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* TCEA "Cool Tools"
* Scholastic eNews
* Ditch that Textbook
It's Plickers! (not Pluckers OR American Pickers ;o)
Every card has a unique symbol and when a question is asked, the student holds up the card with their answer choice at the top (either A, B, C, or D). Since the symbols look different, they cannot change their answer to match another student just by looking at a classmate's card... it's a genuine response. The teacher quickly scans every card and gets instant feedback on understanding of the concepts just taught. It can be used with the teacher's own self-made tests, Brain Pop quizzes, Quia Rags to Riches, or any similar multiple choice quiz program. Mrs. Willis said if you have any questions about the program, don't hesitate to ask her. https://plickers.com/
What's all the Hype about Skype?!
"The kids had a ball visiting with my niece and asking questions," said Cullen. Her students were listening, participating, and learning all at once and they got to see everyday items like foreign currency as well as hearing first-hand about the changing of the guard and visiting castles. Have a look at their experience below!
The Grand Canyon Comes to Bonner
Cool Tools from TCEA
EPIC Unlimited downloadable ebooks for students 12 and under. Register as an educator for free access!
Google Classroom Ten things to get started if you are new to Google Classroom.
Google Classroom Info Links for zeroing in on specific topics.
Unroll.Me Tired of too much email? Unclutter with this app.
Symbaloo Math Great online math tools and resources.
WouldYouRather A math version for teaching higher level thinking.
SAMR The new Blooms for incorporating tech in the classroom.
TechTips Awesome tips and tricks for incorporating tech on every level.
Print Meets Tech. It's the Perfect Match!
Nearpod You Say? What is that?!
Nearpod offers a free account for up to 50 MB, however you can only do the teacher-driven lessons (the teacher controls the movement through the slides). With a paid account, you have unlimited lesson storage as well as student-driven lessons (sometimes referred to as the "homework" feature). Once you sign in with your Google email, you can create your own or access previous designed lessons from other teachers. Students can play memory games, take quizzes, do collaborative activities, visit teacher-approved websites and go on virtual field trips (just to name a few). Kelli Davis is our campus administrator for Nearpod and will be glad to answer questions you may have about it.