Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Apps & Extensions by Content Area, Add a Shortcut to Your Desktop, Free Music, 360 Underwater, Class Dojo, ADHD, Padlet, Math Resources, ELL and ESL Resources, Intellectual Property, ESPN Sport Science: LeBron James vs Steph Curry, Michael Jordan's Hang Time, Google Doc Templates

Did you know?
There’s a quick Master List of Extensions & Apps, broken down by grade and content area, for Chrome Users?  Thank you @mimg1225 Take a look here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jv9mmPAqA8ouyhc1XBTqhrNJzOEH3nA8RThsCpTbsnM/edit#gid=2

Quickly add a shortcut to your desktop:
  • Right click anywhere on your desktop
  • Click “New”  (see image below)
  • Click “Shortcut”
  • Then a window will open up for you to browse your computer for files, programs, folders, etc. or you can enter the URL for the website you want.

The Evolution of the Web - a nice visual on the growth of the internet http://www.evolutionoftheweb.com/

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What if?

You could find free music for you or your students to add to videos that is legal to post and share to the public?  YouTube has it! Thank you @MickMack629 For a how-to, go to https://youtu.be/p399c6NRSPE (please note, if you’re trying to view this in Chrome and you are logged into your argyleisd account, it will be blocked.  I was able to view it by going in through Safari or using a “New Incognito Window”, found under “File”, in Chrome.)

You wanted your students to study underwater? XL Catlin Seaview Survey, in conjunction with Google, launched their largest ever collection of underwater imagery, with virtual dives from over 40 locations worldwide. The 360 images are stunning! 
Locations on the map are also included. https://www.google.com/maps/views/streetview/oceans?gl=us

9 Ideas for Using Class Dojo - Class Dojo is a tool for Simple classroom management using positive feedback and parent communication. “If you haven't tried ClassDojo before or you have looked at it and thought, "my students won't go for that" take a look at the following nine videos featuring the various ways that you can use ClassDojo.”  Hear from teachers of 1st, 5th, 6th-12th grades and bilingual classrooms in these short clips. http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/05/9-ideas-for-using-classdojo.html#.VXBxkWRVhHx

Something to think about…
10 Things Parents of an ADHD Child Wants You To Know http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/10-things-parents-adhd-child-wants-you-know.html?mid=20150603&ref=mail&uid=103833&feq=daily +Lifehack.org @lifehack.org @robloc

Three Video Tutorials on Using Padlet in Your Classroom - @padlet A great tool for any classroom of any content area!  Can be a tool for students to create projects, a place for students to turn work in (if the end result generates a URL), a place to create resources, use as a warmup or exit ticket, the possibilities are endless! I hope you caught Mallory’s session at our EdTech Academy, if not, this is a good start and/or I’m happy to come help you get started! +Padlet 

Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web “Students who find math boring  now may just need to be given a new way of looking at it. Naturally, the internet has come to the rescue with a wide range of math resources designed to help students see how math can be fun and useful. Here are some of the best ones out there.” (thank you @ShakeUpLearning) http://www.edudemic.com/top-10-free-math-resources-web/?utm_content=buffer5d7f1

EdTech ELL & ESL Resources: “Chrome Apps and Extensions include some awesome tools to help both English Language Learners and reluctant readers get started reading.” https://sites.google.com/site/learning2forward/3rd-grade-literacy-training/ell-esl-resources

Videos explaining Intellectual Property (designed to get students and up to speed quickly regarding an essential part of creative life) https://www.commoncraft.com/video/intellectual-property and Copyright and Creative Commons https://www.commoncraft.com/video/copyright-and-creative-commons

For Fun…
ESPN Sport Science: LeBron James vs Steph Curry
All eyes were focused on LeBron James and Steph Curry in the NBA Finals.  
They share a common goal, but Curry and the King chart different numbers in similar aspects of their game. Sport Science takes an in-depth look.

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The Math of Michael Jordan's Hang Time (thank you @rmbyrne)


The ultimate in Productivity for everyday:

24 Google Docs Templates that Will Make Your Life Easier

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