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Where Are You From?

Google Forms and Batchgeo can be combined to get to know your students a little better. The combining of these two tools can also be used in many other ways in your classroom. This video explains how to combine Google Forms and Batchgeo and also offers other great uses for using the two in the classroom.
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Form Mule


FormMule is a Google Extension that allows you to create forms that will automatically notify parents of missing assignments, tutorial attendance, discipline warnings, etc. These three videos show you how to easily setup Form Mule. Thanks to Tom Horn from Medlin Middle School in Northwest ISD (Texas) for sharing!

Let's try it out! Click here to access the form. Use your email address for the parent/guardian address and make up a missing assignment name. Once you click submit, check your email to see what a parent would receive.

Video - Demonstration of FormMule

Video - How to set up your own FormMule with Google Forms

Install FormMule


Quizizz is very similar to Kahoot, except the questions appear on the students' devices.
Let's try it out!

  • On your device or laptop, open quizizz.com.
  • Click Join a Game.
  • Enter the Game Code the teacher provides and click Go.
  • Type in your name and click Join Game.
  • Wait for the teacher to begin the game.

Good Luck!

Combining Questions From Different Quizzes

This new feature allows you to search the database of public quizzes and add questions to your quiz.

2. Click Create Your Own Quiz.

3. Add a title for your quiz and choose to make it public or private.

4. At the top of your screen, type in a topic to search for quizzes and click Go.

5. Click on one of the quizzes to reveal the questions on the Quizizz.

6. Hover over a question and click the red plus sign to add the question to your Quizizz.

7. Continue adding questions from different quizzes to your quiz.

8. Click Finish, select a grade level, subject area, topics and tags to add the quiz to your library.

9. Click Finish and Create Quiz.


Quizalize is a new site similar to Kahoot and Quizizz. Let's experiment!
  1. Open quiz.al
  2. Class code: wtd629
  3. Take the Twitter quiz.

Features that the others do not have:

  • You can have multiple quizzes open at once.
  • You setup one or multiple classes.
  • Students can access the quiz as long as you keep it open.
  • There is a Marketplace where teachers can offer their quizzes for free or they can charge for them.

Let's Play Bingo!

Let's Play Bingo!

Open bingobaker.com/play/109406 on your device.
Click the Free space.
Click the answers to the problems as they are called out.
Shout Bingo if you win!

High Tech Verbs

The High Tech Verbs home page includes verbs that are representative of what is found in the student expectations for the state standards. Each of the verbs are linked to the corresponding level of Bloom's Taxonomy. When you click on one of the verbs, you will find Web 2.0 tools that can be used to teach that skill. Many of the tools include student examples. Thanks to ESC. Region 12 for this awesome wiki!

SnapType App

SnapType is an app for Students Who Have Difficulty With Handwriting. Snap a picture of your assignment, quiz, exam, etc. and fill in the answers with your iPad or iPhone. The free version allows you to keep 3 documents in your account at one time. The $3.99 upgrade provides the user with the capability of having an unlimited number of documents in their account.

Adobe Slate App

Adobe Slate (free) - Turn your next newsletter, report, invitation or travel adventure into a gorgeous story. Your Slate web story gets its own URL and can be shared via text message, email, posted on social media accounts or embedded on blogs or personal websites.

Also check out Adobe Voice to create animated videos.

Photo Mapo App

Photo Mapo ($2.99) - Transform your photos into mapped images.
Example using PhotoApp and other apps to report about ancient civilizations

That Quiz

That Quiz

That Quiz allows you to create free, online mathematical quizzes for all grade levels.

For directions on how to effectively use That Quiz, check out Mathy Cathy's Blog post.


Math Teachers - This is AWESOME! Desmos is a free, online graphing calculator. Desmos can plot a variety of different equations, from lines to parabolas and more. It is available online and as an app.
Example 1
Example 2
Example 3
Example 4

Check out this Pinterest Board for lots of Desmos video tutorials.

Using Digital Tools to Explore Conics in Math - Includes lesson plan, student examples and teacher tutorial

3 Wonderfully Awesome @Desmos Activities

"Match My Parabola" Desmos Mini-Challenges by Michael Fenton

"Match My Graph" Desmos Mini-Challenges by Michael Fenton

Tangent Activity for Algebra II

Polygraph: Exponential Functions

How to Use Desmos Videos


GoNoodle - Keep kids motivated, active and focused with these free brain breaks!

The following receive GoNoodle Plus for free because of a partnership with local children's hospitals:

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Connect with Janet

Email: janet.corder@gmail.com
Twitter: @corderj
Website: j2training.org