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Desire2Learn D2L Online Course Platform

· Desire2Learn helps create inspired and engaging learning for all with their online course platform

· D2L’s powerful and flexible learning management platform helps drive better learning outcomes by offering every learner a highly personalized, digital experience.

· This resource uses step-by-step instructions and screenshots to show teachers how to set-up and use Desire2Learn

Topics

1. Setting up a class

2. Search Courses

3. Manage the Course Homepage

4. Make a Copy of the Homepage

5. Menu: Communication, Course Tools, Student Tools, Edit Course, Gear

6. Activate a Course

7. Creating Units and Lessons

8. Uploading Files

9. Quizzes

10. Discussion

11. Class Progress

12. Rubrics

· Post announcements, resources, and more right on students’ course homepages.

· Engage parents by giving them a “fly on the wall” view into the digital classroom.

· Ensure younger students can find their way around with icon-based navigation.

Annotate a Note or Diagram with Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is a Digital Notebook. Annotating a document is one of the best features for teachers in OneNote as it is such a helpful learning tool when doing Q&A with students or learning a new concept. This might be the best tool I have seen to annotate aside from using a SmartBoard.

 


· Use this feature while teaching students to…
1. Fill-in responses
2. Label diagrams
3. Correct responses
4. Use shapes and arrows to draw attention

OneNote – Your Digital Notebook
Get organized in notebooks you can divide into sections and pages. Revise your notes with type, highlighting, or ink annotations. Draw your thoughts and annotate your notes.
Teachers can use OneNote to organize lesson plans in searchable digital notebooks.

 

Wix Logo Maker

• Students can design logos with the new Wix Logo Maker
• Wix.com is one of the most well known websites for helping people build websites, now they have added a new feature to help build logos
• This revolutionary tool will start by asking students a few questions
• Based on their answers, the algorithm will then automatically generate a selection of variations of what their future logo might look like
• They simply pick their favorite and get ready to customize

Students will edit the following features…
1. Colors
2. Name
3. Tagline
4. Icons
5. Shapes

Students can download free samples of their logos to submit to their teacher

Wix Logo Maker

KidsSpell.com – Spelling Lists & Games

  • KidsSpell.com is the absolutely free and totally fun way to improve ability to learn and retain spelling words.
  • Teachers and parents can load students’ spelling words, creating customized spelling practices, or you can use one of the over 350 preloaded spelling lists with over 6,600 words.
  • These spelling games have been designed to improve spelling abilities in a fun way that students will love
  • Lists begin with lesson # 1, which are age appropriate for a 6-7 year old, and progress through lesson # 412 which is age appropriate for 15-18+ years old.
  • Early lessons are shorter and consist of a variety of basic starter words. As the student progresses, both the difficulty of words presented as well as the length or number of words in each spelling list increases.

KidsSpell.com

 

EdTech Websites by Category

A collection of over 40 Educational Technology websites divided into ten categories…

1. Presentation Software
Prezi, Powtoon
www.prezi.com
www.powtoon.com

2. Design Software
Glogster, Canva, Piktochart, Autodraw
www.glogster.com
www.canva.com
www.piktochart.com
www.autodraw.com

3. Comics
Comic Life, Pixton, GoAnimate, Bitmoji
www.comiclife.com
www.pixton.com
www.bitmoji.com

4. Writing Stories
Storybird, StoryboardThat, WriteReader, MyStorybook
www.storybird.com
www.storyboardthat.com
www.writereader.com
www.mystorybook.com

5. Classroom Management
ClassBadges, ClassDojo, Google Timer, BouncyBalls, Edmodo, Classclimate, CheckItOut, ClassCraft, Remind
www.classbadges.com
www.classdojo.com
www.bouncyballs.org
www.edmodo.com
www.classclimate.com
www.classcraft.com

www.remind.com

6. Video
Animoto, WeVideo, Movie Maker, Toontastic App
www.animoto.com
www.wevideo.com
https://www.windows-movie-maker.org/

Toontastic App

7. Website Builders
Weebly, Wix, Google Sites
www.weebly.com
www.wix.com
www.sites.google.com

8. Games
Factile, Kahoot, Random Name Picker, Stack the States App
www.getkahoot.com
www.playfactile.com
https://www.classtools.net/random-name-picker/

Stack the States Geography App

9. Interactive Tools
KidBlog, Peergrade, Quizlet, Kami, Lucidchart, Flippity, Padlet, Mural, Popplet, PicMonkey, SurveyMonkey, Letter Generator, Thinglink, Trading Card Generator, Evernote
www.kidblog.com
www.peergrade.io
www.quizlet.com
www.padlet.com
www.popplet.com
www.picmonkey.com
www.surveymonkey.com
www.thinglink.com

www.evernote.com

10. Google Tools
Google Drive, Google Classroom, Hangouts, Cast For Education, Maps, Groups, Fonts, Calendar, Photos and more…

www.drive.google.com

www.classroom.google.com

www.hangouts.google.com

www.fonts.google.com

www.photos.google.com

Evernote – Capture, Organize and Share Notes!

• Evernote is the digital workspace that helps you collect and organize everything you need to be more productive.
• Organize your work and declutter your life
• Collect everything that matters in one place and find it when you need it
• Enhance your notes with links, checklists, tables, attachments and audio recordings
• Capture, organize and share notes from anywhere
• Millions of people use Evernote to stay organized
• Use Evernote for free or upgrade for more space and features

www.evernote.com