Apps to Use as Student ePortfolios. I have yet to find the perfect Digital Portfolio app that I think I would use exclusively in a Visual Arts class.
Some apps can be used as graphic portfolios or as beautiful sketchbooks, others are great at sharing. Not all of the apps available are great at all of these things. I have spent a heap of time trying to find one and would be more than happy for someone to send me the name of one they are using successfully. Having said that the following are apps that I would consider using; Evernote: FREE Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Paper: FREE Paper is an easy and beautiful way to create on iPad. Three Ring: FREE Three Ring is a fast, flexible, and simple way to organize and present your students' real world work, from handwritten assignments to classroom presentations. Coolibah: FREE Coolibah is a digital scrapbooking app that could just as easily be used to present student's work as a digital portfolio.
Fractured Fairy Tales. ISTE 2011 - Using Google Docs to Improve Student Writing. Bringing "Traditional" Essay Writing into the Digital World. The question of how to use technology in the classroom can often divide a school.
Some teachers will embrace what's available to them, designing innovative multimedia projects which use all the gadgets at hand. Others, perhaps as a reaction to the first group, will resolve to do things the way they've always done, at best sending students to the computer lab to type up a final paper.
Technology is present, but it's tokenized. The digital divide continues to thrive, not just across geographic and socio-economic boundaries, but from one classroom to the next. At the school where I work, however, this divide has never had a chance to develop. As an English teacher, a big part of this meant re-thinking how students would approach the writing process. So formal essay writing was a given. The catch? The first year, students completed this assignment on their computers, but still went "analog" for peer editing and submission.
Storybird for Schools. Professional artwork jumpstarts student creativity, quickly drawing them into the writing process and scaffolding their progress.
Simple tools keeps them on track; social feedback keeps them going. Onboard students with or without email, issue challenges, review and share work, and build a beautiful class library. All in a private setting that collects NO data from you or your students. Storybird is free for educators. In fact, we pay you. “Storybird can be used by all ages, for all different subjects...
PSSA Released Items. Dr. Helen Barrett's Electronic Portfolios. StoryJumper: publish your own children's book. Tikatok - Kids Activities: Publish a Children's Book with Tikatok. Printing Press. The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.
Teachers and students can choose from several templates to publish class newspapers, informational brochures, and flyers announcing class events. Text added to the templates can be modified using a simple WYSIWYG editor, which allows students to choose text features, such as font size and color. Documentation for the Printing Press includes instructions for using the tool. Customized versions of the tool, which include additional instructions and more focused choices, are included with some lessons.
ACCEPT COOKIES What are cookies? Login Overcoming Writer’s Block Writer’s Block can stop your creative efforts in their tracks and overcoming writer’s block is a tough task. Share: start Save Punch a key to Break the block Dial 1 for Settings Dial 2 for Characters Dial 3 for Dramatic Entrances Dial 4 for Dialogue Dial 5 to Commiserate Dial 6 for Verbs. TeachHUB Video Writing Prompts. Language Arts Interactives. Sheppard Software's Language Arts page features a variety of games for different grade levels.
Elementary students (and anyone who needs a refresher) can play the animated grammar and punctuation games, which review basic punctuation and grammar concepts. This section is continually being refined and expanded, so check back often! Middle school, high school, and adult learners can review their SAT and advanced vocabulary through the SAT Words and Vocabulary in Context games. Memorizing a wide variety of important vocabulary words will really help you succeed in the verbal sections of the SATs and GREs. In addition, reading challenging books, using the vocabulary you learn in daily life, and writing will help cement the words in your mind. Project Based Learning Checklists. I Write Like. WritingFix: prompts, lessons, and resources for writing classrooms. Figment: Write yourself in.