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8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers

8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers
Avator tools are like the comic tools I have covered in an earlier post before, they both involve the use of images but in a funny and joyful way. Of course these tools can be used for a variety of educational purposes with our students in the classroom. Let us first see what is an avatar ? An avatar is a figure or character that you can create and customize the way you want. You can use this character to interact with other friends online . Users have the full control of what they want to feature for example the kind of background, accessories, clothes...etc Why avatars in education ? A group of students in a history class could create an Avatar for different people in history (i.e., President of the United States, Governor of Alabama, African American students and families, White police officers, and Classroom teachers). Here are some of the best web tools to create avatars : 1- Voki 2- Build your wild self 3- DoppelMe 4- Frenzoo This is another cool tool to use to create avatars.

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blog Having been born into technology our kids are shaped by that technology, and incorporate that technology daily into their leisure, friendship, and learning. Not so for adults. We are novices in the digital age. Create an animation online with ABCya! Animate ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years.

@Westylish's Blog: Turning students into teachers - Socrative and student led learning Over the coming weeks @Rossett iPads are being introduced on a 1-1 basis. As a teacher there I am obviously looking for ways to incorporate them into the learning (that said everything discussed here can be done on 'normal' computers using the Socrative website). This week I looked to develop my use of the Socrative app. It is an app I have been aware of for some time, but something that I had rarely used. This week I looked to change it up. Ten Terrific Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools Today, I am running a workshop about using mind mapping and brainstorming tools to help students meet some of the Common Core standards in English Language Arts. Below are some of the tools that we will be using today. On a related note, if you're interested in having me come to your school or facilitate a virtual workshop, please click here for more information.

9 tools for creating great animations Creating animations has always been considered as one of the most complex aspects of graphic design that requires specific software and technological expertise. It is a time-intensive activity that requires heavy software and high speed computers. However, over the past few years, the emergence of different online presentation and animation tools have simplified the process of creating animations. Most of these web-based tools are very easy to operate and can create animations that are perfectly suitable for everyday applications. Here we've gathered together some of the best... An Excellent Collection of Educational Web and Mobile Apps I just came across this amazing graphic and thought you might be interested to have a peek as well. Tony Vincint did a great job and I must say that this is one of the best educational infographics out there. As you know Educational Technology and Mobile Learning always features only the best infographics and I am so proud to say this because the selections I share here are also posted in several other academic settings. Show What you Know Using Web and Mobile Apps will provide you with some handy tools and apps to use to foster students learning.

Become a Tech Savvy Teacher by 2014: A 12-Month Plan Whether you’re into New Year’s Resolutions or not, you’ve probably spent at least some time engaged in end-of-year reflection, planning, and goal setting. Considering we’re coming off a year of massive growth in the ed tech industry — and as a result, much exploration, experimentation, and sharing around teaching with tech, why not make a commitment in 2013 to improve your use of technology in the classroom? A 12-Month Plan to Master Ed Tech January—Conduct an Ed Tech Audit What technology are you already using the classroom? Whether it’s for instruction, record-keeping, or organization, do a complete inventory of what you’re using and why.

Animate Your Life Tellagami® Edu is a paid version of the Tellagami® app loaded with features that allows classrooms to use the app without in-app purchases. Click on screenshots to enlarge. Male | Female Text-to-Speech 5 Things To Consider Before Teaching An Online Course As one of the growing forces in the education sector, distance learning has taken an important position within the industry over the last few years, driving many universities to invest in platforms to deliver their courses online. One of the reasons for this increasing popularity is the growing demand of students looking for non-traditional tools that can give them the full experience, without having to sacrifice their full-time job. “Even though the education market has changed and distance learning has become increasingly popular, most institutions find themselves unprepared to face this worldwide phenomenon and lack the expertise to create a platform that makes online courses effective”, says Vitaly Klopot, Managing Director of the award-winning e-learning provider, InterActive , which partners with institutions such as the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) and Finance Business Training (FBT) to offer a wide range of programs. 1. Interaction and Support 2.

Teachers Manuel to A Paperless Classroom So how about having a paperless classroom ? Some say this is over-hyped at best, an outright fad at worse. Well let's get down to it and see what it all takes to do it. Like it or not technology is becoming a big part if not of our teaching then definitely of our students learning. Now digital textbooks are everywhere and the number of school districts adopting iPads as learning tools in classrooms is exponentially increasing.In fact we can make our teaching more effective using the same technology our students love. In this regard I have crafted this little guide to help you better integrate technology into your teaching and drive paper away from you classroom, opps I mean most of it .