February 12, 2016
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Tool of the Week- Thinglink
Thinglink takes pictures and creates hotspots that can be links, video, images, text, or more! This is something you could have students create as an assessment or you could create one for the students to explore.
Plus, Thinglinks can be embedded in Moodle!!! Check this out if you are looking for a different way for kids to show you they understand something. It is really a neat little tool!
Tip of the Week- Make Big Text
Here are two of the easiest tools you will ever see.
Gzaas is a favorite of mine and the only drawback is that I cannot always remember what it is called. Bookmark it if you love it so you will never be without it again!
Or you can try Crafty Text, which is a Chrome extension. You click on the little puzzle piece icon that lives in your browser window after installation, and you type your text. then you close it. So incredibly useful for such a wee little tool!
Cybersafety Note- Geotagging Pictures
Want to know why? Check out this site:
What they have done here with cats could be done with anyone.
ISTE Standard of the Week
I found this interesting this week because I have just been diving into our survey results from the Clarity Bright Bytes survey that we took in the fall, and the area of data collection and analyzation was a weaker area of ours. Infact, district wide, 46% of teachers report that they never ask students to collect and analyze data. It also said that 47% of our district's teachers never ask students to identify and solve authentic problems. Something to think about!