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Twitter Chat: Tech Resources to Build Classroom Community - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from November 2022 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Tech Resources to Build Classroom Community. During this chat, participants: 1....more
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This archived Twitter chat is from November 2022 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Tech Resources to Build Classroom Community. During this chat, participants: 1. Discussed the components of building a classroom community, 2. Shared strategies and resources for using technology to foster an inclusive classroom community, and 3. Explored ways to build connections in the classroom.

tag(s): collaboration (87), communication (135), communities (32), twitterchatarchive (143)

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TEACHFLIX - Ditch That Textbook

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Teaching with videos engages and excites students, but finding the right video takes time. TEACHFLIX is a curated collection of videos shared by classroom teachers to put to immediate...more
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Teaching with videos engages and excites students, but finding the right video takes time. TEACHFLIX is a curated collection of videos shared by classroom teachers to put to immediate use in class. Begin by browsing by grade level or content area. If browsing by grade level, open up your choice to view all videos or narrow your selection by specific topics. No registration is required; however, sign up with your email to receive the Teaching with TEACHFLIX ebook to download, which includes suggestions and activities to use with videos. The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): coding (77), computational thinking (38), computers (97), digital citizenship (79), engineering (111), problem solving (219), social and emotional learning (70), STEM (228), video (245), virtual field trips (70)

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Use this curated collection of videos to engage students in lessons in all subjects. Use EdPuzzle, reviewed here, to enhance the video content by adding comments, questions, and more within the video. Create interactive lessons with videos from this collection, formative assessments, and other interactive content using Pear Deck, reviewed here, to present material in a deeper, more robust manner. Upon completion of your lesson, ask students to share learning using a simple web page builder such as Straw.Page, reviewed here.

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gotLearning - Mike Rutherford

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gotLearning is a platform for students and teachers to discuss and share student learning and educational goals. Upload documents, add videos, or scan items to begin the collaborative...more
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gotLearning is a platform for students and teachers to discuss and share student learning and educational goals. Upload documents, add videos, or scan items to begin the collaborative process. Documents open up inside a learning conversation that offers several options for creating ongoing discussions and feedback between teachers and students. Students use the app to scan and upload work to the platform. Use the educator dashboard to share and monitor assignments and to differentiate work that fits the needs of students easily. The free option for the school year 2022-2023 includes adding up to eight classes and 150 students within an account and integrates easily with Google Classroom.

tag(s): collaboration (87), DAT device agnostic tool (136), Formative Assessment (45), Teacher Utilities (128)

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Use gotLearning to focus on student learning using formative feedback and collaboration based on students' work. One advantage of using this site is that it helps students to organize and share work through one tool instead of trying to manage it within notebooks or folders. Include other support staff, such as counselors, special education instructors, and ENL/ELL teachers, as part of your learning conversations to provide a holistic approach to student learning. Share student growth documented on gotLearning with parents during conferences to help support upcoming learning goals.

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Math Games - Crazy Games

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Math Games offers a variety of unique games to practice math concepts using problem-solving and logic. These are not your ordinary skill and drill games, but they involve challenging...more
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Math Games offers a variety of unique games to practice math concepts using problem-solving and logic. These are not your ordinary skill and drill games, but they involve challenging players to explore how to manipulate numbers in new ways. For example, the game of Miniaturization asks players to reduce the size of cargo items to fit more units into a shipping container efficiently. Other games involve addition and number puzzle activities.
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tag(s): addition (128), coordinates (13), equations (121), game based learning (167), logic (164), multiplication (123), number sense (71), problem solving (219), time (92)

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This site has quite a few advertisements; before sharing with students, demonstrate how to avoid the ads when playing games. Include games from this site as part of a math center or problem-solving homework activity. Ask students to discuss and share their problem-solving strategies after playing. Extend math learning by asking students to create a weekly or monthly math podcast using Buzzsprout, reviewed here. Use this podcast for students to compare and contrast strategies for solving the different games and share their understanding of the math concepts featured in the games.

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Twitter Chat: Flipped Classroom Strategies for Active Learning Innovation - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from November 2022 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is Flipped Classroom Strategies for Active Learning Innovation. During this chat, participants:...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from November 2022 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is Flipped Classroom Strategies for Active Learning Innovation. During this chat, participants: 1. Defined and discussed the basic elements of a flipped classroom, 2. Shared tech tools and resources that support flipped classroom experiences, and 3. Collaborated on ideas for integrating flipped classroom experiences.

tag(s): flipped learning (8), twitterchatarchive (143)

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OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire with Hexagonal Thinking - TeachersFirst

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Hexagonal Thinking can be both a metacognitive and collaborative strategy that helps students to construct knowledge. Students can use this strategy to organize concepts presented in class and determine how they are interrelated with concepts students have already grasped. Attend this session to learn about hexagonal thinking and how to use it in instruction. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand how hexagonal thinking supports knowledge construction; 2. Explore three ways to use hexagonal thinking in the classroom; and 3. Plan for the use of hexagonal thinking during instruction. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): collaboration (87), professional development (313), teaching strategies (35)

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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: Build Community in Your Classroom with Tech Tools - TeachersFirst

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Research shows that students who feel safe and included are more likely to be academically motivated. Take time to focus on supporting and facilitating students' sense of belonging in the classroom. Join us to explore tools that will help students communicate and collaborate, support their social and emotional needs, and build a safe and inclusive environment. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn community-building strategies; 2. Explore tech tools that support communication and collaboration; and 3. Plan to use community-building strategies in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): communication (135), communities (32), professional development (313), social and emotional learning (70)

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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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Women's History Resources - Women for Education, Advocacy & Rights (WEAR)

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Read, learn, and teach about women's role models in various careers found on this Women's History Resources. Begin by clicking to open the link to learn more to find featured ...more
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Read, learn, and teach about women's role models in various careers found on this Women's History Resources. Begin by clicking to open the link to learn more to find featured jobs sorted by topics, including science, medicine, and others. Each thumbnail link directs you to a PDF document featuring a short description of a woman role model in the field and her primary accomplishment(s). Write-ups are added weekly; check back often for additional role models featured on the site.

tag(s): careers (132), women (107)

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Include this site with other resources that feature women role models, topics for biographies, and career exploration information. Although each write-up is relatively short, use the information as a starting point for students to research and find additional information about the career or the featured woman. Consider using a curation tool such as Padlet, reviewed here, as a resource to share information and sources with students. Enhance student learning by sharing organizational tools that make gathering and sharing information easy, such as Workflowy, reviewed here. Workflowy includes tools for adding links, images, and files to one workspace. Add tags, nest information, and lists using drag and drop features, or share and edit information with collaborators. To extend student learning, ask students to use Wakelet, reviewed here, to share their learning. Ask students to include links to research, videos, and online articles along with their work. Search Wakelet to find many examples to use as a guideline for presentations.
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OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire with EduProtocols - TeachersFirst

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Routines are a key part of classroom management. As educators, we create routines for many things: asking to leave the room, handing out supplies, and transitioning to a new task, to name a few. EduProtocols are routines you apply to your lesson content, streamlining the instructional process and allowing you and your students to focus on the content. Join us to see how EduProtocols can help provide a framework for your lessons. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand the purpose of EduProtocols; 2. Explore a collection of EduProtocol routines; and 3. Plan for the use of EduProtocols in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): professional development (313), teaching strategies (35)

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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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Twitter Chat: Get in the Game with Game-Based Learning - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from October 2022 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Get in the Game with Game-Based Learning. During this chat, participants: ...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from October 2022 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Get in the Game with Game-Based Learning. During this chat, participants: 1. Discussed the components of game-based learning, 2. Explored tools and resources for game-based learning, and 3. Shared classroom integration ideas for game-based learning.

tag(s): game based learning (167), twitterchatarchive (143)

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Password Folder - PasswordFolder.net

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Password Folder allows Windows users to create password-protected folders on their PCs using downloadable software tools. Once downloaded and installed, add a password to protect any...more
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Password Folder allows Windows users to create password-protected folders on their PCs using downloadable software tools. Once downloaded and installed, add a password to protect any folder in three clicks. Begin by selecting the file to download to your device and following the installation and setup directions. Once installed, select any folder and add a password; protected folders turn red and then display a lock icon to indicate they are locked. To open a protected folder, click open as usual and enter the password. Use different passwords for each folder, or select the "One password for all folders" option to lock multiple folders with one password.

tag(s): digital citizenship (79), internet safety (109), Teacher Utilities (128)

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Add Password Folder to your Windows device for many different uses. For example, protect sensitive student files, private data, or financial information. In addition, use a password when sharing files with parents to ensure that only authorized viewers access personal information. Adding a password to folders also provides an extra layer of security if your device is hacked.

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NCES Kids' Zone Chances - National Center for Education Statistics

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When rolling dice, are you lucky, or are probability and statistics coming into play? This dice game allows players to explore different outcomes when increasing or decreasing the number...more
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When rolling dice, are you lucky, or are probability and statistics coming into play? This dice game allows players to explore different outcomes when increasing or decreasing the number of dice rolls. First, select the number of rolls to begin, then choose the link to roll two dice. Chances displays a graph showing the resulting outcome and a list of all the different combinations rolled.

tag(s): patterns (63), probability (95), statistics (109)

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Use Chances as an engaging way to introduce students to probability and statistics. Ask them to predict outcomes when completing a small number of dice rolls vs. a larger number. Enhance learning by asking students to conduct their exploration using real dice or virtual dice found at Virtual Manipulatives, reviewed here. Use different amounts of dice as part of the exploration to see how the number of dice affects the different possible outcomes. Graph results using Data Gif Maker, reviewed here, then share the different GIFs created by students or groups. As an extended learning activity, use Sway, reviewed here, to create an interactive lesson that provides a broad range of learning opportunities for students to explore probability and statistics. Options to include are videos, games, and simulations such as those found at PhET, reviewed here.

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PDF Converter - PDF Candy

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PDF Converter is your one-stop shop for all your needs when working with PDF files without registration. Convert documents to PDF from many different formats or change a PDF into ...more
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PDF Converter is your one-stop shop for all your needs when working with PDF files without registration. Convert documents to PDF from many different formats or change a PDF into another form using drag-and-drop features or uploading from your device. Choose options from the most widespread uses or scroll further down the page to view all options. Select your desired tool, then follow the prompts to upload your document. Once the document uploads, choose from options such as quality preferred, then select the link to convert your file. When complete, download the new file to your device or select the dropdown box to choose from other options, such as uploading to Dropbox or Google Drive. PDF Converter also offers a Chrome extension that provides instant access to all the tools when using your Chrome browser.

tag(s): conversions (34), editing (84), worksheets (66)

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Bookmark and save PDF Converter for any number of classroom uses. Easily convert any document into a PDF for easy sharing and use, add comments and notes to PDF documents, or convert PDF files to images or PowerPoint presentations. Use the Sign PDF option to make classroom documents electronic; for example, use this option for field trip permissions or to verify that parents view essential information. Use the Protect PDF resource to add a password to sensitive documents. Use the merge tool to combine several PDF documents submitted by students to create a class book, then use Flipsnack, reviewed here, to make an online flippable book for all to view and enjoy.
 
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OK2Ask: Tech Integration Made Easy with Screencastify - TeachersFirst

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There are many ways you can use screencasts to support instruction: giving activity instructions to students, helping parents support students who are struggling with an assignment, or even allowing students to make their thinking visible. Screencastify can facilitate all of these and more. Join us to learn how you can put this tool to work for your students. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn basic use of Screencastify; 2. Explore three ways to use screencasts in your classroom; and 3. Plan for the instructional use of Screencastify. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): blended learning (11), flipped learning (8), professional development (313), remote learning (59), video (245)

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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: 3 Cool Tools for the Flipped Classroom - TeachersFirst

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Let's flip the classroom by sending direct instruction materials home and completing application exercises in class! This model of instruction works well for blended classrooms where the emphasis is placed on student autonomy - allowing students to learn at their own pace. Join us for this session on using Microsoft Flip (formerly Flipgrid), Sway, and Forms to facilitate student instruction. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn flipped instruction basics; 2. Explore three tools that can facilitate flipped instruction; and 3. Plan for the use of flipped instruction in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): blended learning (11), flipped learning (8), Microsoft (74), professional development (313), remote learning (59)

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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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Twitter Chat: EDGEucate Yourself about TeachersFirst Edge - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from October 2022 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: EDGEucate Yourself about TeachersFirst Edge. During this chat, participants: 1....more
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This archived Twitter chat is from October 2022 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: EDGEucate Yourself about TeachersFirst Edge. During this chat, participants: 1. Discussed the components of the TeachersFirst Edge - our collection of powerful tech tools, 2. Explored tools and resources reviewed on the TeachersFirst Edge, and 3. Shared ideas for safely and effectively using Edge resources in teaching and learning.

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OK2Ask: Game-Based Learning Basics - TeachersFirst

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Learn the basics of game-based learning (GBL)! In this session, we will explore tools that you can use to incorporate GBL into different content areas, talk about strategies for implementing games, and discuss classroom management tips you can use while your students are learning. Participants will leave knowing how to choose a learning game for use in their setting. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Review the meaning of game-based learning (GBL); 2. Explore tools used for GBL; and 3. Discuss classroom management strategies to support implementing GBL. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): game based learning (167), professional development (313)

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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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Spider Scribe - SpiderScribe.net

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Organize thoughts, create mind maps, and brainstorm ideas using Spider Scribe mapping tools built with drag-and-drop technology. Free accounts for individual use offer unlimited public...more
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Organize thoughts, create mind maps, and brainstorm ideas using Spider Scribe mapping tools built with drag-and-drop technology. Free accounts for individual use offer unlimited public maps, three private maps, and storage of images and files of up to 3MB. Begin by creating a personal account with your email address and password. Next, take advantage of the demo to learn how to add and edit items using your dashboard. When ready, create a new mind map or folder by clicking the blue plus button. Next, add text, images, a calendar, maps, and files. When finished, use the share link to copy the URL, print it, or export it as an image file.

tag(s): charts and graphs (165), graphic organizers (46), mind map (25)

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Use SpiderScribe to create chapter or story maps as a collaborative project, or work together as a class to create a story map on your interactive whiteboard. Use this tool for literature activities, research projects, social studies, or science topics. Use this to create family trees or food pyramids in family and consumer science. Have students collaborate (online) to create group mind maps or review charts before tests on a given subject. Have students organize any concepts they study. They can color code concepts to show what they understand, wonder about, and question. Enhance student learning using SpiderScribe and ask students to demonstrate a step-by-step process, such as the life cycle of a butterfly. Include students' SpiderScribe creations as part of larger multimedia projects created using Sway, reviewed here or Google Slides, reviewed here.

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OK2Ask: Resource Roundup: Free Tools from the Edge - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from September 2022. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from September 2022. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

Looking for new tech tools? Go to the cutting edge with TeachersFirst! Discover tools you and your students can use to create images, timelines, whiteboards, mind maps, and more. Learn how the TeachersFirst Edge collection is organized so you can find a tool that fits your needs. Get inspired and explore classroom applications for timesaving tools in this fast-paced session. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Explore the categories and tools reviewed on the TeachersFirst Edge; 2. Plan to implement an Edge resource for student-centered use as part of an upcoming teaching unit; and 3. Use an Edge tool to create an instructional learning object. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Creating Media (5), professional development (313)

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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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Straw.Page - Osman Ahmed

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Straw.Page is a website creation tool and blogging platform that works on any device, even phones. No registration is required to begin creating using themes or from a blank page. ...more
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Straw.Page is a website creation tool and blogging platform that works on any device, even phones. No registration is required to begin creating using themes or from a blank page. Begin by selecting the Get Started for Free button, then browse through the included templates. After choosing a template, follow the tutorial to learn about features available on Straw.Page. When finished, publish your page by adding your email and a password and creating your unique URL to share with viewers. The free option allows you to post two sites that include up to five pages each.

tag(s): blogs (71), communication (135), portfolios (24), writing (299)

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Add Straw.Page to your list of website creation tools to offer for students to use for many different projects. For example, ask students to share poems, lab reports, or quick journal entries and add an image or links to additional information. If students are creating pages, check with your district's policy on publishing student work. Create pages to share information with parents about upcoming events and important dates or a list of links for resources to use at home.

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