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Stixy - online creation, collaboration, and sharing tool. Stixy is a free, online tool for creating, collaborating and sharing. It is a type of online bulletin board. You can create as many Stixyboards as you want so that you can organize projects. Use it for scheduling, family events, work projects, school projects, and more. You can add notes, documents, photos, and to do lists. You can easily share your Stixyboard with anyone (private only to those invited, or open it up to the public). I like the fact that you can easily add content using the widgets and have the freedom to organize your notes and content anyway you want. This could be a great tool for schools, teachers, and students to use for projects and collaboration. Here is a short summary of how Stixy works. Get started Start Here Start a NEW Stixyboard or OPEN the list over already created boards in the top bar menu. This is your Stixyboard This is your work area where you place your content.

Widgets Widgets are the building blocks for your board. Create Upload. Lego Super Hero Movie Maker Puts You On The Director's Chair. Lego Super Hero Movie Maker is all you and your kid need to make the next blockbuster action adventure film starring your favorite Lego DC Universe Super Heroes. In essence, Lego Super Hero Movie Maker is an iPhone app that lets you shoot stop motion animation, and it does this through an impressively easy and kid-friendly interface. The app has a collection of title cards featuring Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, as well as several generic title cards. Once you’ve decided on a title card and edited the movie title and director text fields on it, you’re ready to shoot your movie. Simply set your Lego DC Universe action figures to your desired poses, train your iPhone’s camera on the scene, and tap the center of the screen to capture the frame.

Change the poses according to your script, lather, rinse, repeat. Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na ... After capturing all the frames that you need, you may already proceed to the app’s editing room. Make a Video Quickly and Easily | Videolicious.

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CyQuiz Home Page. Qwiki - The Easiest Way to Create Video : Qwiki. 12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation Tools for Teachers. There are many different sites on the internet that allow you to create your own puzzles and games to use either directly in class, or which can be linked to/embedded into your VLE. I’ve been doing some trawling ahead of a training session I am running soon, and here are a few of the best ones that I’ve found. There are others out there, but the focus specifically for my session was KS4 and 5, so these links are aimed at older students.

If you have any other favourites, please add them to the comments! 1. Classtools Net Classtools is already one of my favourite websites, home of the Countdown Timer and Random Word Picker. 2. Content generator’s templates allow anyone to generate their own e-Learning quizzes, games and applications through our custom software – no coding required. 3. is dedicated to providing technology tools for teaching that are quick and easy to download, learn, and start using in your classroom. 4. 5. 6. 7. Also worth a look: Playfic. Voki Home. Animation Desk - Create Short, Animated Videos. SlidePresenter - free online multimedia presentations. SlidePresenter is an online presentation service. It has a free account that is full-featured and the service allows you to create videos that are synced with PowerPoint presentations. It is similar to Knovio. SlidePresenter can be used to create presentations for use by educators in the classroom that can then be reviewed by students at a later date for review or reinforcement or to create training sessions that people can view on their own time.

Students can also use it for class projects. The free account limits videos to 15 min (similar to most of these services) but that is a good way to make sure your presentation is focused and concise. Each presentation can be tagged, embedded in other sites, and easily shared via social media. The videos are on the left panel and the slides are on the right side. Sharing and embedding features are on bottom left and tags are on bottom right. Related: Knovio - turn PowerPoint presentation into multimedia video Prezi - the zooming presentation editor. Wikis for Everyone - Wikispaces. Viewer for iPad | Prezi. Edublogs – education blogs for teachers, students and institutions. Build a Complete Website. On an iPad. Let's take a look at how (or indeed if) it's possible to design and build a website entirely on an iPad. We'll use a variety of apps to conceive, wireframe, design, code and deploy a simple HTML web page.

Ever since tablets breached into mainstream usage, we've taken a quick stance on working out the best way to support these new devices for consumption of web content. I've written numerous articles across our blogs about this topic, as have many of my fellow writers. Books have been published. Panels have been held. But what if the tablet could be a viable platform, not only for consumption, but for creation? Step 1: Bringing Together Ideas The first stage of the design process is planning and bringing together initial ideas. I opted for using Adobe Ideas to bring together some initial ideas and concepts. I was also able to use Adobe Ideas to sketch out some basic flowcharts for site structure, etc. Ideas and Concepts: The Apps Step 2. Wireframing: The Apps Step 3.

Step 4. Coding: The Apps. Education | PBworks. Using PBworks in your academic environments. PBworks hosts over 300,000 educational workspaces, and has helped transform teaching and learning for millions of students, parents and teachers. Educators ranging from major universities like DePaul, school districts like Baltimore County Public Schools and individual teachers trust PBworks as their collaborative learning environment. In your Classroom, Library, District or University Encourage student-centered learning. Even young students can build web pages, embed images & video, and post documents. Provide access to information sources, book lists, and links to good articles. Creative APP-titude: iPad Multimedia Tools for Creativitity.

Conduit Mobile: Create your own apps. January 23rd, 2012 Comments Off What it is: Want to see something really super cool? You can create your very own app for multiple mobile platforms in, I don’t know, 7 minutes flat! Seriously. Conduit Mobile makes it incredibly easy to create your own app out of a blog, class website, wiki, etc. and publish it to share with others. It honestly could not be easier.

Type in the URL you want turned into an app. Click go. How to integrate Conduit Mobile into the classroom:Conduit Mobile makes it easy to meet your students and families where they are-on mobile devices. Do your students have blogs or wikis that they have created? As a school, publish your school site as a mobile app where parents can get quick-at-a-glance information, review policies and get the latest news. Tips: To publish your app to the various app stores, you will need a developer certificate.

Please leave a comment and share how you are using Conduit Mobile in your classroom! Both comments and pings are currently closed. Explore and Create Free Timelines. Beat Blaster: Turning Your iPad Into a Hi-Fi System. The music player built into the iPad is perfectly fine. It does everything you need it to do, and it’s easy to use. However, it could be argued that what is missing is an element of fun. And that is where the Beat Blaster app steps in. It’s designed to have that retro Hi-Fi look and feel, and pulls it off rather nicely. It isn’t just about looks though.

Like the article? First, a Potential Flaw I feel I should mention this straight away. The songs/albums you have stored will not appear in Beat Blaster unless you have downloaded them to the device. Some might see that as a flaw, but when you think about it, it makes sense. Anyway, I thought I’d better mention it. The Main Interface The main Beat Blaster interface. It really does have that retro feel, but the controls that you can use are intuitive too. The player is the main interface where you control everything. That equaliser is for visual display only. Beat Blaster main controls. Yes, There Really Is a Turntable Beat Blaster turntable. 5 Video Projects to Try With Your Students. Video creation projects are some of my favorite things to do with students.

I like video projects for a number of reasons not the least of which is that students generally enjoy them too. I like video projects because when they're organized properly students have to write, research, produce, and revise just as they would if they were writing a story or research paper. The difference is that shared finished video projects have the potential to reach many more people than a well-written essay does. Another bonus is that I can invite my administrators into my classroom to watch a few short videos and they can quickly see what my students have been doing. Here are five ideas and tools for video projects that you can try with your students this year. 1.

Biographical and Autobiographical videos: The first week of school is when we get to know our students, they get to know us, and they get to know each other. 2. 3. 4. 5. Free Online Tools to Create Infographics. Infographics and data visualizations have become incredibly popular ways to impart information while keeping your audience engaged. As a result, a slew of user-friendly, free online applications have been created which enable users to create their own information graphics. Here are five such tools that I think are particularly valuable: Wordle - Create beautiful and fully customizable word clouds with this free tool.

Simply paste in your text and click “Go”, or specify your own color scheme, layout, and fonts. Instantly create a word cloud for your blog or website by entering the RSS feed! is a brand new online application which allows you to create detailed data visualizations and infographics such as the one below. Twitter Visualizer – This fun tool quickly creates a personalized infographic of your Twitter persona based on what you tweet. Creately let’s you build organized concept maps, flowcharts, and diagrams for free. Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized)

This post is #6 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 112. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! Update: Be sure to check out our latest post on infographics: Infographics Are Everywhere – Here’s How to Make Yours Go Viral. I love a good infographic! After all, knowledge is power and the visualization of data makes absorbing information all the easier. Well-designed infographics have a way of pulling me into a subject I’d normally never care to know about. There’s more to this article! ImageSpike - Image Hotspot Generator. Make Your Images Interactive. Storytelling. Free Photo Slideshow online, awesome slide show maker with photos and music!

Widbook - Write, read and share. Poster Production - Get Inspired with Automotivator. Automotivator is an online poster generator that allows users to create motivational posters that can be shared with other 2.0 applications, such as wikis and blogs. Besides being free (although there is an option to professionally print your final product), the process of creating a poster is a fairly simple one.

Users can upload an image from their computer or another web site, select the font style and color, and then type the motivational message. Once completed, posters can be saved, printed or uploaded to other Web 2.0 sites (i.e. Flickr, imgur). Automotivator is a free service, and users do not need to register for an account to utilize this “cool tool”. Check out a the student example shown below: Classroom Connection: If you’re looking for an easy way to integrate technology into a lesson, then Automotivator is just the tool for you! Revisiting as a Curation Tool. is a curation tool that allows one to automatically publish a digital newspaper on a daily or weekly basis. Essentially, it pulls from news sources that you choose and arranges the content in different categories. Followers can subscribe to your paper and you can also set up a notification to be sent out over Twitter when a new edition is available.

I've had one for the Global Education Collaborative for awhile, and since we've changed the name of the GEC to the Global Education Conference network, I decided recently to update this resource. I found that I can add up to 25 traditional news sources, Twitter hashtags, or Twitter list feeds to my editions. Keep in mind that you can subcribe to these and many other generated digital newspapers in the community. Connect your classroom to the world | Skype in the classroom. 'Fakebook'! Create a Fake Facebook Profile Wall using this generator.

21 Map Creation Tools for Students and Teachers. Yesterday, I published a review of MapFab which is a fabulous, free, and simple tool for creating maps online. Writing that post got me thinking about all of the other free map creation tools that I've reviewed over the years. Google Maps and Google Earth are my favorite tools for creating maps, but not every school allows teachers and students to download it. And creating Google Maps does require you to have a Google account which is an obstacle to use in some schools too. In the list below you will find some map creation tools that don't require registration.

And, of course, all of the tools on this list are free for teachers and students to use. Animaps is a service that was built for the purpose of allowing users to create animated Google Maps. Tripline is a service designed to enable anyone to record a trip they've taken or to plan a trip itinerary. Build A Map is a service that allows you to build layers on top of Google Maps. The Teachers Should See This: iMotion HD. Pixton | World's Best Way to Make & Share Comics. Infographics and charts - interactive data visualization |