Tag Archives: Educational Technology

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.

 

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

Office 365 Lessons & Activities Bundle – NEW UPDATE

i finished a MAJOR UPDATE to this bundle this week. It has been updated with new screenshots and instructions for Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel.

OFFICE 365 LESSONS & ACTIVITIES BUNDLE

TOPICS

1. WORD (Word Processing)
2. POWERPOINT (Presentations)
3. EXCEL (Spreadsheets and Charts)
4. PUBLISHER (Desktop Publishing)
5. FORMS (Surveys and Quizzes)

#1. MICROSOFT WORD

• Microsoft Word is a software application that allows the user to perform word processing and create beautiful and engaging documents.

• This lesson includes instructions along with screen shots and text bubbles to demonstrate how easy it is to create high-quality documents using Microsoft Word.

• It reveals and explains the main features located under the menu bar.

• It includes activities, student exemplars and marking schemes

TOPICS
1. Font (Style, Size, Color)
2. Bulleted and Numbered Lists
3. Bold, italics, Underline
4. Align and Center Text
5. Inserting (Tables, Pictures, Shapes, SmartArt, Charts, Header, Page Numbers, WordArt, Textboxes, Video)
6. Page Layout (Page Size, Margins, Orientation, Page Color)
7. References (Table of Contents, Bibliography, Endnotes and Footnotes, Citation)
8. Mailings (Labels)
9. Review (Spelling and Grammar, Thesaurus)
10. View (Zoom, Print and Web Layout)
11. Microsoft Word Activities (Instructions, Marking Scheme, Student Exemplars)

ACTIVITIES

1. Creating a dinosaur using shapes in Word
2. Using Picture Tools to add and move images
3. Creating a Resume
4. Using WordArt
5. Creating and Formatting a Table
6. Setting Up a Page

#2. MICROSOFT POWERPOINT

• PowerPoint is a presentation software program
• Create screens that effectively incorporate colorful text, images, tables and graphs
• Animate text and illustrations and set-up transitions between slides

This lesson includes instructions along with screenshots and text bubbles to demonstrate how easy it is to create beautiful presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. It also reveals and explains the main features located under the menu bar. This resource also contains activities that students will create using PowerPoint along with student exemplars of some of the activities.

TOPICS
1. Format Text (font color/style, underline, italics, bold, bulleted lists, align text)
2. Changing Slide Layouts
3. Creating New Slides
4. Inserting Shapes, Text Boxes, Tables, WordArt, Pictures
5. Arranging Shapes
6. Constructing SmartArt and Charts
7. Design (Slide Layout)
8. Slide Backgrounds
9. Transitions and Custom Animation
10. Slide Show (Setting up the show)
11. Review and Viewing the Presentation

ACTIVITIES

This resource contains 7 PowerPoint presentation activities

1. Snack Treat
2. Wacky Product
3. Tech Gadget
4. Comparing 2 Smartphones
5. Tech Sharing
6. Performing a Task
7. Tell Us About The First One Developed

Students are encouraged to use their imaginations to sell a unique item, research technology devices and share new information. They are guided through the process of putting these shows together.

These presentations include…

• Topic information for each slide
• Presentation Tips
• Marking schemes
• Student Exemplars

#3. MICROSOFT EXCEL

• Microsoft Excel is software that lets you create tables, and calculate and analyze data.
• This type of software is called spreadsheet software.
• Excel lets you create tables that automatically calculate the totals of numerical values you input, print out tables in neat layouts, and create simple graphs.

EXCEL TOPICS

1. Investigating the MENU (File, Home, Insert, Page Layout, Formulas, Data, Review, View, Help)
2. Rows, Columns and Cells
3. Types of Charts
4. Chart Components
5. Highlighting Data
6. Creating Charts
7. Format Chart Area
8. Chart Tools – Design (Adding Elements, Quick Layout, Changing Colors, Switch Column/Row, Select Data, Change Chart Type)
9. Chart Styles
10. Axis Titles
11. Data Labels
12. Legend

EXCEL ACTIVITIES

1. Creating Bar, Line and Pie Charts
2. Bike Sales Activity
3. AutoSum Activity
4. NFL Spreadsheet
5. Halloween Activity
6. Thanksgiving Activity

• This lesson contains information about spreadsheets, activities and marking schemes.

#4. MICROSOFT PUBLISHER

Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application

• Create a variety of business documents including brochures, newsletters, postcards and business cards
• Deliver high-quality results without having graphic design experience
• Prebuilt building blocks of content and professional-looking effects for text, shapes and pictures

LESSON TOPICS

1. Font (Bold, Underline, italics, Color, Size, Style)
2. Shapes (Insert, Re-order, Fill, Outline, Transparency)
3. Pictures (Insert Online Pictures, Format Picture Style, Crop, Recolor, Brightness and Contrast)
4. Text Box (Insert, Format)
5. Borders and Accents
6. Calendar and Page Parts
7. Table (Rows, Columns, Color Scheme, Line Width and Color)
8. Page Design (Background Color, Built-in Color Schemes, Margins, Page Orientation, Page Size)
9. Mailings (Mail Merge)
10. Review (Check Spelling, Thesaurus)
11. View (Zoom into and out of Document)

Publisher is different than Microsoft Word in that the emphasis is placed on page layout and design rather than text composition. This lesson reveals and explains the main features located under the menu bar. It includes instructions along with screenshots and text bubbles to demonstrate how easy it is to create high-quality documents using Microsoft Publisher.

PUBLISHER ACTIVITIES

1. Brochure (2 Different Projects)
2. Business Cards
3. Events Poster
4. Cereal Box

You will also receive a lesson plan with this resource (PDF and editable PowerPoint copy)

#5. MICROSOFT FORMS

Microsoft recently released Microsoft Forms!
• Create surveys, quizzes, and polls
• Easily see results as they come in
• Invite others to respond to your Form or Quiz using any web browser, even on mobile devices
• As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses
• Form data, such as quiz results, can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis or grading.

This guide utilizes screenshots and step-by-step instructions to show you how to use the new Microsoft Forms!

Google Drive Icons (Add-on For Docs and Slides)

• Insert Icons in Google Slides and Google Docs!
• Browse 1800+ free icons from Font Awesome & Google Material Design directly in Google Slides
• You can choose any color you want and the icons are imported in your Slides
• A very simple way to choose the perfect icons to illustrate your presentation
• Once you selected an icon and added it in your slide, right-click and select “Format options” to drop a shadow, add a reflection and much more

TeachwithTech Updated Products!

• TeachwithTech regularly updates products with new activitiesscreenshotsinstructions and video/article links
• Recent updates include many of our Google Drive products, ClassDojoWeVideoComputer Crime, and many of our Bundles!
• Download these Free Updates under your “my purchases” tab
• This notice will appear if there is an update…
Newly Revised, Re-Download
• Simply download the product files again to get the update
• Thank you for your purchases and remember to check for updates before using a TeachwithTech resource

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ClassDojo Build Classroom Communities Guide

CLASSDOJO.COM

• The simple way to build an amazing classroom community
• Used in 90% K-8 schools in US | Always free for teachers
• ClassDojo connects teachers with students and parents to build amazing classroom communities
• Students can showcase and share their learning by adding photos and videos to their own portfolios
• Get parents engaged by sharing photos and videos of wonderful classroom moments
• Instantly share photos, videos, and announcements on Class Story, or privately message with any parent
• Any classroom, any device – 100% free

UPDATE: This guide has been completely redesigned in 2018 to show you the current ClassDojo dashboard and features! It includes easy to follow step-by-step instructions and screenshots to show you how to use ClassDojo.

TOPICS

1. Sign-up / Log-in
2. ClassDojo Dashboard
3. Adding Photos
4. Setting Up a Class
5. Load Students or Importing Class Lists (Word & Excel)
6. Inviting Students & Parents
7. Take Home Printable Invites
8. Dashboard 3 Main Tabs (Classroom, Stories & Messages)
9. Account Settings
10. Class Story Cards
11. Communicating with Parents & Private Messages
12. Share What’s Happening in Your Class
13. Reports
14. Notifications

CLASSDOJO GUIDE