Tech Tools you'll love

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Playposit (a.k.a EduCanon)

Playposit is an online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons. Teachers begin with any online video (screencasts, Khan Academy, TED, etc.) and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience for students, with time-embedded activities.

Find out how well students understand content with short questions throughout the video and a dashboard with grade breakdowns. Who doesn't like to watch videos?

Look at and use pre-made lessons or "bulbs" or make our own.

Science: Natural Selection Chemistry of Fireworks Physics of Rollercoasters

History: a funny approach to reviewing the The Gulf War

ELA: Similes and Metaphors

Math: Surface Area

LOTE: Weather expressions Raton en venta

Bonus! Use your to log in so EduCanon can talk to your Google Classrooms.


ThingLink is the leading platform for creating interactive images and videos.

Be creative! Make your images come alive with video, text, images, shops, music and more!

Every image contains a story and ThingLink helps you tell your stories.

Science: Driverless Cars

ELA: Themes of The Great Gatsby

LOTE: French Culture

Social Studies: The Declaration of Independence


Relive historical events through interactive content.

Throw out those poster boards and GO DIGITAL. HSTRY is a great for making timelines, but can also be used for other projects. Your students will love it!

Social Studies: Check out this example on Ancient Egypt or The Vietnam War

Math: #TransformationTuesday

ELA: The Lord of the Flies

Next time, have your students use HSTRY to add beautiful photos, videos, vocabulary definitions, and interactive quizzes to their projects.

Custom Google Search Engines

While many teachers embrace the chaos of digital research (it is the “real world,” after all), for others setting students loose on Google is a recipe for a research project chock-full of Yahoo! Answers and Wikipedia entries. While evaluating the credibility of information is an important part of any research project, giving your students proper tools to do the cognitive heavy lifting you’d like them to can be just as important.

The answer: create a Custom Google Search Engine.

Click here for a step-by-step guide.

Slides Carnival

Click here to get some fun and fresh templates for your presentations!

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Did you know the district buys apps for you?

Sign in to iTunes using your district apps cloud address and view the purchased apps available to you in the App Store. Enjoy!

If you don't know your login, ask me or your director. :)

Contact me!

I'd love to help you integrate technology in your classroom.

Jessica Sloan

Secondary Instructional Technology Specialist

Richardson ISD