Comic Creator The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue (shown at left). This versatile tool can be used by students from kindergarten through high school, for purposes ranging from learning to write dialogue to an in-depth study of a formerly neglected genre. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics.
Create Animated Presentations Online Flip your classroom, inspire, engage and delight your students Have fun presenting your assignments with a Wow! Finally, a presentation tool that incorporates an intuitive user interface, super cool comic graphics, is 200% less frustrating than Prezi, and offers a zillion more options than the free version of GoAnimate. I know we just met, PowToon, but I think I am in love.
Teacher's Guide to Teaching Writing through Technology As teachers, when it comes to writing, we can " choose between sentencing students to thoughtless mechanical operations and facilitating their ability to think." ( Syrene Forsman, " Writing to Learn Means Learning to Think " ). I find Forsman saying to speak volumes for the writing crisis in our schools. There are still teachers who teach writing as a mechanical process and probably some of us ,the digital immigrants ,were taught writing this way, but does this make it the right teaching strategy to use with your students ? Definitely not. John Dewy was unequivocal on this, for him " If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday we rob them of tomorrow". Today's students are totally different , they have different learning needs and styles.
Stick2 αq Hi. This was made by @antimatter15, in other words, me. Because I don't really like writing about myself or at least, I think I nailed narcissism with the last project's about page, so I'll just copy and paste it here. The source code is available on github. A totally irrelevant fact is that at time of writing I'm 15 years old, but that tends to make people treat this as more of an accomplishment than it really is and thus more inclined to share it. So now, aware of that magical fact, you should follow me on twitter and share this extension with all your peers. Annotate the Web with Popcorn Maker Popcorn Maker, a tool for enhancing and remixing Web video from Mozilla, holds a lot of potential for educators, according to Linda W. Braun. The library consultant and educator, who created an earlier tutorial on make-your-own infographics, takes the free, browser-based application for a spin in the following screencast. In addition to providing an exciting new option for student book reviews, to name one idea, Popcorn Maker could help librarians curate content.
Google Apps Support Bloom’s Taxonomy–Take a Look Kathy Shrock has done a wonderful piece linking the multitude of Google Apps to the levels of Blooms Taxonomy. This is an invaluable resource for all teachers. BTW, she’s updated the page since I posted this 18 months ago so the picture looks a bit different. Click the image; scroll down to the section on “Google Apps to Support Bloom’s” Take a look: Google Apps Meets Blooms Taxonomy Cartoonist - Creaza Education Creaza Cartoonist Do you have a good idea or a good story you want to get out? Do you have an assignment to create a story based on something you learned at school? Or do you just feel like goofing around and making a comic strip? How to Align Technology with Common Core State Standards This past month, I have had a rash of requests from school districts to assist them in aligning their technology program with Common Core State standards. This takes me back to the days when everyone wanted to match their lesson plans with ISTE NETS standards. We all had to review our activities, rethink connections and rework details. Now, for the 46 states that have adopted Common Core State Standards, that’s happening again, with a different tilt. Let me back up.
Drawing a cartoon hammer Sponsored Links In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw a nice cartoon hammer! This very useful tool has been around forever! Of course, the first hammer was probably made with a piece of wood and a rock. But despite using new materials over the centuries, the design of the hammer hasn't changed that much since then!