School's Almost Over!

You Can Do This!

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Campuses will be wrapping up testing soon and we all know that kids have spring fever.

"Student engagement is not solved by technology. It's solved by giving kids more agency over their learning." ~Will Richardson

What can I do to keep them engaged but still have fun? Try some of these ideas and resources that you can add to your tool box for the end of year activities or find some on your own. Whatever you do, give them options to explore and be creative.

And above all else, learn and have fun!

6 Word Story

All students need to do a 6 Word Video Story is a device with a camera and a little creativity.

This awesome ebook by my twitter friend Don Goble will tell you how to do this neat activity with the students.

Photo by Don Goble

Chat Stations

Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations

Build with Chrome

Build with LEGO® bricks using Google Maps as your baseplate.

Imagine. Explore.

Build online in Chrome.

Check out a laptop cart or use classroom desktops. Not available for mobile devices (phones, iPads, etc).

Year End Wrap Up Game Show Style

Use one of these popular tools to create a Game Show style activity to review what has been learned throughout the year.

Kahoot | Quizizz | Quizlet Live | Quizalize

Read this article by the awesome Matt Miller (creator of Ditch That Textbook) to learn more about each one above including the Pros, Cons and What Makes It Different.

Chrome Music Lab

Play with sound, rhythm, melody, and more. Chrome Music Lab is all built for the web, so you can start playing instantly, whether you’re on a tablet, phone, or laptop.

The Kids Should See This

Kids are curious! Watch some videos and have some classroom discussions using the site The Kids Should See This. You might learn something too! There are over 2400 cool videos for you to explore.


Loaded with great content, Wonderpolis is one of my favorite websites. Check out this site daily for a wonder of the day.

Videos, Pictures, Vocabulary List, Try it out section and much more. There's even a Test Your Knowledge Section about what you learned that day.

Check it out! You won't be disappointed!


Heard of Fotobabble? It let's you use a photo and add voice. Take photos of your kiddos and let them tell the best part of this school year or come up with many other ways to utilize this tool.

Student Created Videos

Give students a device and let students create a video of their choice. Show them some examples like the video below to spark creativity. You'll be surprised with what they come up with.

Let Them Code

Until today, I had know idea there were 400 users using the Hour of Code page I created. If you're one of them, awesome. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out below. There are plenty of tools for kids to choose from and enjoy coding.

Some require desktops/laptops while some can be used on all platforms.

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Easy Animate

Let students create simple animations with Easy Animate. It's a free app for iDevices. Easy Animate can be used to create simple animation drawings, to demonstrate a math concept, etc.
I will leave the comment section on this Tech Tuesday open for those who want to share more great ideas. We learn best when others share.

Hope this helps!