PBL Tools For Classroom Management

Project (Passion/Problem) Based Learning

Need Devices???

Ask parents to donate old smart phones and chargers when they upgrade.


Check out http://www.donorschoose.org/

Need Tools???


Check out Edshelf

edshelf General Overview

Classroom Management

Class Dojo - Improve Behavior

Improve specific student behaviors and engagement by awarding and recording real-time feedback.


Red Light - Green Light

Lamp On - Lamp Off

Lights Off - Lights On

Cups Up or Down (Red Solo Cups)

Hands Off - Hands in Lap

Power Down

Cases Closed

Alligator Tops


Online StopWatch - http://www.online-stopwatch.com/


Random Name Picker - http://www.classtools.net/main_area/template_loader.php/?fruit_machine


Worksheetworks - http://www.worksheetworks.com/
(save to Google Drive as templates)

Communicating With Students/Parents

Remind 101 - A safe way for educators to text message students/staff and stay in touch with parents. Free.


Cel.ly - Celly is an easy way for teachers, coaches and administrators to communicate with students and parents

  • Send school wide alerts and keep parents updated
  • Schedule reminders or curate class discussions
  • Use polls and surveys to engage students


Edmodo - Edmodo is a secure, social learning platform for teachers, students, schools and districts. They provide a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content and access homework, grades and school notices.


Penzu - Create unique Classroom Journals that students can easily join with a special class code.


Class Messenger - Class Messenger (also an app) is a private, 2 WAY messaging service for Classes that makes certain that 100% of Parents and Students are engaged about what is going on.


DebateGraph - DebateGraph is free to use, there's no limit to the number of people who can collaboarate on maps, and you are welcome to start building and sharing public and private maps on any topic now.


Twiddla

http://www.twiddla.com/


Blogger

www.blogger.com


Collaborative Blog

No Login Required for Kids:


Directions


When the students send a message to the blog’s email address:

  • The subject line of the email becomes the title of the blog post.

  • The message of the email becomes the body of the blog post.

  • Attached photos become part of the body of the blog post.


***Make sure the students sign their names within their email message so that you will know who submitted the post.

Cloud Storage

DropBox - Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.



Google Docs - Google Docs is a free, Web-based office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service. It also was a storage service but has since been replaced by the before-mentioned Google Drive. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users.


Google Practice:


Google Forms (Quiz) - http://goo.gl/yzXZS


Proogle It (Google + Prove) - http://goo.gl/dtzKT


Collaborative Research - http://goo.gl/qi10f


Group Brainstorm (drawing) - http://goo.gl/D7taF


Google Presentation - http://goo.gl/gZBwY

Presentation Tools

Animoto

http://animoto.com/

Turn your photos, video clips, and music into stunning video masterpieces to share with everyone. Fast, free, and shockingly easy!

http://animoto.com/education


Sample Assignment for Animoto: http://goo.gl/Sqtzd


Educreations

Educreations - Create and share amazing video lessons with your iPad or Browser.

www.educreations.com


Sample warm-up for Educreations. http://smore.com/8rac


Piktochart

Create InfoGraphics

http://piktochart.com/


Infographics Lesson


Student Creativity

ClassTools

http://www.classtools.net/


iFakeText

http://ifaketext.com


Thinglink

http://www.thinglink.com/


Drawzit

Online Drawing Tool

http://www.drawzit.com/


Record MP3

Audio Recorder

http://www.recordmp3.org/


CroakIt

Audio Recorder

https://croak.it/


Dipity

Timeline

http://www.dipity.com/


ReadWriteThink Timeline

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/timeline/


Timeglider

Free Account for Students

http://timeglider.com/


Web 2.0 Create

Go Animate

http://goanimate.com/


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Kerpoof

www.kerpoof.com


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ToonDoo Basics

http://www.toondoo.com/


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Zimmer Twins

http://www.zimmertwins.com/


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Voicethread

http://voicethread.com/


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WeVideo

http://www.wevideo.com/


YouTube

YouTube
www.youtube.com


YouTube is owned by Google. Find tons of fabulous fun (and sometimes educational) videos and/or upload your own videos. You can even set up your own YouTube channel and play videos without the distractions!


To find educational videos, go to:

http://www.youtube.com/education


To learn more about using YouTube in the classroom, go to:http://www.youtube.com/teachers


YouTube TIme Machine

http://yttm.tv


Teacher Tube

http://www.teachertube.com/


Vimeo

https://vimeo.com/


Ustream - stream live video

http://www.ustream.tv/

Photo Editing

Basic Programming with Scratch

Create stories, games, and animations to share with others around the world.

http://scratch.mit.edu/


Scratch Introduction Cards


Scratch Used in the Classroom

Resource Bank for Tools

Screen Sharing

iPad Apps for the PBL Classroom