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OK2Ask: Authentic Assessment with Flipgrid, Sway, and more! - TeachersFirst

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Are you looking for ways to make your formative and summative assessments more effective? Join us to learn how to use Flipgrid, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Sway to create authentic assessments throughout your units. Whether it's formative or summative assessment, finding ways to measure students' understanding effectively is crucial to ensuring student progress and future success. In this session, we will explore how you can use free Office products to create better formative and summative assessments that reliably measure student learning, promote critical thinking, and help students develop real-world skills. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Explore the meaning of the term "authentic assessment;" 2. Evaluate several formats of assessment for their usefulness in assessing student learning; and 3. Identify a variety of assessment methods and plan for their use in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): assessment (120), Formative Assessment (29), professional development (250)

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OK2Ask: Facts Are Facts...Aren't They? - TeachersFirst

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Can your students tell facts from fiction? Do your digital natives suffer from "digital naivety"? They may be fluent enough with technology to create and post their own work, but may not be aware that not everyone who posts online is credible. Teaching students to sift through multiple sets of information allows them to learn the difference between propaganda, advertising, and factual reporting. This is a skill that students need in order to be truly digitally literate. Join us to learn strategies to help your students determine if information is reliable. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Explore tools and strategies for teaching media literacy; 2. Learn strategies that promote critical examination of online resources; and 3. Plan a learning activity that fosters digital literacy. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): media literacy (83), professional development (250)

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OK2Ask: MIE Day - 2 Free Apps for Inclusive Learning: Office Lens & Translate - TeachersFirst

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Making a learning environment accessible for everyone is critical to a successful inclusive classroom. Today's classrooms are diverse and include English Language Learners and students with learning challenges, whether they have been identified or not. Teachers need to be able to create and deliver content and communications in a way that is accessible to each student. Fortunately, there are free technologies that do just that. Join us as we explore strategies and two free tools that facilitate an inclusive learning environment. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand the importance of accessibility; 2. Learn about a free Microsoft tool that can be used to digitize content into accessible materials; and 3. Discover a tool that helps bridge communication gaps and supports accessible classroom learning. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Accessibility (6), ELL/ESL (14), Microsoft (61), professional development (250)

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OK2Ask: MIE Day - Want to Build an Inclusive Classroom? Learning Tools is Your Superpower - TeachersFirst

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Empower students of every age or ability to improve reading, writing, and comprehension skills. We know how important it is for educators to design authentic activities that acknowledge and accommodate all varieties of learners. Microsoft Learning Tools brings advanced accessibility options for a wide range of student needs with proven success in reading and writing achievement. See how this and other tools bring content to the student while removing barriers to learning. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand the importance of an inclusive classroom; 2. Learn how Microsoft's free learning tools provide proven techniques to improve reading and writing; and 3. Discover how students can leverage these tools to personalize their reading and writing experience. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Accessibility (6), Microsoft (61), professional development (250)

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OK2Ask: Microsoft in Education Day - Digital Escapes with Microsoft - TeachersFirst

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Looking for a fun and engaging way to teach a lesson? Digital Escapes made with Microsoft tools will fit the bill. Digital Escapes are online versions of immersive games where teams discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks to escape from the game site. They're an exciting, fun, and effective learner-centered teaching strategy you'll reach for again and again. Learn how to implement this instructional strategy in your classroom and about the many benefits of this approach, such as developing problem-solving skills, fostering a growth mindset, encouraging collaboration and teamwork, and promoting access to content knowledge. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand Digital Escapes as a learner-centered instructional strategy; 2. Explore a collection of Digital Escape examples to understand how to use the strategy in the classroom; and. 3. Plan for the use of Digital Escapes in instruction. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): gamification (79), Microsoft (61), professional development (250)

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OK2Ask: 3 Cool Tools for Formative Assessment - TeachersFirst

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Students achieve more when we engage them during the learning process. Come to this session to learn the three steps in the formative assessment and feedback loop, explore three online formative assessment tools that will help you gather evidence of student progress, and discuss a variety of formative assessment strategies you can use to increase gains in student learning. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand the three steps in the formative assessment feedback loop to support learning gains; 2. Explore three tools and how each gathers evidence of student progress in content areas; and 3. Plan for the use of digital formative assessment tools in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Formative Assessment (29), professional development (250)

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Floop - Floop Edu, Inc

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Use audio and text (and save valuable time) to provide teacher and peer feedback on any assignment with Floop's easy-to-use web tools. Students upload images, PDFs, or Google Docs from...more
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Use audio and text (and save valuable time) to provide teacher and peer feedback on any assignment with Floop's easy-to-use web tools. Students upload images, PDFs, or Google Docs from any device to your educator account. After creating a class, follow the directions to add an assignment and adjust settings. Options include uploading documents for student use, setting a due date and time, and adjusting permission settings for student feedback. Enroll students in your class by providing a join code or upload a CSV file to enroll students automatically. Provide feedback by clicking on any area of the student document to create a hotspot. Students find and click the hotspot to read and respond to feedback. If you teach students under 13 years old, follow the directions to provide school or district consent to sign up students. Free accounts offer unlimited classes with up to ten active assignments.

tag(s): assessment (120), editing (78), Formative Assessment (29), homework (33), proofreading (20), rubrics (31), Teacher Utilities (111)

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Use Floop to provide timely and specific feedback for any assignment. Floop is a great resource for teaching students how to provide and respond to feedback in purposeful ways and engaging them in the learning process. Floop chose to use hotspots on documents to access feedback so that students have to revisit and refer to items shared. Take advantage of this by strategically placing feedback within documents in areas where students are to focus. For example, place a hotspot on an area with grammar mistakes that need correction and guide learning by asking students to revisit that portion of the text. Allow peer feedback when working on group assignments or create rough drafts to encourage students to provide input and direction as a class. After using Floop for several assignments, encourage students to reflect upon common mistakes found in their work. Extend learning by asking students to create a tutorial using FlexClip, reviewed here, explaining how to avoid these errors. One example will be in math class if a student makes an error in several assignments, such as forgetting how to borrow and carry when subtracting. Ask them to create a video tutorial demonstrating the proper steps to reinforce the concept and share it with peers.

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Collaborate, share, teach, and interact with students using Whiteboard.chat. Use the teaching mode to create, assign, and teach live lessons. The teaching mode also includes uploading...more
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Collaborate, share, teach, and interact with students using Whiteboard.chat. Use the teaching mode to create, assign, and teach live lessons. The teaching mode also includes uploading a multipage PDF document and assigning multiple pages as workbooks to individual students. Use the collaborative method to work within a collaborative workspace with other users. After entering the teaching mode, use the toolbar to access drawing tools, upload images and documents, and manage the look and content of your board. Once students enter a whiteboard session using a shared code or link through Canvas or Google Classroom, they can download any shared workbook pages. Student tools include an area to raise their hand to receive help, request a break, indicate work is finished, or request to speed up or slow down the lesson. Observe students using the grid view that provides a thumbnail view of individual student whiteboards. Additional features include a timer, a list of participants, options to create breakout rooms, and settings to lock students from updating boards prematurely. Registration isn't required; however, it allows you to manage and save boards for later use.

tag(s): collaboration (78), differentiation (57), iwb (29)

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Use Whiteboard.chat to collaborate with students to share and organize information instantly. This tool even allows educators to auto-correct all boards with a single click! Use the PDF document feature to differentiate instruction with groups of students or individuals. Use the breakout feature to conduct small group meetings or provide personalized instruction to individual students. Allow students to create collaborative drawings as responses to literature. They can map out the plot or themes, add labels, create character studies, and more. Have a group of students create a drawing so that another group can use it as a writing prompt. Use Whiteboard.com as a brainstorming or sketching space as groups (or the class) share ideas for a major project or for solving a real-world problem. Use this site in a computer lab (or on laptops) to draw the setting in a story as it is read aloud. As an assessment idea, have students draw out a simple cartoon with stick figures to explain a more complex process, such as how democracy works. If you are lucky enough to teach in a BYOD setting, have a blended classroom, or are distance teaching, use Whiteboard.chat to demonstrate and illustrate any concept while students use the chat and drawing tools to interact in real-time. If you are studying weather, have students diagram the layers of the atmosphere and what happens during a thunderstorm, for example. Introduce this tool to students who are working on group projects. Alternatively, have students use this to work as partners or as a small team within a breakout area to complete complex math problems or equations.

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OK2Ask: Measuring Authentic Learning Activities with Exit Tickets - TeachersFirst

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Knowing if students "caught what was taught" is crucial in instruction. This session introduces the concept of exit tickets and ways you can use them to gauge what your students took away from your lessons. Learn to use the data from these informal formative assessments to adjust your instructional plan to accommodate the needs of your students. Allow students who are ready to move on and give those who need additional instruction the attention they need. Join us to explore the use of exit tickets and determine how they can fit into your instructional plan. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn about three categories of exit tickets; 2. Understand how to use exit ticket data; and 3. Plan for the use of exit tickets in your setting. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Formative Assessment (29), professional development (250)

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Twitter Chat: Effective Feedback & Assessment Strategies - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from July 2021 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Effective Feedback & Assessment Strategies. During this chat, participants: 1. Discussed assessment techniques and strategies. 2. Shared tech tools that assist in assessing students and providing feedback, and 3. Explored new ideas for how to best assess your students and provide feedback.

tag(s): assessment (120), Formative Assessment (29), twitterchatarchive (111)

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Find resources and information about effective feedback and assessment strategies. Share this chat with your colleagues looking for tools and resources on playlists and choice boards.

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OK2Ask: Effective Feedback for Student Growth - TeachersFirst

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Helpful feedback can come from a variety of sources. If you're wondering how to use tech tools to give your students better feedback then this session is for you! Learn effective feedback strategies to drive achievement and nurture your students as they acquire new skills like self-reflection and peer review. Explore tech tools that facilitate teacher and community feedback to help students understand the value of feedback from multiple sources and realize the growth potential of embracing both positive and negative responses. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn components of effective feedback, 2. Explore methods for providing feedback to students; and 3. Plan for the instructional use of feedback mechanisms in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): professional development (250)

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IdeaBoardz - IdeaBoardz

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IdeaBoardz is an easy-to-use collaborative whiteboard created for brainstorming and sharing ideas. Instead of starting with a blank board and adding information, IdeaBoardz provides several options for creating boards from templates. Choose to create a board, add a name and description to begin. Use the dropdown box to select the type of board from choices such as pro and con or creating from up to ten sections. Next, share your board using the URL provided. Finally, participants select the plus sign located next to a heading to add a sticky note and type comments. Registration is not required; however, creating an account allows participants to revisit saved boards.

tag(s): collaboration (78), graphic organizers (39), iwb (29)

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Use IdeaBoardz as an engaging way to brainstorm ideas, share student comments related to any classroom conversations, or as a tool for exit tickets. For example, use the two-column option as a schema activator when introducing a new lesson. Create a column for students to share what they know and another column for sharing what additional support is needed. Include a link to your collaborative board on your class webpage for students to view and add items as desired. Share with students to create boards for use with their presentations. Use the multi-columns to organize information by topics. For example, for book reports, create a board with columns for setting, character, theme, etc.

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OK2Ask: Google MANIA - Choose Your Own Adventure with Google Slides - TeachersFirst

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Go digital with Choose Your Own Adventure stories! Google slides presentations don't have to be linear. Learn to create a nonlinear show that can engage learners while helping them learn content. Join this session and learn to use Google Slides to create an interactive, engaging instructional activity or interactive Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) story then guide your students as they create their own. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Review storytelling elements; 2. Understand how to create nonlinear Google Slides presentations; and 3. Learn ways to use CYOA slideshows in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Google (26), professional development (250)

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OK2Ask: Google MANIA - Getting Started with Google Drawings - TeachersFirst

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Explore the hidden treasure that is Google Drawings. Don't let its simplicity fool you - there are many powerful functionalities in this versatile tool. In this session, participants will learn how to use Google Drawings to make engaging lessons, interactive graphic organizers, exciting assignments, and much more. With the amazing sharing abilities within Google it is easy to get the information out to students and colleagues to work toward a more paperless classroom. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn the basics of creating in Google Drawing. 2. Explore examples of ways to integrate Google Drawings into the classroom. 3. Learn to create a Google Drawing that you can use for instruction. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Google (26), professional development (250)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Google MANIA - Student Activities for Google Slides - TeachersFirst

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Google Slides is a powerful, intuitive, and versatile creation tool teachers can use to engage students and deepen learning while supporting instructional objectives. Google Slides provides students ample opportunities for creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking as they show what they know. This session will introduce participants to a myriad of doable, academically robust projects. Whether you opt to use a template to maximize time spent on content or a rubric-driven individual creation, you can design authentic assessments where students perform real-world tasks that demonstrate application and understanding. Attend this session and harness the power and simplicity of Google Slides for student projects. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Explore ideas for projects using Google Slides; 2. Learn to leverage templates for student projects; and 3. Learn to use Google Slides to create authentic formative and summative assessments. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Google (26), professional development (250)

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OK2Ask: Google MANIA - 10 Chrome Extensions You Can't Live Without - TeachersFirst

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Think you know everything Google has to offer? Chrome extensions offer more functionalities for your browser and can make your life so much easier that you'll wonder how you lived without them! Chrome extensions run in the Chrome browser, easily providing you and your students several can't-miss tools. In this session, you'll explore extensions that are useful in the classroom and learn to find extensions and install them in your Chrome browser. Come to this session and revolutionize your classroom. Note: You must have Google Chrome installed prior to the start of the session. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn how to locate extensions on the Chrome Web Store; 2. Explore a variety of extensions that enhance student learning and the functionality of the classroom; and 3. Find, install, and use extensions. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Google (26), professional development (250)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Google MANIA - Google Forms Basics - TeachersFirst

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Google Forms is a versatile tool you can use to create surveys and quizzes, collect research data, and plan events easily and quickly. Unlike other "freemium" web-based form tools, Google Forms is completely free and allows for an unlimited number of surveys, questions, and responses. Join this session and learn to use Google Forms to support classroom instruction and improve your productivity. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Explore the features of Google Forms; 2. Discover a variety of uses for Google Forms; and 3. Learn to create a basic Google Form. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Formative Assessment (29), Google (26)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Tech Integration Made Easy with Symbaloo Learning Paths - TeachersFirst

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Differentiate your instruction by creating interactive gameboard-style virtual lessons with Symbaloo Learning Paths. Create personalized learning pathways infused with formative assessment questions, review material, and branching to allow students to learn at their own speed. Join us and learn how to create a learning path from scratch or by altering one created by another teacher and take advantage of real-time progress data. Don't miss this opportunity to make learning fun and effective for all learners. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn to create a basic Symbaloo Learning Path; 2. Understand how to use Symbaloo Learning Paths to differentiate classroom instruction; and 3. Plan for the use of Symbaloo Learning Paths in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Formative Assessment (29), professional development (250)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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Comic Strips Templates - Canva

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Design and share high-quality comic strips using the many free templates from Canva's Comic Strip Templates. Choose from numerous colorful designs in various formats, including single...more
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Design and share high-quality comic strips using the many free templates from Canva's Comic Strip Templates. Choose from numerous colorful designs in various formats, including single strips or comics with multiple frames. Begin by using the dropdown box to find free templates, narrow choices by color if desired. After selecting a template, choose the link to customize. Each template includes several pages that form a complete cartoon, a blank frame, and illustration sets to enter with your design. The share option offers the ability to share creations with others and allow them to edit the comic. When complete, download your finished cartoon to your device as a PDF file or PDF, JPG, or GIF image.

tag(s): comics and cartoons (41), graphic design (46)

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Engage students by using the templates to display the day's vocabulary word, the math puzzle of the week, a concept your students are learning in social studies or science as an example, and engage students. Have students create comic strips for dialog-writing lessons, summarizing, predicting, and retelling stories. Use comic strips for literature responses. For pre-reading students, create a comic of pictures and tell the story based on the pictures/scenes. It's a good idea to require students to create a rough draft of their comic using Printable Comic Strip Templates, reviewed here. Make a class book of the comics created throughout the year. That book is likely to become a class favorite! Use comics to show sequencing of events. When studying characterization, create a dialog to show (not tell) about a character. World language and ENL/ESL teachers can assign students to create dialog strips as an alternate to a traditional assessment. Have students share all of their comics on your interactive whiteboard or projector.

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Nappy - Jacques and Dahcia Bastien

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Nappy provides stunning, high-resolution photographs of black and brown people for free download and use for personal and commercial purposes. Although the Creative Commons license...more
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Nappy provides stunning, high-resolution photographs of black and brown people for free download and use for personal and commercial purposes. Although the Creative Commons license allows the use without attribution, it is always encouraged to provide photo credits when possible. Registration isn't required; browse the site to find images, then download by choosing one of the three image size options. Create a free account to save favorites and create personalized collections of photographs.

tag(s): creative commons (22), diversity (29), images (253), photography (129)

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Bookmark Nappy as a resource for high-quality black and brown images to use throughout the year, be sure to share with students for use in their projects. Use Padlet, reviewed here, or another bookmarking tool to share a variety of free photo and image sites for student use. Ask students to be aware of using diverse images in their work. Use images from this site when making posters with Canva Edu, reviewed here, on web pages created with Carrd, reviewed here, or in digital books published on Book Creator, reviewed here.

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