Here is a really nice site that I came across. It is a free site called Blendspace by Tes. If you are looking for a way to create a blendspace in your classroom with little or no devices with students, check out this site. The great feature about the resources shared on Blendspace is that you can use them prior to your students each having a device in their hands and when all students have a device you can continue to use them in a more individualized or small group way. Check out these engaging usage ideas from Blendspace. If you like what you see, go to Blendspace by Tes and join for free there's more to checkout once you are logged in. I liked that I could join with my Google account so it makes it easy to log on.
I know many teachers like to use educational movies and documentaries so I am sharing great find. It's basically a library that embeds a wide collection of academic and cultural films collected from different sources ( e.g digital libraries, university websites, video hosting sites, educational platforms and many more). The library has over 30.000 movies and over 100 collections.You can use the search box on the lefthand of the page to conduct a quick search and locate movies you are interested in. You can also filter your search using criteria such as title, date archived, creator and views. The site is broken into various provider categories and within each category there are many videos to search. Click here to start searching for cultural and academic films.
Studyladder is a web based program built by teachers to help students of all abilities have fun while learning. This site contains thousands of activities. The site is broken into content areas. It includes the 4 core, plus music, art, health, safety and citizenship, I.C.T. and theme based learning. Click here to check it out. Studdyladder also has a collection of resources and activities geared toward the Rio Olympics. Click here to see the Rio Olympic resource page.
Appletree is a free tool that can be used to communicate between school and home. It's free and it's easy. Click here to check it out.
The De Mobo Slides app allows you to connect your laptop and phone to control your presentations using your cell phone. In addition, De Mobo allows you to use your laptop to project so it becomes a document camera. It also allows for a picture in picture mode so you can continue your presentation and project at the same time. Click here to see the tutorial.
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