App Slam 019: Connections @Robergecms @lucidpress @google @befunky @canva @knotablehq

When we started the year doing these app slam videos we had a few very simple goals:
1. introduce new tools to our learning community (and beyond)
2. introduce ourselves to our learning community so people would know us as a resource
3. find as many useful things for teachers and students as possible
One of the things we didn’t anticipate was the amount of connections that came from the experience.
Recently we had the HONOR of being invited to host an App Slam with students from Colchester Middle School, a school in a neighboring district.
We, of course, jumped at that opportunity.
Some people might wonder why we would do this at another school and the answer is simple…to continue to connect with other educators and students to learn as much as possible!  Every connection made is a resource, an ally, a collaborator and a chance to learn.  Just in our short visit we learned about apps that we didn’t know from students that are ACTUALLY USING THEM in their learning experiences.  That’s extremely powerful for our above goals.  We learned a bunch more about video too (always learning) and we’ve made a connection with a great educator (@Robergecms).  It’s awesome.
Apps Reviewed:
BeFunky Photo Editor

Easily touch up, enhance, and add graphics to your photos.

https://www.befunky.com/create/

Canva

Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, infographics, flyers, posters, invitations and more.

https://www.canva.com/

Knotes Chrome Extension

Knotes is a beautiful and simple note taking extension for Chrome from the makers of Knote. Now you can keep all of your thoughts in one easy to access place both online and off! Once you can sync your knotes, you can view them in Knote, Dropbox, or Gmail.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/knotes/ljodbneopalmjfonmeojldpmnikphhdo?hl=en

New Google Sites

Thinking of creating a website? Google Sites is a free and easy way to create and share webpages.

https://sites.google.com

Lucidpress

Lucidpress is a web-based drag and drop publishing app, enabling anyone to create stunning content for print and digital.

https://www.lucidpress.com/

Google Keep

Google Keep. Google Keep is a note-taking service. Google Keep is available on the web, and has mobile apps for the Android and iOS mobile operating systems. Keep offers a variety of tools for taking notes, including text, lists, images, and audio.

https://keep.google.com

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