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Augmented Reality K-12:

Augmented Reality can begin in Kindergarten with coloring sheets that “come alive” for students while also teaching content, collaboration, and listening and speaking skills. The coloring sheets are free from Quiver as is the app for iPads.

Begin to use Augmented Reality with older students to learn content such as the cell membrane coloring sheets, human body diagram, chemistry blocks, AR Circuits, and Freedom Stories.

Request assistance to see how AR can enhance the learning for all students in every content area and age!

Breakout Edu:

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Breakout Edu is a collaborative, problem solving game suitable for all ages (check below even teachers)! Hundreds of games are available for free with all content areas and difficulty levels. Students can move from playing the game into creating their own games about content and possibly even play the game with younger students. The possibilities are endless so check out the BreakoutEdu kit today from us at TCDE!

Skype: Experts in the Classroom

Bringing experts into the classroom is as easy as connecting to Skype or clicking a link to a Google Hangout. Teachers above connected with a nutritionist in Canada at a recent SEES Professional Development and saw how engaging and easy it is to bring in college and career application to a unit you are currently studying in any content area.

The presentation teachers received in order to find experts and use Skype/Hangouts can be found below.

If you are interested in receiving assistance implementing Skype/Hangouts within your lesson and need help please request it through the form on the website. We would love to help you find an expert and get your class using Skype/Hangouts all the time!


Digital Storytelling: Using Storybird!

Many different tools can be used to allow students to explain their content knowledge through the creation of stories.

Above we see a junior high student reading her story created on Storybird to a group of 2nd graders. She was asked to create a story that would explain the Bill of Rights at a simplified level understandable to a group of 2nd graders.

K-2 students can create stories too using Blabberize, Voki, Storyjumper, or Google Slides! To see the entire presentation on Digital Storytelling in the K-3 Classroom, view the slides before.

Digital Storytelling works for all grades and can be a powerful and engaging tool for students. If you would like help lesson planning or implementing digital storytelling in your classroom, please request assistance with the form.