Tired of "Death by PowerPoint?" Dare to be digital! Here are just a few of my favorite tools to engage staff and students, and to support TEKS in the classroom. These are all accessible on mobile devices.
Oh, and--Look at these cute little web animations--Make them yourself for your web pages! https://www.fodey.com
Create and share interactive reports, presentations, newsletters, work projects, stories and more. Sway is part of your Microsoft Office Suite. Just sign in with your credentials and get started! Tutorials are right in Sway, (https://goo.gl/dgsl6T) or, log into your Atomic Learning account (Now called "Hoonuit") and learn there! (https://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/microsoft-sway-training)
Formerly "HSTRY," SUTORI is fabulous and free! A digital learning tool for you to create interactive timelines and presentations. Your content comes alive with interactive features such as Quiz questions, images, audio, YouTube & more. Students can comment on each others' timelines for collaboration. Learn about Sutori on their YouTube channel here: (https://goo.gl/dkdmmg) Or, if you like just reading, everything to get started is also here:
Quickly create and share beautiful visual content that can be designed for either digital or print publications: flyers, magazines, newsletters and more. NEISD has partnered with Lucidpress, but this is the last year; our pro version will no longer be free soon (as of 10/17). But it is still part of Google Drive for both you and your students! Just choose New/More/Lucidpress to create your first document.
Ready for a fast, easy way to communicate with parents, staff and students? Or have your students make them to communicate with you! Smore's the site for you to make professional, visually appealing publications in just a few minutes! In fact, here's a Smore about making a Smore! https://www.smore.com/4tp9-this-is-a-smore
Whether training or explaining, this is SO much cooler than PowerPoint. (And I like PowerPoint! But come on, enough is enough.) Animated presentations to make your content come to life.
Learn all about Powtoons here! https://www.powtoon.com/tutorials/