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The Top 5 Web Tools You've Never Heard Of

Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Tuesday, June 25, 4:15–5:15 pm
Location: 113BC

David Clough   Alfonso Favale  
If you think you’ve heard it all, this session is for you. We will share over a dozen web tools we have recently discovered, and you will vote on which ones you’ve never heard of. Then we will focus on the top five. Come ready to share your discoveries too!

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: A Google account is helpful, since many tools can be accessed with a Google account, but it's not necessary.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Online tools, apps and resources
Grade level: PK-5
Subject area: Social studies, Science
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
For Educators:
  • Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

We want to share several newly discovered resources that we have found to be valuable for student-created projects. Participants will leave with at least five new tools to try out in their classrooms (and maybe more). Audience participation is encouraged, so come ready to share your top unheard of web tool as well.


Providing background on how we discovered these tools, inspired by our students' demands, and a brief overview of each tool (10 minutes)
Voting on which tools are unfamiliar to the audience (5 minutes)
Focusing on the top 5 unheard of tools, with examples of how we have used each one in the classroom and the resulting student projects (30 minutes)
Sharing by the audience of their newly discovered tools and Q&A (15 minutes)

Supporting research

Our web tools can be used to code, animate, record, present, and more, so the following research supports teaching those skills:

6 Reasons for Coding in K-5 Classrooms
10 Surprising Skills Kids Learn Through Coding
Coding in the Classroom: A Long-Overdue Inclusion
5 Real Benefits of Using Animation in the Classroom
10 Reasons to Use Animation in the Classroom
7 Ways Animation Can Help Enhance Learning in the Classroom
Teaching with Animation: From Theory To Practice

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David Clough, Henrico County Public Schools
Alfonso Favale, Henrico Public Schools

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