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Learning with Quizizz

Quiz allows you to create multi-player quizzes that work on almost any device. You can access others' assessments that can be completed in class or assigned as homework. Teachers create a free account and publish the link to the Quizizz. Then students, working at their own pace, complete the quiz using any Internet-connected mobile device. The more quickly they respond the more points they receive.

Quizizz has customizable features such as the ability to mix up the order of the questions and answers for each student, to display a Quiz Review at the end that shows all questions. There is also music and silly "correct" or "incorrect" images drawn from popular media. As the teacher you can turn off the timer and choose to show a Leaderboard. Once the quiz is over, you can access data and analyze reports and the raw data can be exported into an Excel spreadsheet.

This is web based program and you can access it here. Enjoy the many benefits of Quizizz.

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Four Lesser Known Google Tools You Should Try

There are many Google tools that teachers are using in the classroom, such as Google Drive, Google Classroom, and Google Hangouts. There are also quite a few Google tools that aren't as widely used or publicized.

Google Keep is a note-taking application that allows you to create lists, color code notes, set note reminders, and she notes with others. You can even create voice recordings which are automatically transcribed into a note. Students can quickly save what's on their mind, write down homework, record ideas, or take pictures of information. They can also set reminders about their notes in order to get instant notifications, and much more.

Google Sky is a part of Google Earth that allows you to explore space and star systems. It allows you to view star systems using the best images from NASA satellites, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and the Hubble Telescope. Google Sky is a great way to view the planets and constellations and witness the birth of galaxies and other items in the universe. Students can write poems about the stars, discuss objects in the solar system and describe differences between them, create stories, build presentations, create videos and more revolving around Earth and the solar system.

Google Art Project is an online platform that lets you view high-resolution images of art from more than 400 of the world's greatest museums, including the Tate Gallery in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art n New York City, and the Uffizi in Florence. Students can take virtual gallery tours with audio and video guidance, zoom in on artwork and sinus them in groups, and write about images that you select as writing prompts.

Build LEGO with Chorme is a partnership between Google and LEGO so you can build with LEGO bricks using Google Maps as your baseplate in Chrome. Students build their own LEGO cities highlighting data they have collected about their city, build LEGO versions of historical landmarks and write an essay about them, view what other have built and discuss the structures, and screen capture their creations to include it in a digital story or video.

Kyte Learning

Saturday, April 30th, 11:45pm

In the comfort of your own home

Don't forget to finish any Kyte Learning videos (tutorial) and assessments before the end of the month to receive 1 credit from the district. Remember that 12 hours has to be done.