Teacher Links: For All
ZipGrade - web and app tool
web - http://www.zipgrade.com/
ZipGrade is a fantastic product for teachers who are tired of grading multiple choice tests by hand or waiting their turn to feed each student's answer sheet through a Scantron machine. This app gives you an answer sheet template (20, 50, or 100 questions) that you can print out and distribute to students with their next exam. After they finish their test, simply input the correct answers into the app and scan each sheet using the camera on your iPhone or iPad. You don't need an Internet connection to scan the tests. Not only will you see how each individual student performed, but you'll have the ability to view an item analysis report with class data. This is great to use not just for assessments, but also for exit tickets.
ZipGrade lets teachers export CSV and PDF versions of each report to their email, Dropbox, and Google Drive. It's completely free to try, with a 100-scan limit to their demo. After that, ZipGrade is $1.99 for two months or $6.99 a year. Download the app or visit the website to learn more.
EdPuzzle - web tool to assess student's viewing of assigned videos. It is easy to use and on the site, there is a short video that explains it and demonstrates it in 2:01.
Web search strategies video for students. It is 2:30, short but pretty good – and – visually engaging.
Google Search Education
With this link there are lesson plans and activities as well as “A Google a Day Challenges”.
New Google Cheat Sheet to Improve Students Search Skills
30 different resources for BYOD/BYOT implementations http://linkis.com/bit.ly/3Azwa
Remind101 - A safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. Free. Great for coaches, class sponsors, teachers. http://www.remind101.com/
Remind101 Pinterest Board http://www.pinterest.com/remind101/remind101/
Fifty ways to use Remind 101 to keep my students and their families informed. And I do that without giving my cell phone number. It's safe and secure. It's appropriate!
3 Creative Ways to use "Attach" in the Classroom http://blog.remind101.com/creative-ways-to-use-attach-in-the-classroom/
Attach to choose student groups and send group material. Text images of story problems to your students and ask them to solve problems for homework or extra credit. Send students resources about the curriculum
Kahoot.it! is an easy-to-use, game-based, blended learning & classroom engagement tool for schools, universities & businesses. Create and play quizzes, discussions or even surveys (which we call Kahoots) using any device with a web browser...including a laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, Windows Phone or PC and more.
How teachers are using Kahoot.it! http://blog.getkahoot.com/
Show YouTube without comments, links, or ads.
ViewPure - http://viewpure.com Watch YouTube videos without comments, suggestions, or the 'other' things. You can choose to have an all white or all black background.
SafeShare - http://safeshare.tv/
NicerTube - removes comments and links around a YouTube video (still has ads) http://www.nicertube.com/
Just copy and paste your link, choose a background color and click "click here to continue", then click "create my nicer tube page", then manually copy and paste the new link. (When I clicked the "copy this link" button, it didn't work on my computer.) Then paste your new link into the http line and it will take you there. The screen is small, but you can go to full screen just like you can in YouTube.
Start a YouTube video in the exact location you choose
4 YouTube Services every Teacher should know about
This site has a different list for each of the content areas below.
All have at least 15 ideas (except for the "Careers" category, it has 10).
Printable Calendar http://printable-calendar.co/#/
If you are looking for calendars to print then Printable Calendar would serve you the best. It lets you print out calendars of each month , and you can also shift the months and print any calendar you want.
22 File-Sharing Tools for Easy Collaboration Working online means we often have files we want to share with teammates or clients. While emailing attachments is still a popular choice to send files, it has restrictions on file size. It's also not conducive to collaboration, as it doesn't allow for multiple people to work on the same file at once. We've identified 22 of the top file-sharing tools to save you from inbox overload, and allow you to securely store, share and manage your files and documents.
Global Educ. Database, it is kind of like a “Yelp for Education”. Each listing in the GEDB features expert reviews, pros, cons, tips on using each product in the classroom, what the product is good for, etc. There are new tools and apps everyday, this site will help to weed through the masses and find the quality.
SoundGecko Android and Windows. It takes just a few seconds to turn websites, blogs and documents into audio. There is a free version and a “ pro” version. You can Send articles by web, email, browser add-ons. This will allow you to convert a website to a sound file. It can convert an article and then you can listen to it in the car. Even better, struggling readers can use this to convert articles and follow along with the reader. Sound Gecko is a great web app, chrome extension, and mobile app for iOS
Reflector - Wirelessly mirror your iPad, Phone or iPod Touch screen to any Mac or PC. Small fee required. http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/
Edmodo - Free Webinars http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/01/learn-more-about-how-to-use-edmodo-in.html
Advanced Methods To Help Your Child In Education - Here are 10 ways to give your child an advance academic. (includes an infographic)
Lecture Monkey http://www.lecturemonkey.com/
LectureMonkey is an app that lets students use an iPhone to capture a lecture (boards, presentation, audio) in a very condensed format (not video) for later review. The result is automatically stored in the students Dropbox and be viewed on the web or using the app. Students can annotate the lecture with comments and easily share it with classmates. the app is available here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lecturemonkey/id547592845?mt=8
Work with Others to Plan http://padlet.com/
Quickly collaborate with others anywhere in the world using Padlet. Padlet creates a blank wall for you and your invited guests to share. You can add Word documents, photos, videos, notes, web links, and more. Organize the family reunion, plan a class field trip, or share amazing Android apps with other educators -- anything is possible with Padlet, which can be used with any device that can access the Internet. Free registration is required to share walls.
Make Comparisons Quickly http://www.wolframalpha.com/
Need to make a decision between two different items, but don't have time to gather a lot of data? Use WolframAlpha to do the research for you. WolframAlpha is a computational knowledge engine, which means it doesn't just find information; it organizes it for you to compare. WolframAlpha works on any device with Internet access.
Get Work Done Fast
If you are sometimes overwhelmed by the amount of work you need to get done, try the Pomodoro technique. The Pomodoro technique is a popular time management method that has you break down your work into 25-minute intervals separated by short breaks. This timeboxing technique can help you concentrate, avoid procrastination, and get work done. Both an Android and iOS app are available, as well as a website timer, at no cost to help you.
9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren’t Wordle - http://www.edudemic.com/9-word-cloud-generators-that-arent-wordle/
2014 TCEA Session Resources - http://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgyACb5GeGzDdGE5RjdlaWhubUJ4SEhpN19VTTJMQUE&usp=sharing#gid=0
a Google Doc filled in by the 2014 TCEA attendees
iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks
Apple TV - How to hide the row of movie icons