Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sketchup for Schools

SketchUp for Schools is the core SketchUp 3D modeler now available for free online for any Primary and Secondary School signed up with G Suite for Education. You can use SketchUp on any device with mouse & keyboard input and access to internet. You can make anything you can imagine, from anywhere, anytime you imagine it.  The app must be deployed by your Google Administrator.  Contact them if it is not already installed for your Google account. 


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Friday, May 26, 2017

AutoDraw

Fast drawing for everyone!  Need to draw something but you're not good at drawing?  Open this app and choose the AutoDraw feature.  AutoDraw is a new kind of drawing tool. It pairs machine learning with drawings from talented artists to help everyone create anything visual, fast. There’s nothing to download. Nothing to pay for. And it works anywhere: smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, etc.  Making drawing and creating a little more accessible and fun for everyone.
Blog Post - Good Intro about the app.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

SafeShare.TV

SafeShare.TV allows teachers to remove unwanted distractions from videos as well as set a specific start and end time to clip longer videos. SafeShare.TV works with both YouTube and Vimeo content.

  1. Visit YouTube or Vimeo to find the video you want to safely share. Copy the link for the video you selected.
  2. Visit SafeShare.TV and paste the copied video link in the SafeView box.
  3. Click Generate SafeView and you’re done! The cleaned up video will display and you can bookmark and save the link back to the safe video or share it with students.

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ViewPure

Watch YouTube videos without comments or other distractions.

With ViewPure, you clean up distractions and create a unique, safe URL to your video. The site offers a button you can even drag into your browser’s toolbar to clean up any video right from YouTube.

  1. Go to viewpure.com and drag the PURIFY button into your browser toolbar.
  2. Visit YouTube and select the video you want to clean up
  3. Click the PURIFY button that is now in your browser’s toolbar to de-clutter the video.
  4. Copy and share the unique URL to direct students to the “purified” version of the video clip. The link can also be saved as a bookmark for later viewing.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

TubeChop

Trim video to desired length and get unique URL with desired start and end points, free of distractions.
     1. Find the video you want to chop.
     2. Select & cut interesting part of the video.
     3. Share it with friends.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Verso

Activate student voice, gain authentic feedback and personalize learning. Use the Verso app to transform learning in your classroom. Verso’s peer anonymity and research-based workflows foster original thought from all students and nurture true collaboration, while leaving you in control. Free and simple to use, Verso is packed with useful well-designed features: 
 

Features:
  • Easily create rich media activities using any Internet resource or by simply recording straight through the Verso app! 
 
  • Send challenges to your class instantly with a single click. 
 
  • Student discussion and in-app formative data let you easily identify and respond to individual learning needs. 
  • Group your students based on their responses. 
 
  • Export student conversations as evidence of learning. 
  • Immediate visibility on student engagement lets you reflect and refine your own practice.
 With Verso students can: 
 
  • Provide an authentic response before viewing their classmates’ thoughts. 
 
  • Engage in safe, anonymous peer learning with their classmates. 
 
  • Reflect on their thinking in the context of anonymous responses from the class. 
 
  • Develop effective collaboration, communication, critical thinking and citizenship skills.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Seesaw

A student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school.





FEATURES: 
  • Easily Capture Student Learning in Any Form
  • Students can use photos, videos, drawings, text notes, links to show what they know.
  • When students add to their Seesaw journal, content is uploaded, organized by student, and immediately accessible to teachers from any device. 
  • Teachers can browse work from the entire class or for a single student. Optionally, use folders to organize work by subject area or project. 
  • Teachers can flag items for follow up or to review at parent-teacher conferences. Sign In Options that Work for All Ages 
  • Google Account sign in. 
  • Encourage Reflection and Provide an Authentic Audience 
  • Seesaw helps capture the learning process not just the end result. Students can use Seesaw’s built-in audio recording and drawing tools to reflect on what they’ve learned or explain how they got their answer. 
  • Seesaw gives students an authentic audience of their peers and parents, encouraging better work and real feedback. Teachers can control who can see what, and what feedback options are available, such as likes and comments. 
  •  Strengthen Connections Between School and Home ∙ Include families in the learning process by inviting them to view updates to their child’s Seesaw journal. Seesaw’s immediate, visual updates actually get seen by parents, provide encouragement for students, and cross language barriers. 
  • Teachers approve all new additions and comments before anything is shared with parents. 

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Edmodo

A safe and easy way for educators to connect and collaborate with students, parents, and each other.

Edmodo is a global education network that provides communication, collaboration, content and training tools. With more than 65 million users across 370,000+ schools worldwide, Edmodo provides a secure platform for students and teachers to connect and share resources. Free for teachers and students.


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pixton

An easy to use comic and storyboard creator with simple click and drag tools.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

NoteMoe

A light, clean and free note taking app. Take notes without distractions. Use it Anywhere 

• Your notes stay updated…NoteMoe is a light, clean and free note taking app. Take notes without distractions. Use it Anywhere 

• Your notes stay updated across all your devices. No buttons to press. It just works. 

100% Secure 
• Your notes are always secure and encrypted, only your login details get access to them.

It's Free 
• Create, store, edit, delete unlimited notes. — it’s all completely free. Markdown Support 
• Create rich notes using markdown syntax. Supports all types of markdown syntax.

Links Supported 
• Store web links within notes - Never forget a website address again, or use it to reference notes.

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