Cool Tools for School
Canyon ISD
Debbie Boyer

Be a 21st Century Learner:   Collaborate, Communicate, Be Creative, and Think Critically!
Video Tools:


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Khan Academy

The Khan Academy is a website with over 2,400 short and to the point educational videos for science, math, and more.  Students and parents can find help with everything from basic math, calculus, physics, chemistry, finance, history, and more. The free app allows Khan Academy videos to play on the iPad without needing access to YouTube.

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Mathtrain.TV is a free, educational "kids teaching kids" project.  Students create videos to help their peers learn difficult math concepts.  The videos at this site will not play directly from the web on the iPad.  There is a free app available with limited access on the iPad.

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Read To Me provides on-line streaming videos of children's books read aloud by celebrities. The videos on this site require Flash and will not play on an iPad.

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TED has education videos that are great to use with students.  Search by subject.

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Math Live

Math Live is a web site that 3rd-6th grade teachers should look at whenever they are starting a new unit.  It’s packed with great TV like episodes in a cartoon format introducing many different math concepts. What’s great is that it introduces math concepts to show how math applies in everyday life.  The videos on this site require Flash and will not play on an iPad.

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WatchKnowLearn has indexed over 33,000+ educational videos, placing them into a directory of over 3,000 categories. The videos are available without any registration or fees to teachers in the classroom and to students at home 24/7.
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LearnZillion is a learning platform that combines video lessons, assessments, and progress reporting. Each lesson highlights a Common Core standard for math and ELA.  The videos on this site will play on an iPad.

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Cybercase shows kids that math is everywhere and everyone can be good at it! Cyberchase is an interactive website for math learning.  Check out the videos tab.



Tools to Create Videos :


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Educreations App

The free Educreations iPad app allows students and teachers to create short easy videos.   

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SMART Notebook Recorder

SMART Notebook recorder is an excellent tool for creating student and teacher developed videos.



Tools to Guide Learning:

Google Lit Trips

Google Lit Trips website allows students to use Google Earth to track locations in a piece of literature.  This will not work with the iPad at this time.

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Glogster is an online poster creation tool.  It allows pictures, sounds, and videos to be embedded into the "poster."  Directions for Glogster are found in this pdf file:  Glogster Directions . 

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Glogster Thinkfinity provides interactive activities for K-12th in all subject areas.  Some activities will work on the iPad, but the interactive choices require Flash which is not available on the iPad.

Productivity Apps:

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The Skitch app allows students and teachers to annotate, edit, and share screen shots. Draw directly on a .pdf document, picture, or file. 

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Doodle Buddy is a great app for capturing students thoughts.  Use for a quick check, assessment, or game.

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The Simple Mind app is a great graphic organizer or mind mapping tool.

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The free Socrative student app allows students to answer assessment questions or polls.  The Socrative teacher website allows teachers to set up "rooms" for students to use to answer questions. This is a great free resource for BYOT, iPad or computer.
Room #: 248331

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Paperport Notes is a free app which allows users to create, keep, and share by typing, drawing, and recording voice.

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Last Modified on October 8, 2013