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With everyone having a little touch of spring fever and anxiously looking forward to the end of testing season, we need to be more creative than ever and offer our students a variety of interesting and engaging learning activities to help everyone stay the course and make it to June 8th! After all, "Variety is the spice of life." Wouldn't you agree?

Instead of assigning yet another poster project, why not try one of the alternatives listed in the link below that will not only add a little bit of variety to your lesson plans and enhance your tech toolkit, but will also promote digital literacy skills in your students so that we can help to prepare them to live in a world that interacts digitally.

**If you have a digital project/tool that you think would benefit other teachers, feel free to share it by adding it to the Google sheet!
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Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Have you ever wanted to ignite discussion in your classroom and really get your students engaged?
If so, consider "using video the way your students use video" and check out...FLIPGRID!

FLIPGRID is a video discussion community where you can post topics and your students respond with short (90 second) videos! It works on all modern browsers and devices, including Chromebooks, and is available as a free iPad, iPhone, and Android app.  FLIPGRID cards can even be embedded into various platforms including Google Classroom, Google Sites, and more!  
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Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017
If you've every used an online collaborative wall or "corkboard" like Padlet, you know how user-friendly it is, not to mention the many useful applications it can have in the classroom.  Now take Padlet, add polling/voting features, and what do you have? DOTSTORMING....
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Posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Check out this FREE web-based and mobile solution that enables teachers and students to create and share captivating visual stories:  ADOBE SPARK.


Adobe Spark
offers three (3) engaging story formats:
  • Spark Post - create stunning, attention-grabbing social graphics
  • Spark Page - turn words and images into magazine-style web stories
  • Spark Video - transform your stories into animated videos
*Click HERE for more information on getting started with Adobe Spark!
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Posted Thursday, March 9, 2017
Quickly capture what’s on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time. Speak a voice memo on the go and have it automatically transcribed. Grab a photo of a poster, receipt, or document and easily organize or find it later in search. Sync your notes, photos, voice memos, and checklists to Google Drive. What does all of this and more? Meet GOOGLE KEEP!
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Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Are you a Google Slides user? If so, have you tried out one of its newest features -Interactive Q & AGoogle Slides Q & A gives you the ability to interact and engage with audience members by allowing them to submit questions and vote on them while you're presenting.

To learn more about the interactive Google Slides Q &A, check out the links below!
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Posted Thursday, February 16, 2017
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