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50+ Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom

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Some of the favorite tips and tricks of Cool Cat Teacher. Get ideas for slides and ideas for your classroom. And remember, pick your big three - the next three things you're going to learn. And innovate like a turtle - pick 15 minutes once or twice a week to learn and try something new. You can do it!

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50+ Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom

  1. 1. Fantastic Tools for Schools 50+ ways to rock! Coolcatteacher.com/akron Vicki Davis, Teacher
  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. 15 minutes 2-3 times a week
  5. 5. 1. How I teach almost everything www.youtube.com/coolcatteacher
  6. 6. 2. Install and Use Google Chrome Preventing Tool Conflicts
  7. 7. 3. Sign into Google to Sync across multiple machines (even your phone)
  8. 8. 4. Use extensity Coolcatteacher.com/extensity
  9. 9. http://www.coolcatteacher.com/extensity/ Preventing Tool Conflicts 5. Watch the tutorial video
  10. 10. Document Management 5. Got a problem converting files?
  11. 11. 5. Use Zamzar to Convert Files Document Management
  12. 12. 6. Use calibre for ebook conversion Document Management
  13. 13. 7. Teach Google Voice Typing
  14. 14. 8. Add Read/Write for Google Chrome: Predictive Typing
  15. 15. 9. Read and Write for Google Chrome – Hover Speech 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 10. Read Write Toolbar: Dictionary
  17. 17. 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 11. Read Write Toolbar: Picture of Object – great way to help struggling readers
  18. 18. 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 12. Translate – Help English as a Second Language Learners
  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 13. Make an audio file out of text using Speech Maker
  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 14. Screenshot reader
  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 15. Screenmask – great for Dyslexics
  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 15. Highlight words on the page for a purpose (print or share)
  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 16. Make Vocabulary Lists out of highlighted words with symbols and definitions
  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 17. Simplify a page and take off the ads
  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 18. Student Read Aloud Practice (can also use fluency tutor)
  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 19. Get the Free version of Read Write Toolbar for Teachers
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. 20. Rewordify • https://rewordify.com/ Tools for Understanding
  29. 29. 2 1 . M I N D M A P P I N G ( B U B B L . U S ) Mindmapping http://madaboutmattering.wikispaces.com/Self+Harm
  30. 30. 22. I like Mindnode (ios)
  31. 31. 2 3 . 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
  32. 32. 2 4 . C L A S S T O O L S . N E T Graphic organizers www.classtools.net
  33. 33. Twister on Classtools.net
  34. 34. Did you know? http://www.classtools.net/twister/ You can make “Fake Tweets” at Classtools.net
  35. 35. 2 5 . S T O R Y B O A R D T H A T Storyboarding www.classtools.net
  36. 36. 2 6 . C A R T O O N I N G Storyboarding www.toondoo.com
  37. 37. http://www.coolcatteacher.com/researching- topic-google-keep/ 27. Google Keep for Outlines
  38. 38. 2 8 . D I I G O O U T L I N I N G T O O L Outlining
  39. 39. 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
  40. 40. ‹#›@coolcatteacher Programming in Augmented Reality 28. Metaverse – Augmented Reality Programming
  41. 41. ‹#›@coolcatteacher 29. Present in a Zoom Room (can also use Skype)
  42. 42. ‹#›@coolcatteacher 30. App Building in MAD-Learn Spence
  43. 43. ‹#›@coolcatteacher Peyton 31.BookCreator
  44. 44. ‹#›@coolcatteacher Levi 30. App Building in MAD-Learn
  45. 45. ‹#›@coolcatteacher Programming in Augmented Reality 31. Metaverse
  46. 46. ‹#›@coolcatteacher Spence 32. Zoom to Communicate and write script in Google Docs
  47. 47. • Meetings and video 32. Zoom Room
  48. 48. ‹#›@coolcatteacher 33. MAD-Learn App Building Tool Spence
  49. 49. ‹#›@coolcatteacher Brent 34. Hold a “Shark Tank” when only One app can go “live”
  50. 50. ‹#›@coolcatteacher 35.BookCreator
  51. 51. ‹#›@coolcatteacherBrent 36. YouScience
  52. 52. 37. & 38. Use Hemingway App w/ Grammarly
  53. 53. 39. Pro Writing Aid
  54. 54. TIP: Remove Sticky Sentences
  55. 55. TIP: Add 25% transitions
  56. 56. 40. Kaizena (as a standalone)
  57. 57. Kaizena (in Google Docs)
  58. 58. Kaizena (on your phone)
  59. 59. 41. Read and Write for Google – w/ 1 minute voice comments Voice Commenting 1 minute or less voice comment
  60. 60. Google Voice Typing
  61. 61. 42. Dragon Dictate Voice Typing
  62. 62. 43. Mac Dication • Press Fn Fn twice on your Mac Voice Typing
  63. 63. 44. Seesaw: Simple Portfolios
  64. 64. Seesaw: Simple Portfolios
  65. 65. Seesaw: Simple Portfolios
  66. 66. 45. PowerPoint: Make Beautiful Handouts Tip: Get fonts, graphics, etc. on TpT.
  67. 67. Formative Assessment 46. Socrative ROCKS www.socrative.com! Tip: Play quizzes as races for review. Use open ended questions
  68. 68. 47. Kahoot – getkahoot.com
  69. 69. 48. Plickers (if you have no technology)
  70. 70. Plickers (if you have no technology)
  71. 71. Plickers (if you have no technology)
  72. 72. 49. GradeCam
  73. 73. 50. Padlet http://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-use-padlet-fantastic-tool-teaching/
  74. 74. Type Record your voice Add a hyperlink Add a photo What you can share on Padlet
  75. 75. Customize how your Padlet looks
  76. 76. 3 layouts of Padlet
  77. 77. Security and Control on Padlet
  78. 78. How You can Give Students the Link to Padlet
  79. 79.  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
  80. 80. 51. Flipgrid  Book groups  Conversation starters  “Meet the class”
  81. 81. 52. Hyperdocs Literacy task boards
  82. 82. 53. Audacity (for making podcasts) http://audacity.sourceforge.net
  83. 83. 54. Search from a page by right clicking
  84. 84. 55. Link Clump for multiple links
  85. 85. 56. Write About App Free Writing https://www.writeabout.com/
  86. 86. 57. Write the World
  87. 87. 58. Day One App Free Writing http://dayoneapp.com/
  88. 88. 59. Wolfram Alpha Pro
  89. 89. 60. Geogebra https://www.geogebra.org/
  90. 90. Google Classroom and Geogebra
  91. 91. 61. (G) Math for Google http://cctea.ch/cct-gmath
  92. 92. 62. Citizen Science http://www.go-lab-project.eu/online-labs
  93. 93. 63. More Citizen Science https://www.zooniverse.org/
  94. 94. 64. Merge Cube http://www.coolcatteacher.com/e288/
  95. 95. 65. Anatomy AR+ for Merge Cube https://www.miniverse.io/experience?e=anatomyar-for-merge-cube
  96. 96. 66. Galactic Explorer for Merge Cube Galactic Explorer (Solar System) - https://miniverse.io/experience?e=galactic- explorer-for-merge-cube
  97. 97. 67. Print Your Own MergeCube • http://is3.4chan.org/po/1514408834842.png
  98. 98. 68. Classcraft: Turn Your Whole Classroom into a Game
  99. 99. 69. Gameon Wordpress Plugin
  100. 100. 70. Edpuzzle
  101. 101. 71. Nearpod (PearDeck is another alternative)
  102. 102. 72. Karen Bosch Sketchnote Resources http://cctea.ch/bosch-sketchnote
  103. 103. 73. Paper by 53 https://www.fiftythree.com/
  104. 104. 74. Procreate
  105. 105. 75. I use PowerPoint!
  106. 106. 76. Canva for Graphics (upload your own items) http://www.coolcatteacher.com/canva-how-to/
  107. 107. 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/
  108. 108. 77. Google Forms – A school survey Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  109. 109. Goes into Spreadsheet Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  110. 110. 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
  111. 111. 78. www.wordle.net Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  112. 112. What my students own Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  113. 113. 79. 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
  114. 114. 80. http://www.tagxedo.com/ Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  115. 115. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  116. 116. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  117. 117. 82. Mover.io You’re not stuck! You can move your files. Mover.io
  118. 118. 83. Spelling City www.spellingcity.com Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  119. 119. 84. www.funbrain.com Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  120. 120. 85. Visuwords – www.visuwords.com Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  121. 121. 86. Feedly.com Replacement for Google reader Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  122. 122. • Flipboard • Editor.flipboard.com – can co-curate magazines also! 87. My “personal” newspaper Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  123. 123. 88. 30/30 app
  124. 124. • http://www.coolcatteacher.com/googl e-classroom-resources/ 89. 100+ Google Classroom Resources
  125. 125. • https://www.symbaloo.com/mix/googleclassroom-gafe 90. Google Classroom Symbaloo for beginners
  126. 126. 91. Free painting software http://www.getpaint.net/ ---- ninite 21st century competencies • eFolios • Collaborative Writing • Cloud Tools for Whole Schools • Multimedia • eBooks • 3D Virtual Worlds
  127. 127. 92. Stellarium http://www.stellarium.org 21st century competencies • eFolios • Collaborative Writing • Cloud Tools for Whole Schools • Multimedia • eBooks • 3D Virtual Worlds
  128. 128. 93. Microsoft Worldwide Telescope http://www.worldwidetelescope.org 21st century competencies • eFolios • Collaborative Writing • Cloud Tools for Whole Schools • Multimedia • eBooks • 3D Virtual Worlds
  129. 129. 94. 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
  130. 130. 95. Livebinders http://livebinders.com/play/present?id=164223
  131. 131. 96. Alfred (productivity tool)
  132. 132. 97. Scrivener: My Favorite Writing Tool
  133. 133. 2 Step Strategy for Transformational Change STEP 1: Innovate Like a Turtle
  134. 134. 2 Step Strategy for Transformational Change STEP 2: Select your “Big 3”
  135. 135. Fantastic Tools for Schools 50+ ways to rock! Vicki Davis, Teacher @coolcatteacher

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