February 13 OTMS Tech Newsletter
Google Slides will now import videos from Google Drive in addition to YouTube.
Blind Kahoot is a different way of using a Kahoot activity at the beginning of a unit to introduce material rather than checking for understanding or reviewing at the end of a lesson.
OpenEd is a directory of open educational resources (free) that can be browsed or searched by standards, grade level, or keyword. This has the potential to save time searching the web for quality resources since this site has already curated many videos, assessments, and activities into one place. OpenEd integrates with Google Classroom, which makes it easy to share resources with your existing classes. When you find a resource you want to share with a class, click the Classroom link at the top of the resource listing and a window will open giving you the option to create an announcement or assignment and select which class you want to receive a link to this resource. You will then have the ability to title the announcement and assignment and include any instructions before posting to Classroom.
Participate Learning contains a database of free and paid educational resources (apps, videos, and websites) that are reviewed by teachers. These resources are linked to standards and can be searched by keyword and filtered by content type and grade level. By registering with the site, users have the ability to create their own bookmarks and collections of resources. Search results will also show the resource collections of other educators. Participate Learning also includes ParticipateChat, which maintains a calendar of educational Twitter Chats and hosts an interface for participating in Twitter Chats. ParticipateChat also allows users to create resource collections from the links and resources shared during a Twitter Chat.