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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 (158), professional development (306)

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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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Let Dia de los Muertos Stand on Its Own - Learning for Justice

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Read this article from Learning for Justice to understand the misconceptions in comparing Dia de los Muertos with Halloween. Find links to articles and activities to help you further...more
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Read this article from Learning for Justice to understand the misconceptions in comparing Dia de los Muertos with Halloween. Find links to articles and activities to help you further understand the historical and cultural differences between the two holidays. The first link is a recipe for making sugar skulls (calaveras de azucar). Another link from Edsitement, reviewed here, has two videos. The first one is a symphony orchestra performing Camille Saint-Saens's "Danse Macabre", and the second video has subtitles to explain what is happening in the video; this second video will help students to visualize the Day of the Dead holiday. Finally, there is one other link to explore, which is connected to the words "a celebration of life ;" it would be an excellent site for students to use for researching different holiday customs.

tag(s): aztecs (9), cross cultural understanding (151), cultures (106), fall (10), fall festival (6), hispanic (23), holidays (125), mexico (30)

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Bookmark this article for use during your fall festivals activities or cultural diversity lessons and while explaining the difference between Dia de los Muertos and Halloween. Show the video on Edsitement, reviewed here, which shows celebrations of Dia de los Muertos, as an introduction to the class. Enhance learning by asking students what they observed and document this on a two-column Padlet, reviewed here, with one column labeled Dia de los Muertos and the other Halloween. Take advantage of the other links on this site by challenging students to research the two holidays and continue with the Padlet comparison. As a wrap up, have students explain the two holidays (or differences between them) using Flip, reviewed here.

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How to Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with Activities to Teach and Excite Kids - Colleen Bonnett twinkl

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At this site, you will find an explanation about Dia de los Muertos - a time of honoring friends and family who have passed and when the holiday occurs. In ...more
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At this site, you will find an explanation about Dia de los Muertos - a time of honoring friends and family who have passed and when the holiday occurs. In addition, there are some examples of how it is celebrated and various ideas and examples of activities to help introduce your students to Dia de los Muertos; these include poetry, kite making, classroom displays, a booklist, altars (Ofrenda), banners, a two-minute video clip, and several others. Many of the activities have downloads, but they are not free. This review is for the free parts of this site. Reminder: due to the sensitive nature of this topic, it is best to inform parents and guardians that you will be teaching about this holiday. The video clip resides on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube it may not be viewable in your classroom.

tag(s): aztecs (9), crafts (46), cross cultural understanding (151), cultures (106), fall (10), fall festival (6), hispanic (23), holidays (125), mexico (30)

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Whether you go all out with a Dia de los Muertos celebration in your class or only do a lesson, this holiday will help to introduce your students to various cultures. This site has so many ideas for your classroom that you may want to refer to it year after year; be sure to bookmark it. Also, if you have students who celebrate this festival, you may want to ask them and their parents to help you with classroom activities. Since this festival occurs at the same time as Halloween, do a little study about the history of Halloween and have older students compare the two celebrations using an Interactive Two Circle Venn Diagram, reviewed here.
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Diwali Decoration Ideas - Teachwire

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Incorporate the arts into your lessons about Diwali with these eight decorating ideas and classroom activities. Suggestions include a song lesson plan, paper cup garlands, Diwali card...more
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Incorporate the arts into your lessons about Diwali with these eight decorating ideas and classroom activities. Suggestions include a song lesson plan, paper cup garlands, Diwali card ideas, and others. All activities are linked to directions and created with commonly-found materials such as clay and play dough. Although this site has many ads, it is worth a visit to find ideas for building student engagement through hands-on craft activities.
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tag(s): crafts (46), cultures (106), fall (10), fall festival (6), holidays (125), religions (69)

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Take advantage of the ideas shared on this site to find hands-on crafts and activities to enhance your lessons on Diwali and fall festivals. Use ClassWish, reviewed here, to create a wish list for supplies and Bloomz, reviewed here, to schedule volunteers to assist students when making crafts. As students learn about Diwali, use an online game resource such as Baamboozle, reviewed here, to practice and learn about the terms associated with this celebration. As a final project, create a class book using Imagine Forest, reviewed here, that includes text, videos, and images to tell the story about Diwali.

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Diwali: Festival of Lights - National Geographic Kids

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Learn the basics of the five-day celebration of Diwali from this article shared by National Geographic Kids. In addition to a short description of the history of Diwali, the article...more
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Learn the basics of the five-day celebration of Diwali from this article shared by National Geographic Kids. In addition to a short description of the history of Diwali, the article tells about the differences in the celebration found in western, southern, and northern India. One helpful portion of this article talks about the day-by-day events during Diwali. This article also includes a link to a longer article on the National Geographic site that tells more about Diwali; email registration is required to view the National Geographic article.

tag(s): cultures (106), fall (10), fall festival (6), religions (69)

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Include this article with your other resources for students to use when learning about Diwali or as part of a larger fall festival unit. Engage students by using Google Jamboard, reviewed here, to share information about Diwali and provide opportunities for student interaction. For example, create a Jamboard slide for each day of the Diwali celebration and ask students to add digital sticky notes that share how those events compare and contrast with their holiday celebrations throughout the year. Many terms used to describe Diwali may be unfamiliar to students; use Pear Deck Flashcard Factory, reviewed here, to create interactive flashcards that include illustrations for students to print and use or export to Gimkit, , reviewed hereto play interactive games.

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Dipal's Diwali: Diwali for Kids - Twinkl Kids' TV

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Learn about Diwali through the eyes of Dipal and his family in this YouTube video from the popular Twinkl Kids' TV channel. This five-minute video begins with the family's preparations...more
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Learn about Diwali through the eyes of Dipal and his family in this YouTube video from the popular Twinkl Kids' TV channel. This five-minute video begins with the family's preparations for Diwali, including shopping, cleaning, and decorating their home. The story continues as the family and community participate in religious celebrations commemorating Diwali. The video summary also includes a link to the Twinkl webpage that shares additional information about Diwali and Hindu celebrations. The video is hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then it may not be viewable.

tag(s): cultures (106), fall (10), fall festival (6), preK (246), religions (69)

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Add this video to your current resources for teaching about fall festivals and Hindu celebrations. Use a bookmarking tool such as 3x3 Links, reviewed here, to easily share links to student resources, including this video, games, and other activities. Many terms related to Diwali may be unfamiliar to students; take advantage of the features of a video enhancement tool such as EdPuzzle, reviewed here, to add comments within the video that share the definitions of terms as students view them. As students learn about fall festivals, create a collaborative digital book with WriteReader, reviewed here, to share students' written work and drawings. WriteReader is an excellent choice for creating digital books for young students because it offers the option to include student writing along with correct spelling underneath.

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How to Research: Ultimate Guide [+Online Tools] - IvyPanda

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This handy guide provides step-by-step information on creating a research paper from start to finish. The manual begins with an overview of the three universal research purposes - exploratory,...more
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This handy guide provides step-by-step information on creating a research paper from start to finish. The manual begins with an overview of the three universal research purposes - exploratory, descriptive, and explanatory. Then, each step provides specific information on the nine essential items to complete the research. In addition, this article includes a handy image that provides a visual representation of the basic steps required for a research paper.

tag(s): presentations (8), process writing (40), Research (65), writing (294)

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This article is quite lengthy, but it provides students with a great deal of information on research and reporting researched information. At a minimum, share the provided link to the step-by-step image with students to use as a reference guide. For more in-depth lessons, break down the information into smaller pieces and include them in your current research project lessons. Consider using a curation tool such as Padlet, reviewed here, to share this resource and others with students to guide research projects. For example, include a column with tools for evaluating sources such as Checkology, reviewed here, and another column with online tools to create citations such as MyBib, reviewed here. Offer students an option of different tools to create and share their presentations, including Ourboox, reviewed here, to create a digital flipbook or Powtoon, reviewed here, as an option for video presentations.

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Wheel of Life Online Template - Class Tools

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Use the Wheel of Life to create a visual image for evaluating historical and literary characters. The wheel offers up to eight categories to edit and use in evaluations. Begin ...more
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Use the Wheel of Life to create a visual image for evaluating historical and literary characters. The wheel offers up to eight categories to edit and use in evaluations. Begin with the included examples, such as citizenship, health, and joy, or click on any category titles to change them to fit your needs. After identifying categories, use the slider bars to rate your character in each category using a scale of 1 to 10. As ratings are assigned, the display on the wheel adjusts to reflect the rating and matches the color on the slider bar. Next, use the text boxes on the right side of the screen to give your wheel a title and explain each of the choices made. When finished, save or print your Wheel of Life.

tag(s): biographies (90), characterization (16), charts and graphs (165)

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The Wheel of Life template is an interesting addition to current classroom resources for evaluating literary or historical characters. Ask students to share their thoughts on the essential characteristics to include when assessing characters and ask them to justify their inclusions. For example, when discussing Abraham Lincoln, is it important to include wealth, or is there a better trait to include that defines his impact on society? Ask groups of students to create a Wheel of Life based upon characters, then compare and contrast what they included and found necessary to include as character traits. Use student-created templates to highlight important information to include when writing biographies or when creating presentations. Share completed reports using a one-page website creator such as About.me, reviewed here.

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Freedom on the Move - Cornell University

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Freedom on the Move is a compilation of thousands of stories of fugitives from North American slavery. The database uses "runaway ads" from newspapers to provide details on the individual...more
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Freedom on the Move is a compilation of thousands of stories of fugitives from North American slavery. The database uses "runaway ads" from newspapers to provide details on the individual lives involved in the anti-slavery movement. Begin by selecting the link to search the database of over 10,000 ads. Narrow results using filters for locations and type of ads, information on the runaway or enslaver, and the date of the runaway event. The download search offers many more filters and is available to download as a CSV or JSON file. Also, be sure to visit the area for K-12 educators that includes lessons and teaching activities for grades 3-8.

tag(s): black history (98), civil rights (169), civil war (128), primary sources (101), slavery (62)

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Include this database with your other resources when studying Black history, the Civil War, or American History during the early to mid-1800s. Engage students by sharing this site and allowing them time to explore on their own by searching by your location. Each of the ads provides interesting details and descriptions that provoke class discussions and perspectives on the treatment of enslaved people. As students learn and research more information about fugitives from slavery, use Genially, reviewed here, to create interactive images that share additional information about the location, the role of enslaved people, and possible journeys to freedom. As an extension activity, ask groups of students to collaboratively create a map of the journey to freedom of some of the enslaved people found in the site's database using Google My Maps, reviewed here. In addition to mapping the journey, Google My Maps allows you to add links to additional information, videos, and primary source information to provide a complete overview of the difficulties encountered as a fugitive from slavery.

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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 (44), mind map (24)

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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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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 (306)

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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 (72), communication (135), portfolios (25), writing (294)

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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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High Holiday Resources - Gateway

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High Holidays brings you plenty of explanatory stories about the Jewish High Holidays, for example, "We Go to Temple on Rosh Hashanah," "Blowing the Shofar," and several others. Find...more
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High Holidays brings you plenty of explanatory stories about the Jewish High Holidays, for example, "We Go to Temple on Rosh Hashanah," "Blowing the Shofar," and several others. Find a "File Folder" activity with complete directions in PDF format. You'll also find a puzzle, a pattern, and "deeds" activities. There are three crafts activities.

tag(s): cross cultural understanding (151), cultures (106), holidays (125), jews (24), religions (69), rosh hashanah (8), yom kippur (9)

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Include this site as a resource as you study religious traditions and celebrations of different cultures. Use the resources on this site to supplement a classroom a lesson or unit on prominent Jewish holidays such as Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur. Use the information on the site to create lessons for your students. Have students use the site to research Jewish holidays or customs and create a report or presentation. Enhance learning by having your students create an interactive multimedia poster using Genially, reviewed here.
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Google Read Along - Google

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Google Read Along is an entertaining, interactive website designed to help young children learn to read. This site is currently available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Marathi,...more
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Google Read Along is an entertaining, interactive website designed to help young children learn to read. This site is currently available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, and Urdu. Read Along engages young readers with a friendly character named Diya, who provides assistance and feedback when needed. Students receive immediate feedback by earning stars for each word they read correctly. In addition, Diya will help if children are stuck on a particular word. Gamification makes learning to read fun and engaging! Students earn stars and badges and can level up to more advanced books as they become increasingly better readers. Google Read Along also tracks how many minutes students spend actively reading. A Google account is required, and enable your microphone access for your browser. Additionally, students may use an Education Fundamentals (formerly G Suite for Education) account.

tag(s): digital reading (5), ELL/ESL (24), gamification (78), independent reading (106), preK (246)

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Google Read Along would be a great addition to any preschool or early elementary classroom. Teachers who work with ENL students or adults learning to read may also find this site helpful. Students will gain confidence by practicing reading independently yet still get assistance if needed, all while the teacher can work with individual students or small groups. In addition, many books are cross-curricular, so they can be used to enhance instruction for other core subjects.

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Twitter Chat: Designing Digital Storytelling Experiences in the Classroom - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from September 2022 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Designing Digital Storytelling Experiences in the Classroom. During this chat,...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from September 2022 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Designing Digital Storytelling Experiences in the Classroom. During this chat, participants: 1. Defined and discussed the basic elements of digital storytelling, 2. Shared tech tools and resources that support digital story experiences, and 3. Collaborated on ideas for integrating digital storytelling across your curriculum.

tag(s): digital storytelling (133), twitterchatarchive (139)

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Find resources and information about digital storytelling. Share this chat with your colleagues looking for strategies and resources on digital storytelling.

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Educational Podcasts for Students - TeachersFirst

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In this collection, we share many educational podcasts for students of all ages in various subject areas. The act of listening to podcasts offers many benefits to our students. The...more
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In this collection, we share many educational podcasts for students of all ages in various subject areas. The act of listening to podcasts offers many benefits to our students. The podcasts are available anytime, making them ideal for in-person, remote, blended, and flipped instruction. Students can listen a second time to deepen their understanding.

tag(s): podcasts (59)

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Share these podcasts with your students to use when learning related material. Share a link to this collection on your school web page and in your school newsletter (or email). Find podcasts to incorporate into your lessons.

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Slidesgo - Freepik

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Download free slide templates for Google Slides and PowerPoint from Slidesgo. Free accounts offer up to ten monthly downloads after registration on the site. Find templates in many...more
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Download free slide templates for Google Slides and PowerPoint from Slidesgo. Free accounts offer up to ten monthly downloads after registration on the site. Find templates in many different ways, use a keyword search, sort by color, choose from recent and popular downloads, or select categories, including education templates. After selecting a template, click on the link to the version for your download. When choosing a Google Slideshow, Slidego prompts you to copy the document into your Google Drive. Powerpoint slides download to your device. Another option allows you to share a template directly to Google Classroom.
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In the Classroom

Take advantage of the many slide templates shared on this site to spice up your slide presentations and to share with students to use for their creations. Include a link to Slidesgo on classroom computers and your class webpage for easy access to all users. Keep in mind the limit of ten monthly downloads; consider creating an account for each class if necessary. Use the provided templates to create certificates throughout the school year to award student accomplishments or use the flashcard templates to introduce and practice vocabulary terms. Include student presentations as part of portfolios created in Seesaw, reviewed here, to share with parents during parent/teacher conferences.

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Stickies - Carbon Five

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Stickies is a collaborative whiteboard for teams that use stickies to share and organize group ideas. In addition to posting sticky notes, Stickies intuitively assigns colors to messages...more
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Stickies is a collaborative whiteboard for teams that use stickies to share and organize group ideas. In addition to posting sticky notes, Stickies intuitively assigns colors to messages based on the participant's text. For example, "I like" notes turn green, "I wish" is orange, and "We will" becomes blue. After creating an account, double-click on the board to start a new Stickies, then click to add a sticky note. Next, use the plus sign on the dashboard to email and add collaborators. As stickies are added, drag and drop items on the board to organize as desired. You can also make groups by piling the Stickies on top of each other, and you can vote for your favorite ideas. Incognito mode adds a helpful feature when working with collaborators, turn on incognito and set a timer to allow participants a set amount of time to think privately before sharing their sticky.

tag(s): collaboration (81), iwb (32), organizational skills (92), Teacher Utilities (127), Whiteboard (5)

In the Classroom

Save Stickies with your other bookmarks as a handy tool for student collaboration and organizing information throughout the year. For example, engage students in book discussions by creating a Stickies board and asking students to add stickies with details about characters, plot, and setting. Follow up by asking students to color code and organize labels based on the information. In this instance, character information might be yellow, plot blue, etc. Stickies is also an excellent tool to include with social-emotional learning activities. For example, encourage students to share sentences that begin with the "I like," "I wish," and "We will" formats as a tool for goal-setting.

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Displayr - Displayr

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Displayr is a data collection and visualization tool. The free version includes online reporting, data visualization, and machine learning tools. Easily share created reports or use...more
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Displayr is a data collection and visualization tool. The free version includes online reporting, data visualization, and machine learning tools. Easily share created reports or use the shared dashboard to collaborate on projects and data collection. After creating an account, use the dashboard to create a new document using the provided templates or a blank page. Then, manually add data sets or import information from your computer, Google Drive, and more. Use the dashboard tools to edit the look and features to include in your presentation. When complete, publish and share as a web page, export as an Excel, PowerPoint, or PDF or download to your device. Displayr also allows copying the embed code to add your presentation to a webpage.

tag(s): data (133), infographics (53), presentations (8), spreadsheets (23)

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Visit the Displayr blog page to find many ideas and examples of using this resource as a classroom tool. For example, use Displayr within your lessons to engage students through visual displays of data and information. For example, create a Displayr presentation that shares immigration trends in a specific region over time. Extend learning by creating infographics based on classroom surveys using students' spreadsheets. Enhance learning further by asking students to develop presentations that include a variety of integrated media responses that populate data shared within a Displayr page. For example, one template offers a "Bubble Gum Reach Calculator." As part of the project, ask students to use a quiz tool such as Dotstorming, reviewed here, to poll peers on their predictions on the size of bubbles or the best type of gum for producing large bubbles. Next, use Microsoft Excel to record and tally bubble results and import them to Displayr.

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SwifDoo PDF - SwifDoo Software

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SwifDoo PDF is a free download for Microsoft Operating Systems that offers many tools to edit, merge, compress, and sign PDF documents. Use the PDF editor to add or change ...more
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SwifDoo PDF is a free download for Microsoft Operating Systems that offers many tools to edit, merge, compress, and sign PDF documents. Use the PDF editor to add or change text, font, links, and images to documents. Additional features allow you to add passwords to documents and annotate and reply to others within a shared document. Install SwifDoo PDF by selecting the Free Download link and following the prompts to open and install the application. Check the system and hardware requirements information on the site before downloading and installing SwifDoo PDF.

tag(s): collaboration (81), editing (83), Microsoft (73)

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Download and use SwifDoo PDF for many of your classroom needs. Edit documents to differentiate instruction based on student interests and abilities. If your original document isn't in PDF format, use a conversion tool such as CleverPDF, reviewed here, to convert your file to PDF and begin using SwifDoo. Use the annotation feature as a collaborative tool for you and your students. For example, add feedback to a student document as an annotation and allow them to respond on the same document. Share the same feature with students working on collaborative projects as a tool for sharing ideas within a single document. Add a password to sensitive documents shared with parents, such as behavior reports or feedback on academic progress. Use the Merge tool to combine multiple files to create remote learning packets, share missed classroom assignments, or create a class handbook with pertinent information.

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