Montage is a flexible web-based service that makes it fun and easy to create and share a visual album of the web on the topics you care about. You can design your Montage around any topic you can imagine by adding content that pulls information from a variety of sources, including RSS feeds, Twitter, Bing News, and YouTube. Montage is an expression of you.
An iPad Application that lets you Explain Everything.
Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. You can create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials using Explain Everything's flexible and integrated design. Use Explain Everything as an interactive whiteboard using the iPad2 video display. Explain Everything records on-screen drawing, annotation, object movement and captures audio via the iPad microphone. Import Photos, PDF, PPT, and Keynote from Dropbox, Evernote, Email, iPad photo roll and iPad2 camera. Export MP4 movie files, PNG image files, and share the .XPL project file with others for collaboration. Explain Everything has been designed for use in educational, business, and entertainment settings.
MindMeister have published a great article on mind mapping with students. The article explains the purpose of mindmapping, describes its uses and benefits, and reminds the teachers that MindMeister's maps can be displayed in Presentation Mode.
Today, everyone is a typographer. If you have access to a keyboard and a basic software program, you have control over typography. For instance, if you construct email, write for a blog or build presentations, you have a type of control (pun intended) over your words and letters that your great grandfathers would envy...
Flubaroo is a free tool that helps you quickly grade multiple-choice or fill-in-blank assignments. I designed it for my own classroom, and want to share it with other teachers... for free!
Important Disclaimer: Flubaroo is a tool offered for use in conjunction with Google Docs, but is not itself a Google product or service.
More than just a grading tool, Flubaroo also:
Computes average assignment score.Computes average score per question, and flags low-scoring questions.Shows you a grade distribution graph.Gives you the option to email each student their grade, and an answer key.
Narrable is a great and easy tool for creating presentations and slideshows, and it can also be used on iPad. The app is free and it lets you create an audio visual story by uploading your images and adding a voice narrative to them.
Become a tech-savvy teacher! Monica Burns's Blog: "As a classroom teacher I use technology with my students everyday. This is my seventh year teaching fifth grade and my third year with a class set of iPads. I’m always finding new and innovative ways to use technology with my students and I’m excited to share these discoveries!"
Create stories using social media. Turn what people post on social media into compelling stories. Collect the best photos, video, tweets and more to publish them as simple, beautiful stories that can be embedded anywhere.
Christine Bushong's insight:
One teacher reports that she shares many photographs and videos on Twitter throughout the day of student work and student learning. She then collects the photographs, videos, and tweets using Storify, and adds them to the class blog so that parents can have a look inside our class.
Book Creator is a versatile and intuitively set-up app that allows students to easily create digital content in a variety of ways. In Richmond, teachers have used their iPads and Book Creator to publish ebooks on a variety of topics and in a variety of genres. Below are some ideas for using Book Creator in your classroom.
A quick guide on how to get the most out of mind mapping. Learn how to use this powerful tool to increase productivity and creativity in your classroom and further the collaboration between your students.