TCHS Instructional Technology

Transforming your classroom one tool or strategy at a time!

Technology Tools

Zaption

Zaption is an interactive online video for education. Teachers can add images, text, quizzes and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, teacher created videos, or other video libraries to transform a video into an interactive learning experience. Teachers receive immediate feedback on student interaction and understanding.

Terms of Service-Under 18 need Parent Permission

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Site

District Parent Permission Form For Digital Tools

Google Cultural Institute

Google Cultural Institute Site


Explore world wonders, historic moments, and art projects from around the world in the Google Cultural Institute. You may take a walking tour or actually explore a museum as you discover cultural treasures from around the world. Teachers and students may also create their own gallery of significant content to present their collection. Walking tours are 360 degrees. Visit different locations of historical significance from around the world.

Google Add-Ons

Lucidchart Diagrams

LucidChart quickly adds a thinking map or flow chart to your Google Doc. It offers reals time collaboration and changes are synced instantaneously with an unlimited number of collaborators. Great for group projects or presentations or as a method for whole group collaboration in the classroom.


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Kaizena Mini

Use the Google Doc Add On Kaizena mini to highlight and give audio feedback to students. Audio comments are an effective method of improving student performance when used as a formative assessment tool. Students are then able to revise during the process or add audio comments of their own. Kaizena is also an excellent tool for peer feedback and review. Students must use their @go.lisd.net account to access Kaizena.

Kaizena is also a Web 2.0 tool. Go to kaizena.com to use the full feature site.

Kaizena Mini Site

Technology Tips

Infinite Looper

Would you like to play a video on a loop? Try Infinitelooper.com . Simply copy the URL of the YouTube video you would like to loop into the search bar to locate it and then click play. The video will play on a loop until you pause it or turn it off.

iPad Apps

Adobe Voice

Adobe Voice Site

Tell a story or show your learning by recording your voice and adding images.

Classroom Strategies

Microlabs

Microlabs are a unique discussion protocol that allows each student a voice and helps students develop listening skills. The microlab is set up in groups of three and allows for think time and three questions. Each person is allowed one uninterrupted minute to speak.

schoolreforminitiative.org/doc/microlabs.pdf

Google Chrome Extensions

Grammerly

Spelling and grammar check when writing within the Google Chrome browser.

Clearly

Clearly removes ads from articles and webpages to make them easier to read without distractions. They may then be saved to Evernote to make them available to read anywhere.

Ways I Can Serve You

Need a partner to think things through before trying out new ideas or extra support in your classroom when you try technology tools with the students for the first time? Unsure exactly how to make a new tool or strategy work? Need help selecting the right technology tool for the task? Schedule an appointment with me at bit.ly/TCHSappt


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Contact Me-Kevin Swan

Please click on the link to schedule a time to meet with me on Thursdays.

If you would like to meet on any time on Wednesday or on Monday afternoon, please e-mail me for an appointment.


Schedule

Monday: Office/Flex Afternoon

Tuesday: Killian Middle School

Wednesday: Flex Day

Thursday: The Colony High School

Friday: Career Center East/Office