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The Friday Tech Tip: Voki

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Voki has been one of my favorite digital tools for a while now.  Voki is a way for students to orally share their ideas.  They record their voice and it makes an avatar that repeats what they say.   Here is an example of a Voki I made : Students will need to create accounts to make Vokis. If you have questions please let me know.

Take Care,
Clint

The Friday Tech Tip was delayed due to weather: Get the most out of your Google Calendar

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Happy Friday! (Actually Sunday Night)



Are you and your students getting the most out of using their Google calendar?  Some of the features of Google Calendar that may be of interest to you and your students
Students can get an automatic daily e-mail of their calendar agendaStudents can set and get reminders (Ex: remind me at 12:15 to get my homework for Mr. Winter's classSet reoccurring appointments (12:30 everyday I get a reminder to go to the office to take my medicine) Copy calendar entries from Google Classroom to the student's personal calander
If you are interested in these features or would like for me  to work with you 1:1 or with  your students let me know and I will be glad to help.   Here is a good place to start  https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/2465776?hl=en  . Also, you can learn more in the Google Apps for Education Training Center https://www.google.com/edu/training/.  If you have questions let me know
Take Care, Clint

Using Comics in the Classroom

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Happy FRIDAY!!
Are you looking for an alternative way for your students to write a story?  This week I read about a great Comics site called makebeliefscomix .  Students are able to create their own comics using this site. The site is available in many different languages.   Below is a tutorial that walks you though oof this digital tool. I think that this is a very valuable tool  that all students can access. If you have questions about this please let me know.

Have a great weekend, Clint



Keeping on in the New Year

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Happy New Year!  One of my New Years Resolutions (One of the same ones I keep every year) is to be more organized.  I am going to be using Google Keep to keep up with my lists, tasks, and notes. With Google Keep Students and teachers can easily create, access, and organize  notes and lists. Students can even insert pictures, graphs, charts, and leave notes about them.  Students can also share notes and lists just like Google Docs. What I really like about the program is that once students make a note they have the option to set a reminder so that they will get an e-mail about the note. This could be beneficial for students to be able to quickly access notes or lists to review material.  If you have questions about Google Keep please let me know. Happy Friday, Clint