Scannable technology provides opportunities for students to quickly and easily interact with a variety of content. In a differentiated classroom, children should have access to resources and support materials that will push them toward success. This could be a tool to help them make meaning of the content being taught in a lesson, or it could be resources to help them gather background information before starting a new unit of study.
Bitstrips is a popular website and Facebook app that has teens and others making their own cartoons. Using templates they can modify, users can tell stories or jokes online and share them with friends.
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Patrizia Tirel's insight:
"with cellphones becoming increasingly ubiquitous, text- messaging tools are less likely than smartphone or even Web apps to exclude some students because they don't have access to the latest technology." Many of my students don't have Home-Pc and iPad ... but they all have a cellphone !
"iHowTo is a free iPad app through which children can learn the skills for activities of daily living. The free app contains a series of short stories that children can read and or listen to. Each story teaches a skill. Some of the skills that children can learn about through the app are eating, cleaning, brushing hair, and getting dressed."
My students are working on an author study unit in school and I recently taught them how to make QR codes using Delivr. The students are adding the QR codes to their 3D timelines and having the QR codes link to different websites and videos about their author’s life. Here is a link to a …
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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