Friday, December 19, 2014

Photo Editing Aviary

Get the entire collection for free until 1/5/15 (worth $200.00)!

Photo Editor by Aviary is a free photo editing app for both Android and iOS. I recently downloaded the app and saw that you can receive all of their add-ons for FREE until January 5. In order to receive the free add-ons, you need to sign in with your free Adobe ID. If you don't have an Adobe ID you can create one for free in the app.

To unlock Aviary's collection of photo editing tools (a $200.00 value) visit the store from the app.

Google Play Download

Apple Download

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Take Kahoot! to the Next Level

By now, many of you have tried Kahoot!, the free game-based student response system. The teacher creates a free account and then can create quizzes with embedded images and video. Students take the quiz using any device with Internet access - great for formative assessments. 

Kahoot! is lots of fun and really motivates students to participate. But what you may not know about it is the data that you can access once the quiz is over. 
  1. After logging in, the teacher can access data from each quiz 
  2. Click on your name in the upper right corner
  3. choose My Results 
  4. Then click the cloud download icon next to the name of each quiz. 
  5. This will download an Excel spreadsheet that includes a detailed analysis of the student answers, including correct and incorrect answers by each student, along with an overview of how all of the students performed. 

Use the data for formative assessments and see how your students are doing with concepts.

Kara :)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Google Docs: Force students to make a copy of a document

One of the best features of Google Drive is the ability to share files with others. Educators use Drive as a way to pass out instructions, homework, graded work, etc. Now, Google has made it even easier to have students make a copy of your doc!

You can force your students (or anyone) to create a copy of the document.

  1. Open the document you would like to force a copy of
  2. In the address bar at the top of the page, place your cursor at the end of the URL (website address)
  3. Delete the word "edit" 
  4. Type the word copy
  5. Press Return
  6. Email or post the link for your students

Friday, December 5, 2014

Free App Friday 12-5-14

The following apps are free for today only. It is up to the developer of the app to determine how long the apps are free for. If you see something you like, be sure to download right away!

Biology - Multiplayer Science Quiz

MolaSync - Collaborative Cloud Notes

The Hobbit Official Visual Companion

TIME Maps for Middle Ages

iTellTales - Create and Share Tales

Ladybug Zee - interactive story

Nick has a funny day - interactive story

Little Pirate - Saving Mirandella - story that allows for your child's name to appear in it

Tydlig Calculator

Padtales Animated Storybooks

Joy Sprouts - preschool

The Wee Adventures of Shabu Shabu Book 1

Magic Dots - preschool

ABC Writing (full)

ABC Animations