Standards for the 21st-Century Learner
3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and und understanding in ways that others can view, use and assess.
3.3.4 Create products that apply to authentic, real-world context.
TouchCast is an entirely new way to experience video. Embed web links, documents, pictures and more into video presentations. Make video completely interactive. Touchcast offers templates and easy to use options. Users can create content online or use the Touchcast App for a full hands-on experience. Create and show videos on the Touchcast site, or opt to share via Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Grades: 6-12
Tip: Create a fully interactive tour for new students being introduced to your library.
Tackk is a free, simple way to create beautiful pages and collaborate in the classroom. Teachers can use Tackk for assignments, presentations, blogs, discussions and more. Use like Google sign-in; tagging, built-in media search and app embed without needing tech or design skills. It is also very easy to embed, email and share on various social media networks. Grades: 6-12
Tip: Create colorful and engaging announcements for the library, publish and send quickly and easily.
Live presentation and slides from the teacher to the students in the classroom. Students can respond to pre-planned or impromptu questions from the teacher or librarian. Question types are only limited by your imagination. Draw it out, ask in a multiple choice format, or take it further if you wish. Students can respond anonymously or with their names, in real time in the classroom. Gain reports, map out responses, and show the class their answers. Great interactive fun. Grades: 3-12.
Tip: Use problem based learning styles to take students through a research model in the library.
Apps Bar is a place to build your free mobile apps. Looking for the perfect app? Can’t find it? Build it. With video tutorials and a free, easy to use space students, educators, and librarians can learn how to create apps for a myriad of purposes. Apps can be created for different operating systems including Android, Apple, and Windows. Grades: 8-12
Tip: What type of app would best support the needs of your library? Have the students build that app.
Soundtrap provides a place for your students and you to create music online quickly and easily. Users can plug in their own instruments, use the instruments provided on Soundtrap, or record a song directly using an external microphone. This online tool works with multiple devices and system platforms. Create by yourself or start creating and collaborate with friends. When finished users can publish their work on Facebook, Twitter, or on Soundtrap. Publishing to iTunes is also available for a fee. Grades: 8-12
Tip: Have students compete in a Welcome to Your Library Song Competition and have then load songs into Soundtrap.
Director of Integrated Technology Support Services
Phone: (951) 509-5050