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Subject: Technology Education (K - 8)
Title: How to Use Google Classroom
Description: This informational website and video clip will provide teachers with instructions to set up a virtual Google Classroom and demonstrate how students will join the virtual classroom. Additionally, this digital tool will show how the teacher can create assignments and provide feedback through this online platform. 


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Subject: Technology Education (K - 12), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (K - 4)
Title: Making Inanimate Objects Talk
Description: Using any image from your device camera roll, draw a mouth and record informational text to produce a fun, informative, short video. The app is appropriate for ages 5-95. No account is required and work can be exported to the device camera roll. Once the app is installed on the device, no internet connection is required. 


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Subject: English Language Arts (12), Technology Education (6 - 8), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (8)
Title: Shakespeare's Insults
Description: The Shakespeare Pro app gives the user access to the text of Shakespeare's complete works, a concordance, a glossary, portraits, quotes, and links to other Shakespeare websites and current news regarding Shakespearean events.


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Subject: English Language Arts (1 - 4), Technology Education (K - 8)
Title: Character Clouds
Description: This tool allows users to create word clouds.  


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Subject: Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Who's Who in Ancient Rome
Description: Animoto helps you create exciting videos from photos and video clips. 


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Subject: Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Publishing Fun!
Description: Aurasma is an app that allows students to publish previously created videos in augmented reality. 


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Subject: Technology Education (3 - 12), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3 - 12)
Title: Using Smore to Create Digital 'How-To' Guides
Description: Smore is a digital flyer creator.  Once a digital flyer is created with Smore, the user can share the flyer with social media sites, email a link or embed the flyer into a webpage.


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Subject: Science (7), Technology Education (6 - 8), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (8)
Title: It's all in your Genes
Description: A teacher-made rap video about genetics for a seventh grader class.  The music is sung to the tune of "Forever" by Drake (featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem) and includes lyrics on a black screen. Some of the lyrics include, "Listen up and listen 'bout your genes.  Maybe you know how to draw, or you sing a song better than Tim McGraw, or you grow to be seven feet tall, whatever it's all about your genes....." A video to review material. (3:30)


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Subject: Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Tailor Your Teaching with Today's Meet
Description: This is a live stream chat, where students can ask questions and leave comments. Teachers can use the comments and questions to tailor their teaching on the spot to meet student needs. Students can also respond to one another, creating a live learning community. A temporary room can be set up that will automatically delete in a set time frame. 


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Subject: Technology Education (6 - 12), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 12)
Title: Social Media Responsibility
Description: This Taking Action Special Report done by a local news station focuses on the importance of teaching students social media responsibility. This informative video includes accounts from local students and candid stories from teens about how social media affects their lives.  This video will be used to introduce students to the potential pitfalls of the unsafe uses of social media.


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Subject: Technology Education (K - 8)
Title: Interactive Presentations!
Description: Nearpod is an interactive presentation that a teacher or student can download and create. "Create, Engage, Assess'. There are many possibilities with this tool. 


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Subject: English Language Arts (6 - 7), Mathematics (6 - 7), Technology Education (6 - 8), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 7)
Title: Infograms: Show Your Data!
Description: Infogram allows you to easily take data and create infographics. Use charts as well as pictures to display data into an easy to read and understand and attractive digital poster that can be displayed alone or embedded into a website.


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Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5 - 7), Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Digital Disasters
Description: Animoto helps you create extraordinary videos from your photos, video clips, words and music through an iPad or iPhone.


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Subject: Technology Education (6 - 8), English Language Arts (6), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6)
Title: Using Voki To Create A Unique Book Trailer
Description: Voki is an online learning resource that allows the user to create a customizable avatar that will star in a short video clip.  The avatar can be placed in a variety of settings, and students can record the script for the avatar to say.  There is also a text to speech component of the program where students can choose a voice style and then type the script for the avatar to perform.


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