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Almost all of the resources listed offer an amount or a duration of free services. There are paid resources in this blog. The presence of these resources on this blog does not mean that CESD has provided licensing for said resources. Choices regarding technology resources are made at the school level, just as decisions regarding textbooks are handled there.

Putting Work Online

There's an old saying: "There is more than one way to skin a cat".  This is true of putting work online for students.  We are going to look at pen-and-paper type work in this post. First, there is...

Screencastify Tutorial

Screencastify Tutorial

If you are new to Screencastify and are looking for some help getting started, this tutorial covers the content that we went through in the live Google Meet on Dec. 10, 2020. If you have questions,...

Glitches in Google Meet

Glitches in Google Meet

If you are experiencing challenges with either of these Google Meet glitches, this blog post will offer the solution. 1. The link that Google Classroom generates is glitchy. We have learned from our...

Crash Course in Kami

Crash Course in Kami

Originally Kami was built as a .pdf reader for Google Drive. Over time they have added new tools and features to it making it a very powerful classroom application. This blog post offers a short...

Wide Open School

Wide Open School

Common Sense Media, a leader in quality internet information for young people has launched a service to assist during the Covid-19 quarantine. Wide Open School has a lengthy list of activities and...

Screenit

Screenit

Screenit is a site that has been online for at least two decades. The service they offer is a breakdown of movie content. You search for a movie, and screenit will provide a breakdown of any and all...

Kids Health

Kids Health

Kids Health is a website with tons of free content regarding health. It covers topics that range from staying safe to illnesses and injuries to puberty and growing up. There are resources for...

Web Whiteboard

Web Whiteboard

Web Whiteboard is a free (for 21 days), online utility that allows participants in an online meeting (Google Meet, for instance) to have access to a whiteboard where collaboration can take place....

Go Noodle

Go Noodle

Go Noodle is a utility that is fairly well-known amongst Division 1 teachers. Go Noodle's mandate is to help kids get active with deskside movement activities that are intended to keep kids engaged...

CODE – Drama & Dance

CODE – Drama & Dance

The council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE) offers a great number of free resources to drama and dance teachers. They continually review their resources to keep them pedagogically...

Theatrefolk

Theatrefolk

Theatrefolk offers a large number of teaching resources for drama teachers. As the site does not offer student sign-up, there are no concerns regarding their privacy policy. According to their...

Drama Notebook

Drama Notebook

Drama Notebook hails itself as the world's best site for Drama teachers. They have a small selection of straight-up free resources.They do offer a free trial on their library of resources to support...

Drama Activities

Drama Activities

Drama activities provide excellent opportunities for young children to engage in storytelling, social interaction and practice communication skills. Arts on the Move has a lovely list of activities...

Flat for Google

Flat for Google

Flat is an excellent music notation editor that works directly with GSuite. You install it from the Chrome store into your Chrome account and you will have a sheet music editor that allows for...