Plotagon is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple. Plotagon is completely free! It is in a beta stage, but you can start using it right now. No ads, no crap. >Plotagon application for Mac or PC (system requirements). >Comes with 5 characters and 6 environments. >Export your movies and share them with the world. >Expand with characters and environments from the built-in store.
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If you like the creepy animation style in Polar Express
With group presentations, it is always difficult to find a way to collaborate effectively on a presentation. Sending a PowerPoint over e-mail repeatedly can be a hassle, because no one will have the same draft at the same time. With a collaborative presentation, it’s important to edit in real-time in a space that works for everyone. To help with that, we have found...
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We started students using real-time collaboration this year. Frustrating part was getting them to create ONE Prezi and then share ( not two). After that it was cake. Min42 looks intriguing. Tried Popplet last year. Glitchy but probably was XP
“ Here is a useful list of more than two dozen (and growing) sites that let you easily create interesting quote images. These can be useful for presentations or project-based learning in just about any classroom.”
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24 recite this type sites. A quick engaging for SM hyped students
“ Before today, imitation was the greatest form of flattery. If your idea was good enough to be copied, then you were golden. But now, with the state of the web in our lives, this balance is shifting.”
Infographics are learning tools that provide a great way to supply learners with quick, concise, and key information in a memorable and engaging way. There are many resources out there to create infographics that provide information aligned to the modern day learner. With many key advantages over traditional eLearning, why not consider Infographics for your next learning product
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One of the aspects of the Common Core ELA that I find to be most challenging is the ability to plan units that bring together featured and supporting texts. A featured text is the text(s) that all students in the class read regardless of reading level. This text(s) is the heart and soul of the unit and should frame the culminating assessment. Supporting texts, on the other hand, help students practice certain skills, acquire helpful background knowledge, research a topic or, most importantly, forge connections with the ideas and elements found in the featured texts. These texts may be leveled and could vary depending on the student or situation.
Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of dense information out there about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? You're not alone. Here's Edutopia's guide to resources that will help you make sense of it all.
Last year my students designed infographics for the first time. I enjoyed the process and the products. It was a fun strategy to teach my students crucial research skills while encouraging them to think creatively about how to visually communicate information.
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Best article on student-created infographics I've seen. Great student exemplars.
“ Timetoast is a place to create timelines that you can add to your blog or website. You can create historical timelines of important events, or build a timeline of your vacation. It's all up to you.”
Another timeline builder I've heard of and haven't tried yet. Good recommendation,
“ There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.”
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