Archive for the ‘September 12, 2013’ Category

Google Teacher Academy

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

http://www.google.com/edu/programs/google-teacher-academy/

We have been using Google Apps for Education for over a year now. Interested in taking it to the next level?

Google Teacher Academy

The GTA is a free professional development experience designed to help primary and secondary educators from around the globe get the most from innovative technologies. Produced by CUE, each Academy is an intensive, two-day event during which participants get hands-on experience with Google tools, learn about innovative instructional strategies, receive resources to share with colleagues, and immerse themselves in a supportive community of educators making impact.

Look for upcoming academies on the CUE.org web site!

EduClipper

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

https://educlipper.net

Founded by an educator and educational technologist, Adam Bellow, eduClipper aims to make it simple to help students and educators save time, build personal learning networks, and begin to shift the culture of assessment to be more holistic and include the wonderfully amazing work that students and teachers are creating in the classroom.

ScratchEd & Scratch Project Examples

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

http://scratched.media.mit.edu/

The educators site for learning to use Scratch to teach critical thinking, programming, and logic to students.

Scratch Projects

http://nebomusic.net/scratch.html

Desmos Graphing Calculator

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

https://www.desmos.com/

Lessons, examples and tips for using the free Desmos graphing calculator. There is even a free iPad app!

Presefy

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

https://presefy.com

Presify allows you to “broadcast” a digital presentation to participants on mobile devices. Presenters can also collect feedback from participants and soon participants will be able to ask questions, make notes, and answer polls all in real-time. This may be worth keeping an eye on as it becomes more fully developed.

QuickKey (Free iOS Quiz Scanner)

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Just can’t get enough multiple choice assessments? Try this free iOS app that turns your phone into grade scanner. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id686229501?mt=8 Support resources here: http://quickkeyapp.com/support/tutorials

Graphite

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

http://www.graphite.org/

Graphite is a free service from Common Sense Media. Find the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula rated for learning.

Skype and the Oceans

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

https://education.skype.com/exploringoceans

Inspired by Fabien Cousteau’s record-breaking Mission 31 expedition, Skype in the classroom presents a month-long celebration of our oceans.

We’ll be offering free educational talks and live experiences, delivered via Skype, with the world’s leading marine experts.

Our aim is to inspire students around the world to think differently about our oceans.

To be the first to hear about Skype lessons as they’re announced, register to receive email updates and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Read Works

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

http://www.readworks.org/

ReadWorks.org was founded in 2010 to help teachers meet the nationwide crisis in reading comprehension. We help teachers improve their effectiveness through research-based, classroom-proven practices and  curriculum.

Math Resources for CCSS

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

http://www.k-5mathteachingresources.com/

This site provides an extensive collection of free resources, math games, and hands-on math activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Constitution USA with Peter Sagal

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

http://www.pbs.org/tpt/constitution-usa-peter-sagal/home/

Nice resources to support the teaching of the US Constitution from the host of the popular NPR program, Wait, Wait, …Don’t Tell Me!

Citelighter

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Citelighter Private Cognitive Prints Demo from Citelighter on Vimeo.


http://www.citelighter.com/

Another tool to help students organize web resources and save time researching online.