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  • Fab Find Friday: Google Translate

    Posted by Devon Bradley on 2/23/2018

    Google Translate can be used on your web browser or the app.  It is helpful when you need to translate in real time.

    You can also translate printed text.  Click the camera icon, position the iPad so you can see the text in the camera.  You will see the words change on the screen.

    This is how my blog post appears when I translate it live:

    Google Translate


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  • T-TESS Thursday: SeeSaw (Dimension 1.2)

    Posted by Amanda Castro on 2/22/2018 7:00:00 AM


    SeeSaw is a digital portfolio for students to showcase their work.  Students and teachers can access SeeSaw from the web or on the iPad with the app.  When the parent notes are sent home, parents can be connected to their student.  Then when a student's work has been approved by the teacher, the parent receives a notice to view the work.  Parents can like or comment back on their student's work.  All of the posting and commenting is filtered by the teacher before posted.

    This app/site can be used at all grade levels.  At the elementary level, there is the option to have a class sign in so that students do not have to log in individually.  Upper-grade students can sign in with their Google accounts.

    Save time by having students read their sight words to post on their portfolio.  Then go back and listen to them later.

    SeeSaw has an activity library on their site, but have also sent out this Google Slide presentation with many more!

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  • Website Wednesday: Read, Write, Think Cube Creator

    Posted by STACI SEBESTA on 2/21/2018 6:00:00 AM



    Read Write Think's Cube Creators provide templates designed to break the writing process into six distinct parts. There are templates for writing biographies, mysteries, short stories, and a blank template that you can customize. Students enter the required information into the online template. When the template is completed, it can be printed with lines for cutting and folding to create an actual cube.

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  • MacBook Tip Monday- Rename a batch of files at once

    Posted by Alicia Jordal on 2/20/2018

    Renaming a bunch of files one by one is tedious. 


    Select all the files that need to be renamed and RIGHT-CLICK them

    Next, click RENAME

    Choose the option that fits. Replace text allows you to change the name.

    That's all it takes!


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  • Fab Find Friday: Shake Up Learning

    Posted by Devon Bradley on 2/16/2018

    Kasey Bell has amazing resources for classroom teachers.  Check out her blog at www.shakeuplearning.com and follow her on Twitter @shakeuplearning

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  • T-TESS Thursday: Exit Ticket (Dimension 2.5)

    Posted by Amanda Castro on 2/15/2018 7:00:00 AM

    An exit ticket is a quick way to gather information from the students.  Your exit ticket can be a very quick assessment of what they learned with one or two questions.  An exit ticket can also be used to ask how the student feels he/she is understanding the material.  A Google form is a great way to collect the exit ticket answers.  Or if you prefer, post it notes work well too.  There are many different platforms you can use to collect an exit ticket.

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  • Website Wednesday: CuePrompter

    Posted by STACI SEBESTA on 2/14/2018 6:00:00 AM


    CuePrompter - The Online Teleprompter

    Free teleprompter/autocue service

    CuePrompter is a free teleprompter/autocue service. Your browser works like a teleprompter -no extra software needed.

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  • MacBook Monday Tip- Mac's equivalent of Ctrl/Alt/Delete

    Posted by Alicia Jordal on 2/12/2018

    If you find you are stuck in a program and you can't exit:

    Hold down Command + Option keys and press ESC

    This will force the application to quit.


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  • Fab Find Friday: Flippity

    Posted by Devon Bradley on 2/9/2018

    The Flippity add-on to Google Sheets creates games and activities for you.  You enter the information, and the template does the rest.  Click here to see examples and directions.


    After you make a Google Sheet using one of the templates, publish, and that’s it!  You will have a link to use however you wish.  You can share it on your webpage, or play together as a class on your interactive board.  And, since you're using Google Drive, your game template is saved.


    They have some really great options, ready to go!

    Flash cards

    Quiz show

    Random name picker

    Word search

    Spelling words

    Badge tracker

    Crossword puzzle



    Progress Indicator

    Mad Libs

    Mix and Match

    Tournament Bracket

    Certificate Quiz

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  • T-TESS Thursday: Twitter (Dimension 4.3)

    Posted by Amanda Castro on 2/8/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Twitter is full of teachers sharing ideas and collaborating.  You can learn from teachers all over the world without even leaving your living room.  

    Twitter chats are a great way to jump in and make some connections with other educators.  Chats range from being about general education topics, to very specific content areas.

    This site maintains a list of many of the popular education chats along with the times they "meet."  There is even a new teachers to Twitter chat held every Saturday.

    Want to get started, but not sure how? Ask your campus EdTech, we are happy to help!

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