Author Archives: CRCSteam3D

GeoGebra AR

 by Jennifer Robb  Augmented Reality continues to gain traction in classrooms for its ability to deeply immerse students into learning. By superimposing an image, video, or text onto the real world, students are able to explore events, places, and concepts … Continue reading

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AnswerGarden

by Jennifer Robb Collaboration is an essential skill for students to learn and exercise, both in and out of the classroom. Activities that require students to work in partners or small groups are fantastic for strengthening collaborative problem-solving and communication … Continue reading

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Tech Tool Tuesdays!

Each week, we review a new tech tool that can help enhance student engagement and support overall learning. See below for the tools we have already reviewed, and check back weekly for new tools to try!

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Move the Turtle

by Maya Staresinic Possessing the ability to code opens up so many doors and exposes our students to many opportunities. This is something we have said before, and something that we will continue to preach (because it’s true!). It has … Continue reading

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Duolingo

by Laura Dobos Having the ability to speak in more than one language has rapidly become a skill that is very appealing to many employers and in many disciplines. In education, having the ability to speak and teach French almost … Continue reading

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iHomework

by Maya Staresinic Students and teachers have a lot on their plate. Teachers have to remember when report cards are due, when the school soccer team has practice and everything in between. Students on the other hand, ned to recall … Continue reading

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TimeGlider

by Lauren Fridman Timeglider is a web-based software that allows students to create timelines. Users can create, collaborate and publish interactive timelines where the readers have many ways to explore the information. The author can focus on time periods of … Continue reading

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MyScript Calculator

by Laura Dobos With the growing epidemic that is technology in the classroom, it is becoming increasingly important for teachers to have the knowledge and know-how to combat the distractive nature of these technologies. Technology is something, that when used … Continue reading

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TouchCast

by Laura Dobos During the CONNECT conference this past April in Niagara Falls, we had the opportunity to connect and network with all kinds of professionals in the education field. While presenting the green screen content, some of these professionals … Continue reading

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Medley Music Maker

by Maya Staresinic Looking back to my experience in elementary school and high school, I always loved my music period. It was a time where I could experiment with different sounds and different instruments, to create a song that I … Continue reading

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Erase All Kittens

by Lauren Fridman I don’t know about you, but when I started working for the STEAM Makerlab and the idea of learning to code came up, I was totally unsure about it. Not in the sense that coding isn’t important, … Continue reading

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Fly

by Maya Staresinic We’ve all been there. Faced with that daunting task of creating a sleek movie/video through an online editor, but knowing that most of the software’s take a lot of time to even get comfortable with using. We’ve … Continue reading

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The Sandbox EDU

by Maya Staresinic  It is well known that many students enjoy the occasional video game. Time and time again I have heard students say, “When I got home I played some video games…” Well, we have found a game that … Continue reading

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PeerGrade

by Laura Dobos Peergrade is an online platform that allows facilitation of peer assessment with students. Peergrade has made it easy for students to assess one another anonymously. You create an assignment, then students hand in their work online. The … Continue reading

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SketchUp

by Lauren Fridman SketchUp is a 3D modeling software that tailors more to those who have tinkered with these types of CAD tools before. SketchUp is an intermediate-level software that will require some time to acclimate to. While TinkerCAD (which … Continue reading

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Animation Studio

by Maya Staresinic During our March Break Maker Camp, we noticed that some of the campers were really interested in creating their own animations. Yes, we showed them apps and software like Scratch 2.0and Scratch Jr., but one camper in … Continue reading

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Arduino UNO

by Laura Dobos My most recent tech tool exploration was with a tool made by Arduino, called the Arduino UNO. Within the lab, we have the project kit, which comes with the Ardunio UNO, a breadboard (the part with the … Continue reading

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Sketchboard.io

by Lauren Fridman I recently discovered a mind-mapping tool that redefines the limitations set by many tools before. Traditional mind-mapping tools limit you to simple shapes (circles, squares, and ovals) to represent your ideas but these may not enable you … Continue reading

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Lightbot

by Maya Staresinic With all of the talk surrounding coding, it seems as if teaching our students how to code has recently become viewed as good teaching practice. Although today’s modern students are more advanced in technology than students ever … Continue reading

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Ozobots

by Brendan Oldman So cool!! Okay… we say this about all the gadgets and devices we get into the lab, but this one we truly mean it. From portraits drawn on paper with markers, to digital portraits on mobile devices, … Continue reading

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