“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun” Mary Lou Cook
NCTIES is one of my favorite conference each year. I love learning new things and sparking new ideas to share with others. Here are 10 new tools I learned about that I have not used before but will be using in the classroom: (These are in no particular order)
- Quick, Draw: This is a game built with machine learning. You draw, and a neural network tries to guess what you’re drawing. The machine guessed 4/6 of my drawings.
- Bloxels for Kids: This is an innovative video game development platform that allows you to create your own video games. I love that it is created by kids for kids.
- Sutori: This is a place students can create their own digital story timelines.
- Post it Plus App: Take a picture of the post-its that you were using to brainstorm/collaborate and save it as a picture. You can then later rearrange or add to it.
- Phonto: Add text to photo’s…so many great ways to use this in the classroom.
- Quizalize: Similar to Kahoot but what I like about more is students can take it at their own pace.
- Vizia: This site makes a quiz from any video, sends answers to a spreadsheet!
- Inklewriter: Create your own choose your adventure story.
- OpeneBooks: This site, once you create an account, offers free ebooks for students.
- Teach Your Monster to Read: This site is great for the younger students and ESL students.
*Bonus: Richard Byrne shared all his presentation slides here from the conference as well.