There will be some big changes next school year in how we access Edmodo, so please read about what you can do to help your students prepare for their new accounts BEFORE they leave for the summer.
Amazon is officially stepping into the edtech scene with their new product - Amazon Inspire. It is currently in the beta phase as resources are being collected and created.
Amazon announced the creation of Amazon Inspire in Denver during the 2016 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. After seeing companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Apple thrive in the edtech scene, Amazon wanted to join in as well. Which is great news for teachers!
Amazon Inspire is a site where teachers can search for resources, such as lesson plans or rubrics. It’s along the same line as Teachers Pay Teachers, where teachers can upload their resources and sell them to other teachers at whatever price they want (including free).
Check123 is a website designed to help teachers find educational videos. The "123" aspect of the name Check123 refers to the length of the videos on the site. All of the videos are either one, two, or three minutes long. You can refine your search results according to length of video, subject, and topic. The site also allows users to search by keyword or browse the subject categories.
On Dictation.io users simply click “start dictation” and your voice is then transcribed into a text document. More than two dozen languages are support on Dictation.io and is available without registration.
Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that allows you to annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations.. It is a great tool for students to use to create screencasts. Students can work independently or in pairs or groups to record tutorials for other students or to explain their thinking to their classmates or teacher.
Using Animoto, students can develop short digital videos that include music, photos, video clips, and text as well as share their creations electronically. Students can utilize Animoto as a platform to demonstrate their knowledge about a particular SOL, present research information, or tell a story.
Check out this student example below:
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