Tech Tools For Every Classroom

Janet Corder

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Go Noodle

Go Noodle - Keep kids motivated, active and focused with these free brain breaks!

Let's Talk About Change

"Today's kids are born digital -- born into a media-rich, networked world of infinite possibilities. But their digital lifestyle is about more than just cool gadgets; it's about engagement, self-directed learning, creativity, and empowerment."
-Edutopia 2012

It's not about the tool, it's about the learning. It does not matter if you have Chromebooks, laptops, iPads, BYOD or computer's what you do with them. Remember that the tools our kids are using today will not look like the tools they will use in the workforce. Think about how the tools have changed in your lifetime. Could your teachers have prepared you to use an iPad or a Chromebook? We need to teach them to be able to adapt and use any tool that is given to them.

Food for you want your doctor or dentist to use tools and techniques from the 1980's?

Book Recommendation

Teach Like a Pirate
Be Inspired! I have been greatly impacted by Dave Burgess and his book, Teach Like a Pirate. It will change the way you look at how you teach.

Giving Students Choices

BYOD/1:1 classrooms can provide teachers with the ability to give their students choices when assigning projects. Every student may not have the same apps as their classmates, so instead of requiring the students to use a particular app or website, why not give them a choice? You will find that student engagement and creativity will increase when students are given the freedom to use different tools to deliver content.

Here are three examples of a project about President John F. Kennedy. The examples contain the same content, however, the information is presented in a different format in each project.

Examples of assignments that give students choices:
Tic Tac Techo
Choice Board

Liven Up Your Lessons by Giving Students Choices

Empowering Students: Add Choice to Assignments

Student Choice and Engagement - Ohio Research Center



Are you ready to have some fun?
  • On your device or laptop, open
  • Enter the Pin number projected on the screen and click Enter.
  • Type in your name and click Join Game.
  • Wait for the teacher to begin the game.
Good Luck!


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Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality

What is augmented reality? Movies have given us a sense of “alternative reality” for years. Augmented reality makes something come to life! It seems like magic.
Let's take a look at a few of my favorites:
Aurasma and $1.00 and $20.00 Bills - Aurasma in the Classroom

Animal Cell by ColAR Mix - Check out the newest coloring page by ColAR Mix!

Elements4D Cubes - Learn about the Periodic Table of Elements
AR Flashcards - Animal/Alphabet Flashcards
NASA Spacecraft 3D - NASA
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - An interactive narrative experience

The Weather Cube by Daqri - Not yet available to the public, but I have one!

Augmented Reality Smore

QR Codes

QR codes - they're everywhere, but how can they be used in the classroom?
The easiest QR Code Reader is I-Nigma. It is available for most devices.

QR Codes LiveBinder

  • Easy method for curating digital content
  • Webmixes (curated sites) are saved in the cloud, so they are accessible anywhere
  • Visually engaging for students and educators

Symbalooedu Tutorial Webmix
Kindergarten Webmix
High School Language Arts Webmix
Apps for Autism
Black History Month
Reading & Technology
Virtual Field Trips
European History
Music Ed
Physical Ed/Health
Middle School Art

Let's Play Bingo!

Open on your device.
Click the Free space.
Click the answers to the problems as they are called out.
Shout Bingo if you win!

Trading Cards

Trading Cards by Read Write Think allows students to share their understanding of various topics. Available on the Web and as an app for IOS and Android.

Create trading cards for any number of categories, including:

  • Fictional person
  • Real person
  • Fictional place
  • Real place
  • Object
  • Event
  • Vocabulary word

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