This is a guest post from Jennifer Carey (@TeacherJenCarey) of EdTechTeacher, an advertiser on this site. One of the most challenging things to tackle in education today is the glut of information that is available to students right in their pocket!
Buncee is a nice tool that students can use to create multimedia stories. Students can use Buncee in the web browser on their computers or they can use Buncee's free iPad app to create multimedia stories.
Seizing the initiative, I set out to raise funds to buy technology for my students. I reached out to donors through selected fundraising websites like DonorsChoose.org, GoFundMe and Adopt-A-Classroom, where people around the world could donate. I involved the students as much as possible in raising the money to give them a sense of ownership, and an appreciation of how much iPads and other digital tools cost, so we sold classroom projects to the community and wrote thank you notes to the donors. We raised enough to buy eight iPads for my classroom in the first year.
In the past I have shared directions for privately sharing videos through Google Drive. That is a great way to store and share videos, but there are other methods available. One of those is to use YouTube as a video storage service.
This is a guest post from Sabba Quidwai (@AskMsQ) of EdTechTeacher, an advertiser on this site. One of the greatest tools that educators have to act as advocates, models, and sources of inspiration for others is social media.
Storyboard Maker is a free Android app for outlining a story. In the app you can outline story scenes by sketching frames then writing text to outline action and dialogue in each scene. Here’s how it works; tap the picture field in a Storyboard Maker scene template and a drawing pad appears on your screen. After making your sketch, tap the save icon. Complete the template fields for writing your story’s action and dialogue after your sketch is saved. If you don’t think that a sketch is necessary, you can use the Storyboard Maker templates without adding sketches.
Take a look at almost any student's cell phone and you're bound to find hundreds or thousands of pictures and videos that they taken. As teachers we should put our students' picture-taking and video-taking habits to good use.
Over the last year Riddle has become my favorite tool for creating online quizzes and polls outside of Google Forms. The latest update to Riddle makes it easier than ever before to quickly customize your quizzes.
At the end of October Google added a drawing option to Google Keep. The drawing tool in Google Keep offers a large variety of line colors and thicknesses. Drawings can be added to existing notes or can be created as stand-alone notes.
Zaption is a tool for creating video-based quizzes. Unlike some services like TED-Ed that have students watch a video then answer questions at the end, Zaption allows you to display questions for students to answer as they watch a video.
Padlet is one of my all-time favorite tech tools. Over the years I've used it for everything from to-do lists, to mind mapping, to KWL charts, to collaborative bookmarking. Here's an outline of the ways I've used Padlet.
Over the last couple of years Kahoot has become a popular service in schools all over the world. Kahoot makes it easy for teachers to create review games. The format of playing the games makes it fun for kids to review content and concepts.
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.
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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.