Software We Subscribe To (so it's free to you!)
We subscribe via the High School. Anyone can enter the code to get unlimited video lessons. The code can be found under the Staff tab; sign into the website so you can see the Document Library, and it will be under Computer Services Resources.
- Edpuzzle allows you to take a video from YouTube and add your own questions or notes to check for students' understanding. It also gives you information about how much of the video the students have watched, and how many times they watched each section.
- Edpuzzle has many helpful resources on their site to get you started. Here's a very helpful article about using Edpuzzle with Google Classroom.
Take a look at Edpuzzle's training slides below.
We have the entire Clevehill.org domain whitelisted, so as long as you create an account with your school email address, you will automatically have access to this tool.
- With InsertLearning you can "make the internet your lesson." Take any website you want students to read and insert your own notes, highlights, questions, and more, right on the page and in between paragraphs.
The slides below are the ones I've used in my previous training class on InsertLearning. Feel free to pause these as needed to read them in more depth or follow along in your browser with your own InsertLearning account.
A paid collection of science lessons and materials available for grades K-5 and aligned to the NGSS. We have licenses for the elementary school teachers. Sign up with your Cleveland Hill email; access the login information sheet for the code if needed.
The Seesaw website: app.seesaw.me. Seesaw is free as long as you use less than 100 activities and have no more than one co-teacher. Optionally, you can pursue becoming a Seesaw Ambassador in order to get free Seesaw Plus access for your class, which comes with additional features. This program is subject to available from Seesaw.
New this year: we have paid licenses for Seesaw for teachers in grades PreK, K, and 1. Enter a Que Centre request if you are a teacher in these grades and wish to be added to our subscription.
We have licenses for the elementary school. RAZ Kids provides leveled reading resources for students. Every eBook is available in online and mobile formats, and allows students to listen to, read at their own pace, and record themselves reading. Enter a Que Centre request if you do not know your login.
Software That's Free to Everyone
Nearpod allows you to share your slides with students so every student gets a copy on their own device. In addition, you can insert interactive activities within the slides -- polls, drawing activities, collaborative sticky note boards, quizzes, and more.
Nearpod is free up to 100 MB of storage.
Check out this link for ideas of ways to use Nearpod in your teaching.
Epic! Books for Kids
Always free for educators. Students can login during school hours for free if attached to a teacher's class.
Epic Books website -- click the Educators tab at the top to get started if you're new.
Flippity gives you access to online manipulatives you can use during live meeting screen sharing. Just be careful not to click on any ads at the top of the screen; stick with the Flippity activities near the bottom.