Why stop at paper and markers? With Glogster, a free, web-based tool, students can develop virtual posters including audio, video, text, hyperlinks, and images, and share their creations electronically.
Dale Borgeson's insight:
I have had students use Glogster when completing biography reports.
Watching videos and commenting on them or looking at a picture and commenting on it are the most common ways that teachers have students use media in blog posts. There is definitely value in those activities as they do get students to think, write, and share. These are some other ways to think about using media in your classroom blog.
Class Charts is a free service that is best described as one part seating chart and one part behavior chart. In Class Charts you can create and arrange as many seating charts as you like. You can create charts in a "seating" format that shows seat placement or you can use a list view. You can use students' real pictures in your charts or you can use one of the avatar images in your charts.
National Geographic Education's website continues to evolve and it no longer has the "beta" label attached to it. National Geographic and the Common Core is a small collection of web and print materials from National Geographic that can be used in ELA lessons aligned to Common Core standards.
Dale Borgeson's insight:
We are all familiar with the quality of National Geographic. Looks for this site to continue to build and build.
Novel Games offers more than 200 games that you can embed into your blog, wiki, or website for free. Most of the games are simple logic games, basic mathematics games, geography games, and spelling games like hangman. Novel Games also offers Sudoku and Mahjongg games.
There are several online tools that you as a teacher can use to host your students work and share them with the whole class and as well as parents .Below are some tools that can help you do that. Check them out :
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.