Noel Erskine, Technology Coordinator Norris Schools

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Tech tools, free apps, Great Google Tips, and more - in this weeks tech tips.

Monday, February 1, 2016



Websites and Tools:
HippoCampus - Homework and Study Help - Free help with your algebra, biology, environmental science, American government, US history, physics and religion homework. I nice resource site for your students!

9 Google Resources to Support Reading 

Chromebooks: 
Bam!!! Need to mirror your Chromebook to an Apple TV?  AirParrot is the answer!  It works great... I have tested it here at Norris. Similar to mirroring your iPad to an AppleTV... you must be on the same wireless network as the AppleTV. (So you must be connected to the Faculty WiFi here at Norris.) 

Chromebook: Caps Lock Key - check out this short great post. 



Google Apps, tips and tricks:


Insert page numbers on your Google Doc: Navigate to “Insert” and then select “Page Number” and choose whether you would like the numbers to show at the top or bottom of the page.

TIP: Check out the new Insert Comments feature in Google Docs! Just highlight text and click the button that appears to the right!  






18+ hours of free Google Apps training videos. Learn something new!


Create a Google Drive Folder for Each Student <--- WOW, this is a great tool! 

Here is one for the English Teachers! Feedback Tool for Google Docs: JoeZoo Express is an Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers provide quality feedback quickly and easily.



IOS Apps and Tools:

Create Engaging Presentations With Free iPad Apps. 

Adobe Voice – Show your story Great for all ages and it's FREE - Voice helps you create stunning animated videos in minutes. No filming – just talk to tell your story. Pick from over 25,000 beautiful iconic images to show your ideas and Voice automatically adds cinematic motion and a soundtrack. Persuade, inform and inspire anyone online. Make an impact.

Storehouse - Photo & Video Collages, Stories, Albums on the App Store FREE
TeachThought Editor's Choice: The 50 Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2016 | Storehouse - Photo &amp; Video Collages, Stories, Albums on the App Store
Turn a collection of photos and videos into a shareable story.
 Lapse It * Time Lapse & Stop Motion Camera * Free on the App Store
TeachThought Editor's Choice: The 50 Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2016 | Lapse It * Time Lapse &amp; Stop Motion Camera * Free on the App Store
Lapse It is an award-winning full featured app for capturing amazing time lapse and stop motion videos.

 Easelly -FREE
TeachThought Editor's Choice: The 50 Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2016 | Easelly
Create infographics and visual data on iPad or through your browser. Download a free book to learn how to incorporate infographics in your classroom.

Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free on the App Store - FREE
TeachThought Editor's Choice: The 50 Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2016 | Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free on the App Store
Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and English. Totally fun. Totally free.



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