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Google Forms - Google

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K to 12
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Create forms for virtually any need using Google Forms, part of Google's online suite of document tools. Begin with included templates, or start with a blank form to create polls, ...more
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Create forms for virtually any need using Google Forms, part of Google's online suite of document tools. Begin with included templates, or start with a blank form to create polls, sign-ups, registrations, and much more. Choose from multiple response options including short answer, multiple choice, and check boxes. Options also allow you to incorporate images and YouTube videos directly into any form. You have the ability to make questions required or optional. Once shared, receive responses in real-time within the "Responses" tab or link to a Google Sheets spreadsheet.

tag(s): polls and surveys (46), spreadsheets (23)

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Take advantage of the flexibility of Google Forms to create surveys for parents and students at the beginning of the year to learn about student interests, create parent volunteer lists, and much more. Create sign in and sign out sheets for classroom library materials including books and digital equipment. Use Google Forms to set up and collaborate on lesson plans, include check boxes to standards, materials needed, and covered content. Google Forms is perfect to use for assessment purposes - create online quizzes and exit tickets. Have students use Google Forms to prepare and submit reading logs, brainstorm and collaborate with fellow students, create choose your own adventure stories, or schedule reading and writing conference times. Use Google Forms to set up and share rubrics for any project, have students complete the rubric and turn in with any completed assignment. The uses for Google Forms are as unlimited as your imagination; this is a must-have tool for all classrooms!

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OK2Ask: 3 Cool Tools to Support the Science of Reading - TeachersFirst

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Are you looking for some excellent free tools to support the science of reading in your classroom? Do you want to learn how to use technology to enhance your reading instruction and engage your students? Join us for this interactive, hands-on workshop exploring three tools that align with the science of reading. Gain practical strategies that will enhance your reading instruction, discover how these tools align with the science of reading framework, and unleash their potential in your classroom. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand the science of reading framework and its implications for effective reading instruction; 2. Explore three edtech tools that support teaching reading from a scientific perspective; and 3. Collaborate and share ideas with fellow educators on how to leverage the tools to support instruction. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): reading strategies (96), science of reading (31)

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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: Effective Feedback for Student Growth - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from October 2023. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Join us for a workshop designed to empower educators with essential tools and strategies for providing impactful feedback to students and fostering a culture of continuous improvement. Explore the principles and practices of effective feedback and learn how to use the RISE peer feedback model, a research-based approach that helps students reflect, inquire, suggest, and elevate their own and others' work. With a focus on teacher and peer feedback, this workshop will equip participants with the skills needed to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes and support the needs of diverse learners. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand the significance of effective feedback in promoting student growth and academic success; 2. Incorporate feedback into instructional planning and assessment practices; and 3. Develop proficiency in delivering targeted and constructive teacher feedback that addresses individual student needs. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): feedback (8), professional development (392)

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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: Easy and Engaging Projects for Your Reading Classroom - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from May 2021. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Tired of giving students the same language arts assignments? Want to switch things up? Join us to look at a few quick and easy ways to refresh your lessons and gauge student comprehension using authentic assessments. Learn to use technology to create an environment that allows students to share important connections they have made between what they have read and their personal lives, other texts, and the world around them. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn authentic ways to assess reading comprehension; 2. Explore tools for quick and easy in-class reading projects; and 3. Create a project sample for use in your instructional setting. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Formative Assessment (70), professional development (392), reading comprehension (141)

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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 - Five Strategies for Feedback - TeachersFirst

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K to 12
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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from July 2020. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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In this session, you will learn to see feedback as a teaching opportunity that motivates students to make further progress. Students need descriptive feedback to improve their achievement. Using technology tools to deliver information that is both meaningful and actionable can change students' reactions to feedback. With good information on how their performance compares to the goal, students can become partners in a collaborative effort to better align their work with the instructional objective. Join us to learn five strategies that change the feedback loop in your classroom. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Recognize the components of effective feedback; 2. Develop an understanding of the RISE feedback model; and 3. Discover ways to use Google tools to deliver feedback to students. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Google (46), professional development (392), remote learning (61)

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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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Excel Easy - E-Learning

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Do you need some help with Excel basics and functions? Excel Easy uses fully illustrated tutorials to walk you through Excel sheets from start to finish. Use the links at ...more
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Do you need some help with Excel basics and functions? Excel Easy uses fully illustrated tutorials to walk you through Excel sheets from start to finish. Use the links at the top of the site to select from options starting with the basics, functions, and data analysis. Choose the 300 Excel Examples to find tutorials on any topic quickly. Each tutorial includes step-by-step directions, including images to guide users through each portion of the directions.
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tag(s): computers (105), data (146), Microsoft (84), spreadsheets (23)

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Bookmark this site for your use and for student use on classroom computers. Make it easy to find sites with tutorials by creating a Padlet, reviewed here, to share with students. Use columns to sort tutorials and other helpful sites by topic within your Padlet. If you don't find a tutorial that you need, extend student learning by asking them to create their own using Free Screen Recorder Online, reviewed here, or by creating an explainer video using FlexClip, reviewed here.

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OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire with Reading Treks - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from April 2023. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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TeachersFirst Reading Treks are built using Google Maps to chronicle a character's journey over the course of a book. Each stop along the way adds to student comprehension as they explore the information, images, and videos embedded in the map. Use Reading Treks in your lessons to give your students context for the stories they are reading. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand how to use Reading Treks in the classroom; 2. Learn how Reading Treks are created; and 3. Plan a new Reading Trek you will create for your instructional setting. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): professional development (392), reading strategies (96)

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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: Daily 5 and CAFE with a Technology Twist - TeachersFirst

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The Daily 5 and CAFE are research-based frameworks for reading instruction in grades K-8. Educators can use these frameworks to assess, instruct and monitor student reading progress. But what tech tools should you use to facilitate that instruction? In this session, we'll share some cool tools that perfectly fit the framework. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand the five tasks required in the Daily 5 framework; 2. Explore tech tools that support the framework; and 3. Plan to use one of these tools in your instructional setting. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): fluency (24), professional development (392), reading comprehension (141), vocabulary development (90)

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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: Podcasting 201: Creating Podcasts in Your Classroom - TeachersFirst

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If you are looking for an easy way to increase engagement in the classroom, look no further. In this second part of our podcasting series, you'll learn how students can create podcasts (audio recordings delivered via the internet) to demonstrate what they've learned. Join us to explore how podcasting fosters deep learning as an authentic activity and learn to plan, produce and publish podcasts for free with your students. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand the instructional strategies behind podcasting with students; Explore a free podcasting tool; and 3. Plan to create a podcast with students. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): podcasts (72), professional development (392)

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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: Effective Feedback for Student Growth - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from July 2021. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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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): feedback (8), professional development (392)

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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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Litmaps - Litmaps Ltd

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Litmaps offers tools to search and discover relevant academic papers and visualization of the results using literature maps. The literature seed maps display relationships between articles...more
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Litmaps offers tools to search and discover relevant academic papers and visualization of the results using literature maps. The literature seed maps display relationships between articles in the visualization and trace cited materials. Choose any cited article to view the author(s) and abstract. Free accounts allow for up to 20 search inputs and include 1 Litmap visualization with a maximum of 100 articles.

tag(s): professional development (392), Research (83)

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Use Litmaps as a professional tool for researching current teaching frameworks and strategies. For example, if you are investigating the Science of Reading, search for that term to learn more about the academic research done on this topic.

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OK2Ask: Measuring Authentic Learning Activities with Exit Tickets - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from July 2021. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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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 (70), professional development (392)

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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: Sway Cool Student Projects - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from February 2024. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Harness the power of Microsoft Sway to create dynamic, multimedia-rich student projects. Explore the versatility of Sway and learn how to craft compelling "show what you know" assignments that are applicable to a wide range of grade levels and subject areas. In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Microsoft Sway to create and share digital stories that showcase your students' learning. Whether it's a book report, an interactive webpage, a portfolio, or a curated collection of artifacts, Sway can breathe new life into student projects, fostering creativity, critical thinking, and digital literacy. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand the potential of Microsoft Sway as a versatile tool for student projects. 2. Plan a "show what you know" project using Sway. 3. Produce an exemplar to accompany their project description. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Formative Assessment (70)

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OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire with Edpuzzle Student Projects - TeachersFirst

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Looking for an engaging and unique way for students to demonstrate competency? Try Edpuzzle student projects. This free and flexible online tool helps students show-what-they-know while honing real-world skills. Annotating video provides students with opportunities to practice communicating complex ideas and creating authentic media. Allowing students to reflect on what they've learned and their learning process using a nonstandard assessment measure provides a more accurate assessment of what the students know. Plus, it's just fun! As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Explore Edpuzzle student projects; 2. Create an exemplar to share with students; and 3. Plan for the use of Edpuzzle student projects as part of instruction. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Formative Assessment (70), professional development (392), video (256)

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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: Sway Cool Student Projects - TeachersFirst

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Looking for great ideas on how to measure learning with engaging student projects? Look no further! This workshop will introduce you to a wide range of projects designed with Sway, a free edtech design tool for students in grades 2-12. This visually dynamic, intuitive tool easily combines text, images, designs, audio, video to spark student creativity. It's shareable, can be collaborative, looks fantastic, and is accessible on any device, making it a perfect addition to your 1:1 initiative toolbox. Learn the basics in minutes and translate your new learning into powerful formative and summative student projects that focus on content rather than bells and whistles. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn basic use of the free Sway tool; 2. Understand what elements must be present to have an authentic, successful show-what-you-know student project; and 3. Plan for the use of Microsoft Sway in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): assessment (147), Formative Assessment (70), professional development (392)

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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 Tools Smackdown: AI Tools - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from March 2024. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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The bots are battling it out in this AI-themed Tech Smackdown! Our TeachersFirst contributors will showcase their favorite classroom AI assistants in an epic showdown. From creative bots, to time-saving bots, to student-engaging bots, to organizing bots, these artificial intelligence dynamos will digitally duel for the title of most valuable AI. With new AI tools emerging faster than you can say "machine learning," finding the top tech can be a challenge. Let our tech-wise teachers be your guides in this fast-paced, fun session! The future is now - come see which classroom AI education tool will be crowned king! As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Compare and contrast the most popular AI-powered education tools to discover which ones are most effective for classroom use. 2. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of leading AI learning tools to determine which provide the greatest benefits for students. 3. Discuss implementation strategies and best practices for leveraging AI tools to enhance teaching and optimize student outcomes. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (100), professional development (392)

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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: So Simple. So Slick. So Sway! - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from May 2023. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Interested in a simple yet powerful tool that allows you and your students to create and share engaging interactive reports, presentations, assignments, and projects? This session will introduce Sway, a free digital storytelling and presentation app that is accessible on any device. Add text and pictures, embed or hyperlink relevant content, then watch Sway do the rest. Learn the basics in minutes and create projects focusing on content rather than bells and whistles. Leave this session with actionable ideas for the classroom. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn basic use of Sway; 2. Explore three different ways to use Sway in the classroom; and 3. Plan for using Sway in your learning environment. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): digital storytelling (141), Formative Assessment (70), Microsoft (84), presentations (17), professional development (392)

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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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Piktochart AI Infographic Generator - Piktochart

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Piktochart's AI-powered infographic generator creates infographics from your text within ten seconds. Registration isn't required to make up to four free infographics monthly; however,...more
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Piktochart's AI-powered infographic generator creates infographics from your text within ten seconds. Registration isn't required to make up to four free infographics monthly; however, registration allows you to create up to ten monthly infographics and edit the content created by Piktochart. Describe your topic by entering text into the chat bar, then click to generate infographics. After your design appears, choose from several templates to change the style of your infographic. Registered members can change images, text, font, and more. When finished, share your design using the link, embed code, or as an image in PNG format.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (100), infographics (55), posters (47), presentations (17)

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Quickly create infographics as a schema activator or lesson introduction by typing in the topic of your lesson. Discuss the information shared on the infographic and ask students to share additional ideas that support their current understanding of the content. Share the infographic creator with students to include with multimedia presentations, book reports, or oral presentations. Students can create infographics about a classroom topic, relationships, definitions of significant terms, lab information, and more. If you use literature circles in your classroom, making an Infographic about a novel the group read would be a great conclusion for the lit circle project. It might also entice others in the class to read the novel. Post the infographics on your web page for all your students and parents to enjoy. To challenge your gifted students, have them research and create infographics depicting the challenging issues or "flipsides" related to your curriculum topic. Here are some suggestions: Major court cases and matters involving freedom of speech (during your Constitution unit), risks and benefits of nuclear power (in a physics class).

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Ideogram - Ideogram

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Ideogram uses artificial intelligence to generate images from text. Explore images created by Ideogram users by scrolling through the home page and selecting any image to view the prompt...more
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Ideogram uses artificial intelligence to generate images from text. Explore images created by Ideogram users by scrolling through the home page and selecting any image to view the prompt used to create it. Additional links include options to save images as favorites, remix them, or retry creating them. Free accounts allow you to make up to 25 images daily. Enter your prompt in the chat bar and choose from options for size, privacy, and image style. Each prompt generates four images. Open any image and right-click to save it on your device.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (100), creative writing (122), images (270)

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Ideogram is an excellent tool for creating AI-generated images and a valuable resource for learning how to create effective prompts. Scroll through the home page to find images of interest, then open the picture to view the prompt used to make it. Teach students how to write descriptive sentences by creating AI-generated images; students quickly learn how to add specific details to create a desired output. Use Ideogram to engage students in creative writing projects by generating images based on anything their imaginations share. Include AI-generated images in your classroom newsletter, website, or worksheets as an easy resource for adding pictures without spending much time searching for the right photograph. Share this site with students to include images in multimedia projects, such as those created using Sway, reviewed here or edublogs, reviewed here. When using any AI resource, be sure to provide guidance on using AI tools ethically, creatively, and responsibly.

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OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire: Choice Boards for Differentiation Pt. 2 - TeachersFirst

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Take your choice boards to the next level! Regular choice boards allow your students to complete equally active, interesting, and engaging assignments that demonstrate their comprehension of the presented material--but not all students learn at the same pace or have the same background knowledge coming into a lesson. In this session, you'll learn to differentiate your choice boards by process, product, or content to support students as necessary. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn the basics of Tomlinson's differentiation model; 2. Learn to differentiate choice boards for both instructional and assessment purposes; and 3. Use a template to create a differentiated choice board. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): differentiation (84), personalized learning (9), playlists (10), professional development (392)

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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 Keep in the Classroom - TeachersFirst

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Take organizing, notetaking, and collaborating to new heights with Google Keep - a tool that is simple, powerful, and free. Learn how to maximize student productivity with great features for capturing ideas, collaborating on projects, curating resources, receiving reminders, and taking notes. Learn how to incorporate text, images, audio, and drawings in color-coded virtual sticky notes and checklists and keep your classroom workflow smooth and on task with Google Keep. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn the basics of using Google Keep for organization; 2. Explore strategies for enhancing notetaking and resource curation; and 3. Share ideas for using Google Keep in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): curation (35), Google (46), note taking (34), organizational skills (90), professional development (392)

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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 students while helping them learn content. Join this session and learn to use Google Slides to create an interactive, engaging instructional activity or Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) story so you can 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): digital storytelling (141), Google (46), professional development (392)

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OK2Ask: Using AI for Teacher Productivity - TeachersFirst

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Join us to learn about and explore artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and tools educators can use to automate administrative tasks and improve student learning outcomes. In this session, you'll learn how to leverage the power of AI to increase your productivity and efficiency in the classroom. We'll also consider how to use AI to personalize student learning experiences and optimize lesson planning. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand the basics of AI and how it can be applied to preparing activities for teaching and learning; 2. Explore AI tools and technologies that can be used to increase teacher productivity and efficiency; and 3. Collaborate with other educators and share ideas for integrating AI into teaching practice. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (100), professional development (392)

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OK2Ask: Winning Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom - TeachersFirst

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Learn to use Google Forms to support effective classroom instruction and increase student engagement. Powerful, simple, and loaded with options, Google Forms can be used to create exit tickets, surveys, quizzes, and rubrics, as well as to collect data and communicate with students and parents. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Explore the features of Google Forms; 2. Learn multiple ways to use Google forms in the classroom; and 3. Plan for the use of Google Forms in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): assessment (147), Formative Assessment (70), Google (46), professional development (392)

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OK2Ask: Scaffolding Inquiry-Based Research - TeachersFirst

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Join this session to explore strategies for scaffolding student research projects. Help students generate questions, seek out answers, and explore complex problems, then teach them to locate and evaluate information about their intended topic. Use the tools and strategies provided in this session to guide a full project or to help students practice these essential skills. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Define inquiry-based research and how it benefits students; 2. Understand the process of scaffolding inquiry-based research; and 3. Learn strategies for effectively scaffolding inquiry-based research. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): inquiry (24), professional development (392), Research (83)

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