Creative Teacher Resources

This is a working list of some resources for teachers to use in their classrooms:

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  • Answer Garden: great way to collaborate with students as an interactive brainstorm
  • Flipgrid: students can share and discuss ideas in video format
  • Padletstudents can communicate and share ideas with each other using virtual sticky notes on a topic related board
  • Google Draw: a fun way to introduce students to explore how databases/machines work
  • Slides Carnival: helps you to create more elegant and interesting themes for Google Slides presentations
  • Mozilla: Web Literacy: learn about Web Literacy and 21st Century Skills that are important to consider when using digital platforms in classes
  • Cube for Teachersa website full of resources in a variety of formats; most of these resources are tied to the Ontario Curriculum as the website was founded by an Ontario Teacher
  • ThingLink: a creative way of digital storytelling and using images to create digital interactive graphics
  • Reminda great way to reach parents/students (depending on the grade) to remind them of upcoming events, assignments, etc.
  • Self-Reg: a great resource for looking at self-regulation
  • Scratch: very useful for creating interactive media for students and teachers
  • Read Write Thinka useful website for lesson idea resources, professional development resources and more
  • The Noun Project: a free website full of icons that can be used for a variety of educational purposes
  • Flat Iconanother great resource for free icons
  • MediaSmartsan amazing resource for information on media and digital literacy in Canada
  • EduGAINsa site full of great resources for a variety of subjects in schools, differentiation, skills, curriculums, and more
  • Genius Hour: a resource that allows teachers to give students an hour to complete research on anything they are interested in
  • Google Science Journala resource that is complete with information on science lessons and an app that allows students to explore gravitational pull, a compass, movement, sound readings, and more – with just a technological device (it even has lesson plans)
  • Mindomo: allows students to create a digital mind-map
  • Which One Doesn’t Belong: great resource for students to think mathematically and reason with their/peers idea’s
  • Brain Pop and Brain Pop Jr.: educational sites for students that look at multiple curriculum subject areas
  • Mentimeterallows you to gain responses from students in a variety of methods (word cloud, poll, multiple choice, scales, discussion, and more) – can be used in a presentation setting
  • Quiver Vision: turn colouring sheets into 3D images and diagrams

Google Chrome Extensions:

  • Read & Write: a great resource that will read a text for students and type words spoken by students into the microphone
  • Screencastify: helps you to create, edit, and share videos
  • Grammarly helps you present information in the proper grammar