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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updating Team Planners
Eduhero & Uploading Certificates into Eduphoria
Technology Work Orders
Editing Forethought Schedule (& Clearing Plans)
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