Techie Tidbits

Term 3 Week 9/10

Some sites to explore in the last two weeks of school.
If you haven't used this tool before maybe it is something you would like to explore next term. Click the title to go to the site.

“Storybird can be used by all ages, for all different subjects... Students can rewrite a classic... explain a science concept or retell a historical event. You can team students up to collaborate... As you can see, the sky is the limit with Storybird.... just let the creativity happen and their voices be heard.”

Shannon Miller

K-12 District Teacher Librarian at Van Meter Community School.

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This is a free online survey, questionairre application. It can be used for instant assessment and feedback on a topic. There is also a game where students can compete with each other.

Watch this short video to get an understanding of what it is capable of.

User guide has information to get you started.

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Socrative Overview Video

Ways to organise your favourite websites

These are a few options for storing your favourite websites online so you can access them everywhere.

Livebinders is a great one for not only storing your favourites but sharing them too.

Pinterest is perfect for "pinning" websites or resources you like. You can also search for topics of interest and "pin" those also. By clicking on a "pin" you can go to the page and explore further. You can also share your pins. Search for "pinners" you know e.g. me and search their boards to get you started.

Curls is a dec site. Has dec resources but you can save your own favourites also.