April 26, 2015

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JCCHS Monday Memo: Easel.ly – Cool Tool and Tip of the Week 04/27/2015

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Featured Tool Easel.ly is a website that features thousands of free infographic templates and design objects which users can customize to create and share their visual ideas online. Using the site is as easy as dragging and dropping design elements, and users can either choose a template from our extensive library, or they can upload[…]

April 19, 2015

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JCCHS Monday Memo: Skype in the Classroom – Cool Tool and Tip of the Week 04/20/2015

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Featured Tool Skype in the Classroom can be a fun way to extend learning beyond the walls of your classroom.  Beyond bringing the outside world into your classroom, you can help students learn some of the basics of video conferencing, an important 21st-century communication skill. Skype in the Classroom is an outstanding resource that goes[…]

March 30, 2015

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JCCHS Monday Memo: Socrative – Cool Tool and Tip of the Week 03/30/2015

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Featured Tool Socrative is an online student response system which works on any device that allows teachers to easily create polls, quizzes and other educational exercises for their class and monitor their students’ response and progress in real time. It works on any web or app enabled device. Once an activity (quiz, poll, ticket out[…]

March 22, 2015

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JCCHS Monday Memo: Nearpod – Cool Tool and Tip of the Week 03/23/2015

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Featured Tool Nearpod allows users to build interactive presentations and assessments that can be distributed to student devices, keeping students engaged as they move through teacher-directed or self-paced interactive presentations. Students receive immediate feedback on assessments and polls, or when they interact with “draw-it” slides that teachers can include in order to assess student understanding.[…]

March 15, 2015

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JCCHS Monday Memo: HSTRY – Cool Tool and Tip of the Week 03/16/2015

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Featured Tool HSTRY allows teachers and students to build and share interactive, multimedia timelines and will work on any web-enabled device. Teachers can create classes allowing them to track student progress and view all the timelines their students have created; students join a class with a “class key” which is auto-generated when the class is[…]

March 8, 2015

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JCCHS Monday Memo: MoveNote – Cool Tool and Tip of the Week 03/09/2015

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Featured Tool MoveNote is a free and simple to use tool (works on any device) that allows students and teachers to pull documents from your computer or cloud-based services, such as, Google Drive or Dropbox and add video narrations; users can choose to disable their webcam to include only audio. MoveNote is a great alternative,[…]

March 1, 2015

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JCCHS Monday Memo: Kahoot – Cool Tool and Tip of the Week 03/02/2015

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Featured Tool Kahoot is a free game-based response system that allows teachers to create and display quizzes or surveys. Kahoot questions can include pictures and/or videos and the teacher can control the pace of the Kahoot quiz or survey by imposing a time limit for each question. Students join a Kahoot session using any web[…]

February 22, 2015

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JCCHS Monday Memo: EMAZE – Cool Tool and Tip of the Week 02/23/2015

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Featured Tool Emaze is a free web-based presentation tool which, in my opinion, is more intuitive and user friendly than Prezi; it is also available as an app and works on a PC, Mac, tablets, and smartphones. Create a presentation from scratch choosing from a variety of cool templates, each having a number of slide[…]


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