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Story Telling & Timelines

App Ed Review Roundup: 4 Great Movie Making Apps!

February 3, 2016

Image source Get Your Students Creating and Demonstrating Their Learning With These Awesome Movie Making Apps Are you tired of grading essay after essay and test after test? Do you feel that some of your students can demonstrate their understanding in creative ways? Differentiate your assessments with movie maker apps and let your students’ imaginations […]

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27 Meaningful Ways to Use EdTech … THINGLINK Style!

February 2, 2016

Creating Fun Interactive Content With ThingLink is a Blast! I’ve been wanting to give ThingLink a try for a while now. The idea of being able to easily overlay interactive links anywhere on an image seems like a pretty cool way to create fun, engaging learning content. I decided to use the image I created […]

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Dozens of Ways to Use Comics and Cartoons in the Classroom

January 13, 2015

Making Learning fun with Cartoons and Comic Strips! In December, having been inspired by Emily Wierszewski’s “Teaching Visual Rhetoric with the ComicLife App” session at the 2014 TLIPAD Conference, I had a lot of fun putting together an article featuring 20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning. Over the recent […]

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20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning

December 11, 2014

Comic Strips and Cartooning can be a Fun Way for Students to Explore Learning Topics There are so many good free tools for creating comics and cartoons on the web, as well as apps for tablets and smartphones. I’ve built out a list of fun tools I am looking forward to trying out over the […]

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The Power of Digital Storytelling, With Kathy Schrock (plus a Zillion Resources!)

November 23, 2014

Keynote Inspires Teachers to Leverage Storytelling to Create Engaging Lessons That Stimulate Learning “A story can put your whole brain to work. And yet, it gets better …” – The Science of Storytelling It was my great pleasure to meet the amazing Kathy Schrock this week, and to experience her wonderful keynote presentation, “Telling the Story: […]

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So Many Fun Ways To Use Blabberize In The Classroom

August 4, 2014

Give any Image a Talking Mouth and Make it an Engaging Learning Opportunity! There are quite a few web 2.0 tools that provide easy and exciting ways to integrate technology in the classroom. One of them is Blabberize, a free online tool that allows you to quickly create talking images, providing some great opportunities to […]

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5 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Educational Infographics

May 15, 2013

These fun, mostly free tools can help educators easily create their own Infographics, and bring a very modern twist to instruction. “A picture is worth thousand words”. That is what infographics do. They convey a wealth of information in a largely graphical format. They can help communicate visually even the most complex concepts in a […]

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Voki Is A Fun, Free Animated Avatar Application That’s Easy To Use In The Classroom

January 30, 2011

Voki makes it easy for educators to incorporate technology into lesson plans and assignments (and it’s advertisement free!). A couple weeks ago in the post “3 Quick Lesson Plan Ideas That Utilize Technology”, we explored some ways in which animation web sites could be used in the classroom. These types of tools were new to me and struck me, and readers […]

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3 Quick Lesson Plan Ideas That Utilize Technology

January 16, 2011

Letting students use technology to create presentations, reports, journals, etc., can be an easy way to introduce technology in a lesson plan or project. Guest Post by Rebecca Garland If you’ve been teaching longer than a few years, you already know that it can be tricky to be a “perfect” teacher all the time. While we might […]

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Vuvox Rocks (what a great tool for creating student reports and teacher presentations)

August 25, 2010

This free, easy app for creating scrolling timeline-style content is a fun way for students or teachers to create presentations. [SADLY, VUVOX IS NO MORE … THEY SHUT DOWN SERVICES IN 2013 – Ed.] With Vuvox you can easily create scrolling presentations that include pictures, text, video, and music. I’d come across it some time ago, and […]

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