The last session I attended at Hack Education on the day prior to the official start of ISTE 2017 was simply called Technology Tools. As I am always looking for new tools and ways to use existing tools, I chose to attend this fast paced session. Below are a list of the tools that were suggested. Participants were asked to share some of their favourite tools and some of the new tools they were using. My notes follow:
Post it plus for exit slips, brainstorming etc
Buncee – animated presentations
Loom – screen casting
Iphone clips for very short videos – can add a lot of things
mysimpleshow – storyboarding and steps students through to movie making. Telling stories – whiteboard writing. Generate script and it makes it into a writing movie.
Autodraw is a google product. Draw and it guesses what you are drawing.
MS Sway – multi media, easy to use, effective presenations, newletters etc
Answergarden – brainstorming, relfections, existing knowledge etc
Mentimeter – interactive presentations
Peekapack – social and learning platform, character building
tagxedo – visual data dropitto.me (is now gone)
soundtrap – Make music online web based, can collaborate
recap app is free, a question and answer platform
wriQ – google addon When put essay into it, it will find the spelling mistakes. To grade essays, research papers etc Pull document up, goto screencastify can give oral feedback rather than writing comments. Google has voice comment.
ISTE blog post – 9 edtech tools to help with essay writing.
Noredink – For better writing – personalized. Free version. No one student will get the same problem as another student.
Some kids translate their work into another language, then translate it back again and it is different enough not to look like plagiarism.
Scavenger hunt- 5 egs of sentences that were plagiarized and they had to pick them out on a topic they were interested in. Kids had to pick out the basics of plagiarism.
Macintosh dictation – used with google docs.
Seesaw.me Student portfolio builder – have 6 blocks which can be picture, video. Can save all their work for the year. If tag animal, it can appear in student’s own folder plus the animals folder.
Chatterpix– Make your pictures talk – add a mouth, do a vocal and pic ends up talking Parents can get notifications from it.
Google forms– surveys
Bucket feeling – how do you get to fill each other buckets – setup google form, fill Ryan’s bucket and form goes out so each teacher fills in each other teachers forms. Steve is a PE teacher who teaches the whole student. Done with 22 teachers. Everybody feels underappreciated.
Business start by saying why you did well. Digital breakouts are good as the locks and the boxes in common breakout edu it is hard work
Digital breakout – less time to create one of your own. Google that term – it will take you to the breakouts. Have a digital lock to enter the codes rather than have a lock and key. Don’t have to buy all the locks. App for breakout lock http://www.breakoutedu.com/digital/
Do a digital breakout together with the students. Can solve breakouts over time.
Stations – middle school science – sorting activity with 3 columns.
Review is done by digital breakout rather than test.