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5 Favorite Digital Tools That Have Recently Been Updated

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Happy Friday!


I'm beginning to update and add a few more tools to our Digital Resource page on  our Bit.ly/ecsdit site.  Here are 5 favorite tools that have had updates

Screencastomatic -
Screencastomatic is a free software that allows students to record screencasts.  This is a wonderful way for students to be able to teach and explain.  This used to be only available for students who have windows or mac devices but in the last few weeks they have made this available for Chromebooks!




Google Earth - 
Google Earth is now web based! Yesterday our Primary School Teachers got to explore this feature and talked about how this could be incorporated in their curriculum. One of my favorite features is the "Voyager" feature. There are premade virtual fieldtrips for you and your students. This can be used as whole group instruction or as a center or in the 1:1 setting




Dot Storming -
Dot Storming is a great way to brain storm and gather ideas.  Students can contribute to a Dot Storm…

New Features with Equatio

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Happy Friday and happy almost long weekend!



This past week I met with our representative for Google Read and Write and Equatio.  Equatio is a math extension that is pushed out to all students.  Teachers can access Equatio by either signing into chrome (it should come up automatically) OR by going here and adding the extension.   Equatio is  a great way for students and teachers to make math and science digital. Students can speak in their math, draw using chromebooks that are touch screen, or create math using word prediction.  A new feature that our representative showed me that just came out is that Equatio now works with Google Classroom!  Teachers can go to equatio.texthelp.com  and create "math spaces"  this is a way to send out digital work spaces and  manipulative  and math  problems to students.  With Google Classroom integration  teachers can easily send out templates to students and collect student responses.   Please see the video below about Equatio. Also, you ca…

Authentic Digital Feedback

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I've been able to listen in on Impact Checks the last couple of weeks and I have had the great opportunity to learn about all of the great things that are going on here in the Elbert County School District.  One of the things that I have heard is that teachers are using the comments feature in Google Docs to help students with the writing process.  I was so proud to hear that this is being embraced and I think that it is really going to help our students become better writers. One of the questions that was asked was "Clint, how can we make this more authentic"  I did some research and have come across a Free resource that I have pushed out to everyone in the district called Kaizena.  Kaizena is a way to leave voice comments on Google Documents. I know that it can be difficult to have a writing conference with all students in your class. Now you can do that all at once! " Hey everyone, get your chromebook and load the Kaizena addon and listen to the fe…