TECHNOLOGY FOR ALL
Google Apps: HUSD is a Google Apps for Education (GAfE) District with HUSD Google Accounts (unlimited storage). Google Apps include:
|Google Calendar||Google Search|
|Google Classroom||Google Sheets (spreadsheets)|
|Google CloudPrint||Google Sites (websites)|
|Google Docs (like Word, Excel, Powerpoint)||Google Slides (like Powerpoint)|
|Google Drawings||Google Translate|
|Google Drive (cloud storage)||Youtube|
|Google Form||...and more|
And more Google Apps (add these free apps to your Google Account by going to the Google Play store):
Cloud Convert - convert anything into anything (ex: Convert word doc to pdf, pdf to doc, )
Copy Google Drive Folder - makes copy of entire folder and retains folder and subfolders structure
Gmail Offline - read and compose emails without an internet connection
Google Art Project - View the world's greatest art pieces in high resolution and from your computer
Kaizena - leave voice comments on Google Docs for feedback
LucidPress - create professional newsletters, publications digitally
Padlet - Virtual bulletin board to curate media
PicMonkey - complete photo editor with collages, filters, effects, frames, and more
Scratchpad - Quick and easy notetaking app that saves to Google Drive
Snagit - screencapture application that allows you to mark up what you captured and also make video screencast
TweetDeck - Hands down the best way to view conversations on twitter
WeVideo - Create video projects and collaborate with others right within Google Drive
Google Add Ons:
Free enhancements that add functionality to Google Docs (e.g. Docs, Forms, Sheets, Presentations). Install "Add Ons" within your Google doc under the "Add On" drop-down menu. Here are some HHS favorites:
- Choice Eliminator: When someone chooses an option on a Google form, that option is automatically eliminated for others filling out the same form. Great to schedule anything with "time slots" or available spaces/groups.
- Doc to Form: take a doc and create a form with ease
- Form to Doc: take responses from a Google Form's sheet of responses and create individual, mail merged docs for each person/group
- Flubaroo: using Google Forms as an "electronic scan tron," auto grade students' tests or assignments, plus choose whether or not to email them their scores and, if you choose, the correct answers. Simply amazing.
- Highlight Tool: Use "Highlight Tool" for additional highlighting needs in Google Documents. Create and edit customized highlighters that automatically save. Use these highlighters to highlight selected text. Export the highlighted text to a separate document by sequence or by color.
- Easy Bib Creator: allows you to easily create a bibliography for your research paper. Automatically cite books, journal articles, and websites just by entering in the titles or URLs. Format citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, and over 7K other styles.
Free modifications and enhancements to the Google Chrome web browser that add functionality and efficiency. Here are some HHS favorites:
AdBlock Plus - Block all ads on a webpage
Clipboard History - saves old copied texts for later use
Crafty Text - quickly display large text on screen
Google Quick Scroll - Highlights search string on a website you visit
Last Pass - remembers your usernames and passwords to all sites you have to log into
One Click Timer - analog timer- you can also do a google search for “30 second timer"
Padlet Mini - add a web page quickly to any padlet wall, or start a new one
Save to Google Drive - Sends opened documents or webpages and saves to Google Drive
Send from Gmail - quiclky email a url
SnagIt - (extension and application) capture your screen and annotate it, now with desktop recording
Tab Resize - split screen layouts
Turn off the lights - Fades everything around a YouTube video to dark
iPad: The Ultimate Guide to Using the iPad in the Classroom, including recommended educational apps for the iPad
Polls Everywhere: A free student polling service using mobile phones. Responses are displayed live in PowerPoint, Keynote, or the web. A great check for understanding tool.
Prezi: Prezi is a free, cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool for exploring and sharing ideas upon a virtual canvas. A much more visually-appealing alternative to Powerpoint presentations that is also web-based
Departments: Department specific technology for Career Technology, English, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health, Industrial Technology, Mathematics, Non-Departmental, Physical Education, Science, Social Science, Special Education, Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) and World Language.
HHS Library Catalog (Destiny): HUSD library database of books and other resources available to students and staff
Khan Academy: Free website that supplies a online collection of more than 3,000 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, healthcare and medicine, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics, cosmology, organic chemistry, American civics, art history, microeconomics and computer science.
Wikipedia: A free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia that is written and edited by the public, favoring consensus over credentials in its editorial processes.
Edmodo: Provides teachers and students a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications. Their goal is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner.
BrainPop: Animated education lectures, activities and quizzes for all subjects
Spicynodes: A website devoted to creating interactive graphic organizers and thought charts.
Wordle: A word cloud generator for student engagement.
Bartleby.com: Non-copyrighted literature, poetry, and prose resource
EasyBib: Free automatic bibliography and citation maker
Perdue OWL (online writing lab): A website devoted to assisting student writing and a useful resource for help regarding MLA format
YouTubeEdu: Free educational videos by subject and course (eg: primary/secondary, university, Math, Algebra)