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AVATAR CREATION APPS AND WEBSITES. Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs. Technology can be a powerful tool to assist students with special needs or any sort of learning challenge. In particular the Chrome web browser allows users to install a wide variety of web extensions that provide tools that can help all learners, regardless of ability level. In this blog post we will take a look at over 30 Chrome web extensions that can assist students in five main categories:Text to SpeechReadabilityReading ComprehensionFocusNavigation Some of the tools fit into more than one topic, but each is only listed once. Certainly this list does not cover all of the useful web extensions available for struggling learners, but it is a great place to begin. In addition to the list of extension, I have also linked in the video and help guide from a webinar I did a while back on "Google Tools for Special Needs". Text to Speech extensions 2) Read AloudChrome web extension link This text-to-speech extension will read either the entire page or just the text that you have selected.

Animated Gifs. Animated gifs are a great way to demonstrate a new tool or provide additional instructions. Many animated gifs can be seen on Twitter or in messaging programs. I like to think of them as stop-motion videos–quick, split-second images quickly appearing. An animated gif can also be a quick “slideshow” of images that can be placed in Google Slides or on a website.

Getting Started Determine the best tool to utilize to create a gif. Some options include: Once you determine your tool, gather your images. Tips Set the size and time of the loop. Save all images in one folder for the project. Next Steps Once created, the animated gif is ready for display on Google Slides or a web page. Google Slides: When creating a Google Slide with instructions, embed a gif by uploading the file as an image. Website: Upload the file as an image file. Twitter: Send out tweets with information about using databases or other tools. What other animated gif tools do you use? Like this: Like Loading... Inquiry-Based Learning Tools for Teachers. Up your video game with these fun tools | Your Nerdy Best Friend. As you guys know, I’m creating a new half-day course and guide to teach people how to make cool videos. Here are three of the new resources I’m writing about in the guide this week. Create Fake Texting Stories Since texting is so much a part of our lives, making an eye-catching video of a texting conversation is a great way to get someone’s attention for marketing or social media.

I’ve been using Texting Story for fun little updates like this one: Go Vintage Video for Fun What a fun video camera effect! 8mm Vintage Camera puts vintage film filters over your video, with a cute little button to make the film “catch” for extra effects. Add More Special Effects to Your Video Clips You’ve heard me talk about PicPlayPost before. And then there’s this PicPlayPost video where I tried to do the #cheesechallenge with my husband. Capture the Fun of a Photo Booth So anyway, I see these young people at their table, and I’m fearful to approach.

OH MY GOSH! Use Social Media Video Tools Everywhere. Timeline. Timeline allows students to create a graphical representation of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line. Timelines can be organized by time of day, date, or event, and the tool allows users to create a label with short or long descriptive text. Adding an image for each label makes a timeline more visually appealing. Add, drag, and rearrange items as needed. Saving capability allows students to return to their work and make revisions, and they can share their final work via e-mail. For additional ideas on how to use this tool outside of the classroom, see Timeline in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section. Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources back to top Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Timelines and Texts: Motivating Students to Read Nonfiction In an effort to help motivate students to read nonfiction, students are challenged to use a timeline to help them name the year when certain products were invented.

Graphic Map Plot Diagram. 10 Important Google Slides Tips for Teachers. 5 Free Tools for Creating Online Picture Books. This morning on Twitter Kathleen Morris asked me for some suggestions for free tools students can use to create picture books. She was looking for alternatives to Storybird which has recently announced some changes to their pricing structure. Selecting and arranging pictures on a page can be a good way to help students generate ideas for writing stories. All five of the tools listed below have that capability. WriteReader is one of my favorite writing tools for elementary school students. WriteReader is a free service that students can use to create multimedia ebooks. Students can select pictures from a large gallery of drawings, including Sesame Street drawings, and place them on pages in their books. Directly below each image there is space for students to write and for teachers to add corrections. Picture Book Maker allows students to create six page stories by dragging background scenes into a page, dragging in animals and props, and typing text.

iLovePDF | Online PDF tools for PDF lovers. PDF Candy - Edit PDF free with online PDF editor. 6 ways to start using Augmented Reality in your classroom. Augmented Reality (AR) can bring a whole new world of possibilities into your classroom. So how can we use the tools available to us to create exciting experiences our students will remember? Here are 6 ways to start using AR with your students. This post is written by Mary Howard, a fearless edtech innovator and 6th grade teacher in Grand Island New York. You can connect with Mary on Twitter at @mrshoward118 and on her blog When Merge Cube eMERGEd onto the instructional technology scene, this six-sided sensation triggered a veritable frenzy of educators trying to get their hands on the tool to bring the power of Augmented Reality (AR) into their classrooms.

As Merge Cube arrives into more and more classrooms, with its suite of over 34 experiences (and counting) available on, educators are finding out how Augmented Reality can be a powerful tool for instruction. Six CoSpaces Customized Creations for the Merge Cube #1. . #2. . #3. . #4. . #5. . #6. Related. Technology Teaching Resources with Brittany Washburn: Grееn Sсrееn Tools And Tips Fоr Uѕіng In Thе Сlаѕѕrооm. How Do Ink Green Screen Works Do Ink green screen is a versatile and easy to use tool. Here is how you can create photos and videos by using Do Ink: 1. Open the Do Ink green screen app. 2. You will see a “+” sign. Click on this sign. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Using Do Ink Green Screen with elementary students Do Ink green screen is one of the best tools for education.

Presentations about Animals Students can use Do Ink green screen to present their learnings about different animals they studied in the library. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Author School Visits BY STATE! Teaching21st - Collection of Free Online Resources for Teachers and Parents. LACUE 2018. 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom. Technology Teaching Resources with Brittany Washburn: How to Share Website Links with all of your Students using Symbaloo. What is Symbaloo and why use it? Symbaloo is an online education tool that is free and allows its user to store and organize all the digital resources in an extremely simple and fun way. This platform allows access to favorite sites that are bookmarked from any device and place. You can access and even share the resources once they are categorized. Moreover, a resource management system called SymbalooEDU Premium provides schools, classrooms, and districts with a page on SymbalooEDU along with a dedicated URL to manage and distribute the digital resources in one area.

This tool really helps the teachers to share the best web items they see with the students anytime. Share Classroom Website with Your Students and Parents: Symabloo enables them to share bookmarks with teachers and other students since it is very easy to use. Sharing of website link through this tool is really simple. How to add to a symbaloo webmix 1. 2. 3. Brittany Hi, I'm Brittany. STEM Tuesday Archives - From the Mixed-Up Files... Welcome to STEM Tuesday: Author Interview & Book Giveaway, a repeating feature for the fourth Tuesday of every month. Go Science-Tech-Engineering-Math! Today we’re interviewing Kay Frydenborg, author of CHOCOLATE: Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat, a title in this month’s featured book pairs.

School Library Journal gave it a starred review, saying, “This fascinating book presents a deep, multifaceted glimpse at a delectable dessert: chocolate. Engaging—even witty in places—and enlightening.” Mary Kay Carson: How did Chocolate come about? Kay Frydenborg: Chocolate was my second book for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), following Wild Horse Scientists—a project that I’d loved researching and writing both for the subject matter (a long-time interest of mine that I’d tried to write about in different ways for years), and for the opportunity to join the ranks of Scientists in the Field (SITF) books, authors, and editors I so admired.

Another favorite moment? Good luck! Loom | Free Screen & Video Recording Software. Kapwing - The Modern Meme Maker. EdWeb: A professional online community for educators. Loom | Free Screen & Video Recording Software. Screencast-O-Matic.