Connecting: The Basics | Connecting: Enhanced Tools | Resources and Services
 
 
Connecting: Enhanced Tools
Connecting: Enhanced Tools
Why:

Once your feet are on the ground with the basics, you may want to explore more tools. The trick is that while there are many services and sites on the web, not all of them are “safe” for students and teachers. Some may let unfiltered content through. Others may compromise student data. This page will help to guide you through this often murky landscape.

Check this List Before you use a new app!
 
 
 
 

Free or available through a LSSD Subscription


Flipgrid
 
 
 
Description
Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called "topics," and their students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display.
 

                                                                                                                                                        

New Flipgrid Features!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Khan
 

Description: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
                                                                                                                  

 

Papercut
 
 
 
Description:
Screencastify is a Chrome browser extension that records your screen, face, voice, and more.
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Spark
Adobe Spark (Adobe Creative Cloud)
 
 
 

Description

Adobe Spark is an integrated suite of media creation applications for mobile and web developed by Adobe Systems. It comprises three separate design apps: Spark Page, Spark Post, and Spark Video

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

G-Suite
 
 
 
 
Description

Hangouts allows conversations between two or more users.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

Soundtrap
 
 
Description
Video Conferencing. Access through https://lskysd.zoom.us/

                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                  
Pixabay
 
 
 
Description:
Pixabay.com is an international, copyleft and free-to-use website for sharing photos, illustrations, vector graphics, film footage and music.                                                                                                                  

 

Unsplash
 
 
 
Description:
Beautiful, free images and photos that you can download and use for any project. Better than any royalty free or stock photos.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

TED Ed
 
 
 
Description:
Used to add interactive questions, discussion topics and more to your favorite TED-Ed Animations, TED talks or any video on YouTube. You can share the lessons with your students online and track the results.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 
 
 

Subscription or “Freemium” (limited use for free) Services – not funded by division

 
Pictochart
 
                                  

Description:

Piktochart is a cloud graphics design software that allows you to create professional-looking infographics fast. You can use it to make posters, presentations, and reports for your blog, website and social network.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
WeVideo
 
 
Description
Used to edit video online

                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                  
Papercut
 
Description                                                                                                                                

Pear Deck is an interactive presentation tool used to actively engage students in individual and social learning. Teachers create presentations using their Google Drive account.

 

How does Pear Deck Work (YouTube video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evoJy4WcReM 

EdPuzzle
EdPuzzle
 
 
Description
 
Edpuzzle is an easy-to-use platform allowing you to engage every student, one video at a time. Get to know more about us below. Why videos? More than 65% 1 of students are visual learners, and +95% 2 of your students watch YouTube regularly.                                                                                                                                      
 
What is EdPuzzle (YouTube video) -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L62wAxCzEM
Nearpod
 

Description:
Nearpod is a student engagement platform that can be used to amazing effect in the classroom. The concept is simple. A teacher can create presentations that can contain Quiz's, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing-Boards, Web Content and so on. They can also access over 7K k-12 standards-aligned lessons.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

Soundtrap
 
 
 
Description
Soundtrap is an online music recording studio of DAW (Digital Audio Workstation.

                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                  
Papercut
 
 
 
Description:
Socrative is a cloud-based student response system developed in 2010 by Boston-based graduate school students. It allows teachers to create simple quizzes that students can take quickly on laptops – or, more often, via classroom tablet computers or their own smartphones.