Sites/Apps Every Teacher should try for Back to School

Technology Tidbits

Answer Pad - A fantastic Student Response System that lets educators seamlessly assess students, differentiate instruction, and turn their classroom paperless. This makes it easy to differentiate instruction.

Paperscorer

Technology Tidbits

Paperscorer is a fantastic new mobile (iOS/Android, or Chrome plug-in) app that allows educators and students to assess their learning in real-time. Once the form is complete the user can then open the app on a mobile device and take pictures of the forms.

PracTutor

Technology Tidbits

PracTutor is an excellent all-in-one mobile (iOS/Google Play) app for Math grades K-8th. Finally, PracTutor generates detail reports making it easy for teachers to differentiate instruction. Android differentiate instruction educational apps mathPracTutor is aligned to Common Core Standards and each state curriculum. However, an educator can customize their own curriculum and even create their own worksheets.

Paperscorer

Technology Tidbits

Paperscorer is a fantastic new mobile (iOS/Android, or Chrome plug-in) app that allows educators and students to assess their learning in real-time. Once the form is complete the user can then open the app on a mobile device and take pictures of the forms.

Fabmath

Technology Tidbits

This allows teachers to different instruction and assess students in real-time while generating detailed reports. Also, Fabmath can be used on mobile devices making it easy for students to practice at home. For Fabmath on Google Play click here. differentiate instruction educational apps mathFabmath is an excellent resource for teachers/students for Math grades 1st-8th.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true

Paperscorer

Technology Tidbits

Paperscorer is a fantastic new mobile (iOS/Android, or Chrome plug-in) app that allows educators and students to assess their learning in real-time. Once the form is complete the user can then open the app on a mobile device and take pictures of the forms.

6 Great Google Classroom Tips for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Google Classroom is popular among teachers all over the country, and it's constantly being updated. The Google for Education sessions at ISTE continue to be packed with teachers eager to learn: Some are already using Classroom, and others are trying to figure out if it's the right fit.

Blending with Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

The key is to shift the balance of power and time from instruction (what the teacher does) to learning (what the kid does). Many times, blended instruction is confused with blended learning. I'm currently working on how to make it even more differentiated.

Studytracks

Technology Tidbits

Studytracks is a innovative new (to the US) mobile (iOS/Google) app that is ideal for studying MS/HS students. The way this works is through "catchy" music/soundtracks where students can learn from 45 subjects (i.e. Math, Chemistry, etc.) through over 1300 tracks.

Seesaw vs. Google Classroom: What's the Best Management App for Your Classroom?

Graphite Blog

Seesaw and Google Classroom are both sleek platforms for organizing student work. While Google Classroom is great for streamlining the management of classes, assignments, grades, and parent communication, Seesaw shines as a digital portfolio tool that incorporates teacher, parent, and student feedback. Google Classroom. Using the Classroom mobile app, students can annotate their work to more easily express an idea or concept. Winner: Google Classroom.

Seesaw vs. Google Classroom: What's the Best Management App for Your Classroom?

Graphite Blog

Seesaw and Google Classroom are both sleek platforms for organizing student work. While Google Classroom is great for streamlining the management of classes, assignments, grades, and parent communication, Seesaw shines as a digital portfolio tool that incorporates teacher, parent, and student feedback. Google Classroom. Using the Classroom mobile app, students can annotate their work to more easily express an idea or concept. Winner: Google Classroom.

The Answer Pad

Technology Tidbits

The Answer Pad the fantastically simple mobile learning tool and student response system has been busy over the summer months. Integrated with Google in a couple of ways. Answer Pad still is a great way to turn a classroom paperless and assess students learning in real-time on a iPad/mobile device. Educators are using Answer Pad to differentiate instruction and for all subjects in any curriculum. mobile learning student response system

Seesaw vs. Google Classroom: What's the Best Management App for Your Classroom?

Graphite Blog

Seesaw and Google Classroom are both sleek platforms for organizing student work. While Google Classroom is great for streamlining the management of classes, assignments, grades, and parent communication, Seesaw shines as a digital portfolio tool that incorporates teacher, parent, and student feedback. Google Classroom. Using the Classroom mobile app, students can annotate their work to more easily express an idea or concept. Winner: Google Classroom.

King of Math Defense

Technology Tidbits

King of Math Defense is a super fun mobile app (iOS/Google Play) for grades K-8th. Best of all, King of Math Defense tracks all student data and generates detailed reports to help differentiate instruction.

8 Tech Tools to Get to Know Your Students for Back to School

Ask a Tech Teacher

Those details–that intimate knowledge–helped you understand what motivated them so you could differentiate instruction to reach each of them where they were. Have students share information about themselves through Google Forms. The first day of class can be daunting.

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Oodlu

Technology Tidbits

Then students play the games online or in a free mobile (Google/iOS) app. Best of all, educators and parents can track student progress online or via a parent app to make it easy to differentiate instruction. Oodlu is a excellent new (beta) site/app for creating games that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's blog. The way this works is that an educator signs up for a free account on Oodlu and then add questions to already created games.

25 Reading Sites and Apps

Technology Tidbits

Again, Mobile Learning and BYOD make it easier for any student to learn any core subject, especially that of Reading. Also, a great way to "flip a lesson" and gauge student learning to help differentiate instruction.

15 Sites & Apps for Creating Flashcards

techlearning

Brainscape - An innovative site/app that uses "smart" flashcard to help students learn and differentiate instruction. CoboCards - A nice site and mobile app for creating and sharing flashcards. Flippity - A cool way to turn a Google Spreadsheet into a set of online flashcards.

Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Technology Tidbits

As w/ the previous year''s list, more and more mobile apps are making the list as mobile learning continues to be the rising trend in education. Otus - A fantastic and easy to use 1:1 learning solution for mobile classrooms (i.e

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Improving the Education of Kids in Poverty and Other Helpful News

The CoolCatTeacher

Free Technology for Teachers: Google Expeditions is Possibly Coming to a School Near You. “Earlier this year Google unveiled a new virtual reality program for schools. 10 Questioning Strategies to Differentiate Instruction | Minds in Bloom.

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15 Sites/Apps for Creating Flashcards

Technology Tidbits

Brainscape - An innovative site/app that uses "smart" flashcard to help students learn and differentiate instruction. CoboCards - A nice site and mobile app for creating and sharing flashcards. Flippity - A cool way to turn a Google Spreadsheet into a set of online flashcards.

Top 25 Sites/Apps of 2018

Technology Tidbits

Book Creator - A fantastic mobile (iOS/Chrome) app for creating stunning eBooks/presentations, that can be used for digital storytelling, project based learning, and more. Think Fluency - A wonderful iOS/Google Play app for assessing a student's reading fluency. Socrates - A cutting-edge new site where educators can seamlessly differentiate instruction through game based learning. It's the time of year again for my favorite annual sites and apps.

Spirals of Innovation in Schools – From Pockets of Excellence to Sustained Change from Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

Continue to read more from Beth Holland… Beth Holland combines over 17 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. This post originally appeared on EdTechResearcher.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

It is taking me a while to convert my most popular speeches like “Differentiating Instruction with Technology” to the new software, but after I do, I’m so much happier with the flow of the presentation. Crescerance and MAD-Learn (for Mobile App Development).

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10 Sites Teachers Really Love

Technology Tidbits

Kaizena also seamlessly integrates with Google Drive, so keeping track of everything is a breeze. Many of TextHelp’s tools integrate with Google, and their software for exams and assessment is aligned with the Common Core and other State Standards.

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

These opportunities encouraged participants to take a deep dive into educational topics and try tools like laptops, 3D printers, exploratory equipment like Google cardboards, and other interactive tools and programs.

Thankful for Technology Bridging Distance and Timezones

Learning With Lucie

My kids and grandkids have been using text, Instagram, Facetime, Google Hangout, and shared Google photos album to make me part of the joy of family gathered together back in Vermont. Hope that you are all in a place where you can be thankful today with family and friends.

It's Easier Than Ever to Provide Differentiation in the Classroom

Graphite Blog

With so many apps and online programs available for students, it's getting easier all the time to provide differentiation in student lessons and projects. Classrooms and libraries are taking on a new look and purpose now that mobile technology allows a freedom of instruction and learning that was not possible a few years ago.

To Prepare Kids for Their Futures, Incorporate Technology Into Core Curriculum

Edsurge

Most classrooms have access to at least one computer or mobile device, and 77% of school districts have high speed broadband. And I’ve noticed that technology usage usually fits into one of two categories: independent practice or procedural support—such as writing an essay in Google Docs. One area in which I almost never see technology used effectively is during core instructional time. These skills can’t be taught using traditional methods of instruction.

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

Innovative Interactive Presentation Tools to Bring Your Classroom to Life by Bryan Miller Interactive response systems have evolved from the formal clickers, to now operating on mobile devices. With Google Forms it is super easy to collect this information and so much more!

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Achieve3000 will apply its online differentiated instruction to the content, helping students to digest critical material so they can read, discuss, and debate core U.S. The application is free to download from the App Store or Google Play.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

There is some thought that a certain percentage of instruction must be digital to qualify as “blended learning,” but there is no clear industry standard. Differentiation. Google Apps for Education. Services include Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail, and more.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

The committee can use a Google Doc to generate discussion and take notes after an initial meeting. Mobile Learning. Differentiated Instruction. A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A Twitter Chat In Your School. by Nellie Mitchell.

Resources from 25 Presentations at Miami Device 2015

Learning in Hand

Creating Googley Infographics by Laura Bates, Melanie Burford, and Angie McNally See lots of example infographics made by elementary students in this Google Slideshow. There are also slides with advice for creating your own infographics using Google Drawings.

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Clone Yourself with QR Codes

Learning in Hand

Easily providing recordings to your students means you can reteach concepts, differentiate instruction, give directions at centers, communicate with parents, and be heard and/or seen any time and any place. It can share to other apps, like Google Drive.

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Clone Yourself with QR Codes

Learning in Hand

Easily providing recordings to your students means you can reteach concepts, differentiate instruction, give directions at centers, communicate with parents, and be heard and/or seen any time and any place. It can share to other apps, like Google Drive.

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Learning Revolution Free Events - Future of Museums Conference Announcement - #EdTechMonth Events Today and Thursday - The Fallacy of Linearity

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tag your questions #eduquestion or post them on our Facebook page or Google+ community. Tuesday, May 20th at 3:30pm #EdTechMonth: Learn About Differentiated Instruction and UDL; Personalize Your PD , Explore ways to use differentiated instruction and UDL principles to personalize your professional development. Is your library mobile friendly? Education Revolution Google+ Community Shifting Paradigms in Education.

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Learning Revolution Free Events - The Conference - Next Up #Reinvent14 - Appreciative Inquiry and AERO

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Topics include: Personalize Your Math Professional Development, Learn About Differentiated Instruction and UDL, Personalize Your ELA Professional Development, and more. Tag your questions #eduquestion or post them on our Facebook page or Google+ community.

Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Topics include: Personalize Your Math Professional Development, Learn About Differentiated Instruction and UDL, Personalize Your ELA Professional Development, and more. Wednesday, April 30th at 7pm Reinventing the Classroom Preconference Keynotes , Join us at Wednesday evening for three amazing keynotes: 7pm Vicki Davis on "Reinventing Writing," 8pm Anne Mirtschin on "The Amazing e-Classroom," and 9pm Travis Allen on "Becoming a Mobile Learner."

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