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Category Archives: Tech for Teachers

World’s Worst Pet – (A New App to Improve Vocabulary)

Name: World’s Worst Pet What is it? Help students build a vocabulary of essential words. World’s Worst Pet exposes students to over 1000 Tier Two words at 6 different levels through four engaging games. Aligned to the Common Core, this app provides student-friendly definitions, a playful narrative, a reward system and thought-provoking writing prompts. Best for: Grades 4-8 Price: FREE Rated: 4+ Requirements: Requires iOS 5.0 ... Read More »

Century Link Mini-Grants: Teachers and Technology

          Century Link is offering mini-grants designed to help teachers innovatively use technology in their classroom that will increase student achievement.  Century Link will consider grant applications up to $5000.  Applications will be accepted until January 10, 2014.  This is an excellent opportunity for teachers to be creative and obtain technology to use with their students. ... Read More »

Summarize Web Content with TLDR

TLDR (Too Long Didn’t Read) Plugin is a free extension that creates a summary of any web article without leaving the original page. Overview: The TLDR Plugin (beta) extension provides a streamlined way to get a condensed synopsis view of news, blog posts, and other articles online for quick and easy reading. This plugin analyzes the content and creates summarized ... Read More »

Allied Health Students Create Infographics to Demonstrate Mastery

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The goal of Digital Days is to provide educators in NCCS an opportunity to learn about new digital resources and tools for professional and classroom use.  During our October Digital Days sessions, Jenni Killian, Allied Health Sciences teacher at NCHS, attended a session on Infographics.  Infographics are an increasingly popular way to share research and information in a visually appealing ... Read More »

Google Apps Update

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You might have noticed in the last few weeks that navigation between Google Apps looks a little different. Many of us had grown accustom to using the black bar located at the top of our Gmail to get to our Google Calendar, Drive or any other Google App.  The black bar across the top of the Gmail is now gone. ... Read More »

Curriki: Global Community of Free Curriculum Resources

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Find free to use learning and teaching content from diverse content providers and educators from around the world. What happens when classroom teachers from every country in the world take part in a global community of sharing curriculum and best practices? Teachers are empowered to create extraordinary learning experiences for their students. Barriers to equal access to education begin to lift—geography ... Read More »

Where is my milk from?

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Looking for a fun bell ringer for science or just a way to help your students become more informed about the origin of the food they consume?  Go to http://whereismymilkfrom.com/ and input the dairy code from your milk carton to see how far your milk traveled to reach your mouth.  This cool site includes Google Maps to local dairies and a blog ... Read More »

Using Poll Everywhere for Formative Assessment

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Poll Everywhere​ replaces expensive proprietary audience response hardware with standard web technology. It’s the easiest way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, tv, print — anywhere. And because it works internationally with texting, web, or Twitter, its simplicity and flexibility are earning rave reviews. With a free account, you can poll up to 40 individuals for each ... Read More »

10×10: 100 Images that Define the Times

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We have learned from brain-based research that students are drawn to images.  Often, students will conduct a Google Image Search for specific information and will select the article or information they read based on the image associated with the image.  Because the quality of the information students access could be quality or biased, it is important that students are media ... Read More »

Make Digital Collages!

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Are you looking digital tools that students can use to make collages?  Check out this post from MakeUseOf that describes a solid list of tools for making photo collages across any computing platform. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-beautiful-photo-collages-with-these-great-tools/ Thanks to John  Robinson, principal of Discovery High School, for sharing this resource in his staff newsletter.   Read More »