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Story Telling & Timelines

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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10 internet technologies that educators should be informed about

April 19, 2009

There are so many different tools and technologies available on the internet today, and so many associated terms and concepts. As I think about topics to focus on here in the coming months, I want to make sure we’re touching on the most important ones. What are the most important internet technologies for educators to be aware of, and informed about? I’m sure many people would come up a slightly different list, but based on my observations and experiences, and feedback from faculty at my institution, I have selected the following technologies.

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Using Internet story telling tools in education

February 15, 2009

The Internet abounds with tools that enable people of all levels of creativity to develop “digital stories”. Vuvox, One True Media, and Slideshare are just a few of these. In this posting, I a brief introduction to some of these tools, and potential uses for them in educational settings.

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