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Communication and Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:

  • interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media
  • communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
  • develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures
  • contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems
Apptivity Task Cards

Students need direction and accountability when handed any sort of iDevice. Below you will find an assortment of resources which include task cards, recording sheets, and other websites that offer suggestions on how to successfully integrate mobile technology into your classroom.


This Audacity tutorial will show you how to use the basic tools and procedures in the open source audio editing program, Audacity. Not just screen shots, but free narrated multimedia tutorials - You'll learn to use Audacity for recording and editing audio files that can be used for podcasting, mixing music and vocals, creating sound tracks, and other audio projects.




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




Dropbox is a home for all your photos, docs, videos, and files. Anything you add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website — so you can access your stuff from anywhere.




Edmodo is an easy way to get your students connected so they can safely collaborate, get and stay organized, and access assignments, grades, and school messages.

Edublogs - Blogging in NEISD

You will find tools for moderation, content filtering, class management, network administration, and privacy baked right in.


Bring your life's work together in one digital workspace. Evernote is the place to collect inspirational ideas, write meaningful words, and move your important projects forward.


With a tap, FaceTime makes video calls over Wi-Fi from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac to someone else's. Or over cellular networks on iPhone or iPad.

Featured Flyers - Smore

We feature only the most beautiful, informative and fun flyers that people make.

Google Docs

Please visit all areas of our site to obtain instructional resources and support for your use of Google within NEISD. Many documents have been shared with a view only privilege. When you open the document, go to FILE / MAKE A COPY in order to create your own customizable document.


Create, share and collaboratively work on mind maps with MindMeister, the leading online mind mapping software. Includes apps for iPhone, iPad and Android.


"Be honest with your students about being new to Mystery Skype, learn together and let them be a part of it. The more you let them be a part of it, the more they buy into it. The hardest part for teachers is handing control over to the students."




Padlet is an online bulletin board. History teachers, however, can use this tool in myriad ways. For example, Padlet users can pose open-ended questions and elicit multiple student responses—ideal for posing document-based questions using primary sources.




Stay in touch with your family and friends for free on Skype. Download Skype today to chat and call on desktop and mobile.




Create digital newsletters for your class, or provide a different way for students to demonstrate understanding.


Organize & Share Manage your favorite bookmarks and web resources, then share them with your colleagues or students! Personal Learning Environment Customize SymbalooEDU to create a personal learning environment that fits perfectly with your teaching style. Lesson Plans & More A multitude of easy-to-use features makes it easy to create tailored lesson plans for your classroom.

Tackk in the Classroom

Simple Creation The easiest way for students and teachers to create + share pages on the web. Embed over 300+ of your favorite apps. Spark Creativity Students tap into creativity using colors, fonts, patterns, images, video, audio and more. Private Settings Privacy options including private content and password protection.


ThingLink interactive images help students develop 21st century skills and enrich their enthusiasm for learning. ThingLink works on all modern web browsers as well as iPad, iPhone and Android.




Connect with your friends - and other fascinating people. Get in-the-moment updates on the things that interest you. And watch events unfold, in real time, from every angle.


Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.




Voki is a FREE service that lets you create customized speaking characters




Weebly makes it surprisingly easy to create a high-quality website, blog or online store. Over 25 million people use Weebly to bring their unique ideas to life.


For anyone in education including teachers, students, parents, librarians, schools, and universities. Featuring Wikispaces Classroom and Wikispaces Campus.