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New Listing of  Career Planning and Research
All are free or free basics.

Creativity and Innovation


Communication and Collaboration

Research and Information Literacy

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving,
and Decision Making


Quizzes/Formative Assessment
  • Flash Card Stash flash cards
  • Nearpod - uses devices like Chromebooks, PCs and Macs. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution - Best New Favorite!
  • Socrative Teacher -  Like the clickers, engage and assess learners
  • Socrative Student -  Student response site, click app to type in the session pin from teacher
  • Study Stack - Flash cards, hangman, crosswords, and more

Google Apps and Link Support!!


Keys to 1:1 Success

  1. Establish procedures for Chromebook distribution
  2. Model care and handling
  3. Review touch pad techniques - important before any integration of digital learning
  4. Establish signing out and return to cart procedures
  5. Create a classroom management symbol, term, routine for "hands off, listen to speaker"
  6. Always have a "Plan B" -- just in case something doesn't work like you imagined!
  7. Have an app, for example, typing app, (more below) for immediate use on the Chromebook as they arrive.
  8. Select a "table tech leader" - this is the only student allowed out of their seat and the only one to ask questions for the group. Yes, the student might not get the task done but will learn while helping their table mates.
  9. Small steps toward full transparency of digital literacy and learning!
  10. Ask your students how the process is going. Ask for their input, ideas, and suggestions!

Always time for Keyboarding!

Over the past few months, I have heard time and time again, "students need to learn to keyboard!" When I taught AP programming, I made my students learn to keyboard the first few weeks of school and then it was their warm-up or when their brains were too full of programming and theories, they relaxed by practicing their keyboarding. When using computers, Chromebooks, laptops in the classroom, always start the first five minutes with keyboarding! You will be amazed at their progress over time! Have contests! Here are some free ones!
  1. Games, Lessons and Speed Typing
  2. keyboarding for Kindergarten
  3. Activities and More
  4. Introduction with audio too!
  5. Kinder Keyboarding Games
  6. Tons of Sites for Keyboarding and Docs
  7. Free site but Teacher Managed! - Secondary Recommended
  8. Typing Tests and More - Secondary Recommended






Art

Audio, Photo and Video Tools

Communication Arts

Math Apps

Music

Multi Subject
  • Khan Academy - English, Math, Social Studies, Science concept review
  • IXL - Math, Language Arts practice
  • Scoot Pad - Math and reading practice for K-5
  • CK-12 - Math and Science practice K-12

Physical Education
  • Food Dictionary - information of the food you need from A to Z. 
  • One Stop Health Calculator - BMI calculator and more, much much more calculators to check your health and fitness
  • Stop Watch - stopwatch that continues to run even if your browser is closed, buzz and pop-up notification
  • Bio Digital Human 3D platform that simplifies anatomy, disease and treatments

Science 

Social Studies Apps


NEW!!  Career Planning

  • Who Do U Want 2B? - games, videos, quizzes, pathways and more!
  • Career Videos - show throughout the year! Kids need exposure to different fields!
  • More Career Videos - you always have 5 minutes a week to show a video on a career -- you never know where you plant a seed for a career! In my seating charts, I made a notation of each student's top two career interests and selected videos based on their choices and would simply check off when I shared that career for a student!
  • And more Career Videos - scroll down and select Career Development - there's over 500 of unique careers by actual employees!
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - from the government and has the latest stats, info, and a teacher's guide!
  • Share this page with your colleagues, counselor, students, and parents! It has a little bit of everything!
  • Did you know the ASVAB test is free for your school?
  • Free CTE Online from California - getting better all the time with great resources.
  • Free Online Career/Personality Assessment with instant results -- very accurate in my opinion. I would review some of the vocabulary prior to assigning - would suggest for high school - college.
  • And a few more online assessment from Career Zone.
  • Free, from California Career Center, but still a lot of great resources for career planning MS/HS!
  • Always a fan of PBS Learning - here's a connection to STEM.