Tuesday, July 8, 2014

#70Days Tuesday Tech Tools

Lists are fun to make ... today, Tuesday, tech tools ... that I like and use often!

The first tool I can't do without is the Windows 7 Snipping Tool!  I use it nearly everyday!  I find just the right graph online, or need just a small section of a worksheet, or want to include just a few words from a post ... the Snipping Tool makes all of that possible!  So easy!

I use CamScanner, an app on my phone, almost everyday.  CamScanner will scan a document in as a pdf and from there you can share it to various media.  I simply hold my phone over a document, student work, my notes, a key that needs to be posted; then take the picture, and the app does the rest.  Super easy, and faster than the old scanner I have here at home!

Fireshot is a handy Chrome app.  FireShot helps you capture web page screenshots, perform quick edits, add text annotations, and save the captures as a PDF or image file.  It's a quick way to get a copy of a webpage needed as a reference.

Super Teacher Tools are awesome - from group maker to random name generator.  Last year I didn't use the group maker as much as I did the year before.  Instead I let students choose their own groups.  As I reflect this summer, I realize that while there were definite benefits in choose their own groups, there are good reasons to mix up the groups as well.  I plan to use group maker regularly this year!

Last up for now is PicMonkey!  I love to use it to put text on pictures!  It's simple and free!

Well I said "last" but I do want to mention that I am really enjoying ThingLink!  I can see how it is going to be a great tool for student work as well as a teaching tool.  If you haven't checked it out, take a look at this and this!


  1. Hooray, I love new apps and tech tools! Thanks for sharing these resources. Downloading now. :)

    1. Hi Kathryn! Me, too! So if you know some good android apps let me know. Today I was wishing I had an iPad because of the cool apps available!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. I 100% agree on CamScanner and Snipping Tool! Can't wait to try the other ones you posted :)


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