Resources for teachers

Approved District Apps List – determine what apps are approved for use in the district

Application Request Form – submit a request to use an app not on this list. Use your network login to access the application request form. Complete the required fields and submit the request. You will be notified when the approval process has been completed via email. 

90 Educational Android Apps for Teachers – suggested and reviewed by Educational learning, the apps are grouped in categories for easy browsing.

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 – free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover, while fostering the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. 

Common Sense Education – free research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life: educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.

Edmodo – K-12 social learning network, used to connect, learn and create with educators around the world (the online tool that brought Global Read Aloud to Jennings).

Education World – Tools and Templates for teachers – free templates from bookmarks and book reports to calendars, Open House invitations and newsletters.

EdWeb – connect with peers educators, share information and best practices, spread innovative ideas, and provide professional development through access to free 1h long webinars.

FPS Copy Center – fill out online form to order copies for your class

Google.com – Log in to your Google educator account to access Google Drive.

GoNoodle – classroom energizers: run, jump, stretch, dance to get your students active, or calm them down with deep breathing exercises. Just sign up for a free account and all you need is a computer and a screen the whole class can see. Have fun!

IConn.org database – to access online article click on the link iConn.org   (from home: log in with our schools public library card number).  On the search results page, find the article and then click on the “PDF Full Text” link. The article will pop up.

iDebate – junior version example.

Interactive Sites for Education – many interactive websites grouped by subjects and topics.

Kahoot – create interactive quizzes and have students respond to multiple choice questions in real time.

Modern Chalkboard – free SMART Board lessons organized by subject area: Math, Science, Grammar, Social Studies.

Padlet.com – an online virtual “bulletin” board to collaborate, reflect, share links and pictures, in a secure location. Padlet allows users to create a hidden wall with a custom URL. Padlet creators can also moderate posts, remove posts, and manage their board 24/7.

Photos for classeasy way to search for Creative Commons images and download copyright free images, with proper citation.

QR Code Generator – create your very own QR codes. When scanned they will connect users the web links you wanted them to access.

Rewordify – enter hard sentences (or whole chapters, or a web site URL), click Rewordify text and you’ll instantly see an easier version, for fast understanding. The reworded words are highlighted— click them to hear and learn the original harder word.

Responsive Classroom – free newsletter articles and blog posts by experienced elementary educators on  Responsive Classroom approach.

Safe Share –  remove distracting elements around YouTube videos, crop videos and generate safe link before sharing them.

SBAC – Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests.

Slides Carnival –  free slide designs for Google slides. Slide options are searchable by theme. Each comes with 25ish different slide types, complete with beautiful graphics and editable graphs, a small library of icons, tables and maps, as well as clever frames for imported images.  Slides Carnival also plays nice with PowerPoint. Simply find a template you like, click on “Use this Presentation Template” and the slide deck opens in Google Slides.  Go to File, and after you make a copy, you can make it your own.

SMART Exchange – free SMART Board created lessons with grade level and subject area search-ability.

Studyladderfree printable and interactive activities and fun resources covering more than 10 subjects (including Mathematics, English, Art, Music, Languages)

Video Request – In order to have a video uploaded to your website, you must complete the steps in this online form.

Zamzar – free online file conversion: PDF to Word; PDF to Excel; DOC to PDF; MP4 to MP3; PNG to JPG; TIFF to PDF; JPG to PNG.

 

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