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Study Tips, Learning Techniques and Methodologies

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Tools Tools
Google Slides
Google Docs
Google Drawing
Google Expeditions
Google Sheets
Google Tour Creator
Twine
Quizlet
MS PowerPoint

Create Self Gradig Quizzes
Google Forms (Self Grading Quizzes)
Edcite
Schoology

Collab and Sharing
Flipgrid
Other file sharing options
SeeSaw

Lecturing and Learning Management Systems
MS Whiteboard
Schoology
Nearpod

Educational Posters
Canva
Padlet
Wakelet
Seesaw

Music, Sound and Voice
NaturalReader
MuseScore
Anchor (creating podcasts)

Helping Students With...
 - coding
 - journaling
 - math
 - science
 - art
 

Tools

 

Google Slides

  Google Slides Tutorial
https://www.google.com/slides/about 
 


 

Google Docs

  Google Docs
https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/?ftv=1 

 
What is a Hyperdoc?
 

Google Drawing

  Google Drawing app   https://docs.google.com/drawings

Google Drawings Tutorial - Vector Portraits Lesson


 
 

Google Expeditions

This app uses VR head sets: a virtual reality tech tool that lets you and your class go on virtual field trips around the world from the comfort of your classroom.

 
 

Google Tour Creator

 
       
 
       
 

Google Forms (Self Grading Quizzes)

  Branching in Google Forms is a way to send a respondent to a different page or question based on how they answer. You have probably experienced this type of strategy if you have taken a survey that takes you to more specific questions based on how you answered basic questions. Read on....

This feature is known as "Skip Logic" in Google Forms.
 
 
 

Edcite

   
  Crate your own self grading quiz   Creating a quiz


Enforcing answers from a predefined interface, such as a partial keyboard.


 
 
 

Google Sheets

  Want to build a web scraper in Google Sheets? Turns out, basic web scraping, automatically grabbing data from websites, is possible right in your Google Sheet, without needing to write any code.     https://www.benlcollins.com/spreadsheets/google-sheet-web-scraper
 


Educational Posters

   
 

Canva

  Use Canva to create educational posters
https://www.canva.com/ 
 
 

Padlet

  Padlet is a digital sharing wall. It has a free version.
https://padlet.com/
 
 

Wakelet

  Wakelet is a digital sharing wall. It has a free version.
https://wakelet.com/
 
 

Seesaw

  Seesaw is a digital sharing wall. It has a free version.
https://web.seesaw.me/
 
 

MS Whiteboard

  Microsoft Whiteboard is a free application that allows you to use a computer instead of a physical whiteboard, lecture and share the content with your students.
The following is an example of a chem lesson on this website

The app can be found on the Miscrosoft App Store.
 
 

Schoology

  This is a free Learning Management System (LMS) that helps you keep everything in one place, including grades and quizzes.
https://www.schoology.com
  Schoology Gradebook Use and Shortcuts
 

Make a Quiz


Schoology Question Banks
       

Nearpod

  https://nearpod.com/ A step by step guide of how to use Nearpod to create slides and use them in your classroom.



Flipgrid

  Flipgrid
https://flipgrid.com/
Flipgrid is a video interaction app built for collaborating in classrooms. Teachers can pose questions in video format and students respond in video format as well. The tool was recently purchased by Microsoft (June 18, 2018) and is now offered free to educators.



Twine

  Twine
https://twinery.org/


Creating interactive books in game style formats. Install desktop version or use online. You can also use this tool to cover the planning stage of your story writing, or planning an interactive science lesson.

Quizlet

  Quizlet
https://quizlet.com/
 

Make flash cards or use cards made by someone else to save time. This system has millions of study sets shared by other users. Before you start making your own card set, search first, likely someone has already created one before you, copy it and modify from there. Turn flashcard sets into a tests, games or use them as you would paper cards. This system also has spellcheck capabilities and built in sound to pronounce for vocabulary sets.

Tutorial

 

MS PowerPoint

How to Record Desktop Screen Using PowerPoint
 

 
  Using PowerPoint to create animations

 
 

 
       
 

Music, Sound and Voice

Prepare audio files directly from text documents to help dyslexic students with exams and their learning.
 
Natural Reader Software
Write music and have the system playout several instruments in collective streams using MuseScore
 
https://musescore.org/en
Examples
example adaptation of Queen's "Somebody to Love" to a classical version:
   https://musescore.com/briut/somebody_to_love_classical_edition_
  
example combining piano and violin:
   https://musescore.com/briut/scores/4864829
 
  Create a Podcast with Anchor   https://anchor.fm/


 
       
 
 

File Sharing Options

      The following require an email account to be used:
  Google Drive
  Dropbox (no email account)
  Outlook
  Yahoo.
       
 

Helping Students Code

Coding with MIT Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/

Learn coding by using visual elements on a scripting canvas. Introduce concepts: loops, variables, events, running a program and more. The service is available online or you can download an offline version. The offline app is great for those long car trips, have your child code while traveling.
Scratch coding course as book series
for use in the classroom


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Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org/

Coding with JavaScript classes, for younger audiences: https://www.khanacademy.org/hourofcode.
     
     
 
     

Helping Students Create Websites and Interactive Journals

GSuite 
Blogspot
https://www.blogger.com
 
 

You must sign in with a Gmail account.
It is easy and user friendly.
Also try the welcome screen
https://www.blogger.com/about/?r=1-null_user

WIX
https://www.wix.com/
Kidblog
https://kidblog.org/home/
Create Mobile apps from Google Sheets https://www.glideapps.com/
 
Create a Web Page in Google Drive   https://www.technokids.com/blog/apps/create-a-web-page-in-google-drive
 
     
 

Helping Students with Math

     
Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org/

Classes for all subjects and all ages, delivered in video format, and online interactive worksheets.
Example: Early Math, Table of Contents.
This website: academix.ca Choose a grade from top menu and select the Math icon.
     
     
 

Helping Students with Science

This website: academix.ca Choose a grade from top menu and select the Science icon where available.
 
Various Youtube channels sc/gr.html#YouTube
     
 

Helping Students with Art

     
Autodesk Tinkercad
 


1. Create 3D designs that you use either in digital form, or with 3D printing for a science project. Application is free but does require you create a free login to access the learning resources.

2. Create a simulation for your Circuits designs before you implements them.

Video Tutorials
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTXWXbEfezxpOQpDr3Bh7Xw

3D Design with Sketchup Make
https://www.sketchup.com/download?sketchup=make
Construct 3D scenery.
If you are into architecture, 3D printing, design, technical drawing and prototyping, then this is the app for you.

The Complete Beginner's Tutorial

     
     
 

Using the Tools in Interesting Ways

     
Collaborate with classmates to create an interactive story using Google Slides
If-Then Adventure Stories
  https://applieddigitalskills.withgoogle.com/c/middle-and-high-school/en/if-then-adventure-stories/overview.html
     
     

 

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