October Tech Connect

2015

Goformative.com is a new student response system that allows teachers and students to interact with one another. The benefit of this site is that you can reply in the traditional multiple choice or short answer response, but also students and/or teachers can include images as well. The following link bit.ly/goformativeguide provides an instructional guide for the site and/or watch the video below to highlight the awesome features.
See Real-Time Student Drawings with Formative (goformative.com)

OER

OER, or Open Education Resources, are online resources that are free to be shared, used, and reused for teaching and learning. They can include free textbooks, lessons, videos, tests, or other tools for educational purposes. They provide ideas and free resources to be used in conjunction with technology. If you have not ever explored an OER, search on https://www.oercommons.org/ and see what resources you can find.
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Build a lesson around any TED Talk or Youtube video and have students engage and interact with your lesson.

What's new on TED-Ed...

Does Your Imagination Need a Jump-Start?

Do you have students who struggle with picking topics or titles? Do your students need to check the "readability" of their writing to evaluate reading level, sentence information, word usage, and sentence beginnings? Visit storytoolz.com to generate story ideas or create random conflicts.

Google Tip: Drum Roll Please

There is a new add-on for Google docs that allows you to write music notation. Simply go to your Google doc, select add-ons, and go to get add-ons. Search for VexTab Music Notation and add to your docs. You now have the ability to write music notation, drum notation, and guitar tablature.

Grain Valley's Global Cardboard Challenge 2015

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