CCISD Learning Tools

 Tools  Description  Platform  Additional Information
one note  
Microsoft OneNote is a note taking program. It gathers notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network.

 pcapple  Collaboration & Communication
Microsoft Word is a word processing program that allows students to create professional documents such as resumes, letters, reports, presentation documents, brochures, manuals and more. Microsoft Word has tools to format fonts, add clipart, add page numbers, and create tables and headers for professional looking documents.

 pcapple Publishing & Presentation
Excel allows students to organize, format, present, and calculate data with formulas using a spreadsheet system broken up by rows and columns.

 pcapple Organization & Productivity
 movie maker
Windows Movie Maker is a video editing software by Microsoft. It is a part of Windows Essentials software suite and offers the ability to create and edit videos as well as to publish them on OneDrive.

 pc Audio Video Imaging Creativity & Innovation
Bing is a web browser that allows students to search and evaluate information.
 web resource Research & Information Fluency
 one drive
OneDrive is a file hosting service developed by Microsoft that allows students to upload files to a cloud storage and then access them from a web browser or client software. Files uploaded are private, unless students decide to share it with anyone else. Also students can grant permission to modify a file to any other OneDrive user, which allows them to effectively collaborate online on any type of documents.

 web resourcepcapple Organization & Productivity
Google Chrome is a web browser that allows students to search and evaluate information.
 web resource Research & Information Fluency
 internet explorer
Internet Explorer is a web browser that allows students to search and evaluate information.
  pcapple Research & Information Fluency 
Symbaloo allows students and teachers to link important information in a single location. 
  web resourcepc Collaboration & Communication 
Symbaloo allows students and teachers to link important information in a single location.
 web resourceapple Collaboration & Communication 
 nova mind
NovaMind helps students visualize information to increase understanding. 

Mind Mapping is the simple process of putting ideas in an attractive and interactive visual format. Students can use it for to-do lists, planning, brainstorming, problem solving or any other type of thinking, Mind Mapping is a great way to see the big picture and drill down to all of the important details. 

 pc Creativity & Innovation

Organization & Productivity 
sketchbook express
Sketchbook Express is a place for students to blend visual images and traditional knowledge. Students can draw and create images while annotating to enhance understanding.

  pcapple Creativity & Information  
 sketch touch
Skitch Touch is a free tool for communicating visually. Annotate images with arrows, shapes, text, and more. Use Skitch to sketch something new, mark up maps, screen captures, or even a photo. Then students can  save or share Skitch annotations to help others see and understand their ideas.

 pc Creativity & Information 
In just a few taps, students can create a stunning personalized movie using their own video, photo and music clips.  Quality themes and transitions are available, and students can share the resulting movie with friends and family.

pcapple  Audio Video Imaging

Creativity & Innovation 
Kidblog is designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog or e-portfolio. Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs and user accounts.
Communication & Collaboration 
Prezi is a web based presentation tool that allows students to embed different types of media into their presentations.
web resource
Publishing & Presentation
Tackk is an easy option for beautiful presentations, and allows students to embed text, photos, videos, audio, maps, links, buttons, forms and other options. 
web resource
Publishing & Presentation 
Padlet is an online bulletin board maker that can help teachers facilitate classroom discussions or check for student understanding.
web resource 
Collaboration & Communication 
Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content, and allowing teachers to see real-time dashboards on student progress, engagement and assessment results. 
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Organization & Productivity 
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
web resource 
Student Response 
Infuse Learning provides a platform by which teachers can seamlessly engage every student on any device. Make informed decisions at the point of instruction with real-time, student feedback. Teachers can create an environment in which students can read, listen, and participate in their native language.  Student Response

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