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#HWDSBDemoSlam Topic
How can you see this being used in a classroom?
Book Creator Embeds Excellent! This just solved one of my issues…. don’t need to parse a longer document! Nice.
Book Creator Embeds Very useful for consolidating a whole range of different edTech apps into one place. summative.
Book Creator Embeds Excellent usage in Hist/Geog
Book Creator Embeds Embed PDF, Maps etc
Book Creator Embeds Sharing information
Virtual tours of structures for science
Struggling Readers
Book Creator Embeds Demonstrating Knowledge in any area
Book Creator Embeds Another way to create a lesson plan or unit plan with al, the different kind of embedded options.
Book Creator Embeds Create a record of learning.
Book Creator Embeds Have students do genius hour and embed different research
Book Creator Embeds New type of work product, e.g. children's book to explain Canadian history.
Book Creator Embeds Make differentiated lessons for ELLs
Book Creator Embeds Use for a variety of writing genres & also have students share their learning cross-curricular
Book Creator Embeds Students use for group activities or test/ exam reviews.
Book Creator Embeds Culminating activity book for math 1l restaurant activity
Book Creator Embeds Make a picture book in French as a second language to demonstrate being able to tell a story that happened in the past.
Book Creator Embeds Create your own textbook
Book Creator Embeds Travel and tourism course – students could create an interactive tour – including flights, accommodation options, interesting things to see, etc.
Book Creator Embeds “How to videos” for an experiment
Book Creator Embeds I like the idea of creating at textbook for a course like PSK4U Kinesiology
Book Creator Embeds Use it to create a series of activities that students can navigate on their own
Book Creator Embeds Great app smash for creating activities for students and creating a platform allowing them to respond or create responses incorporating embedding video, music etc.
Book Creator Embeds ELL students could use the maps feature to show classmates where they come from.
Book Creator Embeds I like the idea of creating at textbook for a course like PSK4U Kinesiology
Book Creator Embeds “How to videos” for an experiment
Brightspace Portfolio Document student work
Brightspace Portfolio Collecting data
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Brightspace Portfolio For the ELL students who are reluctant to present project in front of non-ELLs. We can watch recording as a class. Storage allows individuals to monitor their own language acquisition across the years.
Brightspace Portfolio For diverse forms of assessment and triangulating assessment.
Brightspace Portfolio I am excited to start using this with my class – happy to learn about it today!!!
Brightspace Portfolio Documenting students' thinking
Brightspace Portfolio Tracking assessment
Brightspace Portfolio Students can take responsibility for their own documentation of work.
Use Portfolio to see progress of work/learning/understanding.
Brightspace Portfolio Language portfolios that follow the student from teacher to teacher.
Brightspace Portfolio use for samples of work for math 1l portfolio
Brightspace Portfolio Use to collect and review CLI tasks
Brightspace Portfolio To give each other feedback and to rehearse monologues in drama
Brightspace Portfolio Student self reflection on learning during the semester
Brightspace Portfolio Allows several options for adding to a student portfolio.
Brightspace Portfolio Documenting student work
Brightspace Portfolio Recording students explaining their thinking in any subject
Brightspace Portfolio Document student work
Brightspace Portfolio Purposeful documentation and conferencing
Brightspace Portfolio Excellent way for students to reflect on learning. Talk about Metacognition!
Brightspace Portfolio Capturning reflections and allowing students to provide oral answers (accommodation).
Brightspace Portfolio Kindergarten children can document their own learning/capture things you may have missed during play.
Brightspace Portfolio Awesome way to collect samples of work for math work!
Brightspace Portfolio Recording conversations with ELLs
Brightspace Portfolio To keep a digital portfolio for self reflection
Brightspace Portfolio Have students record and submit work independently.
Brightspace Portfolio To see if students can support their learning with oral contributions in their second language
Brightspace Portfolio Great way to track student progress. Can this be shared with prarents?
Brightspace Portfolio Assess oral reading and keep their running record showing growth on file in their portfolio
Brightspace Portfolio AWESOME tool for hearing student voice and documenting their work in their own words. Allows them to edit what is worth saving and what to delete.
Brightspace Portfolio Students sharing and documenting their learning independently!
Brightspace Portfolio Conferencing with students
Flipgrid Discussion in the classroom via videos
Flipgrid Too many ways!
Flipgrid For documenting student lab work with video.
Flipgrid I want to use Flipgrid to encourage my reluctant writers to help them move from I’m stuck…. I think this conversation piece will help bring that gap.
Flipgrid Question of the day, morning routine
Flipgrid I’m going to use it for my Forest of Reading Book Club and connect Glendale students to OP students.
Flipgrid Connect with other schools, other students in other parts of the world for discussions on world issues
Flipgrid To connect with other educators
Students can use it to share information. Peer Feedback
Flipgrid Idea improvement on any discussion topic
Flipgrid Could use it as an exit card,
Flipgrid Get to know you at the beginning of the year
Flipgrid ESL – any speaking activity for nervous ELLs! Fantastic! No more presentation nerves! Thanks Jana!
Flipgrid Get to know students at beginning of semester!
Flipgrid Build a community in eLearning.
Flipgrid Book talks between students, classes, schools
Flipgrid In a second language class to ask and answer of each other.
Flipgrid N'ímporte quelle sorte d''évaluation orale dans une classe de français, dont l'expression orale fait grande partie du curriculum.
Flipgrid Connect to students in French-speaking countries
Flipgrid To connect with other classrooms around the world reading the global read aloud to discuss themes and ideas
Flipgrid For students that do not like presenting
Flipgrid Connect to students in French-speaking countries
Flipgrid novel study- literature circles
Flipgrid Introduction of self project
Flipgrid Book talks and responses – link to Red Maple Reading Program
Flipgrid Gives students a voice in the classroom who normally don’t participate.
Flipgrid A debate
Flipgrid Flipgrid can be used to enhance literature circles discussions between classes, or different schools in HWDSB.
Flipgrid Pictures of kids explaining math problem solving
Flipgrid novel study- literature circles
Flipgrid As an inquiry project in fdk, to connect students to experiences around the world
Flipgrid As an exit card
Flipgrid Collaborate with other gr 8 feeder school classrooms on similar assignments.
Flipgrid Sharing « book talks » !
“Tech pals” aka pen pal exchanges
Flipgrid Use it as a debate. Presentations. Adding on to learning by having an expert respond.
Flipgrid Math question discussion threads
Flipgrid Genius Project final product
Flipgrid Great for a debate , and especially great for oral communication skills in French!
Flipgrid Have students at different schools show apps they use.
Flipgrid Math question discussion threads
Flipgrid Debating issues with students from other classes.
Flipgrid In math classes you could turn the camera onto your work and give brief explanations for how you approached/completed a certain problem.
Flipgrid Sharing student ideas/voice on an issue.
Flipgrid Post a question and have students respond – able to see each other’s responses and expand on them
Flipgrid My esl students can use this to practise their speaking/pronunciation in a non-threatening manner. My drama kids can use this to record themselves performing their monologues and look back to it in hopes of improving their speech.
Flipgrid Discussion of current news events
Flipgrid FAVOURITE RECIPES
Flipgrid A new student can make an introduction video.
A student that has difficulty speaking in front of groups can present something.
Students interviewing other students (project).
Flipgrid Sharing student ideas/voice on an issue.
Flipgrid Oral language in any subject
Flipgrid In math classes you could turn the camera onto your work and give brief explanations for how you approached/completed a certain problem.
Flipgrid Students speaking to their learning in book circles; using student reviews to promote literacy and a love of reading in the library learning commons
Flipgrid Student reflections
Flipgrid Have students show their repair work on video. Show their stages and tools used .
Flipgrid Give students a voice
Introduce themselves
Platform to assess oral communication
Flipgrid Students could post questions they had about a topic, and others could respond. Nice outside of text because then it's them talking rather copying/pasting text.
Flipgrid Mental health/ anti bullying messages
Flipgrid I think it would be an excellent way to connect with other kindergarten children around the world to teach diversity. (Learn about their holidays, see what a typical lunch would look like, day in their classroom, weather etc)
Flipgrid So each practice to see her how oral presentation looks to others
Flipgrid Increase oral communication in French
Flipgrid FSL students can do lots of oral practice and videotape themselves
Flipgrid Fdk can use this to start introducing students to video responses to their learning.
Flipgrid Conversations dialogue amongst staff and support team regarding literacy topics
Flipgrid Connecting to classrooms around the world.
Flipgrid Mental health/ anti bullying messages
Flipgrid Connecting to students around the world. Excellent for Social Studies global communities and roles and responsibilities in grade 1 and do a comparison between countries.
Flipgrid Students who are shy can record presentations and share
Flipgrid Great for a debate , and especially great for oral communication skills in French!
Flipgrid Reading responses/critiques
Flipgrid Build a community in eLearning.
Flipgrid Book talks and responses – link to Red Maple Reading Program
Flipgrid Sharing answers about an idea – ex. Math
Flipgrid To give each other feedback and to rehearse monologues in drama
Flipgrid Awesome!! Maybe as an introductory activity. Maybe to introduce historical figures in a classroom
Flipgrid ELLs showing what they know through video
Flipgrid Connecting to students around the world. Excellent for Social Studies global communities and roles and responsibilities in grade 1 and do a comparison between countries.
Flipgrid Document oral responses for any subject
Flipgrid Yes, I would use it to introduce a new unit, topic, concept, or discussion forum during a lesson. I can also use it as an assessment tool.
Flipgrid I've been using it for Global Read Aloud discussion questions.
Flipgrid To capture EVERY student’s thinking easily. Encourages student voice.
Flipgrid Sharing student ideas/voice on an issue.
Flipgrid A debate
Flipgrid Having a virtual debate
Flipgrid Discussions about a novel, with specific success criteria
Garageband Teaching the notes of instruments before overwhelming students with the physical skill
Garageband For creating commercials
Garageband Song writing
Garageband Podcasts!
Garageband Add music to iMovie for Book Trailers
Garageband fdk Applications are huge here experimentation with musical instruments etc as well for podcasts as another way to document their learning, explaining their environment etc.
Garageband French oral communication projects
Garageband Great for music students
Garageband Podcasting, recording speeches or radio ads for French.
Garageband Very interesting……did not know what you could do with Garage Band! Awesome!!
Garageband Presentations
Role play/ drama
Garageband Using the headphone microphone is a good idea.
Garageband Teachers recording thier lessons.
Garageband Can’t believe the difference between the built in mic and the headset mic. Going to try to use it from now on!
Garageband Reading fluency or expression examples for assessment
Garageband To eliminate kindergarten classroom noise used with portfolio app to hear a clean voice when explaining their work.
Garageband When students are presenting their plays or monologues in drama, the background noise will be cancelled out.
Garageband Making theme music, creating verbal explanations for science reports, ethics arguments, etc
Garageband Can use it to add sound effects to other projects.
Garageband Commercial making!
Garageband Can record student conversations in the classroom better
Garageband Music class! Accessing instruments with my class
Garageband Use a good mic with Brightspace Portfolio to reduce background noise
Garageband For every kind of recording – would be great to app smash with other apps
Garageband Incorporate into other subjects – learned earlier how to create a podcast – embed Music from Garageband into the podcast
Garageband Capture different sounds and use them as a provocation to ask students to describe them as a way to work on building fluency with adjectives.
Garageband EXCELLENT FOR CREATING VIDEOS BUT ALLOWING THE RECORDER TO BLOCK OUT BACKGROUND NOISE OR TALKING NOT RELATED TO THE VIDEO
Garageband Students can use to create and express themselves and possibly create videos and or pieces to use in school assemblies
Garageband Sound/mics – to help with clarity when recording documentations/conferencing.
GarageBand – to use when working on syllables – having students play the syllables in words they hear.
Google Drive OCR Decoding language in advertisements, posters, pamphlets……
Google Drive OCR making PDFs accessible in docs for google read write
Google Drive OCR Useful when needing to grab info quickly and sending it out on Remind to parents and students.
Google Drive OCR Iep students to use google read and write keyboard ( to listen text)
Google Drive OCR Great for my IEP students to grab text!!!!
Google Drive OCR Being able to accommodate and modify documents previously unchangeable.
Google Drive OCR Compatibility between pdfs when shared between students in same/different classrooms. Also helps out with accessibility standards.
Google Drive OCR Get students to extract text and put through a read to them app.
Google Drive OCR Help with accomodations to make the classroom accessible to all
Google Drive OCR Increase text for student accessibility
Google Drive OCR Text becomes more accessible for ELLs…no more tech obstacles
Google Drive OCR Any students with visual learning needs
Google Drive OCR Putting texts or worksheets onto google docs to edit, maybe make cloze worksheets
Google Drive OCR OCR is awesome. I see extensions of this and using in conjunction with google translate as well.
Google Drive OCR Accessibility
Google Drive OCR Student Accessibility
Google Drive OCR Very useful in our dept. can extract text and move to explain everything to listen to the text. EE has “most human like” reading voice and intonation.
Google Drive OCR For ELL students literacy, math
Struggling readers
Social studies
Science
Google Drive OCR To make learning accessible and PERSONALIZED! I share only the documents that students need. Time is of the essence if I want to deliver to my students effectively. This is awesome.
Google Drive OCR Getting all of my hard copies of primary sources into my drive and out to my students
Science Journal by Google Drama – kids can record themselves speak or sing and see what the decibel level is
Science Journal by Google Fdk can use this to intro kids to science exploration etc. So using this when I get back next week with documenting our pumpkin seed growth.
Science Journal by Google Sinusoidal modeling in math
Science Journal by Google Promote science inqury
Science Journal by Google Modeling parabolas, sinusoidal functions
Science Journal by Google Promote independent science experimentation or as a group/split class activity for observation.
Science Journal by Google For science inquiries, demonstrations, group or individual experiments
Science Journal by Google Make it easier to take interesting measurements like acceleration
Science Journal by Google Use this for gathering data in the math classroom!
Science Journal by Google Wow…how interesting. I would love to use this.
Science Journal by Google Cool. Lots of experiments…
Science Journal by Google I’m going to share it with staff
Science Journal by Google To measure volume of class Itself
Science Journal by Google Exploring Light and sound grade 4 curriculum
Science Journal by Google Using the journal to keep a daily journal of the observations/analyses that students partake in each day.
Science Journal by Google Run experiments! Turns the iPad into a super-handy measuring tool.
Science Journal by Google Would b great in junior intermediate classes
Science Journal by Google Run experiments! Turns the iPad into a super-handy measuring tool.
Science Journal by Google Using the tools to help with lessons
Science Journal by Google When teaching light and sound
Science Journal by Google measurement (heat)
Science Journal by Google Measure the noise level in a Kindergarten or Primary classroom! 🙂
Science Journal by Google Precise measurements for experiments
Science Journal by Google Student engagement and capturing real time data for labs as opposed to text books etc
Science Journal by Google Recording information in science
Science Journal by Google Experiential learning! Not just a journal!
Science Journal by Google Graphing data
Science Journal by Google Measuring fitness levels
Science Journal by Google Could use it PE acceleration, distance, vertical jump
Science Journal by Google Light and Sound unit grade 4
Science Journal by Google Wow! How can this not be used.
Science Journal by Google Science experiments for gr 4 light and sound
Science Journal by Google A great tool to use in schools with 1:1 technology to record their findings in science and math classes.
Science Journal by Google Monitor noise level in classroom discuss reasons to reduce noise level for health
Science Journal by Google For grade 11 and 12 physics students to record observations using the variety of sensors in their iPads/phones (magnetic fields, acceleration, light intensity, sound frequency, etc).
Science Journal by Google have students explore the use of each measurement tool and then research and determine the theory and principles of what is being measured.
Science Journal by Google Nice options for hands on understanding
Science Journal by Google Measure motion as we walk different ways
Science Journal by Google Sound investigation of frequency and beats!
The Measure App Great for students to explore measurements using different units
The Measure App Measurement unit
The Measure App use for measurement in math1L
The Measure App Great for students to explore measurements using different units
The Measure App Using technology as another way to measure.
The Measure App Tech class
The Measure App Estimation and scale of 3D objects
The Measure App Great for students to explore measurements using different units
The Measure App Love the Measure app – can’t wait to show my class!
The Measure App AMAZING! It will allow them to measure things that are longer than what they can physically measure with a ruler or metre stick.
The Measure App Great App…. can definitely use it in the math classroom.
The Measure App Measurement outside, large objects
The Measure App Could be a very useful app for scientific inquiry and explanation of set-up.
The Measure App Measure items when you go for a walk
The Measure App Checking our estimates of very large objects
The Measure App Linear measurement
Perimeter
Area
Integrate into science- strong and stable structures
The Measure App Area and perimeter comparisons of various objects
The Measure App I recently gave my students a problem about repainting a portion of the room. This is a great tool for them to get specific.
The Measure App So cool, I can use this at home, especially in home Reno!
The Measure App Sky is the limit! Bring the app outdoors and find what you can measure.
The Measure App To measure structures built in play in FDK, in Science -Any grade!
The Measure App exploring greatest to least objects – gaining perspectives
Conversions / comparing cm – m
The Measure App Wow, what a versatile and fun way to teach math!
The Measure App Drama – when students are putting a set/scene together for a play, they can use this app to easily measure the stage or space they’re working with in order to get props/backdrops that fit
The Measure App use to reinforce and augment skills and understanding of measurement. as a proof of "regular " shapes area
The Measure App measurement exploration to calculate perimeter and area
The Measure App Great for kids struggling with math to engage them in measurement.
The Measure App I will use this when we are reading stories and trying to figure out the distance of something described
The Measure App Love this! A great way to capture real life measurement and show thinking for more complex problems.
The Measure App Oh so many ways!
The Measure App Using design thinking to create blueprints of 3d structures that will later be built and then photographed. Can check accuracy between blue print measurements and constructed values.
The Measure App Area and perimeter comparisons of various objects
The Measure App To measure structures built in play in FDK, in Science -Any grade!
The Measure App Another tool for measuring in grade 3!
The Measure App I will definitely be integrating this app in my measurement lessons! How fun! Thanks for sharing!