Apologies to those of you who follow this blog… and/or who usually receive the weekly APP of the Week e-mail.
It has been a long difficult year, and when I returned to work at the start of May, I have to admit that I completely forgot about getting going with these postings and the App of the Week. I was a little overwhelmed…
Then, I made the decision to retire and everything about my work life since then has been focused on wrapping up and leaving things in good shape for my successor.
I am delighted to announce that Ms. Adrienne Kennedy will be taking over as ACL of Library and Technology Integration at ESA.
I do not know yet whether she will continue with this blog and the App of the Week feature, as we haven’t had a chance to discuss things like that.
Regardless, I trust you have found the blog and the blasts useful and helpful in your teaching practice.
Take care. Enjoy!
Screencast-o-matic for Chromebooks.
Screencast-o-matic has been my go to screencasting tool ever since I learned about it from Richard Byrne many years ago now. Now it works on Chromebooks. Read this recent article from FreeTech4Teachers to learn more and and link through.
The Climate Time Machine. Interactive educational game… part of NASA’s Climate Kids website.
Creating Animated GIF’s and Looping Video
Tools for Creating animated GIF’s and looping videos. Learn more in this posting at Practical Ed Tech for Teachers.
From Shake Up Learning:
I have delivered hundreds of hours of professional learning over the last ten years or so, and a vast portion of those sessions have focused on using Google tools in the classroom. I’ve learned a lot of lessons as a Google trainer, A LOT! So to help other trainers, I put together a framework for Google PD that I hope others will benefit from. I’m sharing the order that I teach G Suite apps as well as sharing free resources and tips along the way.
Of course, every teacher/trainer is different, with a different personality and different strengths and weaknesses; and every group of participants varies as well.
I presented a lot of these ideas last summer at ISTE 2017. Feel free to peruse the slides from my presentation, which contains much more than I can cover in one blog post.
Find the full ‘Learning Framework’ here.
The Periodic Table of Videos produced by The University of Nottingham features a video demonstration of the characteristics of each element in the Periodic Table of Elements. Each element in the Periodic Table displayed on the home page is linked to a corresponding YouTube video.
Learn more, including about additional content, in this posting at FreeTech4Teachers.
The International Children’s Digital Library
The International Children’s Digital Library Foundation promotes tolerance and respect for diverse cultures by providing access to the best of children’s literature from around the world. We invite you to explore our growing library and learn how you can contribute to our efforts.
Google Doc Add-Ons
Some new Google Docs Add-Ons… mostly for math, but also for music and languages.
Single Issue Manga
This from the folks at Book Riot… a list of single volume manga to help you take your first steps into a vibrant art form. Find the list here.
My Molecularium is a new free game app that challenges players to build a wide variety of molecules. Learn more in this posting at FreeTech4Teachers.