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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).

Technology

Unleash your inner creative with Fresh Paint – the ultimate canvas for your big ideas.

Fresh Paint is a fun and easy to use painting app with the right tools for artists of all ages.

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With the free music app, Music Maker Jam, you can make your own amazing tracks – it’s fun and fast! Simply start the app, choose three free music styles and start combining sounds to make your own songs.

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Stop Motion Studio is an easy app to get you into stop motion moviemaking today!

Create beautiful stop motion animated movies anywhere instantly on your device. Everything you need is right at your fingertips.

It is simple to use, deceptively powerful and insanely fun.

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iXplain is a screencasting app for recording a lesson or to explain something. Drawing and explaining at the same time is an easy way to explain a difficult topic. It records your voice and pen. When the recording is finished, you can playback the recording or export it to an mp4 format to share. You can import images and annotate over them.

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Turtle is a coding app that allows students to drag and drop command lines to create programs. The command lines all relate to a digital representation of a turtle on a grid. Every command will cause the turtle to do something different. Because it is drag and drop, the entry point for students is the visual interface of the turtle movements. Through exposure, they are able to begin to understand the coding language that informs these movements. Turtle encourages problem-solving, project design and creative expression.

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Kodu is a rich tool for narrative creation and storytelling. Kodu lets you create games through a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game with no design or programming skills.

Kodu Teaches more than programming. Kodu introduces the logic and problem solving of programming. Kodu introduces conditions and sequences, which teaches cause and effect. Students learn about cooperation, logic and creativity in addition to programming.

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This unit is an introduction to using the Google Classroom.  In it, students have lessons that utilize some of the different features in the classroom, focusing on the materials the teacher pushes out to students.  The first lesson concerns logging in and the difference between an announcement and assignment.

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The following unit will introduce and guide students through the process of editing photography using the Photoshop Elements program. Not only will the students be provided basic skills, but will also learn how to enhance, retouch and create.

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Unit teaches students about learning basic multiplication facts

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Bounce is a literacy tool that enables teachers/students to screenshot an entire webpage and annotate it with selection boxes with a comment feature to add context.

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