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Teach Engineering: curriculum for K-12 teachers

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Teach Engineering offers a database of standards-based lessons and activities focused on teaching the fundamentals of engineering. For all grade levels. 

Voice Note

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Voice Note is a Chrome extension that allows you to speak to your computer and will turn what you speak into text. 

Connected Mind

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Connected Mind is a free mind mapping extension for Google Chrome.  Sign in with your Google account.  Includes speech recognition, free cloud storage, 60 fonts, and the ability to insert images and links.

Readability

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Readability is a Chrome extension that improves the readability of text on web pages through features that permit users to remove clutter on busy web pages. Also, it provides the option to save articles for later reading and the ability to change font size and color to improve the ability to read digital text. For all grade levels.

Select & Speak

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Select and Speak is a Chrome extension that is designed to allow users to select text to have it read aloud to them. The one additional set of features this extension has over other text to speech apps is that users may choose a language from a long list of languages to have text read accurately in the language that the text is written in. Also, users may modify the speed and voice that reads the text.

Speakit!

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Speakit! is a Chrome Extension App that can be found in the Chrome App Store that allows users to have text on a web page read to them. By selecting the feature under Chrome settings, users can also use Speakit! to create text from speech. For all grade levels.

GoFormative

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GoFormative is a free web-based resource that is a variation of a Learning Management System (LMS) focused primarily on formative assessments, informal or formal. Teachers may load their assignments and give students codes to get in (no email address required) where they can complete the assignment. Teachers can see student work in real-time and respond and grade it from in Formative.

Flippity

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Flippity is a conversion tool that allows users to take Google Sheets and turn them into flashcards, a random name picker, a Jeopardy-like trivia quiz review, a progess tracker, and more. This tool would be great for students to collaborate on in pairs or teams and provides cool features like the ability to embed videos or insert images in the flashcards/quizzes.  For all grade levels. 

ClassCraft

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ClassCraft is a Learning Management System (LMS) that is modeled on the kid popular Minecraft where role playing fosters effective student collaboration when students gain points for helping each other and for improved behavior. Parents have the ability to be connected and provide support from home as well through awarding points for work done at home. Some features are paid such as some of the interactive gamified features, but the basic free version is worth exploring. For all grade levels.

QuizBean

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Quizbean is a great assessment resource for educators with features like the ability to take a quiz without using an email address, add unlimited questions, students get "instant score" during a quiz, add explanations to questions, allow students to view reports of what they got right/wrong, and more. An account is free for 3 quizzes and 26 students per year and, for educators, more for nominal fees. For all grade levels.

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