Saturday, January 14, 2017

The 4Cs - EdTech & GSuiteEDU Resources for Learner-Centered Classrooms

The skills connected to collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity are essential for all students. The best activities provide students with opportunities to practice these skills in learner-centered environments.
Many of the categorized resources below can support a variety of student skills and activities connected to the 4 Cs. It is recommended that users sign-up for the resources using Google accounts whenever possible. Many of the resources have tutorials and interactive help available. You can also learn more about each resource with a quick YouTube search. Additionally,  If you prefer a Google Doc that you can add to your drive, click here



Teachers no longer need to be the experts in the classroom. A good teacher realizes that they don't need to know how to use everything before letting the students explore. Give students the opportunity to explore and experiment with something new. 

Collaboration
Google Drive (Docs, Drawings, Slides, Forms, and Sheets) Google Apps for Education resources.
Padlet (Chrome App) A digital canvas to create beautiful projects that are easy to share and collaborate on. It works like a piece of paper.
Google Keep (App and Extension)
Capture, edit, share, and collaborate on your notes on any device, anywhere.
Additional Collaboration Resources


Creativity
WeVideo (Chrome / Drive App)
WeVideo makes video editing easy for everyone and accessible from anywhere.
Google Drawings / Canva / Piktochart / Thinglink / Slides (Web and Infographic Resources)
Resources to support visual learning and creation of visual products.
Screencastify (Chrome Extension)
Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software for Chrome and Chromebooks.

Adobe Spark (Web Resource)
Create impactful social graphics, web stories & animated videos with Spark’s free graphic design app.
Additional Creativity Resources

Communication
Google Classroom / Share to Classroom (Chrome App, Chrome Extension & Web Resource)
A suite of free productivity tools for classroom collaboration and communication.
Google+ / Google Sites / Blogger (Web Resources)
Google Apps for Education resources for online sharing of resources and links.
Remind (Web Resource)
A communication tool that helps teachers reach students and parents where they are.
Additional Communication Resources


Critical Thinking
Newsela (Chrome App and Web Resource)
Newsela publishes daily news articles from leading publications like The Washington Post, Scientific American, and The Guardian at 5 reading levels from grades 2 – 12 to drive gains in literacy.
TED-Ed (Web Resource)
Use videos create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from YouTube videos.
Coggle (Chrome / Drive App)
Free collaborative mind mapping: Real-time brainstorming, add images, Drive support, save mind maps as PDF, Image, .mm, text.
Additional Critical Thinking Resources


Assessment
Kahoot / Quizziz / Quizlet.live
Create a fun learning game in minutes, made from a series of multiple choice questions. Add videos, images and diagrams.
EdPuzzle
Make video come alive with engaging and interactive customizable video lessons.
Google Forms (Flubaroo or Superquiz)
Create custom forms for surveys and questionnaires. Flubaroo and Superquiz are add-ons to facilitate grading and distribution of scores.
Additional Assessment Tools


Subject Specific Chrome & Chromebook Resources
Google Drive Folder of EdTech Enhancements
Additional resources connected to Chrome Apps, Drive Add-ons, and Chrome Extensions.


Productivity / Workflow Resources
Productivity and Workflow Document
Additional resources to support students and teachers connected to Chromebooks and Google Chrome.


Hyperdoc Resources
HyperDoc Resource Document
HyperDocs are powerful learning frameworks that support and organize learning connected to the 4 Cs.