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Friday, December 2, 2016




Newsela combines real-time assessments with differentiated content from premier daily news sources like the Associated Press, Washington Post, and Scientific American and eminent nonfiction publishers like Smithsonian, The King Center, and Biography.com. Newsela makes reading to learn relevant, interesting, and effective regardless of interest or ability. All articles are published at five reading levels.  This is a great reading tool for your classroom and it's free!

https://newsela.com


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

OverDrive: eBooks, Audiobooks, and Videos from your Local Library

OverDrive is an app that allows you to borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video from your library on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Windows Phone, Windows 8 & 10, and Kindle Fire HD. More than 30,000 libraries worldwide offer titles from OverDrive, so download the app and find your next book today!

• Available 24/7, now the library comes to you.
• No more late fees. Titles are automatically returned.
• Place holds, create wish lists, and return titles easily.
• Sync libraries, bookmarks, and recent positions across mobile devices.


I LOVE THIS APP!!!!!

ClaroSpeak: Free Word Prediction for G-Suite (formerly GAFE)






ClaroSpeak is a reading and writing Google Chrome app with high-quality text-to-speech, formatting controls, a wide range of fonts and styles, and cloud storage integration. ClaroSpeak offers the option of visual highlighting in-sync with the spoken words, a great range of color and font settings to allow for optimum reading and word prediction to help with writing.

This tool can be found in the Google App Chooser (colorful waffle in the upper left corner). Check it out!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Free Professional Development Webinars



The NYS Teacher Centers Technology Committee 
is pleased to present the
Smart Schools Bond Act Support Series

In 2014, New York State enacted the Smart Schools Bond Act, which allocated funds for New York schools to purchase technology and strengthen infrastructure. This Act gave NYS educators access to new technology with no guidance on how to implement it effectively into instruction. NYS Teacher Centers are offering over fifty professional development webinars in the fall of 2016 to showcase exemplary technological resources available, and the best practices for using these resources to increase student achievement.

Dates:               September 27- November 22, 2016
Times:              Varied, see schedule
Cost:                 Free
Registration:    Online, see the link below for more information

All webinars are open to administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals in New York State.  Participants may take as few or as many webinars as they wish.

CTLE professional development certificates are available with subsequent work and small registration fee. (See page 16 for details.)

* Link to catalog with more information:


 Questions? Contact Carol Weintraub, Director, InterCounty Teacher Center



Monday, August 29, 2016

YouTube Educational Shortcuts


Powerful educational videos are available in abundance on YouTubebut it can be a daunting task to search through them to find the best clips for your needs. The link below will bring you to a database of YouTube channels organized by subject area.  
(Note: Subjects are organized by tabs along the bottom of the Google Sheets document.)

Click this link to get there: Database of YouTube Channels

Friday, May 13, 2016



With Zaption - Turn online videos into interactive learning experiences that engage students and deepen understanding. 


  • DISCOVER - Find high quality videos on any topic.  Browse the gallery for great ready-to-use lessons.  
  • CUSTOMIZE - Add images, text, and questions to any online video, creating interactive lessons that meet your learners needs.  
  • SHARE - Share video lessons with a simple link, or embed directly into your Google Classroom, Blog, or website.  
  • TRACK Get actionable data on personal responses from learners with award-winning analytics.  Instantly measure understanding and differentiate instruction.

Use the following link to see what Zaption has to offer and sign up for a free account:

* Use this link to view a short introductory video on what Zaption has to offer:

*Use this link for more detailed video on how to use Zaption:

Friday, April 22, 2016

MathPapa for GAFE


MathPapa is a step-by-step calculator to help you learn concepts in algebra interactively. It can be used either as a teaching aid or to help students practice concepts on their own. I love this app!!!!


Friday, April 15, 2016

You And Your Students Can Make An E-book


Click the link below to view a great how-to on how you and/or your students can make a great looking e-book using PowerPoint or Google Slides!