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50+ Free Tech Tools For Your Classroom

50+ Free Tech Tools For Your Classroom
It’s not always easy to find the confidence to try new things and integrate 21st-century applications in the classroom. We are here to give you the know-how necessary to continue to learn about new free tech tools. This collection of free tech tools for your classroom will help you learn how to enhance your curriculum and improve the learning experience for your students. Ready. Set. Go! Storyboard Generator – This is a great site for older students for digital storytelling and creating a storyboard scene with a script. Animoto – Create wonderful looking slideshow that includes video, images, music, and more. BoomWriter is a supremely engaging creative writing website that has students reading, writing and assessing content in ways they’ve never done before! Classtell is a nice site for teachers to create an educational website. Diigo– Social bookmarking for teachers where they can create free student accounts. Edmodo – Classroom management and behavioral reporting.

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How to Screencast Your iPad Last week’s Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week was about how to create a video of your Android phone or tablet’s screen. In response to last week’s tip many people asked me how to create screencast videos of iPad screens. There are a couple of ways that you can create a screencast video of your iPad’s screen. 10 Awesome Web Tools Teachers should Be Using Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is back to you with another list of some great educational websites. We have meticulously handpicked this compilation and we want those of you who, because of their time constraints or any other reasons, could not keep up with the sweeping influx of the web tools to have a chance to get to know some useful tools to use both for their professional development and with their students as well. You can also check our archive for other compilations. Have a look at the list below and share with us your feedback 1- Stykz Stykz is a stickfigure animation program that was inspired by the popular Pivot Stickfigure Animator software.

15 Effective Ways to Use Google Docs in Class June 19, 2014 I spend a considerable time every single day browsing the net tracking new updates in the world of educational technology and, often times, in the midst of this journey I would come across wonderful resources and tutorials that usually end up in one of my posts here in this blog. So after the previous guide on how to be a Google Drive master , today I am sharing with you another awesome guide created by Eric Curts entitled "The paperless Classroom with Google Docs". This guide is available for free in a Google doc format from this link. In this guide, Eric walks you through the different stages of turning your classroom into a digitally focussed environment where you will no longer have any need for papers. This is al done through the effective use of the different Google Drive features and functionalities.

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom by onlineuniversities.com Students and educators have a wealth of learning and productivity tools available to them online. Google offers some of the highest-quality resources on the web to meet all your study and teaching needs, and all you need to access them is an internet connection.

20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences”. This doesn’t come as a big surprise since these types of tools are fun and engaging. They also support 21st century skills like collaboration, communication, and creativity.

7 Dead Simple Ways to Make Your Computer Run Like New You change your car's oil every 5,000 miles. You go to the doctor for a physical once a year. Every six months you get your teeth cleaned. And every April 15, you make sure to file your taxes. So if you're so responsible in all these other aspects of your life, why aren't you setting aside time to give your computer an annual once-over, too? 21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year The Past mixing with the Future #selfie A new school year always brings about new ideas and hopeful ambition for teachers. However, it’s almost 2015. Gone are the days when we can use the excuse that “we don’t do technology”. Part of being a teacher in the 21st century is being creative in integrating academics and learning into student’s digital lives. With access to content being ubiquitous and instant in student’s out of school lives, we can either reject their world for our more traditional one, or embrace it.

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