Tech Tips From TCEA

Three Things You Can Start Using Monday!


Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) is a free application to create an online bulletin board that you can use to display information for any topic.


  • Easily create an account and build a new notice-board (wall).
  • You can add images, links, videos, and more.
  • Available on the web but also for free as both an Android and iOS app.
  • Many different devices can contribute to the same wall at the same time.
  • Can be public, completely private, or moderated by you (you approve all contributions before they show).
How to use Padlet

Poll Everywhere

Students can text, tweet, or submit a response online to a question.

  • Can use any type of device and do not need a smart phone.
  • Live responses are shown as they come in.
  • Anonymous - need to discuss rules of use with class.
  • Multiple choice feature.
  • Can take data and turn into word clouds.
How to Create Polls Using Poll Everywhere


How to Make Your Own Aura:

1) Download the Aurasma App

2) You do not need to create an account today. Press skip.

3) Press the Aurasma icon at the bottom of the screen.

4) Click the plus symbol.

5) Choose an overlay that you wish to use and click on select.

6) Capture a trigger image that you wish to use.

7) Position your overlay over the image and select the right arrow key.

8) Choose a name your your aura and save. Click on finish.

9) Now use your device and find your trigger image. The overlay will pop up once it recognizes your image.

How to Create an Aura inside Aurasma

Check out this page on TCEA's website for APPs that have been reviewed by members and are sorted into many different categories such as must-have, subjects, and grade level...