Technology

Google Forms Add-ons

These Add-ons maybe found either soley in Google Forms or in other Google Apps as well. All links provided for the Add-ons will take you to the Chrome Web Store, but if you wish to add and Add-on, go to Add-ons then Get Add-ons and search for the Add-on you wish to add.

Google Docs Add-ons

These Add-ons maybe found either soley in Google Docs or in other Google Apps as well. All links provided for the Add-ons will take you to the Chrome Web Store, but if you wish to add and Add-on, go to Add-ons then Get Add-ons and search for the Add-on you wish to add.

UITPA Resources

When recording video for the UITPA, check the photo and camera settings on the device you are using to be sure that you are not recording in the highest quality setting.  Most devices will automatically default to the best HD setting.  If you record this video in high definition, the amount of time to download it from your device and upload it to Taskstream is excessive.

Suggested Free Video Compression & Converter Software

Below is a free software that compress large files and some tutorial on how to go about compressing files. Note, if your video file is in HD and over 1GB, it will take a significant amount of time to compress it.

Video Resources & How to create & upload a video to TaskStream

Video Editing Software Suggestions: links below will send you to tutorials per application or overview

Collaborative Student Display Station

Collaborative Student Display Stations (CSDS) serve as a flexible teaching tool. With a collaborative station, a teacher has more resources available to them through the internet; interactive, web 2.0 sites; their own personally created files; and more--all of which broadens understanding of concepts taught in class. Also, the stations provide students with a way to show what they know through an array of digital projects from simple survey responses to teacher questions to videos or podcasts demonstrating a lesson on a given topic. CSDSs include but are not limited to:

Discovery Education Network

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Discovery Education provides for free videos, lessons, virtual tours, puzzel makers and more based on Core Curriculum Standards and much more with the premium accounts. For all grade levels.

Tinkercad

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Students can design their own 3D objects in this web-based app. There is no need to no CAD to create your own objects for 3D printing. For grades 9 and up.

Hopscotch

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With the Hopscotch iOS app, coding is made easier. No typing or tricky syntax. Just drag blocks of code with your finger and play with what you make instantly. Also, users can make many things like their own games such as a new version of Geometry Dash, or a journey to outer space, create digital art. The possibilities are limitless. For grades 6 and up.

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