Sketchlot is a free collaborative whiteboard service that works on any device that will work on a Chromebook, iPad, Android tablet, or any computer connected to the web. Sketchlot is designed for teacher and student use.
Stop Motion Studio is a filmmaking app that can be used across the content areas. Similar to the Lego movies you may have seen made by filmmakers on YouTube or claymation characters moving across the screen. In the classroom teachers are using this app to have students demonstrate their understanding of content in lots of subject areas.
Striking.ly is a service that can be used to create one page websites to show off your best digital work or to advertise an event. Striking.ly provides a variety of templates for digital portfolios and digital flyers.
Creating image collages can be a nice way for students to summarize the highlights of a school event, demonstrate photography skills, or assemble a little story to introduce themselves to their new classmates in the fall.
Last fall Google renamed their Maps Engine Lite tool to My Maps. My Maps makes it easy to create simple custom maps with up to three layers on them. For example, check out this post to see how I made a biking route map in My Maps.
With the explosion of 3D printing in schools around the world, the variety and impressiveness of things that students and teachers are printing with this powerful technology grows every day.
Check out all these different objects that have been created with 3D printers. Some of these items are changing people’s lives! Hopefully some of these ideas can inspire you to start exploring 3D printing, or to try something new if you’re already using this wonderful technology.
Because Millennials and digital natives live in a creation-based world, apps like Adobe Voice, Thinglink, and Pages promote higher-order thinking, encourage collaboration, and invite real-world learning.
This afternoon I was working on a document in Google Docs that included a list. I did want to use numbers for my list, but I didn't want to use the formatting that Google Documents was trying to force on me.
Wikipedia is often vilified in educational circles. The site’s loudest critics think that it offers biased, non-credible information. Many teachers specifically ban students from using the site from as a reference in research papers.
Like many humanities teachers, I use a fair amount of group/ jigsaw reading activities. As a part of those activities I will ask students to share observations and questions with each other in-person as well as in an online document.
Disclosure: BoomWriter is an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com. WordWriter is a free service within the BoomWriter platform that enables you to build vocabulary lists that you want your students to use in writing.
When it comes to crafting explanatory videos and images no one does it better than Lee and Sachi at Common Craft. Recently, they published a comprehensive free guide to creating animated GIFs as explanations.
23 Tools For Students To Publish What They Learn by Nadya Khoja, venngage.com It’s no surprise that’s no surprise that there are so many tools available for students to publish their ideas to in the year 2015.
Earlier this week I shared some news about updates to 81Dash. 81Dash is a free service for creating moderated classroom backchannels as well as shared task lists. In the video embedded below I provide an overview of how to use the features of 81Dash.
The transition from Word or Pages to Google Documents often prompts a lot of questions about formatting settings. In the video embedded below I address three formatting questions that I am frequently asked about in my email and in my workshops.
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Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.