New Year- New Tech Ideas to Try

12 cool tools to help you this school year

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Last Year's Gift List

Just reminder that I had shared this gift list last year. You may want to take a look at some of these tools now that all students have iPads.
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Adobe Voice

What's your story? The Adobe Voice app allows you or students to tell a story in a unique and creative way. Students will need to create an account in order to use this app. There are a variety of themes and layouts to use to create the presentation. With each slide the user is given 4 choices of what to add.

1. Text

2. Photos from the iPad camera roll

3. Icon from the preset list of icons

4. Voice--the most important part!


Click here to see and here my example that I created!


Students can email their creations to you or share the link when finished. The video below explains a little more about Adobe Voice. Try it today!

Adobe Voice: Show your story. In minutes.
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Buncee

Buncee is a website and an iPad app that it is very user-friendly and allows the creator to add text, images, drawing, links, and videos to a blank canvas.

There is a free version and a paid version of this app. The paid version does give you more bells and whistles, but the free version does a nice job of creating a unique finished product.


Here is some information from the company on their product

buncee® is a new online and mobile platform that gives you easy-to-use tools to create stunning and interactive digital content, whether promoting a product or business story, creating digital educational lesson plans, or customizing e-greetings, invitations and more.

This is a handout explaining a little more.


Click here to see my Buncee example
How to create your buncee
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Random Name Picker

Again some of you might be familiar with this site, but sometimes it is good to remind you of some of the easy tools available for use.


This Classtool.net product might be a good tool to use when selecting students for various tasks in the classroom. It works on the iPad and on your computer. You can copy a list of student names and paste them in the box. Once your list is ready to go, the site will ask you to create a password and it will create a unique URL for your name picker.


Here is a link to the one I created.



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Flippity Jeopardy Template

Want a new option to create a review for students in your class? Here is another way that you can use Flippity in your classroom.


Image and Videos can be embedded with in your Jeopardy Board!


Click here for directions for creating the Jeopardy Board


Click here for my Demo Jeopardy Game



Watch the video below to see the directions as well.

How to Create a Quiz Show With Flippity.net
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Flippity

Flippity allows you to create flashcards for your class from a Google Sheet. Many of you might already be using Quizlet, but this another option you may want to try. Flippity does allow you to add images and video clips to your flashcards.


Take a look at my example: Flippity Flashcard Demo



Click here for images of the Instructions

  1. Go to Flippity.net
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions and prompts to:
    a. Make a copy of the provided Google Spreadsheet.
    b. Enter your questions and answers.

    c. Publish the spreadsheet and copy the URL

    d. Return to flippity.net

    e. Paste the URL you copied in step 3.
    f. Click the “Go” button.

  3. Use the icon in the lower right corner to flip and advance the flash cards


  4. Click the “Share” button to get the URL and/or a QR code for your published flippity cards. (from http://tammyworcester.com/flippity/)
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Pic Collage

This is an awesome free app to add to your iPad and have students add as well. It allows you to arrange video, photos, text and stickers into collages on the iPad. Students can share their collage in a variety of ways-email and Google Drive are just two of the ways. Collages that are created can be saved in the camera roll on the iPad. Students don't even need to create an account, but can if they want. Two resources (presentation and video are listed below that have great examples of how to use in the classroom.

PicCollage Tutorial