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50+ Ways to Improve Your Classroom With Technology v 4.0

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Get the latest ideas for how to improve your classroom with technology. This grab-bag of ideas will be accented by practical real world examples shared by classroom teacher Vicki Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher.

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50+ Ways to Improve Your Classroom With Technology v 4.0

  1. 1. Fantastic Tools for Schools 50+ ways to rock! Coolcatteacher.com/gaetc Vicki Davis, Teacher Get your 179 Tools & slides here Coolcatteacher.com/newsletter Reinventing Writing and
  2. 2. 2 Step Strategy for Transformational Change STEP 1: Innovate Like a Turtle
  3. 3. 2 Step Strategy for Transformational Change STEP 2: Select your “Big 3”
  4. 4. 10 Habits of Bloggers that Win Free Ebook Get on My Teachers Pay Teachers Store https://www.teacherspayteache rs.com/Store/Cool-Cat-Teacher
  5. 5. youtube.com/coolcatteacher
  6. 6. 15 minutes 2-3 times a week
  7. 7. Install and Use Google Chrome Preventing Tool Conflicts
  8. 8. 2. Use extensity Preventing Tool Conflicts
  9. 9. Resource http://www.coolcatteacher.com/extensity/ Preventing Tool Conflicts
  10. 10. Document Management
  11. 11. Learn to Use Zamzar Document Management
  12. 12. Use calibre for ebook conversion Document Management
  13. 13. Read and Write for Google Chrome Tools for Understanding
  14. 14. Read and Write for Google Chrome Tools for Understanding
  15. 15. R E A D A N D W R I T E F O R G O O G L E C H R O M E Tools for Understanding
  16. 16. R E A D A N D W R I T E F O R G O O G L E C H R O M E Tools for Understanding
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  19. 19. R E A D A N D W R I T E F O R G O O G L E C H R O M E Tools for Understanding
  20. 20. R E A D A N D W R I T E F O R G O O G L E C H R O M E Tools for Understanding
  21. 21. R E A D A N D W R I T E F O R G O O G L E C H R O M E Tools for Understanding
  22. 22. R E A D A N D W R I T E F O R G O O G L E C H R O M E Tools for Understanding
  23. 23. R E A D A N D W R I T E F O R G O O G L E C H R O M E Tools for Understanding
  24. 24. R E A D A N D W R I T E F O R G O O G L E C H R O M E Tools for Understanding
  25. 25. R E A D A N D W R I T E F O R G O O G L E C H R O M E Tools for Understanding
  26. 26. R E A D A N D W R I T E F O R G O O G L E C H R O M E Tools for Understanding
  27. 27. Rewordify • https://rewordify.com/ Tools for Understanding
  28. 28. http://www.coolcatteacher.com/brainstorming-the-7-dwarves-secret/ Brainstorming and Ideation
  29. 29. M I N D M A P P I N G Mindmapping http://madaboutmattering.wikispaces.com/Self+Harm
  30. 30. L U C I D C H A R T S Mindmapping & Graphic Organizers LucidChart for English Teachers https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/education/k12/english
  31. 31. C L A S S T O O L S . N E T Graphic organizers www.classtools.net
  32. 32. S T O R Y B O A R D T H A T Storyboarding www.classtools.net
  33. 33. C A R T O O N I N G Storyboarding www.classtools.net
  34. 34. O U T L I N I N G Outlining Tab and Shift Tab
  35. 35. D I I G O O U T L I N I N G T O O L Outlining
  36. 36. D I I G O O U T L I N I N G T O O L http://www.coolcatteacher.com/diigo-social- bookmarking-tutorial/ Outlining
  37. 37. 5 Most popular ebook readers  Kindle  iBook  Nook  Kobo  Google Play Books Learn More: Epic Ebook Guide http://www.coolcatteacher.com/epic-ebook-guide/ ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #1 Reinventing Paper
  38. 38. 10 Places to Find, Download & Read Free or Inexpensive eBooks Site Link Site Link Project Gutenberg gutenberg.org eReaderIQ ereaderiq.com Free Booksy freebooksy.com Book Bub bookbub.com Bookish bookish.com Hundred Zeroes hundredzeroes.com Goodreads goodreads.com What Should I Read Next? whatshouldireadnext.com Which Book openingthebook.com/whichboo k Calibre calibre-ebook.com Learn More: Epic Ebook Guide http://www.coolcatteacher.com/epic-ebook-guide/ ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #Skitsummit201 @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #1 Reinventing Paper
  39. 39. 7 Easy Ways to Publish eBooks 1. Liber.io  http://liber.io/  (Write in Google Drive  eBook) 2. Draft  http://draftin.com/ 3. iBooks Author 4. LeanPub  http://leanpub.com/ 5. PowerPoint (It works!) 6. Keynote (Yes you can!) 7. Scrivener Learn more: http://www.coolcatteacher.com/publish-ebooks-free/ ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #Skitsummit201 @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #1 Reinventing Paper
  40. 40. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #Skitsummit201 @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  41. 41. Popular Notebook Services 1. Evernote 2. One Note 3. Google Keep 4. PAPER! ;-) (check out bullet journals) Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 4 ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #Skitsummit201 @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #2 Reinventing Notetaking
  42. 42. Awesome Productivity Tip Paper •Journal Evernote •Use the square task boxes •Use your “tag” Task Clone •Send to task manager Task Manager • With link to Evernote/ picture of the page
  43. 43. Use Hemingway App w/ Grammarly
  44. 44. Pro Writing Aid
  45. 45. TIP: Remove Sticky Sentences
  46. 46. TIP: Add 25% transitions
  47. 47. Kaizena (as a standalone)
  48. 48. Kaizena (in Google Docs)
  49. 49. Kaizena (on your phone)
  50. 50. Read and Write for Google Voice Commenting 1 minute or less voice comment
  51. 51. Google Chrome Cleanup Tool (PC Only) https://www.google.com/chrome/cleanup-tool/
  52. 52. http://cctea.ch/chrome-better
  53. 53. Google Voice Typing
  54. 54. Dragon Dictate Voice Typing
  55. 55. Mac Dication • Press Fn Fn twice on your Mac Voice Typing
  56. 56. Read and Write for Google Chrome Except this also works in forms and text boxes on the web. (Like those in your LMS!)
  57. 57. Read and write for Google Predictive Typing
  58. 58. Free Writing Free Writing http://dayoneapp.com/
  59. 59. Write about Free Writing https://www.writeabout.com/
  60. 60. Google Forms – A school survey Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  61. 61. Goes into Spreadsheet Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  62. 62. Cool Trick Copy out of spreadsheet into Wordle! Step 1: Convert Everything to lowercase by pasting into MS Word. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  63. 63. www.wordle.net Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  64. 64. What Westwood Students own Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  65. 65. Wikisource: Copy Text from Famous Speech http://en.wikisource.org Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  66. 66. http://www.tagxedo.com/ Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  67. 67. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  68. 68. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  69. 69. Formative Assessment Socrative ROCKS www.socrative.com! Tip: Play quizzes as races for review. Use open ended questions
  70. 70. Kahoot – getkahoot.com
  71. 71. Plickers (if you have no technology)
  72. 72. Plickers (if you have no technology)
  73. 73. Plickers (if you have no technology)
  74. 74. GradeCam
  75. 75. “flipped” techniques to F2F
  76. 76. PowerPoint: Make Beautiful Handouts Tip: Get fonts, graphics, etc. on TpT.
  77. 77. PowerPoint: Make Screencasts with the Office Mix Add In
  78. 78. Make Animated Movies
  79. 79. Padlet http://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-use-padlet-fantastic-tool- teaching/
  80. 80. • Type • Record your voice • Add a hyperlink • Add a photo • Add a document What you can share on Padlet
  81. 81. Customize how your Padlet looks
  82. 82. 3 layouts of Padlet
  83. 83. Security and Control on Padlet
  84. 84. How You can Give Students the Link to Padlet
  85. 85. • Younger classes (as a portfolio) • As a simple blog • Class padlet with links to everything • Have students sort pictures on padlet to classify them (use on your Interactive Board) • Use as a class backchannel • Have students upload pictures of how they solved problems. Some Ways to Use Padlet
  86. 86. Seesaw: Simple Portfolios
  87. 87. Seesaw: Simple Portfolios
  88. 88. Seesaw: Simple Portfolios
  89. 89. Wolfram Alpha Pro
  90. 90. Geogebra https://www.geogebra.org/
  91. 91. (G) Math for Google http://cctea.ch/cct-gmath
  92. 92. http://www.go-lab- project.eu/online-labs
  93. 93. https://www.zooniverse.org/
  94. 94. Twister on Classtools.net
  95. 95. Did you know? http://www.classtools.net/twister/ You can make “Fake Tweets” at Classtools.net
  96. 96. http://cctea.ch/bosch-sketchnote
  97. 97. Paper by 53 https://www.fiftythree.com/
  98. 98. Procreate
  99. 99. I use PowerPoint!
  100. 100. One Note: Only Collaborative Notebook service
  101. 101. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #Skitsummit201 @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  102. 102. Meet the new notecard Hyperlink is part of bookmark Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 5
  103. 103. Diigo Outliner Tool http://www.coolcatteacher.com/diigo-social-bookmarking-tutorial/
  104. 104. Kill Malware
  105. 105. Screenflow: Record iPhone/iPad Screens
  106. 106. Buffer App
  107. 107. Hootsuite
  108. 108. Wordpress
  109. 109. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #Skitsummit201 @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Dropbox * Google Drive * One Drive
  110. 110. Video Game programming See: http://j.mp/15-code Gamestar mechanic http://gamestarmechanic.com/ Gamemaker https://www.yoyogames.com/studio iPad: Kodable (age 5 and up) Hopscotch (4th and up) http://j.mp/hopscotch-ebook by Wes Fryer http://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/ http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=hoc
  111. 111. Simulation Environments http://aic.conflix.org University of Michigan
  112. 112. Haiku Learning (now Powerschool Learning)
  113. 113. Consistent Layout of Screen Essential Questions Video with Custom Thumbnail Assignment s
  114. 114. A note on assignments – Spell out the LOCATION for turning work in My Locations: • (HAIKU) • (FOLDER)
  115. 115. • Makes incredible presentations. • Import Powerpoint by going to File  Open in Keynote • If you want to move your smart art, copy in Powerpoint and then do Edit  Paste and Match Style in Keynote • You can buy amazing animated slide decks to customize. • Make sure students know how to use Magic Move Keynote
  116. 116. Giphy: Will pull gifs out of movies
  117. 117. Crescerance: Mobile App Development Want to be a happier person? The secret to being a truly happy person may lie in the most unlikely of places: being kind and encouraging to others! iCare offers loads of fun, creative ways for you to be a kinder, happier person by caring for others. Don’t have time to make a homemade cake or a crafty DIY project? Don’t know the right words to encourage that friend who’s having a hard time? With iCare, you can find loads of great ways to do nice, creative stuff for your friends, family or even the guy at work. With all the nice, fun ideas iCare offers, you don’t even have to have a big imagination to be kind! With iCare, you can find quick, simple ways to be kind to those around you and encourage your peers and yourself through iCare’s many sources of positive input. Our features include: Inspirational videos A daily feed of heartening quotes and blog posts Links to motivating books and other resources The five love languages and the ways to be kind using them Inspiring photos and quotes A motivational playlist from Spotify Sometimes life can get so hectic, it seems that you don’t have the time or energy to think of those around you, but it doesn’t take much to be kind. iCare will help remind you to take time to be kind and be happy!
  118. 118. MAD about Mattering
  119. 119. Classcraft: Turn Your Whole Classroom into a Game
  120. 120. Gameon Wordpress Plugin
  121. 121. Slack
  122. 122. • Meetings and video Zoom Room
  123. 123. Did you know? You’re not stuck! You can move your files. Mover.io
  124. 124. Did you know?  Zamzar.com can convert almost any format? ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #Skitsummit201 @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #5 Reinventing Word Processors
  125. 125. Quadblogging – an authentic audience of peers
  126. 126. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #Skitsummit201 @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  127. 127. Popular Wiki Websites 1. Wikispaces 2. PBWiki 3. Install Media Wiki ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #Skitsummit201 @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #7 Reinventing Group Reports
  128. 128. Popular Group Website Creators 1. Weebly 2. Wix 3. Webs 4. Google Sites ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #Skitsummit201 @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #7 Reinventing Group Reports
  129. 129. Mindmapping is great for Writing or App Building!
  130. 130. See: 7 Ways to Use Canva to Create Compelling Graphics http://www.coolcatteacher.com/canva-how-to/
  131. 131. How I use Canva • Blog graphics • Infographics • YouTube thumbnails • Book covers 6 free lesson plans using Canva https://designschool.canva.com/teaching-materials/writing-letters-that-matter/
  132. 132. Spelling City www.spellingcity.com Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  133. 133. www.funbrain.com Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  134. 134. Visuwords – www.visuwords.com Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  135. 135. www.edmodo.com Free, blogging, assignments Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  136. 136. Give assignments and receive responses Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  137. 137. Trello – project management! Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  138. 138. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  139. 139. “The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.” C.S. Lewis Build your circle of the wise RSS Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  140. 140. Tons of free resources for your whiteboard / classroom http://www.mentormob.com Theresa Allen’s page: http://j.mp/1dDkYbO Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  141. 141. List.ly
  142. 142. Ed.ted.com – great flipped tool
  143. 143. • Remind • Celly • Bloomz 3 Ways to Connect w/ Parents
  144. 144. • Find apps on iPad / iPod to find new tools • App Advice • Apps gone free • For Droid – • See Richard Byrne! • @rmbyrne App Advice Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  145. 145. Feedly.com Replacement for Google reader Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  146. 146. Netvibes.com or Pageflakes.com For building Classroom Monitoring Portals (CMP) Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  147. 147. • Flipboard • Editor.flipboard.com – can co-curate magazines also! My “personal” newspaper Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  148. 148. You become like those you are around. • What are you reading? • Kindle • iCatcher – iPhone/ iPad • Every Classroom Matters (my show!) ;-) • Subscribe to videos and listen • Have a personal “radio station” for the drive to school Staying Positive Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  149. 149. •Couch to 5K App •Weight Watchers App
  150. 150. 30/30 app
  151. 151. www.hootsuite.com Schedule updates like lunch menus. Social Media • Sharing classroom and school happenings
  152. 152. • SeeSaw (Love love!!) • Weebly.com • Webs.com • Wixx.com • Wikispaces • Wordpress • Voicethread (for younger students) • Burn DVD Efolios 21st century competencies • eFolios • Collaborative Writing • Cloud Tools for Whole Schools • Multimedia • eBooks • 3D Virtual Worlds
  153. 153. http://rubistar.4teachers.org Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  154. 154. • Doctopus (monitor work & progress) • Flubaroo (Grades forms) • Goobric (cool rubric tool) Google Apps Helpers
  155. 155. • http://www.coolcatteacher.com/googl e-classroom-resources/ 100+ Google Classroom Resources
  156. 156. • https://www.symbaloo.com/mix/googleclassroom-gafe Google Classroom Symbaloo for beginners
  157. 157. Google Classroom and Geogebra
  158. 158. Microsoft Word
  159. 159. Monetize the photos your annual staff is taking. I hereby authorize the School to use photographs, videos, writings, artwork, and audio recordings of my child in school media and advertisements. I understand that I must notify the Ravenscroft Communications Office, in writing, to change this authorization. Ravenscroft School www.smugmug.com 21st century competencies • eFolios • Collaborative Writing • Cloud Tools for Whole Schools • Multimedia • eBooks • 3D Virtual Worlds
  160. 160. Free painting software http://www.getpaint.net/ ---- ninite 21st century competencies • eFolios • Collaborative Writing • Cloud Tools for Whole Schools • Multimedia • eBooks • 3D Virtual Worlds
  161. 161. Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net
  162. 162. Stellarium http://www.stellarium.org 21st century competencies • eFolios • Collaborative Writing • Cloud Tools for Whole Schools • Multimedia • eBooks • 3D Virtual Worlds
  163. 163. Microsoft Worldwide Telescope http://www.worldwidetelescope.org 21st century competencies • eFolios • Collaborative Writing • Cloud Tools for Whole Schools • Multimedia • eBooks • 3D Virtual Worlds
  164. 164. Build your own planetarium http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/ExperienceIt/ExperienceIt.aspx?Page=Dome 21st century competencies • eFolios • Collaborative Writing • Cloud Tools for Whole Schools • Multimedia • eBooks • 3D Virtual Worlds
  165. 165. • Son of Citation Machine • Noodlebib • EasyBib • Citation generator in Microsoft Word Citations
  166. 166. Google nGram Viewer http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/ Research • Citation and Annotation • Authentic Research • Sharing your findings
  167. 167. Google nGram Research • Citation and Annotation • Authentic Research • Sharing your findings
  168. 168. Wolfram Alpha http://www.wolframalpha.com Research • Citation and Annotation • Authentic Research • Sharing your findings
  169. 169. • Timebridge • Doodle Setting appointments Productivity • Bridging Time Zones • Paperless Classroom • File Management
  170. 170. Livebinders http://livebinders.com/play/present?id=164223
  171. 171. • Wunderlist • Omnifocus • Task Clone • Snagit • LastPass Some new favorites
  172. 172. http://www.classtools.net/fb/home/page Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  173. 173. Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  174. 174. Amazing Race “Cloud Edition”
  175. 175. See https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/INSITE/Mindmeister
  176. 176. Brainstorming tool bubbl.us/ Source: http://www.web2teachingtools.com/bubbl_us.html Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  177. 177. Alfred (productivity tool)
  178. 178. Scrivener: My Favorite Writing Tool
  179. 179. 2 Step Strategy for Transformational Change STEP 1: Innovate Like a Turtle
  180. 180. 2 Step Strategy for Transformational Change STEP 2: Select your “Big 3”
  181. 181. Buy Licenses for today’s webinar. Discount until Saturday $10 for single user license. store.coolcatteacher.com Or sign up to get notified when my Differentiating Instruction with Edtech Course goes live in just a few weeks: http://cctea.ch/coolcat-course
  182. 182. Fantastic Tools for Schools 50+ ways to rock! Vicki Davis, Teacher @coolcatteacher

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