Coggle

May 26, 2015 by

CoggleCoggle is an easy-to-use mind mapping tool that can be used in many ways. Coggle allows users to create a web of connected thoughts and ideas with a few simple clicks or users can use shortcut keys to navigate and create. Coggle is collaborative, allowing users to invite others to join the mind map. Coggle also allows users to add images and hyperlinks to web content.  Organize your Coggles in folders on the Coggle home page or in your Google Drive.  Your Coggles can be shared publicly via the Coggle site, social media, or embedded in a web site or learning management system.  Coggle is a great way to make thinking and learning visable.

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Happy Memorial Day

May 25, 2015 by

Each year we celebrate the unofficial kick off of summer with the beach, barbecues, and family fun but don’t forget what Memorial Day is all about and celebrate The National Moment of Remembrance with your families at 3:00 pm today.

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Friday Photo: Miss who?

May 22, 2015 by

Literacy improves!  Spelling. . .not so much.  Students use critical thinking skills while looking for details in their world.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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SimpleMind

May 21, 2015 by

SimpleMindSimpleMind is a mind mapping tool for Android mobile devices.  SimpleMind lets you jot down ideas and tie them together in the form of nodes and lines.  The easy interface allows users to drag the nodes around and to cut, copy, and paste content to different parts of the mind map as ideas grow.  SimpleMind also has undo and redo features so that users can try out nodes and then change their mind.  The app also allows for various design features so users can color code and apply different kinds of borders and lines.  SimpleMind supports large mind maps so the thinking can go on and on.  SimpleMind is a great tool to brainstorm or visualize thinking.

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Story Lines

May 20, 2015 by

StorylinesStory Lines is a fun, collaborative storytelling app.  Students start out with a common phrase and then the next student can illustrate the phrase, the next student titles the drawing (without knowing the first phrase), the following student illustrates that title, and so on.  The Story Lines app is a modern day game of telephone that can bring out creativity and fun for your students. Story Lines can be used when learning idioms, new vocabulary, or to practice foreign language. This is also a great app for one iPad classrooms.

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Send to Kindle

May 19, 2015 by

SendtoKindleQuite often, as we surf the web, we stumble across things that are interesting to us but we don’t have time just then to read.  The Send to Kindle Chrome Extension is a great solution.  This extension will “send” any web content to your Kindle App.  Since the Kindle App syncs across multiple devices, you can take your web news, blog posts, and other content with you to read whenever you have a moment to spare.  The Send to Kindle Extension allows you to send with one-click or look at a preview of the web content.  It is easy to use since it resides to the right of your Omnibox in your Chrome browser.  The Send to Kindle Extension is a handy tool for keeping all of that content that you’re going to read.

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Monday Suc… hold on, Books? Summer Reading!

May 18, 2015 by

With the summer upon us in the next 4-6 weeks… it is a good (and vital) time to start thinking about our own personal reading lists for the summer.  Although we have lots of other things going on, (we all know teachers don’t really get the summers off) it is important we take time to stimulate our minds in different ways.  Here are the books recommended by various TED speakers… whether you get through 1, 5, 10, or 20- be good to yourself and read this summer!

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Friday Photo: Be Happy

May 15, 2015 by

I love this… let’s all be happy for no reason at all.  Let’s just be happy. Together.

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Post it Plus

May 14, 2015 by

PostitPlusMany of us use Post-it notes daily when brainstorming independently or with others, jotting down to-dos, and when planning.  But when that thinking session is over, what do we do with those notes?  Sometimes we keep them on the table, wall or chart paper and sometimes we take them all down and just try and remember the work we had done.  Now there is Post-it Plus, a handy app that was produced by 3M, the creator of the Post-it note.  Take a picture of your brainstorming with the Post It Plus app and then let it do its magic.  Not only will your Post It brain transfer be saved but you can manipulate your Post-its in the app.  The Post-it Plus app will allow you to share with your team and send your notes to some of your other favorite productivity apps.

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SmartNews

May 13, 2015 by

SmartNewsSmartNews is an Android app that compiles news stories from around the world.  Based on your location and preferences, SmartNews will find and prioritize stories that you are likely to be interested in.  SmartNews will pull and load content quickly so the most current news is always at your finger tips.  The stories on SmartNews can then be read offline.  SmartNews is a great app for students to read narrative text about topics that they find interesting.

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