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Tech Tips Friday - September 21st

By: Kylie Hollatz

September 24, 2018

Tech Tips Friday

Shout Outs


6th graders competing nationally on https://www.vocabulary.com/ .




It is basically Current Events and Geography meets Fantasy Sports. The students in 9th and 7th Grade draft teams of 5 countries. They receive points each time the country is mentioned in the New York Times, points are also added and deducted for good or bad actions their country does. Such as a country would be awarded for providing humanitarian aid to a country, but would be deducted for bombing someone else. The 11th & 8th Graders do the same game, but with states. They also receive points for New York Times mentions and also for Twitter trends. (Thanks Jeff for writing this!)



Students created videos to teach the class grammar concepts using PhotoBooth.  

Writing classes also did a group vocab review using Padlet.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHWRi54nCn8 padlet you tube how to


She has signed up for Newsela to use for nonfiction as a change-up for Junior Scholastic.



Adobe spark video for vocabulary words & reflections of the school year for their families for Parent Teacher Conferences.



Students created QR codes to share their Book Creator Stories at Parent Teacher Conferences.


6th Graders created a Work Park Event Flyer in Media using the Canva program.  


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6th graders will be creating business cards on Canva to promote their Genius Hour Project.

These same students are creating a 6th grade Google Sites.  It will be published soon:)!


Tech Tip #1

http://en.linoit.com/ This is a sticky note site that is FREE.  It can be used in place of Padlet because Padlet now costs after making 3 boards. (Thanks Justine for pointing this out!)


Tech Tip #2:  

https://www.vocabulary.com/  It is a 5th-12th grade site where you can sign up and compete nationally.  You can assign your own lists or use the ones already on the site. Students love the Join a Jam where they can compete in their classrooms.  THANKS MELISSA for this one!!


Tech Tip #3

Youtube video screening http://viewpure.com/ : copy and paste url to video into this website and it will take out ads & other side videos:  you can also time the clip if you have a long video and want to just show parts.

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