Easily create your own 3D pop-up book, great for lots of uses. The site is free, but requires an email address for registration The books are super easy to create, can include a mix of pictures and text. Pictures can be imported from your computer so you can use your own pictures or download pictures from the internet. When you create a book the owner can specify the privacy settings. See the gallery for some interesting examples: http://www.zooburst.com/zb_gallery.php
Enhance your digital classroom with Animoto. Turn photos, video clips and music into stunning video slideshows which can bring your lessons to life.If you are a teacher or educator, apply for a free Animoto Plus account for use in the classroom.
Animoto is a free website for creating digital stories. It is easy to use and comes with templates and background music. Just select the images and text you want to use and a great video comes out. With a teacher account you can set up student accounts so that students can create powerful multimedia presentations about your content area.
Pixlr is a free online photo editor. Edit, adjust and filter your images. No registration jump right in!
Need to make some quick adjustments to a digital image but don't have Photoshop? Try out Pixlr, a free, online photo editing website. Pixlr has three levels: Playful, Efficient, and Advanced to suit your editing and tech savvy needs. Want to get rid of wrinkles? Airbrush out that antenna you didn't notice? Add text or a border? Pixlr can do it all. Perfect for student multimedia projects.
This is a great search engine to try side-by-side with Google and see what different kinds of information can be found. A great way to get authentic data for a math class or visual information support for students with IEPs. Try it out!
Free to use, register then create your WebQuest or choose a grade band and subject area to see WebQuests that may meet your needs. Each WebQuest has an introduction, task, process, evaluation and an evaluation rubric.
Once complete you have a web address that can be posted to a learning management system like Blackboard and shared with your students.
PowerMyLearning.com is a free web based learning platform,it contains over 1000 educational games in all different content areas, games are grouped by subject area and grade level. Accounts are free, no sign-up required.
Have a SMART Notebook file that you need to open or edit, but don't have your work laptop handy? This site from SMART Technologies allows you to open, edit and create SMART Notebook files without having SMART Notebook installed on your computer. There is even a free download of SMART Notebook Express available. While it doesn't have all the functionality, it can be a great help.
Math test activities for students and teachers of all grade levels
This is a free quiz site that focuses mainly on Math skills, but also has World Language (French, Spanish, German) along with Science and Geography skills. The site is available in English, French and Spanish.
Teacher accounts are free with registration, students can be assigned specific quizzes with a quiz code, teachers receive the results along with a list of any incorrect answers.
Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.
examples: https://voicethread.com/about/library/ What is Voicethread? Voicethread is a website where students can have "conversations in the cloud." There is a central image/video/drawing that students can comment on using text, voice, or video. Students can carry on a conversation or leave commentary about an image or video.
ACPS teachers, see you TIS for account information
SweetSearch is A Search Engine for Students. It searches only credible Web sites approved by Internet research experts.
Tired of students going to Google for all their research? Try SweetSearch
Sweet Search uses only the 35,000 Websites that their staff of researchers, librarians and teachers have evaluated and approved. This helps students find good information faster. Consider recommending this site to students for all their research!
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.