Author Archives: Todd Cherner

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Easy TestMaker – A Tool for Creating Assessments

Freemium! Easy TestMaker provides teachers with a simple online tool for creating tests. To begin, teachers must register with the Easy Test Maker website and then log in. Next, they must click the “Create a New Test…” button and then enter the name of their test followed by the “Create Test” button. At this point, the website provides some directions ...

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Geoboard, by The Math Learning Center

Geoboard provides users with a digital version of this tool. With it, users can tap and drag a rubber band onto the board and then stretch it into place. As users add rubber bands, the shapes they can create will grow in complexity. With the buttons on the bottom of the screen, users can modify the geoboard so it becomes ...

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AnswerGarden

Answer Garden is designed for formative assessments. To begin, users must launch the app and click the “+” button on the top right of the screen. Next, users must type in the topic for their answer garden, which should take the form of a question. Users can then scroll through the additional options that include: The mode (Brainstorm, Classroom, Moderator, ...

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Answer Garden

Free! Answer Garden is a web-based tool for formative assessments. To begin, users must go to the Answer Garden website and click the “+” button on the top right of the screen. Next, users must type in the topic for their answer garden, which should take the form of a question. Users can then scroll through the additional options that ...

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Newsela

Freemium! Newsela is a comprehensive database of non-fiction articles that can be differentiated by reading level (e.g., lexile score). To begin, teachers must register with Newsela and then tap the “Gear” icon on the top left of the screen to create a class. They can then add their class information or import it directly from Google Classroom. Once created, teachers ...

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Dotstorming

Free! Dotstorming combines social media with polling to provide users with an interactive experience. To engage Dotstorming, users must first register with the website and then log in. Next, they will need to click the “Add a Topic” button on the top right of the screen and enter information about their topic, including how many votes each user gets. At ...

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Tour Builder

Free! Tour Builder by Google allows users to create guided tours of different areas that include descriptions, images, and map locations. To begin, users must launch the website and then click the “Create a Tour” option. Users will then enter the name of their tour and their own name before clicking the “Create Tour” option. At this point, Tour Builder ...

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MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive

Free! MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive is a comprehensive database comprised of biographies, time lines, and archives of mathematical information. To access the content, users should the menu on the left to navigate the website. The “Biographies Index” option includes life histories of famous mathematicians and the biographies are organized alphabetically. The “History Topics Index” option provides information about mathematical ...

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Statistics Brain

Free! Statistics Brain is a database of statistics. To access the statistics, users must choose the category of interest from the top menu bar, and the categories include: Business, Media, Finance, Geographic, Demographic, Technology, and Sports. When selecting a category, users can hover their mouse of the category to view different subcategories. Users can then click the subcategory to view ...

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ZZCad Sentence Parsing Program

Free! ZZCad Sentence Parsing Program is a website designed to identify the different elements of a sentence. After loading the website, users must type in a sentence and click the “Parse the Sentence” button. The website then analyzes the sentences and reports its parts of speech, phrases and clauses, subject and predicate, and punctuation marks. When ready to progress, users ...

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