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Learn more about Chromebooks, Google Classroom, and ways to engage your students with technology. You are the expert of your content. I know about technology. Together, we can make your lessons click!

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Caroline Lightfoot

281-229-6115

clightfoot@dickinsonisd.org 

 

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https://blabberize.com/

Blabberize

Student Voice is a hot topic right now, and Blabberize is a fun way to make it happen! Upload a picture and create a mouth on the photo. Then, record your voice and your character comes to life. Examples to see are Washington, Caesar, and Caroline.

Best Math Sites

60+ Best Math Sites

WeAreTeachers have curated a list of the best websites for teaching and learning Math. In addition, grade levels and content areas are identified. Many of these sites are free. Sources can be found at bit.ly/BestMathSites. DISD Resource thanks go to Claudia Valastro.

AR

Notable Women In Augmented Reality (AR)

Are your students studying great women in American History? Try the Notable Women App to see 100 Historic American Women on US Currency. Experience Augmented Reality (AR) through this experiment. 

Thanks to Jennifer Rushing for the share.
screencastify extension

Screencastify

Record yourself when you have a sub, and you can still be in your classroom with no lost instructional time! Also good for reteach, repeating instructions, and students that are absent. 

 

Learn more at fried.tech/clone-yourself



Screencastify works well for feedback in writing, too. See Feedback in Action and the required Extensions needed. 

classroomscreen

Classroomscreen.com

This free and simple tool has all your favorite classroom widgets, like an interactive whiteboard, timers, clocks, and random name pickers.


See how it works at classroomscreen.com.

classkick

Classkick


With Classkick, students can experience what it is like to test online. Audio supports for oral testing, as well as annotation and the ability to monitor progress are a couple of my favorite things about this tool. It is also good for recording books.

 

Kick it out at bit.ly/CLClasskick.

bitmoji

Bitmojis and Avatars



Did you know you can add Bitmojis to your presentations and documents. This cartoon version of you may just help you connect with your students. WARNING: Not all Bitmojis are appropriate for the classroom. 

 

Avatar Maker is a similar tool that would be good for students to use, especially if analyzing a character or historical figure. 

slidescarnival

Slides Carnival



Good visual design is more than aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Make information clearer, keep your students engaged, and create meaningful content with Google Slides and Power Point templates. 



There is no need to be a graphical designer at SlidesCarnival.com!
bit ly

bit.ly


bit.ly is my favorite URL shortener because you can customize the URL. There is also a Google extension for easy access. 

 

With a shortened URL, you will save time for your students and maintain some sanity for yourself. They will no longer have to enter website addresses that are extremely long, decreasing the chance of classroom interruptions because students have trouble typing in long sites. 

Batch Printing in Google Classroom


Google Classroom Student Instructions

(Teachers, Use File, Make a Copy to Edit for Your Classes)

Google Cast for Education

(For Untethered Teaching)

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The Tech. TidByte is a newsletter with timely information from the Technology Department. We also include some tips and ideas to try with your students, as well as trending issues from the Help Desk. 

 

It is a good idea to save these in an email folder for handy reference.

 

  • March 2019

     

    • Protecting Children's Cyber Security
    • SAILOn Interactive, TEKS-Aligned Activities
    • Speak It
    • Book Creator
    • DHS Student Passwords
      • Student Social Media Sites to Watch
      • Favorite Things from TCEA Conference
      • Blabberize
      • 60+ Best Math Sites
      • Augmented Reality (AR) of Notable Women
      February 2019
      • Passwords & Energy Shutdown Tech. Tips
      • Favorite Things: ePortfolios, Go Soapbox, Screencastify
      • Teacher Feature: Mrs. Gomes (BCE), Mrs. Harmon (BMS), & Mrs. Plite (DHS)
      • Ed. Tech Websites
      santa
      • Uploading Eduhero Certificates
      • Email & Viruses
      • Online Textbooks
      • Great Teacher Websites
      1018
      • Printers
      • Forethought Teams
      • Textbook & Other Logins
      • Favorite Things: Classroomscreen.com, Randome Name Pickers, Google Classroom, Avatar Maker
      • What to do if Your Computer is Reimaged
      0818
      • Summer Planning
      • Teacher Feature: HyperDocs, Google Classroom, Robots in the Classroom
      • Summer Learning
      0518
      • Professional Development
      • Teacher Feature: Interactive Reading & Listening Centers, Peer Editing, Virtual Studying in Hawaii
      • Sharing Videos with Students
      0418
      • Favorite Things from TCEA: Classroom Screen, AWW, PDF Candy
      • Viruses
      • Bitdefender
      021
      • Your Technical Health
      • More Chromebooks
      • Project Ideas
      0118
      • If/Then Adventure Stories
      • Default Browser Settings
      • More Chromebooks!
      • Password Security
      1117
      • Teacher Websites
      • Email Folders & Rules
      • Fast ForWord
      • Khan Academy
      • Teacher Feature: Google Classroom, Plickers, and Sketch Up Pro
      1017
      • Shifting Lesson Plans due to Inclement Weather
      • Online Textbooks
      • Ren Place STAR Testing Windows
      • Great Digital Resources
      • Tech. Tips & Tricks: Go Noodle, New Kahoot!, Chromebook Care
      0917
      • Windows 10 Transition
      • Password Tricks
      • Email Signatures & Phone Settings
      • Tips & Tricks: Keyboard Shortcuts, Online Timers, Untethered Teaching
      0817
Published content & settings

Updating Team Planners

Scanner Instructions

Eduhero & Uploading Certificates into Eduphoria

Technology Work Orders

Workshop

Forethought

Editing Forethought Schedule (& Clearing Plans)

Electronic Signatures

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