Canva is a graphic-design tool website that uses a drag-and-drop format. Users can build using a library of graphics or choose to upload their own. This tool can be used for both web and print media design and graphics.
Canvas is an easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers use into one simple place. It integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps, empowering teachers and students with countless tools to make teaching and learning easier and more fun.
Discovery Education provides stadards-based, digital curriculum based resources for K-12 classrooms. Content can be searched and filtered by content area and/or grade level.
Edpuzzle allows teachers to add engagement and accountability to video content. Teachers can use their own videos or use videos found on YouTube, Khan Academy, National Geographic, and others. At teacher defined locations the video will pause and students will be required to answer questions before continuing. Teachers can create multiple-choice questions, open-ended questions, comments,…
An edublog is a blog created for educational purposes. Edublogs archive and support student and teacher learning by facilitating reflection, questioning by self and others, collaboration and by providing contexts for engaging in higher-order thinking. Students under 13 may only create accounts and/or blogs under the express approval and supervision of their teachers or school.
Flipgrid is a video discussion platform where teachers can pose questions called “topics,” and receive video responses from students that appear in a tiled grid. Teachers can monitor and choose which video responses can be viewed by other students.
Docs is a free, web-based, collaborative word processor that is included with the G-Suite family of tools. The application allows users to create and edit files online while collaborating with other users in real-time.
Drawings is a free, web-based diagramming software developed by Google. It allows users to collaborate and work together in real time to create flowcharts, mind maps, concept maps, and other types of artwork and diagrams.
Drive offers free, unlimited, cloud storage space to all G-Suite for Education users. Any type of file can easily be stored, accessed and shared via the Drive website, mobile apps, or installed applications.
Forms is web based tool that allows users to create online forms, surveys and quizzes. Responses are collected in a spreadsheet that can be sorted and filtered. Forms also provides helpful, real-time summaries of the collected data with charts and graphs.
Sheets is a web-based spreadsheet application that is included within the G-Suite family of tools. Like other Google products, it allows users to create and edit files online while collaborating with other users in real-time.
Slides is a web-based presentation creator that is included with the G-Suite family of tools. Like other Google products, it allows users to create and edit files online while collaborating with other users in real-time.
Jamboard is a digital whiteboard that lets teams sketch out ideas and save them in the cloud so they can be accessed on any device. Users can add content to a Jamboard by drawing, using virtual sticky notes or adding images.
Kahoot is a game based learning platform for classrooms. Teachers create multiple choice questions to be displayed to the class and students are able to respond with an iPad, Chromebook, laptop or phone.
Newsela is a student friendly news resource for the classrooms. Articles are relevant and designed to increase reading engagement. The content can be easily filtered by grade level or reading ability.
Padlet is an easy to use, online, collaborative bulletin board. Once a board is created and shared, students can add text, links, pictures and videos. Because the free version limits users to 3 boards, some may consider using Jamboard as an alternative. Age restriction: Students must be at least 13 to create accounts.
Pear Deck is an assessment tool that works with Google Slides to make presentations interactive. Teachers can pose questions on slides (multiple choice, short answer, drawing, draggable, etc.) and students respond via iPads, Chrombooks, laptops, or phones. All AISD teachers have premium Pear Deck accounts. Resources: Training Pear Deck Templates Help Videos Newsletter Signup
Photos for Class
Teachers and students can use this safe image search to find pictures for projects. All images are licensed for public use and the citation automatically appears on the image.
Plickers is an online formative assessment tool for teachers that do not have a class set of devices. Students can answer multiple choice questions by holding up response cards that can be scanned using the camera on an iPad or smartphone. Response cards can easily be printed for free from the Plickers website.
Prank Me Not
Create images of simulated social media posts and text message conversations. These can be used as conversation starters, writing prompts, or famous conversations between historical figures.
Create free, student-paced quizzes that can be played live, in class or assigned as homework. Teachers can select questions from existing quizzes or build their own. Both questions and answer choices can include images.
Quizlet is an online application that allows students to study information using learning tools and games. Flash card decks can be created by students or teachers, shared and studied using a variety of methods.
Screencast-O-Matic is an easy to use, web-based screencasting and editing tool. The free version allows users to record videos (webcam, window, or full screen), trim recordings, add captions, download videos, and publish to YouTube.
Seesaw is a platform for student engagement. Teachers can empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It’s simple to get student work in one place and share with families.
VoiceThread is a cloud application that allows users to upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and video. All AISD teachers and students have accounts that can be accessed by logging in using a district email address at http://aisd.ed.voicethread.com or by clicking the “waffle” icon and selecting More in Google. Take advantage of…