Cahokia Institute of Technology

Collaboration

Google Hangout – Google Hangouts is Google’s free video-conferencing tool that is available for teachers to use as part of Google Apps for Education.

Mystery Skype – Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions. It’s suitable for all age groups and can be used to teach subjects like geography, history, languages, mathematics and science.

PenPal Schools – The team at PenPal Schools pairs each class with another class from around the world based on students’ age range and the number of students in the class. Each student in these classes is then assigned a PenPal with whom they will communicate throughout the duration of the course (usually three or six weeks).

Pinterest – Let’s get visual! We know that Pinterest is perfect for your DIY projects, or finding great recipes, or organizing our ideas. It can also be used for myriad of educational purposes. As teachers we can share ideas with students or have students organize and share their own ideas.

SeeSaw – Students capture learning with photos and videos of their work, or by adding digital creations. Everything gets organized in one place and is accessible to teachers from any device.

ThingLink – ThingLink is a free and user friendly digital tool that provides users with the ability to turn any image into an interactive graphic. Create multiple “hot spots” on specific parts of an image and turn that image into a multimedia launcher.

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Virtual Field Trip – Virtual Field Trips connects cultural institutions like museums, zoos and aquariums with schools and non-profits around the country via Google+ Hangouts On Air and Skype in the Classroom. These field trips allow institutions to share universal access to unique cultural and educational experiences regardless of geographical and financial restrictions.