Mercy Tech Resources

 Collaborative whiteboard that students can join through Google.  Teachers create work spaces for students and can view and assess as students’ progress through the assignment.  Can use as review: students multiple choice, short answer, etc. and can even use a SMART Notebook file within the work space.  

Google Site Interface

Interested in creating a Google Site for your Classroom?  Google has really simplified the process of creating a Site.  This is a great option if you have an abundance of information for students in the about section of Google Classroom.  Now you can link your Google Site to your About section and better organize your information. 
Watch the video below:

Now all our online resources are accessible through one easy to use portal.   Click the link below and explore!


Create easy videos with the Screencast-O-Matic Pro Version. Videos can upload directly into your Google Drive.  

Click the link below to see a video on how to get started:

The website to sign up for the free version: 

If you love it and would like to upgrade to the Pro Version, email and let me know.  I will send you the link for the upgrade!

An Exceptional OER

What is an OER?

OER, a part of the global open content movement, are shared teaching, learning, and research resources available under legally recognized open licenses -- free for people to reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute. Why are OER important? High-quality OER can save teachers significant time and effort on resource development and advance student learning inside and outside the classroom. Further, open sharing of resources has the potential to fuel collaboration, encourage the improvement of available materials, and aid in the dissemination of best practices. For more about the potential of OER, check out: 

Go to CK-12 and check it out!

Linoit - Online Canvas

Great tool for collaboration! 

 Teachers create a free account using Google.  Create a canvas, share the link with students in a Classroom Assignment or Announcement.  Teacher can project and watch the students add their sticky note comments to classroom discussions.  

Google Forms
Don't underestimate the power of Google Forms!

DId you ever think to create a form for yourself to collect student data?   You can also create surveys, a quick student poll, sign up sheet, lesson plan or .  Below are links that will elaborate on the many uses of Google Forms.

Document Scanning Apps

o   Office Lens – turns your device or phone into a  fast, efficient scanner. Take a picture of a document then import directly into OneNote.

o   Text Fairy – OCR Text Scanner  (Sorry you Apple Users – this is currently only available as an Android App.)    Take a photo of a doc and convert it into an editable/searchable text.

Tools For Everyone to Enjoy

OneTab -
a Chrome Extension that will convert your tabs into a list AND can save 95% of your battery power.   A must see!

YouTube Video

  f.lux -  Computer screens, tablets and mobile phones emit full spectrum light around the clock, just like the sun. Exposure to blue light at the wrong time of day can keep you awake later and interfere with the quality of your sleep. f.lux tries to help this by removing blue and green light to help you wind down in the evenings.

NYSCATE 2016 Annual Conference
We had 6 in attendance this year from Mercy.  

Listed below are some free tools we would like to share:
  • Mentimeter - polling/formative assessment tool.  Can use images, multiple choice, word clouds, quiz, scales, open ended, 100 point scale, 2X2 Matrix or Who will win?  Can ask from 2-5  questions with the free version.  Participants go to and enter the code to participate.  

  • Quizizz - Create classroom quizzes that you can use in the classroom or assign the quiz in Google Classroom.  Much like Kahoot, but.....
    • No character limits
    • Can use languages other than English
    • Has math, language and currency symbols

  • Padlet - online collaborative bulletin board (similar to Lino).
    • YouTube Video

  • Blendspace (by Tes Teach) - a great place to collect resources in one place to form a bundled interactive lesson.  An excellent tool for students to use to create interactive projects.  Interfaces with Google Classroom.
    • YouTube Video

  • Symbaloo - Visual resource management tool that helps educators and students organize and share the best of the web. Users save their resources in the cloud and access them from anywhere.

YouTube Video

Explore the revised Khan Academic Resources!  Quality digital resources to support your instruction. 

Click the link above and select your subject area.

There have been many improvements in overall quality of the resources, variety of primary sources and additional materials.

    Students have the Khan Academic App available in the                                 Windows Store for the Surface Pro 3’s.