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PicCollage for the Littles

PicCollage is a creation app that is used frequently in my Kindergarten classroom. I feel it is important to give our children a voice and choice in their education. PicCollage allows me to do just that. After a short lesson with all of my kiddos, they were PicCollage Pros! PicCollage allows you to import photos from your Camera Roll. Students ... Read More »

Haiku Deck Allows Fast and Friendly Way To Build Presentations

Haiku Deck (from the makers of Padlet) bring a presentation tool to teachers and students.  Their format is one that attempts to make gorgeous presentations very quickly.  With Haiku Deck it’s possible to avoid a lot of the typical formatting issues and “clipart-quality” images.  In fact, a subscription includes over 40 million royalty-free images.  It works with iPad, iPhone, Chromebooks ... Read More »

Effective Digital Strategies for Teaching and Learning in the K-12 Classroom: A PD MOOClet

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NCDPI is offering a free MOOClet to interested educators.  Check out some quick facts below! 6 Weeks (20 hours)course Credits:  2 CEUs Maximum registration: 250 Minimum registration 100 Please note that this participant-driven course is structured for active, collaborative learners who are self-driven, motivated, flexible and enjoy sharing information and resources. Description: Course focuses on using digital tools and strategies ... Read More »

Digital Readworks

Readworks has now created lexile leveled passages for students to read and complete questions. These passages are common core based and you can select, then assign passages for the student to complete digitally. The students are engaged and love reading about different topics. Check out digital.readworks.org. Read More »

Assistive Technology Provides Support for ALL Students

Assistive technology supports all students.

            Do you have a student in your classroom who needs some additional supports to be successful? The use of assistive technology (AT) may be an easy way to meet that need. IDEA defines assistive technology as any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that ... Read More »

Google Doc Tip – You will want to check this out!

Watch this quick video clip of how to add a customized background behind any Google doc you create while using Google Chrome.  Add a picture of a beautiful tree, landscape, your pet, etc. so you no longer have to look at the plain screen behind each sheet while you are working in Google Docs.  You will utilize the Google Chrome ... Read More »

Seesaw – Student Driven Student Portfolios

Intro page to show options of how students can upload work.

My first grade students at Shuford love using Seesaw in the classroom!  Seesaw is a great tool for students, teachers and parents. It is also very user friendly!  Seesaw allows students to independently document their learning.  Teachers can easily view student work and give feedback and parents can sign up  to see their child’s work and videos!  My parents are ... Read More »

Quizizz…The Next Big Thing!

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Are you in need of a new way for students to get instant feedback from live assessments, no matter the content area?  Then you are in luck! Quizizz allows teachers to create great formative and summative assessments in no time. While students are working, teachers are provided with detailed class and student-level data. Don’t make another lesson plan without checking out Quizizz.com, the ... Read More »

Digital Coaching MOOC-Ed from The Friday Institute Begins This Week

coaching digital learning mooc

The Friday Institute is inviting you to take part in a FREE MOOC-Ed beginning February 20, 2017 and ending on March 10, 2017. Click here to learn more about the course or to register. This Coaching Digital Learning Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change MOOC-ED is brought to you by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University’s College ... Read More »

Now Add Videos from Google Drive Right Into Your Google Slides!

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Google announced today the release of a new feature for Slides. Users are now able to add, besides videos from YouTube,  videos they have in their Google Drive right into their slides. The process is very simple. Here is how to insert a Drive video into your presentation: Open Google Slides, click on ‘Insert’ then choose ‘Video’ and click on ... Read More »