Below is a list of online tools that have been featured in previous 3 Teacher Tips Thursday post.
Distance Learning Resources from the TCDSB Nurturing our Catholic Community Team. Includes daily prayers and reflections and link to employee portal.
An online pin up board where students can post their thoughts and ideas for the whole class to see.
Instructions on how to make your own Bitmojis.
Bring lessons to life and explore the world through augmented and virtual reality.
Students can create their own avatars, storyboards, posters, comic strips, and even a class photo.
A great way to create online engage using a variety of visual ways to display data collection via a poll.
Star walk 2 app is an amazing way to teach science.
Fast easy way to make creative slides that look amazing.
With ILOVEPDF you can split large PDF’s into smaller documents.
The best part about this tool is that you can link Youtube Videos to Edpuzzle and insert your own questions about the material being shown.
With this Explain Everything app you can record lessons, use a digital whiteboard and have class discussions.
You can use Wheel of Names in your class by adding discussion topics in the wheel and by adding student names to choose from.
Ted Talk helps informs your students about current issues and how to overcome them.
Jamboard provides an interactive, creative and visual way of engaging your students in remote learning, it is also a good way to check for understanding at the conclusion of a lesson.
Pixlr is a free photo editing website that can be used to edit photos and create logos/thumbnails to enhance classroom lessons.
Nearpod gives students opportunities for interaction and immediate feedback by having them draw on a map or diagram, respond to a poll question, post a note or image to a collaboration board, or take a multiple-choice quiz.
This Netflix series helps educate students on meditation, and its different forms. This series also includes 20 minute long guided meditation sessions for your class to enjoy.
Slides Go is an amazing platform where you can find such a great slide show themes for FREE!!!!
A quick and easy game to play with your students is QuickDraw! Quickdraw encourages students to read and work on their fine motor skills using a mouse, while feeling engaged, challenged, and having fun!
There are millions of resources on YouTube that are available to educators worldwide. For example, Jack Hartmann’s channel helps student understand specific concepts while using songs and movement to engage your students.
There are so many creative ways the educational community continues to generate thought provoking and unique learning opportunities for our students. So many resources can be found anywhere. Getting your students involved into all of these activities is worth doing this to motivate them.
There are a ton of templates, fonts, and stock images on Canva. It will seriously make you look like a pro, even if you have very little design sense. It is a free, one stop shop whenever you need create a flyer to promote any event. It’s like having a personal graphic designer in your back pocket!
Procreate is an inexpensive app that you can download for tablet/iPad that gives you an incredible number of artistic possibilities. You can use it for drawing, painting, and even calligraphy. It works seamlessly with the Apple pen or other drawing stylus that you might be using.
Mote is a voice note Google extension that allows teachers to save time by leaving voice notes for students. Teachers are already staring at a screen way too much and this tool cuts my marking time in half!
Focus Booster, is a free desktop app that aims to help improve your focus and productivity. Using this tool almost daily is definitely helpful. It promotes consistent, sustained studying concentration, as it uses the Pomodoro studying technique.
It’s truly surprising that Canva is also a video editing tool. Canva allows you to use different fonts, colors, and editing features; also giving you access to free background and effects.
MyBlueprint offers a variety of surveys that students are able to take to determine many things from their learning styles to possible future careers.
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