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Tech tool and resources - April 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Web sites and tools:

Start using the world's #1 language-learning tool now, for free. They even have a school setup where you can manage students and their progress. 

Google Earth - Now web based!
Earth is now all web based... no install...and it now works on Chromebooks, etc...

Open Educational Resources (OERs) 
Check out my list of Open Educational Resources (OERs)  and ....New in Kahn Acadamy - Beta test April 2017 -- Use NWEA MAP Test scores to generate personalized study recommendations.

Hope my email on doc sharing from a few weeks did not scare you too much. - Keep sharing!
Google apps are amazing with their sharing and collaboration features.  Microsoft's mix up just brought to light the importance of always knowing what we do with emails, doc sharing, etc...  Didn't want to scare you with my email/post, but just drive home the point of always knowing what we are doing. 

Google Docs:

Here is a feature for Pence .. but they waited until he is retiring to introduce it!  LOL: Convert text to all CAPS and more in Google Docs 

How to integrate Google Keep with Google Docs -  Google has finally integrated Keep into Docs. Here's why this might be the best thing since the rise of the cloud, and how to enable this feature.

Google Slides

Wow - This is cool!  Stop Motion Animation with Google Slides.  Want to see what I am talking about - Check it out: Vocabulary Term: Identical - Google Slides link

EDpuzzle now includes instant feedback!

If you have ever wanted to assign a YouTube video and make sure students have watched it, and maybe even answer some questions along the way during the video..... THIS IS FOR YOU! (HS Staff - This is one that Andrew Carlson showed recently at the staff meeting.) And... it's free. 

IOS Apps:

Shadow Puppet EDU: This slideshow creator is definitely a favorite. Students can search for images within the app, add text or stickers to their image, and record their voice to show off how-to do something.

Smart PDF Scanner: Scan Documents and Receipts by Qrayon, LLC gone FREE

As of 4-18-17 -  Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iMovie and Garageband are completely free apps! 


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