BYOD

106 Courses
  • Kahoot!

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Ashley Johnson

    Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system. Create and play quizzes, discussions or even surveys (which we call Kahoots) using any device with a web browser. Students engage in the quizzes as it transforms any technology environment, including BYOD, into one that is equipped for interactive quizzing.

     

  • Haiku Deck

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Rachel Lee

    Haiku Deck makes it a snap to create beautiful presentations that will wow your audience – whether you’re pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, telling a story, or igniting a movement. Featured on the iTunes “New and Noteworthy” and“What’s Hot” lists!

     

  • Socrative

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Ashley Johnson

    Socrative is an assessment tool that allows students to use a variety of technology devices to take formal and informal quizzes and assessments online and have the results reported back to the educator. The results are then presented in an easy to understand representation that helps teachers make correlations that they might have missed with more traditional assessment methods.

     

  • Scratch Jr.

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Jason Cross

    Scratch Jr. is an application that helps teach students the fundamentals of coding.  This application guides them through basic vocabulary while giving them the tools to create basic programs and games.

     

  • Google Sheets

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Jason Cross

    Google Sheets is a robust and powerful cloud based spreadsheet application that allows for collaboration and real time multi-user editing. This software is part of your Google Account and all information is stored in the Google Drive.

     

  • Answer Garden

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Ashley Johnson

    Answer Garden is an awesome student response tool that allows you to present a question or topic to a group, gather responses and display responses in a word cloud. This tool can be used as an effective brainstorming, discussion, and icebreaking tool in and out of the classroom.

     

  • EDpuzzle

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Rob Bentley

    EDpuzzle is an online tool that allows you to take videos from an online source, edit or trim to the parts you need, and add your own voice or annotation to the video with a built in quizzing feature. EDpuzzle is an excellent tool for flipping the classroom or creating a video lesson.

     

  • Social Media to Engage Students and Parents

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Dani Sloan

    Teachers can use social media in the classroom to engage students and parents in ways not possible without these awesome tools. This course will focus on best practices for social media in the classroom usage across many platforms.

     

  • Social Media to Grow Your Personal Learning Network

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Dani Sloan

    Your Personal Learning Network, or PLN, can be very beneficial in your career in education. This course is aimed at showing teachers how to grow their Personal Learning Network using social media as well as how networking can be useful to connect with other educational professionals.

     

  • Instagram

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Dani Sloan

    Instagram is a social media outlet that allows teachers to post and share photos and videos. This tool can be useful in sharing educational experiences and keeping up with other educators.

     

  • Twitter

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Dani Sloan

    Twitter is an online networking service that enables users to send and read short messages called Tweets. It is an easy way to discover the latest news related to subjects you care about.This course will focus on Twitter for teachers and to grow personal networks as well as how teachers can use Twitter to engage students and parents in your classroom activities.

     

  • Pinterest

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Dani Sloan

    Pinterest is a social networking site made of virtual pinboards. This site is a great place to discover ideas for projects, interests, lessons, etc. on any subject imaginable. There are many educational resources available on this Social Media site.

     

  • YouTube

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Stacci Barganz

    This course will take you from a basic YouTube user to a power user who is familiar with all of its features.

     

  • Remind

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Mindy Branson

    Remind is a great communication tool that allows teachers to send announcements and messages to students and parents without sharing their personal phone number or gathering student's personal information. The Remind program allows teachers to connect with their subscribers instantly, safely, efficiently, and freely.

     

  • Blendspace

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Rachel Lee

    Blendspace is an interactive tool that helps teachers organize a variety of multimedia tools into lessons.  Lessons that have been created can be distributed on multiple devices making it a good tool to use to help get students the information they need quickly.

     

  • Padlet

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Ashley Johnson

    Padlet is an awesome virtual version of old school sticking post-it notes to the board with additions that make it an exciting collaboration tool for the classroom. Padlet allows teachers and students to share ideas, links, photos, files, videos etc. to an online board that can be utilized in many different forms. Padlet is a great addition to any classroom.

     

  • Class Dojo

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Camille Cole

    Class Dojo is a classroom management application that helps teachers create a fun classroom environment while also reinforcing positive classroom behaviors. Class Dojo can be used on any computer that has access to the Internet, and any device that can download the Class Dojo app. This tutorial will focus on the Internet browser version. Classroom management can now be reinforced at any time during the school day, and from anywhere.

     

  • Canvas

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Michelle Zey

    Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) that encompasses tools from the K-12 classroom and delivers them from teacher to student back to the teacher. This tutorial will focus on the legacy version of Canvas, which is what you are probably using if your school implemented Canvas prior to 2015.

     

  • Study Stack

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Keith Smedberg

    Study Stack is an efficient way to study and memorize information using online flashcards. These online flashcards generate ways to learn the information that they contain by searching for relevant information on the web. In addition, the study of these materials is designed to be presented in multiple ways to keep the participant focused and interested.

     

  • Canvas New Interface

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Michael Hakkarinen

    Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) that encompasses tools from the K-12 classroom and delivers them from teacher to student back to the teacher. This tutorial will focus on the 2015 and beyond version of Canvas, which is what you are probably using if your school implemented Canvas during or after 2015.

     

  • Quizlet

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Sarah Eyring

    Quizlet is a study tool that can be used to create and share flashcards, tests, and study games with students. It can be used on many platforms as it is browser based and has iOS and Android apps.

     

  • Showbie

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Mindy Branson

    Showbie is a dynamic workflow app that allows you to assign, collect, and review assignments all in one convenient app. Showbie provides free and paid versions of the service. This LMS makes going paperless easy and stress-free for the teacher and student. There is a free and paid version of Showbie; this tutorial will focus on the paid version which can be accessed through any web browser, iPhone or iPad with the app installed.

     

  • QR Codes in the Classroom

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Mindy Branson

    A QR code (quick response code) is a type of scannable barcode that allows quick access to information. In the classroom a teacher can create a QR code to share with students in order to provide quick links to a variety of resources.

     

  • Prezi

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Rob Bentley

    Prezi is a free presentation program available on any browser, Android, or iOS. Presentations in any classroom are important, whether being used for a teacher presenting information to the class or as a tool for students to demonstrate their knowledge of a particular topic. Prezi allows you to design and create stunning and engaging presentations.

     

  • eMaze

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Rachel Lee

    eMaze is a dynamic presentation building program that builds presentations that are more like movies than a series of slides. This program is web based and offers both free and paid versions. This tutorial will focus on the free version of eMaze.

     

  • Movenote

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Jared Fawson

    This course will help users become familiar with Movenote. Movenote is a free Chrome extension, there is also a free app version of the program. This will help users from start to finish to create their own Movenotes. Users will understand the basics to advanced features and see how they can easily integrate into the classroom.

     

  • Overdrive

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Keith Smedburg

    Overdrive is a free service that is offered by local libraries, both school, and public, that allows you to borrow from the library's digital collection of eBooks and audiobooks. This service is available through a free app on any mobile devices or any internet browser. You will also need a library card or student idea from the library you are accessing on Overdrive.

     

  • Bitly

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Mindy Branson

    Bit.ly is a URL shortener that can make it easy for you to shorten URL addresses as well as create custom links to your content. Bit.ly can do also track the stats of clicks and saves on your link. Bit.ly is a free service that is browser based which can also be installed as an extension to your browser.

     

  • Edmodo

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Michael Hakkarinen

    In this video course viewers will learn how to use the free online “Social Learning” site, Edmodo.com. The Edmodo network lets teachers share content, distribute assignments, and communicate with students, parents, and other teachers through the site.

     

  • Geoboard

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Mindy Branson

    Geoboard is a free app available on iOS (iPad) and Android that is perfect for any math classroom. This app allows teachers to demonstrate math principles to their students and when students use it they have a creative outlet to show what they know.

     

  • Quizizz

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Jared Fawson

    Quizizz is a fun and exciting way to assess your students. Quizizz can be game-based classroom where students are on devices of any kind (cell phone, laptop, desktop, tablet) they only need internet access. One of the best things about Quizizz is that it is self-paced and can be done individually or as a team, live or at different times. You will be creating and playing your own Quizizz in no time and using any device with a web browser. Quizizz will transform your class and make assessment much more engaging for you and your students.

     

  • TweetDeck for Twitter

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Michael Hakkarinen

    TweetDeck is a free web app that allows Twitter users to manage their Tweets and Twitter feeds. Organized into customizable columns, Tweetdeck allows you to aggregate tweets from specific followers, groups, hashtags, direct messages, and more. Tweetdeck is especially useful for Twitter users who manage more than one account or like to participate in “EdChats”.

     

  • Wunderlist

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Jared Fawson

    Wunderlist is a fantastic tool that allows you to be more productive, collaborate with others, organize ideas, and create checklists. It can help students prioritize, share, and be reminded of upcoming work. It is web based so you can access your lists with an internet connection. If you want the one tool to help you and your students be more organized and productive then Wunderlist is for you.

     

  • Instapaper

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Rob Bentley

    This course will help users learn how to use Instapaper to “save” the best of the Internet so they can access it at their convenience. The course covers how to use the Instapaper website, how to set up Instapaper bookmarklets on their browsers and mobile devices, sharing options, advanced features, and practical classroom examples.

     

  • Evernote (Web App)

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Michael Hakkarinen

    Evernote.com is a free web application for taking notes, uploading files and images, and sharing information online. Evernote is also available as a mobile app for SmartPhones and various tablets. Mac users also have the option to install the Evernote app for Mac onto their computers. Evernote will then allow a user to access all of their uploaded and Evernote created content on any device thanks to a fast sync with the Evernote server. This makes note taking in the cloud simple and easy.

     

  • Dropbox

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Rob Bentley

    This course will help users understand what Dropbox is and how to use it effectively as a cloud storage service. The course covers how to use the Dropbox website, how to install the Dropbox folder on computers and mobile devices, sharing options, how to set up an online teacher “in-box,” advanced features, and practical classroom examples.

     

  • Animoto

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Stacci Barganz

    This course will show users how to create fun videos using music, photos, and videos right from their computer.

     

  • Periscope

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Sarah Thomas

    In this course, participants will learn how to maneuver the Periscope app. Periscope is a free app available for iOS and Android devices, which allows users to livestream content from a mobile device.

     

  • Schoology

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Stacey King

    Schoology is a free online Learning Management System for online and/or blended learning. In this course you will learn about the features of Schoology, how to create a course in Schoology, networking through Schoology, and some course organization tips and tricks.

     

  • Mastery Connect

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Greg Cox

    This course will focus on the online assessment tool MasteryConnect. You will learn how to setup a tracker, create and administer an assessment, and look at data.

     

  • Haiku Learning

    Estimated Time: 3 Hours  |  Created By: Stephanie Tello

    Haiku Learning is an online K-12 learning platform that allows you to create, modify and publish content when you are ready. This tutorial focuses on creating a page through www.haikulearning.com and implementing the daily use of www.myhaikuclass.com. The course includes information on how to embed third party content and sites to your learning management system. The site is free to use for an individual teacher with 2GB of storage included.

     

  • Nearpod

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Vicki Morgado

    This course will instruct educators about the power of Nearpod and how it can be used to deliver content. Participants of this course will also learn how Nearpod can be used to address assessment.

     

  • SMART Notebook

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Sandra Chow

    The SMARTboard is an interactive whiteboard that utilizes the action of touching a large digital screen to control and manipulate documents projected from a computer. SMART Notebook is the downloadable software that is included with the purchase of a SMARTboard and can be used with either Windows or Macintosh operating systems. SMART Notebook allows teachers and their students to create interactive and engaging lessons that can be used in the classroom.

     

  • Adobe Connect

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Stacey King

    Adobe Connect is a web conferencing program that can be used as an “online classroom” to facilitate lectures, discussions, and collaboration between people that are not able to all be at the same place at the same time. The sessions can be recorded and distributed to students who couldn’t make the session.

     

  • Thinglink

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Jessica Schouweiler

    Thinglink is an image interaction tool, allowing users to embed web links and files into an image.

     

  • Aurasma

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Jordan Caldwell

    This course will teach users how to operate and use Aurasma. Aurasma is an augmented reality app that allows users to make Auras (an interactive image or video) appear to create an augmented reality experience to increase engagement. This occurs after an image is focused in by using a camera of a portable device. The Aurasma app is a free app and works on iOs and Android devices.

     

  • Comic Life

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Tory Woollcott

    Comic Life is a program that facilitates sequential storytelling. In other words, it will allow you to combine text and pictures to whatever story you are trying to convey. You can use this resource with many options, such as timelines, comics, and reports. This course will walk you through the desktop version (PCs and Macs) of Comic Life.

     

  • RubiStar

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Tessa Brown

    RubiStar is a free, online tool that creates rubrics. Teachers can make their own rubrics, as well as research ones that other teachers have made. Teachers can use either a Mac or PC to access the site.

     

  • Gale Databases: Biography in Context

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Kristen Mattson

    This course is intended to help teachers navigate the Biography in Context academic database by Gale Cengage Learning. This database requires a paid subscription, is accessible through most internet browsers, and is mobile responsive. Academic databases, including Biography in Context, allow students to learn digital literacy skills including online research, digital annotation, citation, and digital organization all while accessing the most up to date content on a variety of topics.

     

  • Tricider

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Karen Eini

    Tricider is a free, versatile, online survey, and brainstorming tool that is efficient and simple to use. Tricider enables you to post a question to your students and invite them to collaborate in the discussion by contributing ideas and responding to posts from their peers. This course will teach you how to design Triciders, implement the resource in the classroom, and maximize stimulating discussion with Tricider.

     

  • Gale Database: Science in Context

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Kristen Mattson

    This course is intended to help teachers navigate the Science in Context academic database by Gale Cengage Learning. This database requires a paid subscription, is accessible through most internet browsers, and is mobile responsive. Academic databases, including Science in Context, allow students to learn digital literacy skills including online research, digital annotation, citation, and digital organization all while accessing the most up to date content on a variety of topics.

     

  • Livebinders

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Jessica Schouweiler

    Livebinders is a digital binder that allows you to combine all cloud documents, stored documents, and links - to then provide access or share with online. Livebinders is a free program available on any operating system with the option to pay for upgraded features.

     

  • Pearltrees

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Josh Stott

    Pearltrees is a free tool you can use anywhere you have internet access. It’s a very simple way to collect and organize digital information. Easily share collections of websites, videos, photos, or documents with students or other teachers.

     

  • Piktochart

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Jessica Schouweiler

    Piktochart is an easy infographic web-based application that allows for the quick creation a professional-grade with the assistance of a template.

     

  • Storybird

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Steve Kong

    Help your students take ownership of their writing and build their own beautiful books! Share books with other students, parents, and even publish physical copies. Storybird can help your students engage with reading and writing like never before.

     

  • Actively Learn

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Karen Eini

    Actively Learn is an interactive reading platform that engages students in motivating reading experiences. The combination of support in scaffolding and reading aids, online collaboration with peers and teachers and engaging questions types integrated with media make Actively Learn an excellent resource for any content area.

     

  • Tinkercad

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Matthew Forestieri

    This course will help users understand the ins and outs of the web-based 3D design software Tinkercad. This course covers basic functionality and practical classroom application examples.

     

  • TinyTap

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Rob Bentley

    This course will help users learn how to use TinyTap to create simple educational games, activities, and narrated books. The course covers how to use the TinyTap app to make activities, how to publish and share those activities with the public, and resources on the TinyTap website.

     

  • GoNoodle

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Clarissa Draper

    GoNoodle is a free, internet based program that gets you and your kids moving, learning, and laughing. Select short videos to target dancing, relaxing, exercising, positive thinking, etc. GoNoodle Plus is a paid subscription to more curriculum rich videos as well as customizable “My Questions.”

     

  • Evernote for iOS

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Michael Hakkarinen

    Evernote.com is a free web application for taking notes, uploading files and images, and sharing information online. Evernote is also available as a mobile app for SmartPhones and various tablets. Mac users also have the option to install the Evernote app for Mac onto their computers. Evernote will then allow a user to access all of their uploaded and Evernote created content on any device thanks to a fast sync with the Evernote server. This makes note taking in the cloud simple and easy.

     

  • Playposit

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Jerolyn Brown

    Playposit is a free*, web based platform that allows users to turn videos into personalized interactive experiences by layering questions, skipping segments and more! Teachers have the ability to create an unlimited amount of interactive videos and monitor an unlimited amount of students. Although Google Chrome is recommended, Playposit can be used on all major (up to date) browsers. This program also offers a mobile app for iOS devices (8.0 and higher).

     

  • BrainPOP

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Jeremy Cook

    BrainPOP is an online website of short animated videos and connected activities and games geared from Kindergarten up until middle and high school. Each video is between 1 and 4 minutes and covers a small topic within larger subjects and range from reading and writing to math to science and technology. The website is subscription based, but some of the labeled videos and most of the games can be accessed for free.

     

  • Ted ED

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Kristi Kimble

    TEDed is a website that teachers can use to present lessons to students. There are two types of TED-Ed lessons. The first, TED-Ed’s award-winning original lessons, represent collaborations between expert educators, screenwriters and animators. Each collaboration aims to capture and amplify a great lesson idea suggested by the TED community. The second type of TED-Ed lesson can be created by any website visitor, and involves adding questions, discussion topics and other supplementary materials to any educational video on YouTube. Both types of TED-Ed lessons are used regularly – in classrooms and homes – to introduce new topics to learners in an exciting, curiosity-inspiring way.

     

  • Explain Everything

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Camille Cole

    Explain Everything is an interactive whiteboard app that allows the user to create presentations and share those presentations with others. These presentations can include pictures, text, animations, and even audio.

     

  • Breakout EDU

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Jessica Schouweiler

    Breakout EDU is a revolutionary new product to bring gaming into the classroom to get students engaged in their learning and develops the 4C’s - creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.

     

  • Story Jumper

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Jeremy Cook

    Storyjumper is an online digital storybook program where students can use their own photos, photos from the internet or a bank of animated objects to create a picture book. The free program gives students a lot of flexibility to create the story and allows teachers and parents to order the book in soft or hardcover form when it’s complete .

     

  • Thrively

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Jessica Schouweiler

    Thrively is a platform that assess student’s inner genius and helps discover their strengths and weaknesses. Thrively provides an outlet for pathway exploration through games.

     

  • Khan Academy

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Ashley Mcbride

    This course will cover the basics of setting up a Khan Academy account, setting up a class, and getting your students to use Khan in your class. You can use this resource for blended or flipped instruction, or you can use it for instructional support to help struggling students. Khan can be used in for math, science, economics, history, computer science, or SAT test prep in grades K-12.

     

  • Code.org

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Clarissa Draper

    Code.org brings a world of computer programming to you and your students. This website teaches learners of all abilities (pre-readers to professionals) to code, while also having a lot of fun. Teachers can create sections for their students and monitor their progress. There are lesson plans and “unplugged” activities. Coding is for you and everyone!

     

  • Pear Deck

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Chris Buehnerkemper

    Pear Deck is a web-based app for presenting content to students allowing them to interact with the lesson through formative assessment type items such as simple multiple choice, short or long free response, draggable points/icons or lines, drawing etc. It actively engages students in the lesson allowing even the most introverted of students to participate in class. Some features described in this course are premium and require a subscription.

     

  • News-O-Matic

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Clarissa Draper

    News-O-Matic inspires students to read and become informed about current news and world events. Stories from around the world are published every weekday in this fun, interactive, and informative app.

     

  • Screencast-O-Matic

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Ashley McBride

    Screencast-O-Matic is a website that allows you to record videos of your computer screen by using your webcam. It works with any web browser on both Macs and PCs. The site is free to use for recording videos that are up to 15 minutes long. There are, of course, upgrades you can purchase to allow you to edit the recordings.

     

  • iCivics

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Ashely McBride

    iCivics is a free web program that provides teachers with lesson and unit plans and interactive games that help teach social studies concepts to students. Teachers can create classes that allow them to assign discussion questions, games, and assignments while monitoring student progress through these activities.

     

  • Adobe Spark

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Jesse Buchholz

    Welcome to the wonderful application known as Adobe Spark.This program has the potential to revolutionize how students share content in any classroom. There are three main parts to the program, and each part does something a little different. This program is easy to use, and since it is browser-based, it can be used on any device or computer. This allows students to access and create content anywhere. The best part of this application is that it is free to use!

     

  • Bloomz

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Amanda Barnes

    Bloomz is a free, teacher-parent communication site where teachers and parents can send messages, set up events, and share photos. This course will show a teacher how to set up an account and add classes and parents, as well as set up events and parent-teacher conferences.

     

  • Gleam

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Jessica Schoweiler

    Gleam is a marketing app designed to run competitions, capture emails, provide visual galleries, and redeem rewards. This course will focus on the components for building an online platform for running a competition, while simultaneously marketing your school district, school, or classroom.

     

  • Canvas Quizzes

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Tessa Brown

    This course is designed to help teachers create quizzes using Canvas. By the end of the course, teachers will be able to access and modify question banks, insert additional information into quiz instructions, change options for quizzes including quiz availability and restrictions, and explore the variety of question types. Teachers who would benefit best from this course already have a basic understanding of Canvas.

     

  • Classroom Application for QR Codes

    Created By: Stephanie Hamilton

    There are many classroom applications for QR codes (Quick Response codes). A QR code is a barcode that contains data that can be read by a phone's camera. Most smartphones come equipped with software that allows them to download a QR Code reader. Once you download a reader, the phone's camera acts like a scanner, allowing it to "read" the barcode. These codes, once scanned by your phone, can provide you with a URL, contact information, SMS, or similar links to information right on your phone.

     

  • CK-12

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Stephanie Tello

    Ck12.org is a free online site that allows users to access STEM aligned materials for the use of individual students or classes. A user can create groups for their students to join where specific articles and associated materials can be completed, a user can also modify existing materials specific to the needs of their students. A user can also create content on the site. Simulations and adaptive practices are available and a complete online textbook can be created and shared to groups. CK12 can be a great resource for your class and even replace aging textbooks to fit the new common core/NGSS standards.

     

  • MobyMax

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Maureen Davis

    MobyMax is an online resource which provides a complete differentiated and adaptive curriculum for K-8 Math and ELA built on the Common Core Standards. MobyMax helps your struggling students by finding and fixing their missing skills. Learn how to use MobyMax to monitor student progress in real-time, so that you know exactly how each student is doing. Learn how to view data that you can analyze for all standards in the common core by student, class, school, and district.

     

  • Boundless

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Jessica Schouweiler

    Boundless is an online platform for modular textbooks, many of which are free or at an affordable price. Boundless offers quizzes, PowerPoints, and Canvas Integration.

     

  • ReadTheory

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Teresa Phillips

    ReadTheory.org is a free online reading comprehension program that makes it easy for teachers to truly individualize reading practice for students ages 6-18. ReadTheory works on computers and mobile devices. After this course, you will be able to start using ReadTheory.org with your students right away!

     

  • Kaizena

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Ashley Mcbride

    Kaizena is a Website and Google Add-on that allows individuals to share documents and give feedback through text and voice options. Teachers can create shared documents for the entire class, small groups, or individual students. The program also allows the teacher to create a database of video lessons to suggest to students as a way to differentiate instruction.

     

  • Memrise

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Tessa Brown

    This course is an introduction to Memrise which is an online site to help students learn, primarily vocabulary, in an interactive way. The goal of the site is to use current research with how the brain works and a fun platform to help students learn. Memrise is great for learning vocabulary in a variety of languages but also has content related to many different subjects. Memrise is free to use but also has a Pro version that costs money. You can access Memrise with Macs or PCs and there is an app as well.

     

  • WeVideo

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes  |  Created By: David Yonteff

    WeVideo is a surprisingly complete browser-based video production program. Free for a basic account, it also has several levels of paid accounts. Available for most browsers, this is a great free (or inexpensive) way for students to create videos for projects, portfolios, and more!

     

  • Plotagon

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Karen Eini

    Plotagon is an award-winning educational app that literally animates the classroom. This inspiring tool enables teachers and their students to create instant animated videos simply!

     

  • Snapguide

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Tessa Brown

    This course is an introduction to Snapguides. By the end of the course, teachers will be able to create a Snapguide account, explore already made Snapguides, and create their own Snapguide. There will also be lessons on how to use Snapguides in the classroom. Snapguides is a free online platform that can be accessed from both Macs and PCs. It also has an app version which can be used on an iPad or iPhone.

     

  • TweenTribune

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Karen Eini

    TweenTribune is a free online not-for- profit K-12 resource for teachers maintained by the Smithsonian. Registered teachers have access to a vast collection of Lexile-leveled, Daily AP news articles, self-scoring quizzes, critical thinking questions, lesson plans and much more.

     

  • SoundCloud

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Josh Stott

    Learn how to use Soundcloud in your class. It has several educational uses including uploading, sharing, listening to and evaluating audio clips.

     

  • 3D GameLab

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Jessica Schouweiler

    3D GameLab is a gamified Learning Management System that replaces assignments with quests and grades with experience points.

     

  • VoiceThread

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Don Davidson

    VoiceThread™ is a fee-based interactive tool that allows users to upload media to support conversations in the Cloud on any operating system. VoiceThread™ supports instruction in a discussion that simulates a live presence creating the platform for instructor feedback, peer feedback, and collaboration.

     

  • Planbook.com

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Ashley Mcbride

    Planbook.com is a web-based teacher planner. This course will help you set up and begin using your Planbook web application and mobile apps.

     

  • Booktrack Classroom

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Steve Kong

    Booktrack Classroom allows students to read eBooks with a movie-style soundtrack, or to create their own soundtrack for any story, essay or other text. Students can also create and publish their own Booktracks, reading them on the web, or on mobile phones and tablets.

     

  • PBS LearningMedia

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Heather Lister

    You will learn how to find and share content found on PBS LearningMedia, including videos, images, interactives, lesson plans, and audio recordings.

     

  • King of Math Junior: Full Game

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: David Gomes

    King of Math Junior is a fast-paced, mathematics game for young math learners, where players answer fun and diverse mathematical problems to climb the social ladder to eventually become the King or Queen of Math. This app has over 12 topics and have many useful applications to life.

     

  • Artsonia

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Leigh Little

    Artsonia is a website created on the foundation that artwork created by students should be shared globally. There are thousands of art teachers, millions of pieces of work created by students, and they are all on Artsonia. Teachers can also submit lesson plans, map standards to artwork, as well as receive feedback from other art teachers. Students can have fan clubs and parents can order copies of artworks to create customized gifts that raise funds for the art classroom!

     

  • DocAppender

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Nicholas Keith

    DocAppender is an add-on for Google Forms that lets users add data to the end of any Google Doc. Teachers can use DocAppender for any situation where they need to keep track of ongoing data for students: running records, behavior tracking, tutorial data, and more. This resource can be used by teachers of any grade level and will have applications available that go beyond the classroom.

     

  • Formative

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Ashley Johnson

    Formative is an online assessment tool which allows teachers to engage students in interactive lessons while collecting formative data. Teachers create assignments using a variety of question types. Following, they assign and monitor student’s work live. Receiving live, real-time results allows teachers to provide feedback, as well as provide just-in-time interventions. Formative can be used it as an exit ticket, comprehension check, or a back-channel discussion. Formative can be used on all devices.

     

  • Quizlet Live

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Jessica Schouweiler

    Quizlet Live is a way to use teamwork and collaboration in a game-based review. Students are placed into teams and must work together in order to solve the problems that are placed before them.

     

  • Mindmeister

    Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Karen Eini

    Mindmeister is a friendly, web-based, and collaborative mind-mapping tool that lets you capture, develop, and share ideas visually.

     

  • Record Morning Announcements with YouTube

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: John Kain

    Learn how to use YouTube to create morning announcements easily by using YouTube Events. This allows teachers to play the announcements at their discretion and convenience. You can also maintain a YouTube archive of past announcements.

     

  • Marvel App Creator

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour  |  Created By: Jeffrey Keil

    These lessons will teach you how to use the free, online Marvel App Creator program. This website works on any operating system. The user just needs to be able to access the internet. Teachers can use this program to develop creative, interesting, shareable, and realistic apps.

     

  • Creating Games with Powerpoint

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Tessa Brown

    This course is designed to help teachers create games using PowerPoint or a similar resource such as Google Slides and Keynote. This course will provide three different games in PowerPoint. The first game is like the TV show Password. The second game involves students writing questions based on the answers they are given. The third game is Jeopardy. Teachers who would benefit best from this course already have a basic understanding of PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Keynote.

     

  • Gooru.org

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Brandlyn Owens

    This course will introduce you to Gooru.org. You will learn how to navigate this free, educational search engine for cross-curricular lesson plans and other classroom resources.

     

  • Coggle

    Estimated Time: 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Nicholas Keith

    Coggle is a powerful, flexible, and free resource for creating mind maps and graphic organizers. Students can quickly add text, images, and icons to organize information and show connections. Perfect for building vocabulary and organizing ideas from upper elementary all the way through high school, Coggle will quickly become a key component of your digital teaching toolbox.

     

  • Effectively Engage Students Using Thinglink

    Estimated Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes  |  Created By: Jessica Schouweiler

    You will be able to know how to effectively engage students in your classroom using Thinglink. Learn how to maximize your classroom time by having a captured audience in any classroom setting.