Check out our new Mobile App for Norris!
I would encourage you (and your students) to download the new Norris mobile app for your phones and tablets. Make sure you do the initial setup as directed to customize the content for your needs. Be the first to find out when school is closed! Lunch menus, schedules, news, and more... all at your fingertips. Just had a staff member tell me it's awesome...glad to hear that feedback! Visit http://norris160.org/app
Web tools and sites:
Bamboozle - Create your own educational games for free, or play some of their pre-made games. Sample geography one here.
Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw. (Free version and paid versions avail.) 10-minute audio podcast with links to items mentioned in the podcast.
Nice listing of web creation tools (And a great example of an Adobe Spark Page.) (Scroll down the page.)
Some of my favorite free QR code scanning and creating tools... Via Tony Vincent (@tonyvincent)
Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Try Know Recorder for Creating Video Lessons Their support page has some nice short intro videos to introduce you to this site and app.
Online audio Editing:
Edit sounds online! Free Technology for Teachers: 3 Online Alternatives to Audacity
4 Audio Editing Tools for Chromebooks - A Comparison Chart
Sure... Kahoot, Socrative, and few of my other favorites are in this list... but there are some other new ones too! This is a great list! - Know Students Better: 17 Tools for Formative Assessment
Google Chrome and apps:
150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students (Updated!) (I love how they present the list with the cards and short descriptions of the app/extension.
New Feature! (Released Jan 2017) Google Classroom – Late Work Notifications
The Easier Way to Freeze Rows and Columns in Google Sheets - Via BetterCloud Monitor | There are simple tips that make a huge difference. If you're a Google Sheets user, this is one of those tips.
Support for rotated text, accounting number formats, and more in Google Sheets
How to Add Your Voice to Google Slides - Short 3 min. how-to video.
Sad to see Annotations going away. An awesome YouTube tool, that many never used..... BUT -- NEW -- Keep fans engaged with Cards & End Screens as we say goodbye to Annotations Editor This short 2 1/2 minute video will show you how.
How to make a colorful Venn diagram in Google Drawings... (works in Google Slides, too)
Avoid clicking on emails, they are constantly phishing you - Hot of Twitter!