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During Week 8, you will choose a resource or technology tool that you would like to know more about, then explore the resource or tool, use with a class, and evaluate its usefulness. Choose from ideas below, or find something on your own.
LibGuides is a new platform being used by the SPSD Library Department. Consider working with your building librarian to create a LibGuide to be used with a class.
Turn ideas into impactful social graphics, web stories and animated videos—in minutes.
Edit photos, create beautiful designs and professional graphics with Canva.
Lego Movie Maker
Free stop-motion app which includes editing capabilities, title cards, and stickers.
Create a timeline complete with text, video and pictures to create a dynamic mashup.
Interactive presentation tool which integrates with Google Apps for Education.
Easily create infographics, reports, and presentations.
Create beautiful newsletters.
Flexible layouts, backgrounds, and posable figures to create storyboards.
Easily create pages with text, images, and video.
Annotate images and videos.
LiveBinder featuring a variety of resources related to launching a Genius Hour with students.
An education nonprofit offering professional development and curriculum resources to K-12 educators for more culturally responsive, globally inclusive teaching.
Founded at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to study and improve education in the arts. Project Zero has grown to include investigations into the nature of intelligence, understanding, thinking, creativity, cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural thinking, and ethics.
The ISTE Standards, including standards for students and for teachers, works to support students, educators and leaders with clear guidelines for the skills, knowledge and approaches they need to succeed in the digital age.
Children Are Citizens
Helping young children gain a sense of citizenship to begin participating in democracy. (Project Zero)
Emerging Citizens is a suite of digital multiplayer party games that teach students how to critique and create civic media. (Emerson College Engagement Lab)
Making Learning Visible
Creating strong learning cultures in schools using documentation as a tool to deepen and extend learning. (Project Zero)
Out of Eden Walk
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek is recreating the journey of early humans out of Africa and around the world, one step at a time.
Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLEs) are created when educators encourage kids to work as a community to answer their own vibrant and challenging questions by using the internet.
At the core of Visible Thinking are practices that help make thinking visible: Thinking Routines loosely guide learners' thought processes and encourage active processing. (Project Zero)
Every day, Wonderopolis poses an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day—and explores it in a variety of ways. (National Center for Families Learning)