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beach-girl-with-frog-float.pngCindi Bolton

girl-ready-to-swim.pngLinsey Walker



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girl-wearing-sunglasses-arm-float2.jpgKatie Aldridge



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1. Encourage students to use eBooks this Summer!


2. Create a Google Account before June 11th.


3. Come up with a plan for cloud storage for your new Tech Equipment.

4. Create a Symbaloo for your 1st PBL of the Year

5. Start following Education Professionals on Twitter and start tweeting professionally.









WHAT'S TRENDING

Spotlight on digital tools that are showing popularity by students and teachers in around the country

  • **ViewPure** - This site lets you watch YouTube video without and sidebar or add distractions.
  • Animoto for Apple or Android tablets. Recently named a top ten app by eSchool.
  • Math Munch - this site is getting RAVE reviews. Watch the TED video HERE. Visit a blog entry HERE. Visit Math Munch for Teachers HERE.
  • **Weebly** - Very popular for creating websites. HERE is a great example demonstrating the Authenticity Design Quality.
  • **Yola** - An alternate tool to Weebly, we are seeing great projects using Yola. Click HERE for an example of a teacher project to show understanding of the Product Focus Design Quality.
  • iMovie - The trailer templates are very popular for student projects. Available for Apple laptops and iPads. It is THE movie creation tool for the iPad.
  • **Prez**i - The zooming presentation tool has wide popularity with students and teachers. It features great templates to get started with. In addition, there is a great Prezi App for iPads that has been refined over the years into a very workable tool. We watch teachers create Prezis on their iPads very frequently now. **__HERE__** is an example of a template-based project declaring the need for using digital tools in school.
  • **Thinglink** - Thinglink is very popular with teachers and students for project creation. You can take any picture and turn it into a content rich presentation. Click HERE for an example based on the Affirmation Design Quality. Be sure to try the links!
  • **Morfo** - A superb "talking head" app for tablets or smartphones. You turn your photos into lifelike talking heads.
  • Showbie - a great app that let's students "turn-in" iPad projects.
  • Tellagami - iPad animation app. Instead of a talking head, Tellagami gives you a full blown character.
  • **BigHugeLabs** - Everything you might want to do to a photo under one site. Posters, magazine covers, trading cards, etc.


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