5 Favorite Digital Tools That Have Recently Been Updated

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 Storming board and then the class can "rank" the ideas. Some new features are now that you are able to clear boards and insert images.


Quizizz-
Quizziz is my favorite fun online formative assessment.  It is an engaging way for students to be able to take an online quiz.  A newer feature that has come out in the last year is that it easily integrates with Google Classroom. 







Make Beliefs Comix -

 Make Belief Comix is a great way for students to be able to create their own comics.  The site has had a recent site redesign and students can tell their story in up to 9 frames. There is also a digital literacy piece where students can get FREE ebooks that contain writing prompts.

Please let me know if you have any questions about any of these tools








LASTLY - EdcampGA is almost here! We have a nice contingent from Elbert County School District attending and it is NOT too late to sign up. This is a free event at the UGA Miller Center from 8:00 - 12:00 on Saturday March 3rd.  You can sign up HERE. I hope that you can join us.

Take Care,
Clint




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