Category: Tips

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Piktochart – Visualize Your Learning

Piktochart is a great tool to make sharing information more visual by creating infographics. It’s great for teachers to share information with their students or for students to use on to summarize their understanding. You can make infographics, reports, posters, and presentations using their ready made templates or start from scratch to create your very ...

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Skip YouTube, Insert Your Videos Into Google Slides Directly

How to Insert Videos Into Google Slides video from Free Technology From Teachers You've always been able to insert videos into Google Slides, as long as you were willing to use YouTube. While this is certainly a reasonable option for many, it was a limitation particularly acute in education. Teachers and students are rightfully wary ...

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Classkick

Classkick is a free platform for iPads, laptops, and computers where students do their work–and get help right when they need it. What are some of the key benefits of this tool? Teachers create, assign and grade paperless assignments. Teachers can see students working through assignments in real time. Teachers can quickly provide feedback (written, ...

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The PE Geek Gives 3 Great Ways To Capture Student Achievments And Results

Whether you are a health and physical education specialist or a general education teacher you may be searching for ways to quickly track student results.  Technology integration in health and physical education has long been championed  by Australia's Jarrod Robinson, who is known throughout the online community as "The P.E. Geek".  In his blog http://www.thepegeek.com, Jarrod ...

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Disney’s Moana joins Hour of Code

This year Disney's Moana joins Hour of Code with a drag and drop visual tutorial great for ages 8 and up. The self-paced tutorial does require some reading, and is available in 23 languages. The introductory video sets the stage and challenges participants to help Moana and her team discover the new world of coding, and to help ...

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Five Ways to Summarize Student Learning

We all know it is important to take time and summarize student's learning at the end of a lesson, but if your classroom is like many the time runs short and you scramble to fit it in...or put it off for later. Here are five fantastic tools that help students summarize their learning you will ...

  Link to Hour of Code ISD Connect Group:  http://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/intranet/technology/educational-technology/hour-of-code/  December 10th Code.org Workshop on PD Place: https://issaquah.pdplace.com/index.phppage=course/class_detail.php&zk_class_p=3932&search=1   

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GradeCam Go Help Desk

GradeCam has a new helpdesk feature that will help us troubleshoot various issues teachers encounter while using GradeCam. In order to use this feature, teachers must turn it on within their account.  We are asking that all teachers turn on the helpdesk feature so that we may more quickly resolve issues. Instructions are below.  Please ...

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Elementary Launchpad

Many of our elementary teachers have asked for a simple way to find frequently used resources, so we created the Elementary Launchpad. When you log into Connect you see this starting page: However, what if you could customize the starting page with important resources?     Follow the steps on the Educational Technology Connect Group to change your starting ...

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Tech Tool: Remind

Looking for an effective tool to help communicate with students while protecting their privacy? Give Remind a try. Remind is web tool and app that allows teachers to send text message and email reminders to students and parents, all the while maintaining student privacy. Teachers can use remind to message students about class time ending when they’re working ...