Friday, May 20, 2016

AZ Screen Recorder



AZ Screen Recorder is an app for creating screencasts on your Android phone or tablet. 

To create a screencast with AZ Screen Recorder on your Android device simply install it then open it and tap the record icon. You will see a three second countdown timer appear on your screen and then you'll be recording. You can talk over your recording to explain what you're showing on your screen. When you're done just tap the stop button and your recording is saved on your device. You can share your recording directly to Google Drive, YouTube, or any other file storage service that is connected to your Android device. 



App (Google Play Store)

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

BandLab

BandLab is a free service that enables you to create music in your web browser or through free Androidand iOS apps. In BandLab's you can create soundtracks using any of the virtual instruments that are provided. You can also speak or sing to record a track. Within the BandLab editor you can mix your tracks together to create a song. If you have existing audio files on your computer, you can upload those to incorporate into your BandLab creations.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Save to Google

Saves a webpage to Google.Easily save interesting webpages to Google with the new Save to Google extension. 
One-click save: Click the star to save webpages for later viewing. Easily navigate your saves via an intuitive visual UI.  
One spot for webpages and Images: Your saved webpages and saved images from Google Image Search will live together at google.com/save. Organize your images: Add Tags to organize your saved webpages and images.


Extension

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

ReadWorks

The non-profit ReadWorks is committed to solving the nation's reading comprehension crisis by giving teachers the research-proven tools and support they need to improve the academic achievement of their students.
ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly.
The ReadWorks curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and the standards of all 50 states. Most importantly, ReadWorks is faithful to the most effective research-proven instructional practices in reading comprehension.
With a free ReadWorks account you can search for lessons and reading passages by grade level, lexile score, reading skill, subject area, and text type (fiction or non-fiction). In your ReadWorks account you can create digital binders of the lesson plans and reading passages that you want to use.
ReadWorks is launching ReadWorks Digital. ReadWorks Digital is a service that will allow you to send reading assignments to students, have them take short quizzes about those reading assignments, and grade the assignments online. This is a departure from how ReadWorks currently works as you currently have to print all assignments or email them as PDF attachments. 
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Monday, May 9, 2016

BrainFlex

The challenge is a free program that students can use to keep their math and science skills sharp through the summer while also learning some new knowledge and gaining new skills. Students register for the program then track their skills review through the CK-12 Brainflex website. The CK-12 Summer Challenge is self-paced and students choose the subjects that they want to review.

Teachers can send invitations to students to participate in the CK-12 Summer Challenge. With those invitations teachers can include suggestions for subjects to review. CK-12 also provides a template for a letter to send home to parents with suggestions on subjects for their children to review over the summer. That letter could be sent to the parents of the students moving on from your classroom this summer or to the parents of the students you're expecting to see in the fall.






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Friday, May 6, 2016

Stackup

Allow students to explore the web and read what interest them, or create guidelines and assign specific categories or websites to read at. Create challenges to encourage students, and see how they are progressing in live time. Allow students to see other students scores, or chose to keep it private.

Stackup securely measures your time learning anywhere on the web. Then it automatically scores and categorizes that time into 60 subject areas – from Aerospace to Zoology Stackup’s smart browser extension captures & scores your engagement anywhere online. Browse the web normally and it knows when you are engaged. TEACHERS & STUDENTS are using Stackup to track independent reading in and out of the classroom.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Category Tabs for Google Keep™


 Tired of wasting time looking look through and re-sorting all of your notes on Google Keep?

With Category Tabs for Google Keep™, you can now sort your new and existing notes by category. Each category represents one color. Adding a note to a category is very easy, just change the color of the note. When you want to view the notes you have sorted by color, simply click on the note color you wish to view. If you would like to view your you entire collection of notes/checklists, there is an “All” option next to the color options (this option is set by default).
Category Tabs for Google Keep™ seamlessly integrates into the page and the options to look at your notes/checklists in list view or gird view is still available. The ability to post a quick note/list/picture is still available as well and is still placed in the same spot as it usually is. This application supports all the colors offered by Google Keep.
You can access the settings by opening the menu in google keep, and hit "Customize Categories"


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