Techtips...............
This wiki is a working document to capture and share with educators various websites and tools to engage, enrich, and excite both students and teachers in learning and teaching.
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http://tozzl.com/
Alice Keeler Blog

Teacher Tech Blog
Wonderful ideas, great blogs!




Subject Areas
Website
URL
Additional Notes
All Areas
Learn Zillion
https://learnzillion.com/
Rich content to address CC areas w/ thought-provoking ?s, tasks, etc.
All Areas
SAS Curriculum Pathways
https://www.sascurriculumpathways.com
Free - numerous, engaging activities in all subject areas.
All Areas
Wonderopolis
http://wonderopolis.org/
Wonderful website that provides thought-provoking subjects, questions, videos
All Areas
MrNussbaum
http://mrnussbaum.com/
Great variety of games and activities; can be projected on whiteboard; Engaging
All Areas
Brainpop
http://www.brainpop.com/
Wonderful video resources, lessons, quizzes, etc. (delphibp brainpop)
Animation - Google Slides
Teachercast
Video explaining
Short video clip explaining how to change the 'time per slide' w/in Google Slides = animation
Apps (DCES K & 1st Grade)

DCES K & 1st Grade App List
List of the apps purposefully placed on K&1st Grade tablets @ DCES
Assessment - formative
Using Kahoot!
Ditch that Textbook
10 simple ways to use Kahoot! within a classroom
Assessment - formative
Using Plickers
Plickers.com
Smart Phone App+Plicker cards = Easy Assessment! Very interesting and innovative tool
Audio Files
Audio Boom
audioboom
Easily upload audio files from app to cloud-based services
Back Channel
Todays Meet
https://todaysmeet.com/
Easy way for allowing back channeling to occur
Back Channel
Tozzl
http://tozzl.com/
Very comprehensive back channel - more engaging than most others in its ability to share video, Twitter hashtags, chat rooms, etc.
Backwards Tech Flow Chart

Flowchart
Excellent tool - what do you want? Figure out the tool to get there!
Mathematics
khanacademy
https://www.khanacademy.org/
Wonderful way to meet and push students where they are in math - connect to Google Account
























Brainbreaks
Superhero Challenge
http://www.sproutonline.com/games/superhero-challenge
Simple game, but gets kids up and moving for short period of time - never know what your activity will be!




Chromebook
Youtube
http://www.nicertube.com/2bnyi0by
Wonderful overview of the Chromebook Acer C720
Chrome Extensions for struggling students

http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/10/special-needs-extensions.html?m=1


Chromebook Extensions & Web Apps

Extensions & Web Apps link
Short video clips and long list of available extensions
Chromebook Troubleshooting
Tech Learning
http://www.techlearning.com/blogentry/9269
Covers a variety of common Chromebook issues......
Comic Creator - writing
Make Belief Comix
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/
Allows kids to easily create, print, and email comics they make - looks like a great tool!
Communication
Remind
https://www.remind.com/
Easily and safely connect with students & parents; free; texting is the preferred method to communicate for many
Communication
Padlet
http://padlet.com/
Easily gather information and display it; Students can share their learning (Easy)
Communication/Behavior
Class Dojo
http://www.classdojo.com/
Manage data regarding student behaviors; very engaging; will communicate to parents automatically! Wonderful tool!




























Curating/Presentation
Weebly
http://www.weebly.com/
Free website creation; free to use; curate content
formative assessment
goformative
goformative.com
Document to assist with understanding this
Games (Creation)
Purpose Games
http://www.purposegames.com/
Easy site to 'create' matching games
Geography
True Size
truesize.com
Great way to see the relative physical size of any land mass versus other land masses in the world
Gmail - Scheduler Script
Digital Inspiration
Link
Creates ability within Google Sheets to schedule emails at other times
Gmail - Tips
Minterest
Link
70+ tips for maximizing gmail - become more focused!
Google+ for Schools

Link

Google Apps Collaboration
Matt Miller
Link
Wonderful list of ideas shared regarding collaborative efforts with docs, presentation, spreadsheets, drawings, forms, hangouts, sites, and more
Google Apps for Edu

New York City Department of Education site
Many resources to support schools using GAFE
Google Apps Ideas
Google
Ideas
10-15 ideas to integrate Google Apps into classroom
Google Classroom

Video

Google Classroom
Ditch that Textbook
http://ditchthattextbook.com/2015/08/27/12-ways-to-use-google-classrooms-newest-features/
Great & simple resources for Google Classroom
Google for Education
Google
http://www.google.com/edu/training/
Suggestions on core Google Apps (how to use/implementation)
Google Forms
Google
Uses of Google Forms
81 different ways to use Google Forms within classroom
Google Forms - add on
FormLimiter
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/11/a-powerful-google-forms-tool-for.html
Great 'add-on' to google forms to limit responses for a form created
Google Maps
Google
Use of Google Maps
18 different ways to use Google Maps within classroom
Graphic Organizers - online
Holt
http://my.hrw.com/nsmedia/intgos/html/igo.htm
Wonderful site to engage kids with completing graphic organizers
Graphing
Create a Graph
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/
Walks user through making of various graphs
LittleBits
Challenge Projects
https://lb-community.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/supporting_file/asset/263/LittleBitsChallengeDeluxe.pdf
15 different tasks to challenge students
Making Memes
Meme Creations
http://makeameme.org/
Easy way to make memes
Math
Variety of activities
http://www.mathgames.com/
Aligned to Common Core - great activities to project on Smart Board and so much more!
QR Codes
planet-science
http://www.planet-science.com/categories/parentsteachers/latest-news/2011/07/using-qr-codes-in-education.aspx
Great article explaining ways to utilize QR codes within classroom
QR Codes

http://www.emergingedtech.com/2014/12/25-ways-to-use-qr-codes-for-teaching-learning/
Great ways to utilize QR codes within a school setting
Podcasting
Vocaroo
Vocaroo.com
No software required; embed html code, email link - wonderful uses!
Print Friendly
Printfriendly
http://www.printfriendly.com/
Easily remove all ads from online source and print
Printing @ DCSC
Ricoh
Follow these Directions

Read Aloud Videos

http://justbooksreadaloud.com/
Over 700 books read online - great for embedding in a Google Form - add assessment, survey, reflection piece
Readability Statistics
StoryToolz
http://www.storytoolz.com/readability/index
Determine if text is too difficult and/or rigorous
Readability
Rewordify
Rewordify
Take complex text - make easier to understand
Reading - Active/Digital
Free Tech for Teacher
Blog Post
Dochub - students can highlight, draw, insert text boxes, and even incorporate sticky notes
Reading
Read Theory
http://readtheory.org/

Reading
Mr. Nussbaum
http://mrnussbaum.com/readingpassageindex/
Interactive reading passages with questions
Reading
Mrs. Pluta's 4th grade classroom
http://www.carlisleschools.org/webpages/pluta/teacher.cfm?subpage=1265199
Interactive reading passages - tons of various links








Reading
Cirriculet
http://www.curriculet.com/
Engaging literary tasks based on evidence from text
Reading (books online)
We Give Books
http://www.wegivebooks.org/
300+ free online books (need un & pw)
Rubrics
Rubrcs4Teachers
http://www.rubrics4teachers.com/
Find rubrics/generate rubrics for anything




Rubrics
Rubistar
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php
Generate rubrics for anything
Save As Doc (Add-on)
Google Add on

Wonderful 'add on' to take info from Google Form and turn into useful page view
Sphero Lessons
Sphero
http://www.gosphero.com/education/
Numerous plans for utilizing Sphero in the classroom
Tagul
Word Art
https://tagul.com/
Create word art - seems to work like Wordle
Tech Tips - general
Edutopia
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/technology-tips-younger-elementary
How to get started? Check out this article.....short w/ great rationale
Teleprompter
cueprompter
http://cueprompter.com/
Cut and paste text into their window - instant teleprompter!
Teleprompter
Free Teleprompter
http://www.freeteleprompter.org/

Thinglink

http://www.thinglink.com/
Create detailed, engaging, resources for kids** (Great Site)
Time Lines

https://teachwithweb2.wikispaces.com/Timelines+2.0
various web2.0 webtools for time lines
Tutorials
TeamEdTech
http://teamedtech.com/index.php/category/tutorials/
various tutorials for engagement and integration
Utility - add apps
ninite
https://ninite.com/
Great site that allows you to add multiple apps at once
Video
nicertube
http://www.nicertube.com/1
Great way to 'clean up' video clips off youtube - wonderful!
Video Creation
Ditchthattextbook
http://ditchthattextbook.com/2015/01/15/how-to-quickly-and-easily-record-video-of-classes-online-step-by-step/
Explains how to use Google Hangouts on-air to record videos
Video Editing
Classthink
http://www.classthink.com/2015/06/10/how-to-edit-video-on-a-chromebook/
How to edit a video using a Chromebook (using youtube 'creator studio')
Video Editing - create ?s
EDpuzzle
https://edpuzzle.com/
Wow! Take videos, use what you want & embed questions to be answered
Video Editing/Creation
Screencast-o-matic
http://screencast-o-matic.com/
Free & pro versions w/ editing features
Videos
Neok12
http://www.neok12.com/
Educational videos, games, and lessons
Video Clips
Gifmaker
http://gifmaker.me/
Upload several pictures and they will be turned into a .gif file - pretty cool stuff & free
Video Lessons
TEDEd
http://ed.ted.com/
Tons of short, engaging video lessons that provides lessons to support teachers
Web 2.0 Tools
Webtools4u2use wiki
http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/Finding+the+Right+Tool
Powerful tool! If you know what you want to do, this will lead you to several options as far as webtools!
Web 2.0 Tools
Web2.0 Tools
http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Home
Tons of Web2.0 tools
Word 'Art'
Wordle
http://www.wordle.net/
Self-Reflections; Summarize; Writing; See Tagul for another option
Smart Board
Smart Exchange
http://exchange.smarttech.com/index.html#tab=0
Find lessons for use on your Smart Notebook
All
Scholastic
http://www.scholastic.com/home/
Find a variety of lessons, activities, etc.
All
Study Ladder
http://www.studyladder.com/
Wonderful portal (free) that allows teachers to assign lessons to kids and provides feedback
Cloud Resource
Docstoc
http://www.docstoc.com/
Upload documents, neatly and appropriately project online