Archive for the ‘Technology Review’ Category

Prism Photo Editing App

I stumbled upon an amazing app while I was searching iTunes for another photo editing app. And better yet… this one is FREE. If you are an art teacher or someone who loves classic works of art, you will love this app! Linked below in the picture is the iTunes preview page to download the…

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Presentation Tech Tool Review for Teachers

I decided to review the following three presentation tools to use with training other educators. I wanted something that would match up with adult learning theory:   PearDeck – Create interactive presentations with student feedback.  Create “take aways” about how students respond – good for study guides or teacher planning. NearPod – Make interactive presentations…

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MOVE IT! by the PE GEEK

MOVE IT! has been a life saver! Move It is a Google Chrome extension to allow you or your students to get active with a simple brain break. It is an easy reminder tool to help us not stare at the computer screen too long. It is important to stay healthy and take care of…

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Read & Write for Google Chrome

I was in a meeting with my Principal and Reading specialist discussing students that need better access to text when the teacher does not have the availability to human read for them. They told me about a tool called Read & Write for Google Chrome. It is an extension you can download on your students…

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VideoNot.es

I had the opportunity to go to an EdCamp for our PDS college collaboration. While I was there I widened my professional learning network and made a lot of connections with students and teachers from around my community. I also had the opportunity to leave with a lot of extra resources too! One of my…

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Financial Literacy Vocabulary Quizlet & Tagxedo

I created a Quizlet to showcase words I would be using during a financial literacy unit. I then used the words from the list to create a fun image of a piggy bank word cloud using Tagxedo. It would be very easy to help your students will vocabulary needs. *Quick tip* Tagxedo is not supported…

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BoomWriter

BoomWriter is a website geared to help students publish their work; the tool is geared to 2nd to 12th grade. With the click of a button you can search and find your school or create a new profile for your school. This FREE website, BoomWriter is a great way to easily get your students writing…

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Which QR Code generator is best?

Which QR code generator is best for educators? I have been asked this questions a few times and started doing the research myself. I have used QR Code Generator  and also tried the Pro version for a trial period time. I really enjoy the features and like how it can track how many times someone scans the…

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Staying Current on Technology in Education

Staying current in the technology education world is not an easy task. Things are changing rapidly and the students are learning new things each day on their own. I have noticed a huge trend in the computer science world with a push for more computer coding. The event that was just held world-wide called Hour…

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Go Noodle – Brain Breaks for your Students

I truly believe that if your students aren’t engaged in learning that they will not be available to learn. Even the quietest students in your class need to get up and move around, they just might not show it as much. As educators, we sometimes forgot we have been trained to sit for a longer…

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Voice Typing Tool in Google Documents

I love the new tool that Google Docs has available to my students and I. Voice Typing is a tool already to go in your Google account. Watch this simple tutorial on how to get your students and co-workers using this tool right away.

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Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming!

I have put together some quick tips on Parent Teacher conferences. First, my school uses an awesome website called Sign Up Genius! You are able to build a custom sign up page, invite your group, sign people up online and then THEY send the reminders! It’s easy and simple and solves your parent/teacher conference sign up…

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Typing Tool in Google Document

How to use the Voice Typing feature in Google Documents Open up a new Google Document.   Click on the ‘Tools’ header and select ‘Voice typing…’ A box will pop up that looks like this, click on the box when you are ready to speak. The first time you use this tool on each device,…

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