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QR Codes. Flash card maker at Lakeshore Learning. Welcome to Quick Rubric – Free, Fast, and Easy to Use! :) RANDOM.ORG - True Random Number Service. Fetchnotes. Automatically fill out vocabulary sheets. Google Greatness: 9 Google tricks I had never seen. Google tools can make classrooms more efficient, effective and interesting.

Google Greatness: 9 Google tricks I had never seen

Here are nine tricks to add to your repertoire. (Flickr / Matt Montagne) I’m kind of a geek. Going to technology professional development on a weekend actually sounds like fun to me. When you make it tech PD that’s Google-focused, I’m going to look forward to it for weeks. If you’ve never been to a Google Apps for Education Summit and you have any interest in Google in the classroom, this is the place to be.

The ideas in this post were found or inspired from presentations by Chrystal Hoe, Jeffery Heil, Adam Seipel, Tracy Arner, and Michelle Green. Here are nine of them: The Boomerang Chrome extension. Schedule e-mails with Boomerang: The Boomerang extension for the Google Chrome browser adds a “Send Later” button to your Gmail. Google Connected Classrooms: I’ve loved Google Hangouts and Skypes for a long time and really think they’re one of the most powerful uses of technology in schools.

Related May 25, 2015. 15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own. Using Google Drawings to create graphic organizers can help students gather their thoughts and customize to their needs.

15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own

(Wikipedia / whistlaw) Sometimes, we just need some help organizing our thoughts — students AND educators. Paper versions of graphic organizers can do a nice job of that. But by making them digital in Google Apps, they instantly become customizable. Multiple people can collaborate on them in real time. In short, digital graphic organizers are more versatile. In Google Apps, there’s a highly powerful yet highly overlooked app called Drawings. Drawings can be the virtual page where students can gather and process their ideas. Creating graphic organizers can be done pretty easily. It took me about 90 minutes to make 15 of them, so that averages out to six minutes each. Once you’ve created a graphic organizer (or have saved one of mine), there are a few easy ways to get them to your students: Venn diagram: Lets students write similarities and differences on a topic.

Related. Graphic Organizers. Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students. Image courtesy of OZinOH Welcome to my list of webtools that don’t require student registration.

Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students

This started off as a simple curation for myself and has ballooned into something that I never thought would get this big. And it is still growing. I started added comments to each link, but that is taking a long time to complete. Please bear with me as I update it. While I do try to verify each link on a regular basis, please be aware that websites do change and some of these sites may no longer be active or may have switched to a paid version. Free. Over the next while, I will be adding labels to each of these to designate whether you can use this site without any registration at all or will need the use of a class code given by the teacher. If you find a bad link, bad site, or any other error, please let me know through the comment section. Index QR Codes Create Decode online.

Find free and fair use photos. Grabbing images from Google is easy.

Find free and fair use photos

You search, copy and paste. It’s a no-brainer and often the first thing students do when creating any sort of digital project that requires images. But how do your students know if they have permission to use someone else’s photos? To be in alignment with the ISTE Standards for Students on digital citizenship, students need to understand copyright and how to find royalty-free images that are OK to use in projects. One example of a digital activity that requires royalty-free media is a book trailer project I often assign to my fifth graders. The images they use must also be royalty-free and fair use. Practical Ed Tech Tips. Highbrow – personal knowledge hacking tool. How to send email reminders from a spreadsheet.

Presentation Tools

Free Technology Tools for Teachers. How to Create a Jeopardy-style Game in Google Spreadsheets. A Web Whiteboard. Top 40 Web 2.0 Sites With Educational Portal. Many sites that are beneficial for education require that a student has an email account to login.

Top 40 Web 2.0 Sites With Educational Portal

This is very frustrating for educators that have to worry about district policy and CIPA/COPPA compliance to maintain student safety/privacy. So I compiled a list that had a educational portal that allowed an educator to create a student account or that is safe for use in education. Since then, a number of new sites have been released that accomplish this as well, persuading me to create an updated list. This list is in alphabetical order. Animoto Plus - One of the most popular web tools/apps for creating slideshows with free educational portal for schools.

David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. Coordinate Anything. ClassTools.net.

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Flippity.net: Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Online Flashcards. Teachit Timer. National Archives. Writing/Reading. Visual Collections. Social Media simulations. Personal Page Generators/Portfolios. Chrome/Chromebook. Print Friendly & PDF.