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
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
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
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
Recently, Linda Ross from Online Universities emailed me about a great infographic on Pinterest they published on their blog. After checking it out, I thought what better way to start this Thursday than to share it with you. Enjoy!
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
If you aren't already familiar with word clouds, they are a visual depictions of text, usually created on java platforms. A few great word cloud sites include Wordle, Tagxedo, and for younger audiences, ABCYa's version of word clouds. While there are some minor differences between platforms, essentially they all do the same thing: give you … Continue reading Word Clouds and 8 Ways to Use Them!