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The Speed Geeking Playground NAGC 2014 is a fun and informative fast walk through incredibly relevant and classroom-friendly technology resources. Whether you want to use Waterlogue to transform a favorite photo into a watercolor painting, or create a virtual field trip using Sphere360, the Speed Geeks of 2014 have a created an amazing new list of resources for you to use in 2015! Share with #NAGCTechNet.
Speed Geek: Shirley Farrell
Foldify – Create, Print, Fold: Create 3D figures on iPad. Then print and fold them from paper.
Waterlogue – See the world like an artist. You don’t need to paint to create beautiful watercolor images—Waterlogue captures the essence of your photos in brilliant, liquid color.
Class Dojo – Using this in a non-traditional way. Instead of for your classroom, as an organizing document.
Zooniverse – We make citizen science websites so that everyone can be part of real research online
Galaxy Zoo – Experience a privileged glimpse of the distant universe as observed by the SDSS, the Hubble Space Telescope, and UKIRT
123D Catch – 123D Catch is a free app that lets you create 3D scans of virtually any object.
Speed Geek: Janine Firmender
Timetoast – Timetoast is a great way to share the past, or even the future…Create timelines in minutes, it’s as simple as can be.
Flipsnack Edu – Students read and create their own stories and projects, while having fun at the same time. They can show off what they’ve learnt and they can learn while creating, always in a safe and private online classroom.
Inklewriter – We’ve created Inklewriter to help writers tell interactive tales with the minimum of fuss. Inklewriter keeps your branching story organised, so you can concentrate on what’s important – the writing.
Classkick – As students work on a teacher-made Classkick assignment on their iPads, teachers see every students’ work progressing all at once. Students can privately raise hands, teachers give individualized, real-time student feedback, and so much more.
Speed Geek: Kathy Ray
Pictochart – We have the tools. You have the smarts. Build your infographic using our simple graphic tools.
Padlet – Create collaborative walls with different privacy settings. School accounts available.
Paper.li – Create your online newspaper in minutes. Automatically find, publish & promote engaging articles, photos and videos from across the web.
Voki – Voki is a FREE service that lets you create customized speaking characters. Classroom accounts available.
Kidblog – Kidblog provides teachers with the tools to help students publish writing safely online. Students exercise digital citizenship within a secure classroom blogging space. Teachers can monitor all activity within their blogging community.
Dipity – Dipity is a free digital timeline website. Our mission is to organize the web’s content by date and time. Users can create, share, embed and collaborate on interactive, visually engaging timelines that integrate video, audio, images, text, links, social media, location and timestamps.
Speed Geek: Brian Housand
iOS 8 !!! Recording available in Quicktime
Plickers – A response system using symbol cards as answers. Pick up responses by quickly scanning the room. “Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.”
Speed Geek: Tamara Fischer
Symbaloo – Organizational tool for websites and apps
Blurb– Self publishing. Students and adults can sell or publish hard or soft bound books, books with jackets. You choose!
Spoonflower – Design your own fabrics or gift wrap. Create and share.
OpenStax – College level texts available in free PDF format.
Blender – Blender is a free and open source 3D animation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.
Speed Geek: Ginger Lewman
Ignore No More – No more getting angry if your child doesn’t respond to a text or phone call. With this app you can shut down their phone or device.
Move-Note – Good for flipping. Make and send a video presentation directly from your Gmail. Can create video and or slides or voice only. Can share notes.
Adobe Voice – App for iPad – Turn your story into a stunning animated video. In minutes.Free – takes a long time to download, but it has themes, icons, photos text. Guide kids through story making.
Speed Geek: Cyril Pruszko
AirServer – With AirServer you can wirelessly beam your iPad display to your Mac or PC and from there to your projector, smartboard or HDTV. AirServer also supports multiple simultaneous connections, so one or more students could mirror their iPads to share their ideas and their work with the rest of the class. You can monitor what your students are working on and encourage collaboration.
Reflector for iPad – Tools to project from iPad to computer or vice/versa, Reflector is an AirPlay receiver that allows you to wirelessly display your iPad or iPhone on a number of devices. It’s available for Mac, PC and most Android devices.
Explain Everything – A unique interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool used by over 1.5 million students and educators.Use for teacher and student presentation, movies, can even mark up while playing and recording. Create a lesson and share with students.
PDF splicer – Combine, edit, reorder, and modify PDF’s in many ways.
Snapseed – A great picture editor.
Speed Geek: Michelle Humphrey – Contests
Stock Market Game (SMG) national and state level simulation where students invest in stocks and keep track. Competitive. Invest component includes an essay contest as well.
Philosophy Slam – The Mission of the Kids Philosophy Slam is to give kids a voice and to inspire kids to think by unlocking their intellectual and creative potential through a unique and powerful philosophical forum.
Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl – $35 a team
Fifty Word Stories – Stories must actually be exactly 50 words long. Different themes each month, small prizes. For upper grades.
Speed Geek: Christy Diehl – iPad apps
VeeScope Live – Green screen – free version has a watermark, but other version is $2.99
Sphere 360 – Virtual field trip, 360 degree panorama. Can use those created by others, or create your own
Word Lens – Instantly translate printed words with your phone’s camera! Word Lens gives you translation on the go – NO NETWORK required – results appear immediately on your video screen when you need it, anywhere in the world.
Casper Focus – Teachers can control a student’s device by locking them into a certain app. It works 24/7 – even when the student is at home!
Speed Geek: Lila Sanguras
Twitter.com/search-home – Since younger students (and some older) cannot use Twitter, intstead go to. You can search Twitter even if you don’t have an account.
Actively Learn.com – Collaborative, interactive close reading assignments with classroom management system for articles, information, standards, lexile levels. Teachers can add content and create a virtual workspace.
Pocket Archive items such as links in Twitter. Just “send to Pocket” and you can later search by tags. Seems to work best on iPad.
Speed Geek: Ian Byrd
Byrdseed.com/Differentiator – Use this handy tool to develop statements and objectives for student work based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Byrdseed.com/Paragraphy – Used for analyzing sentences and paragraphs.
Byrdseed.com/Homographs – Challenging gifted spellers with homographs. Check out the app!
Byrdseed.com/Emoj-Enerator – Students generate a story based on the random.