Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tech the Halls #9: Featured Favorites

These are a few of my favorite things... 

Oh wait, wrong Christmas carol! 

Tech the Halls: Featured Favorites 

Tech the Halls with these great sources, fa la la la la, la la la la. 
These tech tools work across all courses, fa la la la la, la la la la.

Sites to help you get inspired, fa la la, la la la, la la la. 
You will never want to retire, fa la la, la la la, la la la. 

Check out Richard Byrne's full website, fa la la la la, la la la la.
Free Tech 4 Teachers is dynamite, fa la la la la, la la la la.

Thing Link, Kahoot, and Padlet too, fa la la la la, la la la la.
Put Todays Meet and Class Tools to work for you, fa la la la la, la la la la.

The following featured tech tools are a few of my favorite:

Richard Byrne's website, Free Tech 4 Teachers, is one you will want to bookmark and visit again and again. He shares a variety of technology tools and provides great examples to apply those tools in the classroom. 

ThingLink allows you to embed links, audio files, and videos into an image. Then, students can interact with the image, or ThingLink, you created. Use ThingLink to give project directions to students or use it to inspire students to learn more about a concept. 

Kahoot! is everybody's favorite game-like response system. Teachers (or students) can create quizzes or polls that will keep students engaged while demonstrating their knowledge or understanding of a concept. 

Create a Padlet to encourage discussion, collaboration, or demonstration of understanding when your students add their "sticky notes" to your Padlet wall. 

TodaysMeet is a great tool for students to post questions when they are too shy to ask aloud in front of their peers. Read Richard Byrne's article about 3 Ways to Use TodaysMeet in the classroom has a wide variety of tech tools to use with your students. From the random name pickers to the QR code treasure hunt creator and the Fakebook and Twister tools, there is definitely something for every teacher and every student on this site! 

Dear Reader, 
I'd love to hear from you if you use one (or more) of these tech tools. Send me an email ( or Tweet (@April_Riley) to tell me about how you use it with your students or staff. 

Tech the Halls!

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