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Dear LOR user,

Thank you for being a big part of this community. To better support the initiatives around open educational resources in the state of Michigan, all resources on the Michigan Virtual Learning Object Repository (LOR) are being moved to #GoOpen Michigan (link is external) on September 30th, 2018. During the transition, our LOR will be moved to an archived state, not allowing new user registration or new content to be added. An email with more details was sent to registered users of the LOR in September. To make use of the great resources on the platform, we encourage you to create an account and add your own new resources to the #GoOpen Michigan platform (link is external).

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Quizlet can allow you to create a set of digital flashcards. These can be great for vocabulary practice. You can use the same sets to play games, do quizzes, and even put students into teams to play games.

Google Classroom is a learning management system designed to integrate seamlessly with Google Docs and Drive. It allows teachers to assign homework, easily share documents, hold discussions, and share links.

Class Dojo is classroom management and environment-building app. It allows teachers to track student behavior and can even share the day's tracking with parents (only of their child). 

VoiceThread is a mobile and web application that is centered on group discussions around a digital medium. It was created to capture author and participant responses with “the compassion, emotion, and expressiveness of the human voice”. Students on VoiceThread can be both producers and consumers of the content within each digital container, referred to as a thread.

Google Docs allows you to share and collaborate with others simultaneously on documents.

Plickers is a rapid-response polling tool that quickly lets you assess for understanding. You do not need devices for every student and can quickly gather information about students from your phone using coded cards.

Socrative allows teachers to poll students, give quizzes and check for understanding in a simple to use platform. Students go to a web address where they log in their answers. Socrative has a built in exit ticket to quickly gauge student understanding.

Kahoot uses bright colors, suspenseful music and updated rankings throughout its quizzes to create a game-like atmosphere. Questions and answer choices (displayed as color and symbol choices) are projected on a classroom screen, and students respond on personal devices.

Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool. Teachers create their own multimedia presentations or find one shared in the Nearpod library. Teachers can control the timing and interact with students as they move through the presentations, viewing responses as they are submitted.

​Canva is a web-based program that you can create posters, presentations, blog graphics and more. It is very user-friendly, as it puts you through an instruction presentation from the start and you can used pre-designed formats/templates to make creation simple and quick!

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