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Instructional Technology Tools

Below is a list of instructional tools that have been presented at workshops, tech talks, or online trainings. All resources listed have links and videos embedded in the slide decks for your reference. 

**Note: G-Suite Tutorials (Docs, Slides, Sheets, Sites, Forms, Google Classroom, Keep, Chrome, etc.) can be found on the G-Suite Tutorials Page.

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SCREENCASTIFY:

Record your screen (no webcam needed). Post the recording in Google Classroom to provide extra support to your students. Click on the image to the left to open the slide deck. In the slides you will find a link to a step by step directions and a video tutorial to watch a screencast created in action.

Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED PD SESSION

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CLEVER: ​(TK-6)

Click on the image to the left to see the slide deck instructions for teachers. Or click on one of the links below to see all resource materials:

-"How to" flyer with links to directions

Video Tutorial

Adding Apps/Links in Clever: Step by step of some of the most used apps

Clever Help Desk

Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED PD SESSION

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ZOOM:

Everything you need to know to Zoom successfully! Click on the image for information on: Creating and Inviting participants, Security Settings, Zoom Protocol for Students, and Managing Breakout Rooms. 

Go to the blog page and select the Zoom category for updates.

Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED PD SESSION

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FLIPGRID:

Communicate with your students in a secure and fun environment. Create a GROUP for your class and post topics to promote discussion. Students respond to topics with a short video. You can find a ton of templates in the Disco Library to choose from or make your own. Click on the image to the left to open the Slide Deck for instructions or CLICK HERE for the video tutorial.

*Getting Started: Educators Video

*Getting Started: Student Video

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KAHOOT/QUIZZIZ/QUIZLET:

Our favorite learning, game-based apps can be set up as individual challenges for student review to help students practice concepts. A fun way to review information (remotely)!

Kahoot: Self Paced Challenges

Quizziz: Assign as Homework

Quizlet: Make Flashcards

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SEESAW - For Beginners

Learn how to create your class, connect your students, use the tools to demonstrate learning and explore the activity library. You will leave with ready-made templates to start the first three days of school and be excited to use Seesaw in your classroom whether going "virtual" or in person!

Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED SESSION

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SEESAW - Next Steps

Learn how to create your own activities for both synchronous and asynchronous lessons, edit premade activities, use the tools within Seesaw to give students productive feedback and motivate student engagement using a digital sticker book. Bring your questions and I will help try to answer as many as I can. Be ready to be a Seesaw Expert! Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED SESSION

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PEAR DECK:

Create engaging and interactive slides using Pear Deck. Add slides to an existing presentation and choose from various interactive templates (or make your own). Pear Deck also allows you to cast your slides on to your students device so they can follow along from home. Unlock to use Student Paced mode to allow your students to go back through the slides at your own pace. Get the Pear Deck Add-on and you're ready to go. Click the image to the left for resources on how to get started.

Pear Deck Training Videos OR Sign Up For Pear Deck FREE training webinars

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THINK CENTRAL/GO MATH:

Why make Math difficult for you? Go Math has resources to make your life easier and your students’ learning better! Phil will demo how to screencast a math lesson using the Think Central resources, post to classroom, assign lessons, and check for student completion. He will also go over the Personal Math Trainer. Click on the image to the left to access all the resources and videos. LIVE ZOOM SESSION RECORDING

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CHALK.COM: 

It’s time to ditch that old lesson plan book and trade it in for a digital one! If you're looking for a good app to move into digital lessons there are a few good ones out there, but after testing many, I would recommend Planboard at Chalk.com. Click on the image to the left to view all the resources and watch 3 short videos to get you started today! Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED SESSION

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HOVERCAM SOLO 8+

Learn all about your new device, including installing software, strategies to use the hovercam, and an overview of all the features available. 

Or watch the LIVE ZOOM RECORDED SESSION

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PROMETHEAN

Here is our shared document with ALL the FAQ's and quick tips:

CLICK HERE to learn more about your board and it's features!

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BRAINFUSE

CLICK HERE to access online tutoring 24/7 and other support resources.

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GO GUARDIAN

CLICK HERE to access our one-page resource hyperdoc.

CLICK HERE to view the list of tech tips with videos and demos.

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KAMI

CLICK HERE for the "getting started" guide created for COUSD.

CLICK HERE to learn about the Split and Merge feature.

CLICK HERE to learn how to convert any doc to PDF using KAMI.

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READING EGGS

 

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MINDPLAY

CLICK HERE

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MATH SEEDS

CLICK HERE

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AERIES

CLICK HERE

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EXTENSIONS

CLICK HERE

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EDLIO

CLICK HERE

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INSPIRE

CLICK HERE

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