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Bibliography.com - LoveToKnowMedia

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Take the stress out of creating proper citations using Bibliography.com's citation creator; no registration required. Bibliography.com focuses on creating citations using the three...more
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Take the stress out of creating proper citations using Bibliography.com's citation creator; no registration required. Bibliography.com focuses on creating citations using the three major formats - Chicago, APA, and MLA. Enter a book title, author, or URL to begin selecting the appropriate item from the resulting search. If necessary, add edits to the information such as page number or annotation, then create your citation. Copy and paste your citation into any document or download it to Microsoft Word. Although registration isn't required, creating a free account offers you options, including online storage that makes all items saved accessible from any device.

tag(s): citations (33), expository writing (31), persuasive writing (51), plagiarism (31), Research (52)

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This is a great site to recommend to students for use at home to build properly constructed citations. If using on classroom computers, previous citations would not be available for all students to use; recommend that students create an account to store and access all previous work. It is simple and easy, and until academics across the world decide on one format, this allows us to digitally "attach" a dynamic image of the resource to scholarly work: a great tool!

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MyBib - MyBib.com

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MyBib is a bibliography and citation generator that offers many different citation styles. Use this simple tool to create and save citations for various resources, including websites,...more
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MyBib is a bibliography and citation generator that offers many different citation styles. Use this simple tool to create and save citations for various resources, including websites, PDFs, and ISBN. Begin by selecting the type of resource from the options bar or drag a PDF onto the site. Follow the prompts that may ask for additional information. When finished, select the download option to copy and add to a document, choose from other options to print, add to Google Drive, and more. Creating an account is optional; however, it allows you to save your citations for future use. MyBib also offers a Chrome extension that creates citations directly from websites.

tag(s): citations (33), expository writing (31), persuasive writing (51), plagiarism (31), Research (52)

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Include this tool on all classroom computers and as a link on your class website for student use. This bibliography tool helps students properly format their Works Cited pages. Use this tool to help keep your students (or even yourself) organized! Make sure you teach plagiarism lessons about paraphrasing and proper citation of sources, so students use this tool properly! Take the drudgery out of writing formal papers by emphasizing thinking over mechanics. Whether teaching beginning research or seniors in high school, introduce them to MyBib. For younger students, seeing all the formatting and citing done correctly from the beginning makes sense, whether it is the body of the writing or the bibliography. With either age group, give lessons about each part of a paper or letter. Demonstrate on an interactive whiteboard (or with a projector) and think out loud as a group to pull together ideas, sources, quotes, and more to support an argument and build a paper. You can use it, too, when you write for your graduate program. Since you can choose from virtually any formatting style, you do not have to worry about memorizing punctuation and double-checking the format.

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OK2Ask: Sway Cool Reading - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from November 2020. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Good readers take breaks to process what they're reading. Learn research-based strategies to use Microsoft Sway to guide comprehension. Helping students become aware of reading comprehension strategies allows them to manage their learning and empowers them to read strategically. This is especially helpful in a flipped or blended learning model. Join us and learn how to put Sway into action in your classroom! As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn three active reading comprehension strategies; 2. Understand where these strategies fit in the instructional cycle; and 3. Plan for the use of Sway during reading instruction. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): professional development (236), reading comprehension (119), reading strategies (53), remote learning (31)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Microsoft Teams: Assignments & Feedback - TeachersFirst

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Meaningful feedback helps everyone improve. Microsoft Teams offers both formal and informal feedback mechanisms. In Teams, you can give students assignments with all applicable resources and templates attached, then use rubrics, polls, and quizzes to offer timely feedback on progress toward learning goals. Learn to create and use this assignment and feedback loop to help students grow. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn how to create assignments in Microsoft Teams; 2. Understand how to give students feedback on completed assignments; and 3. Plan to use a rubric to offer students feedback. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Microsoft (57), professional development (236), remote learning (31)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire: Choice Boards for Differentiation - TeachersFirst

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Help students focus on building knowledge, understanding, and essential skills by empowering them to choose how they will meet their learning goals. Learning Menus or Choice Boards allow your students to complete equally active, interesting, and engaging assignments that demonstrate their comprehension of the presented material. This session will help you learn to create and use differentiated choice boards based on Tomlinson's model for differentiation. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand Tomlinson's model for differentiation; 2. Learn about the use of choice boards for both instructional and assessment purposes; and 3. Plan for the use of choice boards as part of instruction. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): differentiation (55), Formative Assessment (21), professional development (236)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire with Edpuzzle Student Projects - TeachersFirst

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Looking for an engaging and unique way for students to demonstrate competency? Try Edpuzzle student projects. This free and flexible online tool helps students show-what-they-know while honing real-world skills. Annotating video provides students with opportunities to practice communicating complex ideas and creating authentic media. Allowing students to reflect on what they've learned and their learning process using a nonstandard assessment measure provides a more accurate assessment of what the students know. Plus, it's just fun! As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Explore Edpuzzle student projects; 2. Create an exemplar to share with students; and 3. Plan for the use of Edpuzzle student projects as part of instruction. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Formative Assessment (21), professional development (236), video (240)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Tech Integration Made Easy with Screencast-O-Matic - TeachersFirst

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Recorded screencasts can support a flipped/blended pedagogical approach, give activity instructions to students, or help parents support students who are struggling with an assignment. Using Screencast-O-Matic, you can quickly create a screencast that enables you to respond to student needs. Learn best practice use of screencasts to support instruction and put screencasts to work in your educational setting tomorrow! As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn how to use Screencast-O-Matic; 2. Share ideas for the use of screencasts; and 3. Plan for the instructional use of screencasts. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): professional development (236), teaching strategies (33), video (240)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: Tech Integration Made Easy with Edpuzzle - TeachersFirst

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Use Edpuzzle to transform your classroom activities by engaging students and deepening content area knowledge using instructional videos. Learn how to select a video, make minor edits, and add questions to bring additional context to content area instruction and monitor students' progress. Brainstorm with others how you and your students can use Edpuzzle in your classroom. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn the basic use of Edpuzzle; 2. Explore three different ways to use Edpuzzle in the classroom; and 3. Plan for the use of Edpuzzle as part of instruction. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Formative Assessment (21), professional development (236), video (240)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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OK2Ask: 3 Cool Tools for Station Rotation - TeachersFirst

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One of the more popular blended learning models is station rotation. Having groups of students change tasks on a schedule allows you to meet student needs by differentiating instruction. Join us to explore, compare and contrast three tools that can be used to maximize your "computer station" time when using the rotation model. Learn about the features of each tool and understand how to add them to your instructional toolkit. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn about the station rotation model; 2. Share ideas on ways to differentiate using station rotation; and 3. Plan to use station rotation when delivering instruction. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): classroom management (144), professional development (236), remote learning (31)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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Twitter Chat: Maximize Learning: Classroom Management for Remote Learning - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat from January 2021 will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Maximize Learning: Classroom Management for Remote Learning. During this chat, participants...more
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This archived Twitter chat from January 2021 will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Maximize Learning: Classroom Management for Remote Learning. During this chat, participants will: 1. Discuss the components of classroom management for positive remote learning experiences, 2. Share classroom management practices for remote learning, and 3. Explore tools and resources to assist with remote classroom management strategies.

tag(s): classroom management (144), remote learning (31), twitterchatarchive (106)

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Find resources and information about classroom management for remote learning. Share this chat with your colleagues looking for tools and resources on classroom management for remote learning.

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Fling the Teacher! - Russel Tarr and Andrew Field

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Add interest to short quizzes using Fling the Teacher! Quickly create and share 15 item quizzes for students to review and practice content using multiple-choice responses. Select the...more
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Add interest to short quizzes using Fling the Teacher! Quickly create and share 15 item quizzes for students to review and practice content using multiple-choice responses. Select the "create your own" link to begin, then follow prompts to add a title and questions with four possible answers. When complete, create your game and share using the URL, QR code, or embed link. If you teach history, be sure to check out the many sample quizzes available for immediate use.
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tag(s): game based learning (160), gamification (78), quizzes (82), test prep (74)

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Engage students in content review by creating and sharing quizzes to use in learning centers or at home. Ask students to create their own quizzes to share with peers. Demonstrate how to make quizzes on your interactive whiteboard or create a video tutorial using Screencast-o-matic, reviewed here. This demonstration is especially important so that users know how to avoid ads and use the correct links to creating and playing games (hint: look for the links with the gray highlighted background). Use quizzes you create as a preassessment activity to determine student knowledge as you start a new learning unit.

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ClickUp - Zeb Evans and Alex Yurkowski

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ClickUp is a task organizing tool that offers the option to integrate information easily from other productivity applications and to collaborate with others. After creating an account,...more
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ClickUp is a task organizing tool that offers the option to integrate information easily from other productivity applications and to collaborate with others. After creating an account, follow the prompts to create lists, folders, and tasks. Create task lists for projects and use labels to prioritize jobs, import a calendar, add and assign items to collaborators, and much more. Learn more about using and organizing ClickUp by viewing the On-Demand Demo videos found in the Learn tab. Free accounts include up to 100MB storage with unlimited tasks and users.

tag(s): calendars (40), organizational skills (95)

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Use ClickUp to organize your professional life and share it with students to manage their academic and personal needs. Any student would appreciate having an online time management account, but learning support students and disorganized gifted students need one. You may want to model using this online tool to help middle and high school students learn personal organization. Make a demo account for a mythical student and organize his/her academic and individual needs together so students can see how it works. Share this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector the first week of school to help students set-up their own accounts. Parents may appreciate learning about this site also, so be sure to post a link on your school/classroom website

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Six Word Memoirs: Six in Schools - Six Words, LLC

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Engage and inspire others with simple six-word memoirs. Six in Schools shares teaching guides, videos, and examples for classroom use. Browse through the examples, or use the filters...more
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Engage and inspire others with simple six-word memoirs. Six in Schools shares teaching guides, videos, and examples for classroom use. Browse through the examples, or use the filters to find examples and articles about the impact of using the six-word technique to reflect and share learning through short, concise wording.

tag(s): writers workshop (30), writing (281)

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Use the ideas from this site and the teaching guides to engage students in learning by focusing on sharing ideas through only six words. This site is particularly helpful for students who dislike writing or have difficulty expanding on their thoughts. Help students explore and expand word choice options by sharing the Big Huge Thesaurus, reviewed here. After completing their six-word memoirs, ask students to use Canva Edu, reviewed here, to enhance learning by creating posters that further share their thoughts and reflections.
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Loop - Loop

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Loop is a free student response system that works on all devices. Use Loop to send questions to students instantly or schedule them in advance. After registration, follow the steps...more
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Loop is a free student response system that works on all devices. Use Loop to send questions to students instantly or schedule them in advance. After registration, follow the steps to create a group, invite students, and ask questions. Choose from different options for student responses, including multiple-choice, short answer, emoji reactions, or a scaled score from 1-7. Invite students into your group using the provided code. Students use their Google account to login and access questions. Upon receiving responses, Loop provides options for responding to students. Free accounts allow one teacher to use the application with three groups and 50 students per group.

tag(s): assessment (118), game based learning (160), gamification (78), polls and surveys (47), quizzes (82)

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Use Loop to engage students throughout your lessons and to provide feedback on student understanding. Loop is also perfect for use as an exit ticket response or use as an informal formative assessment. Use Loop to create pretests that allow students to "opt-out" of material they already know or use it to create review activities that students participate in as teams.

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The Digital Librarian's Survival Toolkit - Librians for Librarians

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This crowdsourced ebook created using Book Creator, reviewed here, shares technology tools and teaching tips specifically for librarians. As you turn...more
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This crowdsourced ebook created using Book Creator, reviewed here, shares technology tools and teaching tips specifically for librarians. As you turn the pages, find videos and examples for using digital resources for both in-person and distance learning situations. Browse through to find ideas for creating book clubs, using QR codes, hosting virtual field trips, and much more. Although created by librarians for librarians, this ebook contains many ideas and inspiration for all educators.

tag(s): ebooks (35), professional development (236)

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Bookmark and save this ebook to use for inspiration in a variety of teaching situations. Use the ideas found in the book to incorporate technology into any subject or grade level. This ebook is perfect to use as part of your professional development activities or to use as a source for a professional book club discussion. Choose ideas from the book's authors to discuss and include in your teaching activities monthly as part of a peer discussion group with other teachers at your grade level or content area. Consider using BookCreator to curate your own book that specifically addresses technology resources and how to incorporate them into your classrooms.

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MIT Full STEAM Ahead - MIT

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Find free, high-quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) resources for all grade levels at this fantastic site! Each week educators from MIT provide thematic...more
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Find free, high-quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) resources for all grade levels at this fantastic site! Each week educators from MIT provide thematic grade-level learning "packages" that include video, activities, and challenges in various topics. Content includes inventions, outer space, and music and sounds, among other topics. Many subjects also include activities that don't require Internet access. Additional links provide a curated list of learning games that promote 21st Century skills. All content is created for teaching in online or in-person situations.

tag(s): design (81), diseases (73), earth (180), engineering (108), game based learning (160), inventors and inventions (71), makerspace (33), sounds (47), space (209), STEM (214)

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As students participate in the activities and lessons shared on this site, utilize the many features of Google Documents or Microsoft Word to gather information, and collaborate with peers. Use spreadsheet tools to record findings and create graphs to evaluate the results of experiments. Engage students in the learning process by adding questions and comments to the videos in the learning packages using edpuzzle, reviewed here. Ask students to use Sway, reviewed here, to share the products of their learning activities. Add text, images, videos, and more to create multimedia presentations. Use the learning packages to find activities and resources to incorporate into your current learning units. Be sure to check out the interactives (games) that focus on problem-solving and collaboration skills.
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OK2Ask: TeachersFirst Smackdown (Classroom Management Edition) - TeachersFirst

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Explore new and tried-and-true technology tools for your classroom. Join TeachersFirst as we showcase our favorite edtech resources. There are many technology tools available for classroom use, but which ones are teachers' favorites? This session will share and compare some of the TeachersFirst contributors' favorite classroom management resources. Participants during the live session helped to decide the winner of this Smackdown! As a result of viewing this session, teachers will: 1. Learn about and compare some of TeachersFirst contributors' favorite technology tools; 2. Evaluate one or more tools for classroom use; and 3. Share ideas for using resources with other participants. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): classroom management (144), professional development (236)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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Twitter Chat: Inspire Ingenuity and Creativity in Your Classroom - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from January 2021 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Inspire Ingenuity and Creativity in Your Classroom. During this chat, participants...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from January 2021 and will open in Wakelet. The title of this chat is: Inspire Ingenuity and Creativity in Your Classroom. During this chat, participants will: 1. Define and discuss the components of design thinking, 2. Share resources and digital tools that can help manage the creative process in your classroom, and 3. Explore the role of ingenuity and creativity in education.

tag(s): creativity (90), twitterchatarchive (106)

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Find resources and information about ingenuity and creativity in the classroom. Share this chat with your colleagues looking for tools and resources on ingenuity and creativity.

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Convert PDF to Excel - pdftoexcel.com

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As the title states, this site converts PDF documents to Excel documents. Upload a file of any size from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive without having to create ...more
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As the title states, this site converts PDF documents to Excel documents. Upload a file of any size from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive without having to create an account. Files remain on the site's server for six hours before being automatically deleted. Once converted, all information imports into an Excel file, and any tables in the original document become fully editable and formatted. The conversion speed depends on the file's size and server speed; our practice document was ready to use within a minute.

tag(s): conversions (32), worksheets (64)

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Keep this site handy to use in a variety of situations. For example, many student worksheets available with textbooks are in PDF format. PDF files are the most common type of document available, take advantage of this conversion site to extract information and explore different scenarios using the original formulas. Science teachers can take lab activities and refine questions or add instructions as needed for their classroom. Save student grades in a PDF document and then convert to Excel to understand individual assignments' impact on the overall grade.
 This resource requires PDF reader software like Adobe Acrobat.

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Parlay - Parlay Ideas

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Parlay is a virtual round table student-driven discussion tool. Browse the discussion prompts available on the site or create your own to begin. Each round table starts with a statement...more
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Parlay is a virtual round table student-driven discussion tool. Browse the discussion prompts available on the site or create your own to begin. Each round table starts with a statement of the learning goals for the activity. Students then view added content and multimedia, including videos, articles, and other information to support the discussion. After reviewing the content, students participate by responding to discussion questions followed by peer feedback. After creating a round-table, invite students to participate using the join code or link to your activity. Parlay connects to Google Classroom, allowing educators to assign to students automatically. The free option offers up to twelve round tables and one custom content request.

tag(s): business (47), civil rights (142), civil war (125), digital citizenship (70), ecology (104), ethics (20), genetics (72), journalism (65), listening (71), literature (218), literature circles (4), media literacy (82), novels (23), politics (100), renaissance (30), Teacher Utilities (107), world war 1 (54), world war 2 (131)

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Parlay is an excellent tool to help you teach listening and discussion skills! Browse through Parlay topics to find many ideas for engaging students in thoughtful discussions and conversations. Include recorded conversations in addition to written student responses using Vocaroo, reviewed here. If sharing articles to discuss, use Fiskkit, reviewed here, for students to annotate and comment within each article. The free Parlay option is limited; however, access to the Round Table ideas is free. Use these ideas to promote classroom discussion with FlipGrid, reviewed here. Ask students to use Flipgrid to record video responses upon completing the learning and discussion portions of the Round Table activities.

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