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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.

MBot for the Classroom

MBot for the Classroom

The MBot is an engaging robot that can be used with beginning coders, and expands to be a great resource for more advanced coders as well. The MBot is more fragile than some of the robots that were...

Bitmoji Classrooms

Bitmoji Classrooms

The past [almost] 12 months with the Covid quarantine have created some challenges for educators, but they have also spurred some massive creativity amongst teachers. One of the emerging trends for...

Putting Work Online

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...