Xtranormal Text-To-Movie and 7 Classroom Uses

Xtranormal is a free, text-to-movie tool that takes the complex process of creating a movie and turns it into a 4 step process: Begin by choosing the set Then the actors Then the sounds and music And last, typing what you’d like your actors to say You can make changes as often as you like … Continue reading Xtranormal Text-To-Movie and 7 Classroom Uses

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Making Pinterest in the Classroom A Reality: 6 Practical Points

Lately, there has been a lot of attention and discussion about using Pinterest as a tool in the classroom. In fact, I myself have written two posts about incorporating the social media pinning website in the classroom: 10 Ways to Use Pinterest in the Classroom and Pinterest – Turning Procrastination into Classroom Preparations. While these ideas … Continue reading Making Pinterest in the Classroom A Reality: 6 Practical Points

Cuttings.Me – Online Journalism, Blogging and Writing Portfolios

Today I was asked to research some tools for students to compile their writing samples online. While there are many products that provide digital portfolio services, I was interested in something simple, free, and fresh. That's when I came across Cuttings.me, an online tool that allows users to clip all of their writing work in … Continue reading Cuttings.Me – Online Journalism, Blogging and Writing Portfolios

Google Forms and 10 Classroom Applications

What is Google Forms? Google Forms is in essence a free survey software available to users as a larger part of Google Docs. With a Google account, users can easily create surveys, polls, and forms with a drag-and-drop interface. Question types include multiple choice, drop-down choices, short answer, rating scales, and more. Users can also … Continue reading Google Forms and 10 Classroom Applications

PollEverywhere and 5 Classroom Uses

PollEverywhere is a web 2.0 tool that utilizes SMS text messaging to collect and track responses. It is a wonderful way to incorporate cell phones in the classroom for learning, rather than battling against them! Students can use any device that is text capable to respond to PollEverywhere. Polls can be multiple choice, or open … Continue reading PollEverywhere and 5 Classroom Uses