Looking for a list of resources to help get the school year started? Check out the updated 16-17 version of The Practical Ed Tech Handbook. You will find linked resources arranged in seven different categories (communication, web search, digital citizenship, video creation, audio production, backchannels & informal assessment, and digital portfolios) along with ideas on how to use the suggested resources.
Visit Tony Vincent’s website for a wide variety of digital formative assessment tools that can be used for free. Most of the tools work with any web browser, so they are great for laptops, computer labs, iPads, Chromebooks, tablets, and smartphones.
5th grade students prepared a walking tour of Lincoln School and its surroundings to highlight changes that occurred throughout the years. The students photographed, edited, recorded student audio, created QR codes and assembled the brochure. The QR Codes on the brochure can be scanned to hear the students speak about specific landmarks. Students then helped to create a Google Slide presentation from the brochure. All were invited to view the virtual building tour created for Lincoln School’s Centennial day.
Students in Ms. Fox’s class presented researched information from their space unit while pretending to broadcast their information live from the moon. The class used the Green Screen app by Do ink to add a moon image behind the video clip. Students really looked like they were broadcasting live!