Technology Enabled Learning Tools

It's more than just a tool, its how you use the tools!

Office 365

The first step to integrating technology into our classroom is understanding the need for change in our approach to teaching. At times, keeping up with technology can feel like more work, however, learning how to navigate a few tools is worth our time.


Office 365 offers anytime – anywhere access to emails, documents, contacts, and calendars on any device. Students and teachers can access the services seamlessly from their desktop, notebook, or mobile phone.

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People - Creating Groups

Groups focuses on the collaboration experience rather than the one specific technology.


Groups can be broken down into different features to provide students and teachers with an overall experience for collaboration.

  • Conversations
  • Calendar
  • Notebook
  • Files


The group itself has an email address, which means users do not actually have to navigate to the group to interact with these discussions instead they can use email.


Within the calendar feature, the different Groups users belong to will appear as additional calendars that can create an overlay when visiting the Web App.


The OneNote Notebook within the groups automatically grants all the members of the Group the right to work in it, thus encouraging collaboration.

Introducing Groups in Office 365
Office 365 Sharing and Collaboration (Webinar)

OneNote (Class) Notebook

Gathers notes, other information and organizes it as a digital notebook. The structure is similar to the familiar paper notebooks with the added benefit that you can electronically search, reorganize, and share the contents.


In the OneNote Class Notebook, has a personal workspace for every student, a content library for handouts, and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities

Tech Tuesday - OneNote Class Notebook

Web Based Collaboration Tools

Padlet (Virtual Collaborative Whiteboard)

Microsoft/PowerPoint/Groups (Office 365)

Mindomo (Online Mind Mapping tool)

Todays Meet (Discussion Room)

Twiddla (web-based meeting playground where you can mark up webpages, graphics, and photos, or start brainstorming on a blank canvas.)

Lino (Virtual Post it Notes Corkboard)

Shout it Out (SMART Notebook 15.1 or greater. Students login to Classlab)

Web Based Presentation Tools

Thinglink (allows teachers or students to designate parts of sites or pages (pictures, etc.) to produce a pop-up with a description and or a link to something else on the web.

This is a great way to make static images interactive)

Windows MovieMaker (Design multimedia presentations such as book trailers, PSAs, skill development, etc).

Nearpod (Interactive Slideshow)

PowerPoint (Office 365)

MuseumBox (allows users to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box as well as display anything from a text file to a movie)

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Prezi (Presentation tool; Visual Storytelling)

PowToon - Captivate, engage and explain by designing videos/presentations with Powtoon

Web Based Assessment Tools

Nearpod

Google Forms

Excel Survey

Class Notebook

Plickers

Global Connection (Online Conferencing)

Skype

Google Hangouts

Screencasting Tools

Screencast-O-Matic (With one click you can start recording your screen and right from your browser on Windows or Mac and does not require any software installation. Tt is all online.)


Smart Recorder (Available on school Dell Tablets and Desktop PCs - Using SMART Recorder, you can record the actions you take on the interactive screen. If you connect a microphone to your computer, you can record your narration. After you create a recording, you can play the recording on any computer using SMART Video Player or Windows Media Player, or you can share the recording with others.)