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50+ Awesome Tools for Schools

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50+ Awesome Tools for Schools

There are so many awesome tools for schools. In this power-packed set of slides, I share some of the best tools in schools today. If you want to see lots of options for education technology, here is where you'll start. Presented at Kirby SD in Illinois in January 2016.

There are so many awesome tools for schools. In this power-packed set of slides, I share some of the best tools in schools today. If you want to see lots of options for education technology, here is where you'll start. Presented at Kirby SD in Illinois in January 2016.

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  1. 1. Let’s talk about Fantastic Tools for Schools 50+ ways to rock! Vicki Davis, Teacher Slides and Links will be posted at www.coolcatteacher.com/kirbysd 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. years To get to 50 million subscribers
  5. 5. years To get to 50 million subscribers
  6. 6. years To get to 50 million subscribers
  7. 7. years To get to 50 million subscribers
  8. 8. days To get to 50 million subscribers
  9. 9. How can we keep up in the face of such rapid change?
  10. 10. 15 minutes 2-3 times a week
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #Skitsummit201 @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  15. 15. Popular Notebook Services 1. Evernote 2. One Note 3. Google Keep 4. PAPER! ;-) Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 4 ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #Skitsummit201 @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #2 Reinventing Notetaking
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Use Hemingway App w/ Grammarly
  18. 18. Pro Writing Aid
  19. 19. TIP: Remove Sticky Sentences
  20. 20. TIP: Add 25% transitions
  21. 21. Google Voice Typing
  22. 22. Wolfram Alpha Pro
  23. 23. http://www.go-lab- project.eu/online-labs
  24. 24. Twister on Classtools.net
  25. 25. Did you know? http://www.classtools.net/twister/ You can make “Fake Tweets” at Classtools.net
  26. 26. http://cctea.ch/bosch-sketchnote
  27. 27. One Note: Only Collaborative Notebook service
  28. 28. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #Skitsummit201 @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  29. 29. Meet the new notecard Hyperlink is part of bookmark Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 5
  30. 30. Diigo Outliner Tool http://www.coolcatteacher.com/diigo-social-bookmarking-tutorial/
  31. 31. Extensity
  32. 32. http://cctea.ch/chrome-better
  33. 33. Google Chrome Cleanup Tool (PC Only) https://www.google.com/chrome/cleanup-tool/
  34. 34. Kill Malware
  35. 35. Screenflow: Record iPhone/iPad Screens
  36. 36. 10 Habits of Bloggers that Win Free Ebook www.coolcatteache r.com
  37. 37. youtube.com/coolcatteacher
  38. 38. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #Skitsummit201 @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Dropbox * Google Drive * One Drive
  39. 39. 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
  40. 40. Simulation Environments http://aic.conflix.org University of Michigan
  41. 41. Formative Assessment Socrative ROCKS www.socrative.com! Tip: Play quizzes as races for review. Use open ended questions
  42. 42. “flipped” techniques to F2F
  43. 43. My Favorite Screencasting Tool: OFFICE MIX
  44. 44. Consistent Layout of Screen Essential Questions Video with Custom Thumbnail Assignment s
  45. 45. A note on assignments – Spell out the LOCATION for turning work in My Locations: • (HAIKU) • (FOLDER)
  46. 46. 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!
  47. 47. Did you know? You’re not stuck! You can move your files. Mover.io
  48. 48. 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
  49. 49. Quadblogging – an authentic audience of peers
  50. 50. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #Skitsummit201 @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  51. 51. 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
  52. 52. 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
  53. 53. Mindmapping is great for Writing or App Building!
  54. 54. See: 7 Ways to Use Canva to Create Compelling Graphics http://www.coolcatteacher.com/canva-how-to/
  55. 55. Spelling City www.spellingcity.com Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  56. 56. www.funbrain.com Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  57. 57. Visuwords – www.visuwords.com Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  58. 58. Google Forms – A school survey Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  59. 59. Goes into Spreadsheet Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  60. 60. 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
  61. 61. www.wordle.net Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  62. 62. What Westwood Students own Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  63. 63. 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
  64. 64. http://www.tagxedo.com/ Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  65. 65. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  66. 66. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  67. 67. www.edmodo.com Free, blogging, assignments Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  68. 68. Give assignments and receive responses Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  69. 69. Trello – project management! Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  70. 70. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  71. 71. “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
  72. 72. 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
  73. 73. List.ly
  74. 74. Ed.ted.com – great flipped tool
  75. 75. • Remind • Celly • Bloomz 3 Ways to Connect w/ Parents
  76. 76. • 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
  77. 77. Feedly.com Replacement for Google reader Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  78. 78. 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
  79. 79. • 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
  80. 80. 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
  81. 81. •Couch to 5K App •Weight Watchers App
  82. 82. 30/30 app
  83. 83. www.hootsuite.com Schedule updates like lunch menus. Social Media • Sharing classroom and school happenings
  84. 84. • 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
  85. 85. http://rubistar.4teachers.org Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  86. 86. • Doctopus (monitor work & progress) • Floobaroo (Grades forms) • Goobric (cool rubric tool) Google Apps Helpers
  87. 87. 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
  88. 88. Free painting software http://www.getpaint.net/ ---- ninite 21st century competencies • eFolios • Collaborative Writing • Cloud Tools for Whole Schools • Multimedia • eBooks • 3D Virtual Worlds
  89. 89. Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net
  90. 90. Stellarium http://www.stellarium.org 21st century competencies • eFolios • Collaborative Writing • Cloud Tools for Whole Schools • Multimedia • eBooks • 3D Virtual Worlds
  91. 91. Microsoft Worldwide Telescope http://www.worldwidetelescope.org 21st century competencies • eFolios • Collaborative Writing • Cloud Tools for Whole Schools • Multimedia • eBooks • 3D Virtual Worlds
  92. 92. 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
  93. 93. • Son of Citation Machine • Noodlebib • EasyBib • Citation generator in Microsoft Word Citations
  94. 94. Google nGram Viewer http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/ Research • Citation and Annotation • Authentic Research • Sharing your findings
  95. 95. Google nGram Research • Citation and Annotation • Authentic Research • Sharing your findings
  96. 96. Wolfram Alpha http://www.wolframalpha.com Research • Citation and Annotation • Authentic Research • Sharing your findings
  97. 97. • Timebridge • Doodle Setting appointments Productivity • Bridging Time Zones • Paperless Classroom • File Management
  98. 98. Livebinders http://livebinders.com/play/present?id=164223
  99. 99. • Wunderlist • Task Clone • Snagit • LastPass Some new favorites
  100. 100. Some favorite new tools  Kahoot – www.getkahoot.com  Plickers - www.plickers.com  Telegami – www.tellagami.com  Extensity (managing Chrome extensions)  Thinglink www.thinglink.com  Tiny Tap www.tinytap.it Follow Free Tech for Teachers!! @rmbyrne ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #reinvent1 @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Random Awesomeness
  101. 101. http://www.classtools.net/fb/home/page Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  102. 102. Top Teaching • Teaching Helps • Making Meaning • Classroom Management • Finding Cool Classroom Tools • Building your PLN • Staying positive
  103. 103. Amazing Race “Cloud Edition”
  104. 104. See https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/INSITE/Mindmeister
  105. 105. 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
  106. 106. 2 Step Strategy for Transformational Change STEP 1: Innovate Like a Turtle
  107. 107. 2 Step Strategy for Transformational Change STEP 2: Select your “Big 3”
  108. 108. Fantastic Tools for Schools 50+ ways to rock! Vicki Davis, Teacher @coolcatteacher www.coolcatteacher.com/miamidevice The Every Classroom Matters Show

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  • He wants strategies for continuous improvement
  • And that is what I suggest for you to do today. Your assignment for this webinar today is to come up with your “Big Three” at the end of the webinar. Pick three things – start there!
  • So, I embed my learning and take 15 minutes 2-3 times a week to learn and explore new technologies and this, has been the thing that has led to the complete transformation of my classroom! But you don’t have time – you say.
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  • He wants strategies for continuous improvement
  • And that is what I suggest for you to do today. Your assignment for this webinar today is to come up with your “Big Three” at the end of the webinar. Pick three things – start there!

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