TCEA 2015
with Brenda and Beverly

TCEA 2015

Technology in the Fine Arts Classroom by Bethany Kennedy (Cedar Hill ISD)

GOOD READS:
"Technology Director as Library Director" by Jarod M. Lambert (Conroe ISD)

iPad Tricks You Didn't Know
by Lori Gracey
Executive Director TCEA

Spell Up

Speak to play and build up your English. Spell Up is a new voice-powered game that can help improve your English. Using a combination of different web technologies, Chrome will understand what you say and use it to control the game action. There's nothing to download, and no need for any new plug-ins. Just speak to play! Make sure you are using version 33 or above.

Turn off the Lights

Turn Off the Lights is a browser extension that lets users obscure everything on their screen except the Flash or HTML5 video they're watching, minimizing distractions and making for a more pleasant viewing experience for the users. A lamp icon is displayed in the browser menu bar or in the omnibox, and users click on the gray lamp icon to make the area surrounding the video fade. Clicking outside the video restores the rest of the screen. Users can adjust the opacity of the screen blocking and select a color other than black if desired.

Block Posters

Use this Web 2.0 tool to allow students to create a poster without an expensive poster machine. Click on the button to view a step-by-step lesson using QR codes and Block Posters for a project on historical figures. by Nina Peery, White Oak ISD

Poster My Wall

A Web 2.0 Tool that allows you to use their templates to create a poster or flyer.  You are able to save a 8.5X11 poster for free or order from their printing service for a reasonable price.  Great for school, church or any reason you might need a professional looking poster or flyer without hours of work.

Chatterpix (App)

Grab your camera! Let’s ChatterPix! Chatterpix Kids can make anything talk -- pets, friends, doodles, and more.  Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice. Then share your Pix with friends and family as silly greetings, playful messages, creative cards, or even fancy book reports. And best of all, it’s FREE! Great for app smashing... Augmented Reality and more.  Chatterpix is a fun way to get students talking.  The possibilities are endless.  (foreign language, speech for hearing impaired, summary of text, etc.)

Prezi by Chelsea Benke and Heather Burgess, Allen ISD

Class Craft

Class Craft is a classroom management tool geared toward secondary students.  Class Craft gamifies the classroom to manage student behaviors. (more sophisticated than Class Dojo)

Edugames

Below are a list of edugames that help reinforce a variety of skills.

The Radix Endeavor is a multiplayer online game for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning in high school.  (by MIT)

Helps develop early reading skills...

Build a thrilling safe roller coaster

Play and feed hungry people.

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