Cool Free Stuff I Found Online
Have a bunch of PDFs that you want to combine into one document? Check out PDF Mergy: https://pdfmerge.w69b.com/
It even can merge Google Docs together into one.
Great if you're sick of printing off individual report cards / progress reports! Just merge and print.
Grab a 3d design (.STL) file of ANY location on planet Earth: http://jthatch.com/Terrain2STL/
Can be 3d printed!
Just move the map around (or type in the coordinates) and click the "Center to Map" button to create a 3d model of the terrain.
Animate Faces - Our Heritage
- Upload any photo of a person to make them animated. Click to view the site.
- Similar to "MugLife", this app works on Chromebooks.
- Have students upload photos of older family members to bring them to life.
Build a Scale Model of the Solar System
Type in the diameter of the sun, and see what the other distances and size of the planets in the solar system would be.
And yes, they include Pluto. #freePluto
"What did Earth Look Like _______ Million Years Ago?" - -
Travel back in time to see what the planet looked like throughout it's history.
You can even look to see where cities of TODAY would be located.
Will Robots Take My Job?
In 2013 Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne published a report titled "The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?”: https://willrobotstakemyjob.com/
This site shares their findings: how probable is it that robots will take someones job in the future?
Full disclosure, it's pretty ad-heavy
...and then I was like...
- Make quick .GIFs in a matter of seconds at https://andtheniwaslike.co
- Can be downloaded or shared with anyone
- Could have your students record their reactions and share with a link (no need to download!)
Create a folder and put inside of it a Google Doc for each student in your classroom.
Create a Google Form and run the "DocAppender" Add-On (there's a tutorial video below)
Anytime you fill out the form, the student Google Doc is automagically added on to.
Share the doc with whoever needs access (curriculum coach, principal, parent, student, etc)
create a message that self-destructs after it's read.
cool for sending inter-office memos between staff
Sending "Clues to students"; who can be the first to click on.