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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Friday, March 31, 2017

Google Arts and Culture

Created and run by the Google Cultural Institute. Explore collection from around the world.  

Discover artworks, collections and stories from all around the world in a new way. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail and easily share with your friends.


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Story Builder

Google Story Builder is a fun Google tool that will get your students developing their basic writing skills.
You don’t need a Google account to participate and younger students can easily navigate through the Google Story Builder steps.
Once the students have finished writing their story, they can add music and watch the animated video of their writing experience.

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Tour Builder

What is Tour Builder?

Tour Builder is a new way to show people the places you've visited and the experiences you had along the way using Google Earth. It lets you pick the locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creation.

What inspired the creation of Tour Builder?

We originally created Tour Builder to give veterans a way to record all the places that military service has taken them, and preserve their stories and memories as a legacy for their families. But we also thought it could be a useful tool for anyone with a story to tell, so we made it available to everyone.
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Smarty Pins

Smarty Pins is a geography game built by Google utilizing Google Maps.

From the website:
You know that Liverpool is the birthplace of The Beatles (or do you?), but could you locate it on a map? To encourage more people to interact with Google Maps, we created Smarty Pins, a fun and interactive game that tests players’ trivia and geography knowledge. Players can choose from six different categories from arts and culture to sports to entertainment and answer questions by dragging the pin to the correct location on the map. Players begin with 1,000 miles, earning more for quick and/or correct answers while losing miles for inaccuracy. The game currently covers the U.S., U.K., Australian and Canadian geography.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Story Maps

Esri Story Maps are a simple yet powerful way to inform, engage, and inspire people with any story you want to tell that involves maps, places, locations, or geography. They make it easy for you to harness the power of maps to tell your story.
Esri Story Maps are web applications that let authors combine beautiful maps with narrative text, striking images, and multimedia, including video. The applications are designed to be attractive and usable by anyone, which makes them great for education and outreach, either to the general public or to a specific audience.

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