Monday, February 20, 2017

Class Messenger

Class Messenger was created to put Teachers, Parents and Students in sync. Each day millions of pieces of information fall through the cracks between these three groups. The results add up to create a huge drain on the education process. Teachers end up with unprepared students. Parents spend their time interrogating their children instead of supporting them.
By creating a constant stream of private communication specific to the needs of each class, student and parent, Class Messenger makes everyone’s lives a lot more simplified as well as keeping everyone on track in the same direction.
They offer 7 different types of specialized two way messaging critical to the pre-K to 8 classroom:
  1. Messages with pictures and documents (Dropbox & Google Drive integration)
  2. Surveys
  3. Timeslot Meetings (parent-teacher interviews)
  4. Group Meetings
  5. Donations
  6. Volunteer Requests
  7. Order Forms
Unlike chat products, your messages can be SCHEDULED and automatically REPEATED as needed.
Most important, Intelligent Messaging is built into everything so if you send out a Donation request, it will automatically send follow up reminders to Parents who have not answered you yet…but leave everyone else alone. It’s like having your own personal assistant to do your follow up for you.
Also included: STAFFROOM
Teachers and administrators can create a private messaging network just for the Staff of a school along with great tools for organizing Volunteers and Meetings.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Credo Reference

Credo Reference provides reference articles from more than 4,000 reference books. You can think of it as a search engine for encyclopedia entries. The guest version features the option to read the text aloud, related terms and links to articles, and a citation at the bottom.

This would be a great resource for students to use when they are beginning their research.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Kudoboard

Kudoboard is a platform designed to help you create and send digital greetings from a group of people. Similar to padlet it is a blank space where you add digital notes. Kudoboard lets you include pictures and videos in your notes. Just like Padlet you can invite others to write notes on the wall with you. What makes Kudoboard different from using Padlet is that you can specify a time to send your wall of notes to a recipient.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

GameOn World

GameOn World is a free geography game system developed by a teacher and student from Maine.  It is similar to Kahoot. The teacher projects the game questions on a screen and students reply from their phones, tablets, or laptops. One of the convenient features of GameOn World is that you don't have to create an account in order to start playing fun geography and history games with your students.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sqworl



Free bookmarking tool for teachers and students. In Sqworl you can create groups or bundles of bookmarks to share with your students and or colleagues. It provides a convenient way for you or your students to share collections of resources created while researching or browsing the web.

You can add descriptive notes to the individual visual bookmarks within a bundle. 


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Below are two videos showing the various features of Sqworl. 

From: Sqworl.com




From Free Technology for Teachers: 

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Monday, January 30, 2017

My Simple Slideshow

My Simple Show is a technology tool students can use to create explanatory videos. The best part is that students are required to write a script before they can begin creating the video. 

A new feature allows students to upload Power Point slides to help them create their script and slide show. 

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Stencil

Instantly add text to any image - just right click!
The Stencil Chrome extension lets you highlight text anywhere on the web and turn it into an image instantly. See an image you want to add some text to? Just right-click any image and select Stencil.

Then you can start creating and customizing your image!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Nimbus Screenshot


Free extension and app that allows you to capture screen images and create screencast videos.  Screencasts recorded with Nimbus Screenshot can be saved to your local drive or to an online Nimbus account. Also allows you to annotate your screen shots. 

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Ziteboard

Zoomable realtime whiteboard for shared teamwork collaboration. Vector design, sketch drawing, shape recognition, tutoring, meeting. Ziteboard is the best zoomable online whiteboard for collaboration on any desktop or mobile device. Explain, sketch, teach anything. Design layouts, workflows, prototypes. 

Extend video conferences with visual teamwork: discussions, meetings, daily presentations, online training, tutoring or even mind mapping. 

Use bold colors on zoomable boards with intelligent line smoothing and see how great you express yourself visually. Feel confident while drawing. Turn on shape recognition and expect perfect circles and rectangles to appear. If you need words, just click and type. Drag an image directly from the web (max. 4MB) or your own computer (max. 500kB). Have your boards customized, pick colors, get a unique domain or embed fantastic zoomable boards to your website or blog. Ziteboard is ready for all your ideas, so share them with anyone you wish via email or social media. Don’t be concerned about data security - SSL protection and private boards are at your service. Collaborate, brainstorm and start seeing the big picture together with others in real time. Shared whiteboards are regularly used by public speakers, freelancers, designers, developers, teachers, tutors and even creative agencies. Ziteboarding makes discussions more effective and improves communication. It's great in complementing both PowerPoint and Prezi presentations and it adds a lot to Scrum as well.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Web Paint

Annotate any web page.  Draw shapes, lines, and add text to live web pages and take screenshot.Web Paint provides the following easy to use drawing tools:


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Please click the extension icon in the upper right of your browser to enable the tools. UPDATE: the latest version added support for touch screen