here.... 

Google Chrome:

Chrome and Chromebook Resources - What skill level of Chrome Ninja are you? Join our Dojo. They have some great training and tutorial resources and tips in their ChromeZone site

5 super useful Chrome extensions & add-ons for educators. Short list.. nice collection.  

Chart featuring 50+ Chrome apps for teachers & students


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