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Essential Teacher Productivity Pack

Ready to start the new year with some great productivity apps? I’ve listed the teacher productivity tools that I utilize on a regular basis that will keep you organized, convert your PDF files, shorten long links and help you go paperless.
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Essential Teacher Productivity Pack
  • John Cork says:
    My favorite productivity tool for keeping organized! Google Keep is the ultimate note taking and task management tool for busy teachers. Take notes in different formats (text, pictures and audio) on any device. Easily create lists and share them with colleagues and students. Also, you can copy your notes to Google Docs and set reminders. Google Keep works across devices so your always connected and organized.
  • John Cork says:
    I absolutely love this video as it brings attention to how teachers can use the underutilized Google Keep. This teacher produced video shows how you can, "differentiate groups, generate creative writing, make collaborative check-lists for projects, record audio notes to check for fluency". This video greatly improved my organization skills as I know utilize Google Keep for many of my organizational tasks.
  • John Cork says:
    How many times have you needed to convert a PDF to Microsoft Word format for editing purposes?  FormSwift solves this problem with their FREE online conversion tool and online editor. Simply add your PDF file to the online editor and the tool quickly converts your PDF document to Microsoft Word Format.  When you're finished simply click the “Export to Word” button to download to your computer.
  • John Cork says:
    As an educational technology coordinator I'm often asked how to convert a PDF file into Microsoft Word format. This article from Adobe gives simple to follow directions on how to accomplish this task. You'll need access to the paid version of Adobe Acrobat DC to convert from PDF to Word. If your school or district provides you with Adobe Acrobat converting files is a must have skill with incredible time-saving capabilities.
  • John Cork says:
    When sending web links (URLs) to students, parents and teachers you often find them to be too long.  Bitly allows you to  shorten and optimize your links. You’ll need to sign up which allows you to store your links and shortens them as well. Just cut and paste a long link into Bitly and it will provide you with a short link.
  • John Cork says:
    LiveBinders is a great free web resource to replace your 3-ring binder.  For teachers LiveBinders is a great way to create their own classroom textbooks, substitute packages, parent packages, professional development resources, teaching tools and ePortfolios.  Also, the website allows for collaboration and sharing resources
  • John Cork says:
    LiveBinders is one of my favorite tools for organizing lesson materials into one electronic folder. Best of all the tool is very easy to use and this 7-minute teacher produced video will get you started. It covers all the basics from sign-up to adding resources to sharing with students. This video is an excellent stepping in point for LiveBinders!
  • Ving

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    vingapp.com
    vingapp.com
    John Cork says:
    Ving is a powerful web-based content management tool for teachers who want to create interactive lessons with multimedia and assessment tools. Suffice it to say, Ving is not your typical content management system due to feature its ability to track student progress and integrate with Google. Ving has the inability to track the time a student spent watching a video, reading a document or completing a quiz.
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