Sketchboard.io for collaboration and brainstorming

May 17, 2016 by

SketchboardSketchboard.io is an endless collaborative canvas for brainstorming and planning. This Google App allows users to combine handwriting, shapes, text, and additional content making it incredibly flexible for multiple uses.  The app includes pre-made shapes for process diagramming, flowcharts, concept mapping and more. Sketchboard.io also makes it easy to expand on ideas while keeping prior drafts just by expanding your canvas so you can keep thinking and drawing.

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Google Handwriting for note taking

May 12, 2016 by

GoogleHandwritingGoogle Handwriting is an app that you can add to your Android device so that instead of using the built in keyboard, users can write with a stylus or their finger.  Google Handwriting input cuts down on thumb typing and provides a more traditional note taking experience.  Google Handwriting will work with many of the apps that are styled after notebooks in appearance.  Google Handwriting will also allow users to switch between the native keyboard and handwriting with the tap of a button.  This is a great way for young students to practice their writing or work out math problems in a digital notebook.

 

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Twitter Archiver for Professional Learning

Apr 26, 2016 by

TwitterArchiverThe amount of information that travels through the Twitterverse is overwhelming.  It is difficult to keep track of the rapid stream of fantastic resources and then keep all the things that you might want to use later.  Twitter Archiver is a great tool to keep and sort through all that content.  Twitter Archiver is an Add-on for Google Sheets that will allow you to search for specific hashtags based on search operators.  Once you initiate the Add-on, you can enter your search terms and Twitter Archiver will populate a spreadsheet that you can save as long as you need it.

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Google Doc Publisher for Web Publishing

Mar 29, 2016 by

gdocpubGoogle Docs is a great tool for many reasons.  One of the great things about Google Docs is that you can publish your document right to the web to share content with students, parents, or colleagues.  Students can also publish their writing to the web, which is both a 21st century skill and a standard in many states.  The drawback to publishing right out of Google Docs is that you lose the nice formatting that you created in the Doc.  Enter Google Doc Publisher! This is a great tool to keep your Google Docs beautiful and still publish to the web.  Simply publish your Doc and then paste the URL into Google Doc Publisher to keep your nice formatting.

 

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Lingualy

Mar 23, 2016 by

LingualyLingualy is a Chrome browser extension that lets you practice language learning in a whole new way.  The Lingualy extension provides study aides for learning languages on the websites that you visit.  This extension has definitions, grammar, flashcards and audio to help you increase your vocabulary in a new language.  You can use Lingualy while you read the news, gmail, or browse your social media feeds.  This app is a great way to practice a new language while completing activities that you normally do.

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