Tech Ed Links

Name

Description

Subjects and Grade levels

Restrictions or Requirements

Cost

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Educational Resources

This is the district Ed Tech resource site.

All Subjects

All Grades

Website

Free

Anatomy 4D

Augmented reality. Print documents, color them  and turn them into augmented reality 3D images on screen or on individual devices. Explore different parts of the human body through app. Free lessons included.

Science

Grades that study the body (5th)

App based needs IOS or Android. Project or have students use individual devices

Free

Bitmoji

Create an avatar of yourself. If you don’t want to use actual pictures of yourself, create an avatar with is app. Images are pre made once you design yourself. Warning some images are appropriate for school and some are not.

All Teachers

IOS or Android device

Free

Class Cards

Classroom management system. Randomizes selection of students like equity sticks. You can assign a grade for each response.

All Subjects

All Grades

App based needs IOS or Android

$4.99 one time fee

Class Craft

Classroom management program. Game based management system that assigns different type of role playing characters to each student. Students gain experience points and take health damage depending on how they act at school. Students work together to try and stay alive. Parent contact component available as well.

All Subjects

Upper Grades recommended

Teacher needs a computer. Students can access with computer but not required

Basic Free

Subscription for additional features

Class Dojo

Classroom management system. Keep track of positive and negative behavior. Directly message parents. Post things to a shared feed.

All Subjects

All Grades

Teacher needs computer or app IOS or Android

Free

Close Reading

This is the Fisher and Frey website. There are links to PowerPoint presentations that describe the close reading process.

All Subjects

All Grades

Website

Free

Code Studios

Introduction to blockly coding. Use this site to promote basic coding skills. Students can work on teacher directed assignments or they can choose their own activities. Promote basic computer programing through youth targeted activities.

Computer Science/Math/ Language Arts

All Grades

Web Based

Free

Common Core

Common Core standard. This is a link to the common core website. It explains what the standards are, why we have them, etc.

Language Arts/

Math

All Grades

Website

Free

Edulastic

Assessment site. Create interactive tests using common core standards. Question styles include all the same as on the SBAC. Basicly you can create your own SBAC test on whatever standards you want. Teacher created questions or draw from a shared database.

All Subjects

All Grades

Web Based

Basic Free

Subscription for additional features

ELD Tech Resources

This is Coach Ellen Ferguson’s ELD technology resources. How to use technology to support english learners do better on CELDT. There are also ELD lesson plans.

ELD

3-6

Web Based

Free

Elements 4D

Augmented reality. Take paper blocks and turn them into interactive augmented reality blocks. Elements on blocks are represented in visual form. Place two blocks together and see the reaction. Click on screen for more information about the elements or reaction. Free lessons included.

Science

Grades that study elements (5th)

App based IOS or Android. Project or have student use their own devices

Free

Fossweb

The Foss website has some digital resources for teaching the Foss science kits. Unfortunately many of the resources are blocked because they require paid access. There are some activities available if you login as a guest.

Science

All Grades

Web Based

Paid with some Free features

FrontRow

Math and Language Arts program. Starts with a diagnostic and student can work at their own level. Assignments can be pushed out to students and override the adapted work. Students are rewarded with “coins” for using the program.

Math and Language Arts

All Grades

Web Based

Basic Free subscription for additional features

Go Formative

Assessment site. Create your own assessments. Upload your own files like pdf files and add interactive response styles for students. Many possibilities with this site.  Responses can include free draw, multiple choice, true false, and short answer.

All Subjects

All Grades

Web Based

Free

GoNoodle

Videos to make students move. Promotes action in 3-20 min movies. Project the video and have students do the physical actions with the characters on screen. Silly but the students like it and they get active. Great for rainy day.

PE

All Grades

Web Based

Free

Google Classroom

Classroom management system. Push out and collect assignments digitally. Score and return assignments digitally. Students can submit any form of assignments. Teachers can push out all forms of content to students. Extra Help Link

All Subjects

Grades 1-6

Web Based

Target 1:1

Free with District Account

Google Cardboard

Virtual reality. Take students on virtual reality trips to places on earth and in space. Limitation: only one student can take the trip per cardboard and device. Multiple free apps that are compatible with Google Cardboard.

Science/social studies

All Grades

IOS or Android plus VR headset

$10 and up for headset

App Free

Google Docs

Web based word processing. Share and collaborate with others. Accessible from any computer connected to the internet. Embed images, tables, and links to create awesome hyperdocs, digital notebooks and more. Extra Help Link

All Subjects

All Grades

Web Based

Free with District GAFE Account

Google Drawing

Create digital posters. Create documents on a single canvas. Canvas can easily be resized. Good for infographics and digital posters.

All Subjects

All Grades

Web Based

Free with District GAFE Account

Google Drive

This is your cloud based version of a hard drive. All of google created resources in one location (docs, sheets, forms, drawings, photos, forms etc). Extra Help Link

All Subjects

All Grades

Web Based

Free part of a GAFE account

Google Forms

Assessment/survey/feedback service from Google. Create feedback forms easily. Can also be used for choose your own adventure writing assignment with pictures.

All Subjects

All Grades

Web Based

Free part of GAFE account

Google Maps

Popular maps program can be educationally useful. Replace your old wall map with Google Maps projected. Many possibilities for students to interact with My Maps and more.

All Subjects

All Grades

Web Based

Free part of a GAFE account

Google Sites

Create your own website. Inform students of homework and assignments through the site. Give parents information about current events. Promote student work through the site. Example of Mr. Doherty’s class website.

All Subjects

All Grades

Web Based

Free part of a GAFE account

Google Slides

Web based presentation service like power point. Easily share presentations and create presentations with many multimedia possibilities. Extra Help Link

All Subjects

All Grades

Web Based

Free part of a GAFE account*

HomeConnect

Parents and students can access their Renaissance Account from home. Students can work on Accelerated Math practices at home. Parents can see reading progress and scores. Parents can sign up for email alerts. Make parents accountable.

Reading and Math

All Grades

Web Based

Free with the district paid subscription

IXL

Common Core style questions by skill. Free version needs to be shared out by the teacher but students can practice targeted skills in multiple subject levels. Paid version has many more teacher features.

All Subjects

All Grades

Web Based

Basic Free Subscription for additional features

Kahoot

Quiz program. Good for checking for understanding. Students read a projected question and the answers, then click the corresponding answer choice on their device. Teacher made quizzes or a searchable database.

All subjects

Grades 1-6

Web Based

Free

Kodable

Coding basics. Teach programing and coding foundational skills to younger students. Content for k-5 but really targeted to students beginning with coding.

Computer Science

Grades k-3

Web Based

Free

Lexia

Lexia is a phonics program to help students build vocabulary and reading skills. Lexia targets gaps in learning

Reading

All Grades

Web Based

District Paid

Nearpod

Interactive presentation tool. Take powerpoint or google slides to the next level with Nearpod. Include activities for students to complete and questions to answer. Control the student screen when in class and allow student to work at their own pace as homework. Create your own presentations or download pre made presentations (some free some paid).

All Subjects

All Grades

Web Based

Basic Free

OARS

Assessment and gradebook site. Create standards based assessments that students can take on or offline. The Alisal gradebook is now connected through OARS. The gradebook is connected to the report card and an electronic report card can be printed.

All Subjects

All Grades

Web Based

District Paid

Padlet

Create and collaborate on an interactive wall. Students can post written comments or answers to questions. Video and pictures can be posted as well.

All Subjects

All Grades

Web or IOS or Android device

Basic Free

$45 a year for added features

Prodigy Game

Math based role playing game. Students can work on teacher determined assignments and standards, or the game assigns math standards to them if none are set by the teacher. Students can work at home.

Math

Grades 1-6

Web Based

Basic Free

Subscription for additional features

Renaissance Place

This program is used across grade levels at Creekside. Tests reading and math skill levels. Promotes independent reading, comprehension, and vocabulary development. Standards based math practice. Multiple choice or open ended math practice.

Reading/Math

All Grades

Web Based

District Paid

Renaissance Place Home Connect

Allows Renaissance Place users access at home. Parents can check reading and math scores and goal progress. Students can work on math practice at home but can not take any tests.

Reading/math

All Grades

Web Based

District Paid

Scratch

Coding. This is a step up from Code Studios. Students use blockly coding to create their own animations, games, etc. This is open ended and does not have lessons built in like Code Studios. Students can be creative. Additional Support Presentation

All Subjects

Grades 3-6

Web Based

Free

Socrative

Assessment site. Create your own assessments, open ended questions, multiple choice, multiple selection, and short answer.

All Subjects

All Grades

Web Based

Free

Storyboard That

Digital Storytelling. Create digital stories with animations. Teacher can use to make lessons more engaging. Assign to students for teaching multiple writing styles.

Language Arts

All Grades

Web Based

Basic Free

Full features $60 a year

Thinking Maps

Thinking maps are a way for students to map out the writing process before writing. Each thinking map has specific writing strategies behind it. This site has free downloadable maps if you sign up and reasons why you should use them.

Witing

All Grades

Web Based

Free

Tour Builder

Interactive maps. Drop pins and write about locations. Include pictures and other information. Show the route historical or fictional characters take. Create your own tour depending on what the students are studying.

Language Arts/Social Studies

Grades 3-6

Web Based

Free

Twitter

Coach Ben highly recommends twitter to build your professional learning network. Follow inspiring educators to get great ideas. Connect with educators around the world.

Professional Development

All Teachers

Web or IOS or Android device

Free

WeScheme

Advanced coding. Designed to transition students from blockly to actual coding. This is for advanced students only. Students can practice open ended coding. Can also be used to teach math and order of operations.

All Subjects

Grades 5 and up

Web Based

Free

Zearn

Math program for a flipped classroom. Aligned to Engage NY Math. Video demonstrations of lessons and work for students to complete online in order with Engage NY.

Math

Grades 1-5

Designed for 1:1

Free

 

Google Apps, Extensions and Add-ons

Name

Description

Type

1 click timer

Quick timer to project.

Chrome Extension

Adblock for YouTube

Blocks ads on YouTube

Chrome Extension

Crafty Text

Provides a window that you can type in and then enlarge for students to view.

Chrome Extension

g(Math)

Create math equations and graphs in Google Docs

Docs Add-on

Google Classroom App

Google Classroom Extension

Quickly access and share resources to your students via Google Classroom.

Chrome App

Chrome Extension

Google Shortner

Takes a long web address and makes it small. The shortened address is case sensitive.

Chrome Extension

Pocket App

Save to  Pocket Extension

Put websites in your pocket to view later. Stores websites that you don’t have time to visit but don’t want to put as a bookmark or email yourself. Just put it in your pocket. Works across devices.

Chrome App anp

Chrome Extension

siteMaestro

Manage your students’ websites created with their GAFE account. Currently sites for students is blocked but we are working to change this in the future.

Sheets Add-on

Screencastify

Captures images on the screen. You can make a picture of any area on your screen while on the web. Takes videos and you can create gifs. Puts all files in your Google Drive.

Chrome Extension

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