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Learn. Dance Party Grades 2+ | Blocks Imagine a World Minecraft Hour of Code Codesters: Code Your Own PSA Grades 6+ | Python Make Your Own Kodable Mazes Pre-reader - Grade 5 | JavaScript, Language independent (can be taught in multiple languages) Code Your Hero Grades 2-8 | Blocks, Scratch Codesters: Basketball Code a Cartoon codeSpark Academy with The Foos: Create Games Pre-reader - Grade 5 | Blocks Animate an Adventure Game CodeMonkey Jr.: Pre-coding for Preschoolers Pre-reader | Blocks AI for Oceans Grades 3+ | AI and Machine Learning Animate a Name Grades 2+ | Blocks, Scratch Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code Grades 2+ | Blocks, JavaScript Plastic Pollution PSA Grades 6+ | JavaScript codeSpark Academy with The Foos Boat Race Map Tour App Grades 6+ | Blocks, App Inventor Banana Tales: Python Coding Game. Writing Tools for Chrome. This blog will showcase some powerful tools for all types of writing that your students (and you!)

Writing Tools for Chrome

Can use with the Chrome browser. The Chrome browser is such a powerful piece of software, and it’s becoming more prevalent every day. Whether you’re using a Windows, Mac, or Chrome computer, this browser should be your go-to for Internet access. If you have students who are using the Chrome browser, then there are some extensions and websites that you will want to recommend to them to use to improve their writing.

Grammarly for Chrome – I love this extension! The premium version will check for more than 100 other types of errors and provides vocabulary enhancement suggestions, detects plagiarism, gives citation suggestions, and more. WordCounter – While this website serves a seemingly simple purpose, I use it all the time. EasyBib Toolbar – This extension is great for secondary students and up. It is free to use for up to five documents. Join Our Email List Leave a comment comments. Interactive Learning Menus (Choice Boards) Using Google Docs.

I love learning menus, and it is one of my favorite ways to incorporate student choice and to differentiate learning.

Interactive Learning Menus (Choice Boards) Using Google Docs

And with digital tools like G Suite for Education, it’s super easy to make menus interactive, digital, and more dynamic! Digital Differentiation offers teachers and students many ways to reach all learners. “…at its core, differentiated instruction means addressing ways in which students vary as learners.” – Carol Ann Tomlinson What Are Learning Menus? IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOICE! Learning Menus Can Be Used with Any Age Group I have found that menus and choice boards tend to be more popular among elementary teachers, but I used them in my middle school classroom, and now I use them in professional learning workshops with adults. Gooru. Open Tools. Get Your Hands on Free Adobe Apps for Chromebook.

Quick Key + Google Classroom = Great Way to Conduct Formative Assessments. Quick Key is an excellent platform for creating and conducting formative assessments.

Quick Key + Google Classroom = Great Way to Conduct Formative Assessments

I often include Quick Key in my presentations about formative assessment because it is a tool that works equally well in classrooms that are 1:1 and in classrooms that are not 1:1. This is possible because Quick Key allows you to create formative assessments that you can distribute electronically as well as on paper. If you use Quick Key to distribute your assessments electronically, Quick Key will score your students' responses automatically. One of the latest features of Quick Key is an integration with Google Classroom. This integration lets you use your Google Classroom rosters to distribute and collect assessments. If you distribute your assessments on paper, you can use the Quick Key mobile app to quickly scan your students' answer sheets and receive the scores. Adobe Spark Guide for Educators. Global Digital Citizen Foundation. Put Your Plans Into Action Experience the new Solution Fluency Activity Planner.

Global Digital Citizen Foundation

It’s your new best friend for project-based learning in the classroom. Start Planning Now! Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs Poster This is a giant 18″X30″ PDF poster version of our popular Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Verbs infographic. Download Now The Critical Thinking Workbook Check out the activities and games featured in The Critical Thinking Workbook—a guide for making critical thinking fun and engaging. Download Now The EQ Guide: Essential Questions What makes an essential question “essential?” Google Classroom Essentials Infographic - Teacher Tech. Public Domain. OER Commons. OERs eBook.pdf. Open Education - SPARC. Education is essential to advancing society.

Open Education - SPARC

It’s how we pass down the wealth of human knowledge and equip the next generation of leaders, innovators and productive members of society. Our educational systems are built to provide every person the opportunity to build a better life—by turning children into citizens, learners into teachers, laborers into skilled workers. Expanding educational opportunities is more possible now than it has ever been before. Through the Internet, learners can find information instantly on virtually any topic, teachers can share their knowledge with students on another continent almost as easily as in their own classroom, and educational materials can be disseminated to a worldwide audience at virtually no marginal cost.

However, our systems for sharing information in education have not caught up with the potential of 21st century technology. Textbook costs should not be a barrier to education. Students learn more when they have access to quality materials. How to Use the New Explore Function in... - Free Technology for Teachers.