4 Web Tools To Create Newspapers and Flyers for Your Class February 26, 2016 Below is a collection of some very good web tools you can use with your students to create educational posters,flyers, brochures, and newspapers.The tools are simple and easy to use and do not require any advanced technology knowledge. They provide a variety of pre-made templates that you can appropriate according to your teaching purposes. Check them out below and as always share with us your feedback. Enjoy 16 CSS Lessons via Post-it® Notes 16 CSS Lessons via Post-it® Notes Cascading Style Sheets Operate on Inheritance CSS has a ancestor-descendant relationships. Anything previously defined by an ancestor will automatically be inherited by one of its children unless otherwise specified. 2. Last Wins
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. A basic planning sheet is available to help students gather ideas before working on this interactive tool.
Microsoft Launches a New Classroom Platform The future of the classroom is taking shape through digital workspaces shared by teachers and students, and Microsoft is carving out its own place in an increasingly competitive market. Today, Microsoft announced a new platform for education — Microsoft Classroom. Having stitched together tools from Office 365 and a series of learning management partnerships, Microsoft has high hopes that Classroom will become the central hub for the class experience. "Classroom is deeply integrated into the fabric of Office 365," says Tony Prophet, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of education marketing. "It's a tailored experience for managing classrooms and assignment workflows."
Some of The Best Android Apps for Creating eBooks with Students March 8, 2016 After writing about iPad apps for creating story books, we received a couple of requests for featuring a similar list for Android users. Below are some of the apps we recommend for using with students to create ebooks and story books. The apps are easy to use and provide students with a variety of tools to help them unleash their creative writing. 1- Book Creator This is definitely one of the best book creating app out there. We have been continuously recommending it for teachers over the last few years. Public Domain Collections: Free to Share & Reuse That means everyone has the freedom to enjoy and reuse these materials in almost limitless ways. The Library now makes it possible to download such items in the highest resolution available directly from the Digital Collections website. Search Digital Collections No permission required.
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.