Monday, September 25, 2017


Quizziz is a great formative assessment tool similar to Kahoot.  The difference is the quizzes are self-paced and it has a read-aloud feature in the App!  This makes it wonderful to use for struggling readers, ELL, etc.  It also has a “Share to Google Classroom” feature built right in.  There are tons of pre-made quizzes or you can quickly build your own.  It is a free site and students join a game by a code (just like Kahoot).  You can assign quizzes as homework also.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Make your own QR Code with Audio

For struggling readers, you can make QR codes with your voice to give directions about a task card, assignment, etc.
Here are the step by step directions for making one on a MacBook:

  1. Have the task written out so it’s easy to read when you’re recording
  2. Open QuickTime Player on your MacBook and right click, select new audio recording.         Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 10.51.54 AM.png
  3. Test your voice to make sure the bars are moving.  When you’re ready, click the red button to begin recording.  Click the black button to stop recording.  Then click play and listen to your audio.  If you approve, go to top tabs and click File, Save.
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Name your file and save to desktop.
   4) Open Google Drive, upload new file and choose this file from desktop.  Once it uploads, right click on the file in Drive, click Share, click Get Shareable Link.  Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 11.16.05 AM.pngThen choose More when window opens. Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 11.16.25 AM.pngThen select the top option, Public on the Web. Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 11.38.37 AM.png
Then copy the URL by right click, copy, or use shortcut keys Command, C.  
    5)  Now open a tab and go to QR Code Monkey.  Paste the URL into the URL box, and click Create QR Code (green box).  Then click Download PNG (blue box).
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     6) It will open on your desktop.  Name the QR code, and choose desktop to save the location.  Now you can print out the QR code or save it into a Doc, etc.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

I'm Baaaaack :) Free to Use Photos, No Restrictions

Since it’s the beginning of the year, it’s important to remind students of copyright violations with photos and pictures.  Here is a list of 7 sites to use for photos/pictures with no restrictions and free to use:  

7 Sites for FREE Stock Photos-All photos have no copyright restrictions and are free to use, copy, edit, and modify.