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Tools from Today’s Faculty Meeting

Today we saw several really great tools shared at our faculty meeting. I have listed them below in case you forgot!  These tools and more are also listed under the Tech Tools tab in the toolbar at the top of the page.

Wendy Saenz

Kahoot! – interactive quizzes

  • Teachers go to GetKahoot.com to sign up for an account and create quizzes.
  • Students go to Kahoot.it and enter the Game Pin given by the teacher.

 

Aurasma – augmented reality app

Add auras to trigger images. These auras are activated when users with the Aurasma app hover over your trigger images.

 

Lisa Bounds

Class Dojo – class management website and app

Prezi Overview: Sharing Class Dojo With Educators

Teacher resources – handouts, posters, presentations, and more

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

New from Remind101

Remind101 is a great tool you can use to send reminders to parents and students.  You can send them from your computer or phone in real time or schedule them for later.  Now, you can include an attachment with your reminder!

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

NBC Learn – Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games

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Watch these free video clips from NBC Learn explaining the science and engineering behind many of your favorite events at the winter Olympics, including bobsledding, snowboarding, and figure skating!

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Edmodo has a new look!

Edmodo now has a new, cleaner look!  Click here to visit the Edmodo blog and learn more about the changes to their interface.

Some of the changes you will see are:

  • new navigation options
  • new icons along the top toolbar
  • new apps toolbar on the right
  • new bell icon for notifications
  • enhanced group pages
 
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Posted by on July 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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New from PBS Learning Media

If  you don’t have an account, it’s free to sign up!  There is also a link to PBS Learning Media on the Online Resources and Teacher Links pages of Rebels Library.

Digital Resources

Springtime offers the perfect backdrop for promoting physical activity and engaging students in immersive learning experiences. Use this power-packed mix of resources from PBS LearningMedia to help your students understand the importance of movement in their daily lives.

The Truth About Exercise: What is Your NEAT?
Grades 6-13 | Video | The Human Body
This obesity expert proposes that the best way to improve health is to increase your “NEAT” level. Ask your students to investigate his theory.

Titanium Chairs & Cheetah Legs
Grades 6-12 | Video | Technology in Sport

Introduce your students to the specialized wheelchairs, prosthetics, and other high-tech “tools of the trade” that allow Paralympic athletes to compete in various high-impact sports.

Power Your Body with Exercise
Grades 5-8 | Blended Lesson | Impact of Exercise
Invite your students to examine the changes that occur in the body in response to physical activity using this new blended lesson from WGBH.

Mixie’s Boogie Buffet
Grades 1-4 | Interactive | Health

What better way to kick off a lesson on exercise than to get your students up on their feet? Use this interactive game to break the ice.

Increasing Physical Activity in Schools
Grades 13+ | Blended Lesson | Professional Development

Higher levels of physical activity support learning, on-task behavior, and the development of lifelong wellness. Learn how to increase the activity level at your school using this self-paced lesson.

 
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Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Meograph

Meograph is a four-dimensional digital storytelling tool online.  Add maps, timelines, videos, links, narration, pictures, and more!  Plus, it’s easy!  Watch this short video to find out more.

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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New from ABC-CLIO World Geography database

ABC-CLIO’s World Geography: Understanding a Changing World Presents: Human Impact Primary Source Collection

The best way to learn is through direct experience. When it’s impossible to study a subject firsthand—as it would be to travel the globe and experience different environments in person—clear visual images combined with comprehensive explanations are the next best thing. ABC-CLIO Solutions introduces 25 sets of satellite images of the Earth’s landscapes that vividly illustrate how the world is changing—a reality in stark contrast with our day-to-day experiences, where our world seems to stay the same. The addition of these stunning satellite pictures and accompanying explanatory essays to World Geography: Understanding a Changing World further strengthens the primary source collection available to educators in Solutions, and enables geography teachers to literally show students the world in which they live.

The essays celebrate this week’s launch of Landsat 8 which passes the torch to the next generation of Earth-monitoring satellites. Click on the links below to help your students learn more about how the world is changing and develop critical-thinking skills with this exciting new primary source collection.

The loss of freshwater and fishing resources from Lake Chad in Africa poses a humanitarian crisis for 30 million people.

The Caspian Sea—the largest inland water body in the world—is threatened by water diversion, pollution, overfishing, and climate change.

Melting Patagonian glaciers have contributed to 2% of the global rise in sea level since 1998.

This collection of images and essays directly supports these National Geography Standards:
1. How to use maps and other geographic representations, geospatial technologies, and spatial thinking to understand and communicate information.
7. The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth’s surface.
14. How human actions modify the physical environment.
15. How physical systems affect human systems

This database does require a school log-in.  Please ask library staff if you have any questions.

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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