I stumbled across Weavly the other day and was astonished by the simplicity and creativity it allowed. It is fun, fast, and requires no downloading or uploading of files. Plus, the interface is simple and user-friendly, as you can see from the screenshot below: Best of all - it's very easy to use! Just search … Continue reading Weavly: Create Mashup Videos With Ease!
Well, another month gone. This one flew by especially quickly, with Valentine's Day and both of my parents birthdays all crammed into one week. I hope all of you have had an enjoyable February yourselves, and can't thank you all enough for helping TeachBytes grow. This month alone, I've had 20,000 views on the blog! … Continue reading Best Posts: February 2013 Edition
Check out this fantastic poster of copyright and fair use guidelines for teachers from the people at Tech&Learning. You can click on the image for a larger version, and make copies for teachers in your school or district.
Google recently launched Story Builder, which allows anyone to create short, Google-Docs style videos. You can adjust the characters, the story line, the plot, and even customize the music. Check out this example by Google of one of my favorite shows, 30 Rock: The process of creating a video is simple: Add and name characters … Continue reading Google Story Builder: Create Video Stories in Minutes!
Inspired by the Educate to Innovate Campaign (President Obama’s initiative to focus and promote STEM subjects on a national level), the National STEM Video Game Challenge is a competition for middle and high school students who are passionate about video games. The competition is currently ongoing, and the last submissions will be accepted April 24, 2013. … Continue reading National STEM Video Game Challenge
While creating a wiki with some colleagues in my masters program, I learned about SpicyNodes. Recently, I used it in a website, and realized that it was just as wonderful as the last time I used it! SpicyNodes is a visually appealing, interactive way for users to engage with a web space. It functions as … Continue reading SpicyNodes: Adding Spice to Organization
The free app I wanted to feature this week is My Spelling Test: Free - an app that allows educators and parents to quickly and easily create spelling tests for their students. This app is a great way to help students practice spelling on their own, and then monitor their performance. Here's a quick breakdown on how it … Continue reading Free App of the Week: My Spelling Test