Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

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Adobe Spark is a free graphic design app that allows students and teachers with no design experience to create impactful graphics, web stories, and animated videos. Set up an Adobe account. Adobe accounts cannot be created by children under the age of 13. More on Adobe Spark.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

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You can take them and travel digitally to other places. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon on episode 190 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

100th Day of School — Make it about Learning

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Then, have everyone copy their information to a digital magazine (like you can create in Canva or Adobe) and share it with everyone. This might become the core of an end-of-school (or back-to-school) Wish List for your class library.

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3 Favorite Webtools for students (and teachers)

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Teachers upload (called “create” in Peergrade) an assignment to the Peergrade website and add a rubric (which can be adapted from Peergrade’s library or built by the teacher). Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom.

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9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools

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A digital story is a series of images connected with text and/or a narrated soundtrack — captured by a digital device such as an iPad or smartphone — that tell a story. Writing a digital story includes five basic steps: Research the topic so you are clear on presentation.

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How to Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

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Somehow, as lives for both the adults and children have gotten busier, as digital devices have taken over, as parents turned to TVs or iPads to babysit kids while they do something else, we’ve gotten away from this most companionable of activities. On Feb.

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10 Great PowerPoint Changes You Probably Don’t Know About

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PowerPoint is the iconic leader in slideshow-type digital tools. This includes DropBox, Google Drive, Poll Everywhere, Camtasia, and Adobe Stock. This free add-in gives you all the tools you need to create interactive videos, including: voice, video, screencasting, and digital ink.

Looking for Trusted Advisers? Look No Further

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Training: How to Set up the Digital Classroom. She is an Adobe Education Leader Emeritus, a Google Certified Innovator, an Amazon Teacher Innovator, an Apple Teacher 2016, an Alpha Squirrel, a ThingLink Certified Educator, a MakerBot Curriculum Creator, and a Discovery Education Guru.

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3 Digital Tools to Encourage Close Reading

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In our rapidly changing digital world, I see no need for schools to be constantly consuming ream after ream of paper. Its reading material, digital elements, and assessment tools are well-constructed and responsive to specific student needs.

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Sunday, October 19th - Saturday, October 25th Digital Citizenship Week , Join us for Digital Citizenship Week and engage students, teachers, and families in your community in thinking critically, behaving safely, and participating responsibly online.