Student-friendly images

Finding just the right picture is always time-consuming, never mind concern over copy-right. Photos for Class helps with both! Not only are they easy to download, but the citation is included on the picture itself.
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Kahoot! Game-based Classroom Response System

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Kahoot! is a must-have tool for classrooms that are BYOD or 1:1. Sign up for your FREE account, then create your quiz, discussion, or survey using any device – laptop, iPad, iPhone, Chromebook, or Android. Participants join your Kahoot! without needing an account, so all students can participate with a device and connection. Kahoot! provides a fun and simple way to give formative assessments in real time and get feedback on student learning.

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OverDrive – the anywhere, anytime public library

overdrive2This app is your 24/7 access to millions of titles in thousands of libraries across the world. OverDrive is one of the top-rated eBook apps and is available for iOS, Android, Chromebook, Mac, and Windows.  Visit OverDrive!

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Emaze for Amazing Online Presentations

emazeSelect a professionally designed free template and get started creating your own emaze presentation. If you are tired of PowerPoint but still want to present a high quality visual show for your audience, then give emaze a try. Install the emaze viewer to watch your presentations offline.

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60 Smarter Ways to Use Google Classroom

Google Classroom lets you manage students and learning activities to create an interactive virtual classroom.

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Find out all you can do with Google Classroom in this article from TeachThought!

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Speak Up Survey Findings – Part 1 Digital Learning 24/7

First publication of a two-part series to document the key national findings from the Speak Up surveys from 2014.

Take a look at this post on Tomorrow.org that shows some interesting results from students, parents, and educators across the U.S. who took the survey in the Fall of 2014:

Digital Learning 24/7: Understanding Technology-Enhances Learning in the Lives of Today’s Students

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Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs Poster

bloomsUse the link below to find a poster of 249 action words to use for you or your students. You can easily print it out and use it as a poster or make it smaller and use it for personal use.

 

 

 

Bloom’s Taxonomy Poster

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Create a Card with PowerPoint*

cardJust in time for Mother’s Day, I wanted to share this simple idea of using powerpoint* to create a greeting card. Not only will students be creating something that their mothers will love, but learning some technology skills! The complete directions are found here.

* This project can also be made using Google Slides.

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60 Ways Math Teachers Can Use Google Classroom

classAlice Keeler on her blog, Teacher Tech, posted 60 ideas for using Google classroom with math teachers and students. You will find numerous ideas for your classroom.

60 Ways Math Teachers Can Use Google Classroom

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Paper Toys: Flextangles

flipThanks to Babble, Dabble, Do, just print out the template (make sure it is going to print Landscape) and let your students follow the pattern to color each triangle. Follow the instructions to fold and you have a moveable toy.  This is a fun way to discuss triangles, lines of symmetry, etc. Visit their site for more ideas.

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