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World's Best Way to Make & Share Comics

World's Best Way to Make & Share Comics
Hi, I'm Clive and this is Daina. We're the creators of Pixton! Pixton earns top prize in BCIC New Ventures Competition: Regional for innovative technology. Pixton named an Official Honoree in the 2011 Webby Awards, the leading international award honoring excellence on the internet. Judges name Pixton Comics "Best in Show" at Victoria Launch Party Pixton honoured as Best Website in Technology category by the Association of Educational Publishers

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Short Story Ideas and Creative Writing Prompts Here are lots of short story ideas that you can use as writing prompts. Use these story starters on their own or to get ideas for the CWN online writing courses. You'll also find links to more creative writing prompts at the bottom of the page. Any of these ideas can be used either humorously or dramatically... or you can try both. Have fun! Do you like this page? Webbing Tool Download the plug-in tools you need to use our games and tools, or check to see if you've got the latest version. Learn more Looking for ways to engage your students in online literacy learning? How To Use Plickers in your Classroom - Cassie Dahl: Teaching & Technology How boring are your assessments? Guess what... they don't have to be anymore. Plickers is a free assessment tool that is uses the concept of students responding with a clicker... except- there are no clickers!

Nearpod Blog Guest post by Eoin Lenihan & Jennifer Williams It has never been easier to be a globally connected educator. With Twitter, Skype, Facebook, and Google+, it is possible for teachers to foster connections and share ideas with fellow educators the world over. As teachers today scour the globe for new ideas to improve the learning experiences of their students, it is a time where the selfless sharing of expertise is highly esteemed and considered the ultimate mark of a connected educator. With Nearpod, a new dimension has been added to this sharing experience: not only can teachers now connect with one another by using social media platforms, but they can create powerfully engaging interactive presentations and share them with anyone, anywhere in the world in real time. Nearpod takes the traditional lecture and personalizes it.

CrazyTalk - Facial and 2D Animation Software Talking-head Character Animation! CrazyTalk7 is the most popular facial animation tool that uses sound and text to vividly animate facial images. With this groundbreaking Auto Motion technology, you just need to import images, specify the facial feature points and record your own voice as it automatically generates lip-syncs to create 3D life-like, talking videos. CrazyTalk7 is a great match for beginners, students, educators and all users that need an easy-to-create solution with instant results. Writepop - Science fiction stories, humor, and writing about writing A thousand lifetimes in space – Living on a generation ship 1,000 human beings are selected to board a spaceship headed for the stars. The trip is so long that they will die in space, but their descendants will reach a new planet. To save room on the generation ship, the original population of the ship is all women, with children to be produced by artificial insemination. The first “in-space” generation grows up in a society controlled by women.Variation – To save space on the generation ship, all the original passengers are female. All the children are produced by artificial insemination, all from female embryos.

Cube Creator Summarizing information is an important postreading and prewriting activity that helps students synthesize what they have learned. The interactive Cube Creator offers four options: Bio Cube: This option allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read; it can also be used before students write their own autobiography. Specific prompts ask students to describe a person's significance, background, and personality. Seven essential mobile apps for students Time to crack open those books, sharpen some pencils, and buckle down for another academic year. We're feeling the school year begin in our house, where soon, long nights of football practice will give way to homework time, often with the aid of some useful apps. I've cut through the clutter and put together a list of educational apps that have something to offer students in middle school, high school and college. You'll be able to use them with your Android or Apple device, and often your desktop browser. Some of them are so handy, it almost makes me want to go back to school again. I said "almost."

#LaunchpadEDU - Playful Resources For Your Classroom We use Toontastic to improve students’ reading comprehension by creating animated summaries of the stories they read. It helps them retell, paraphrase, and sequence key events while considering how a character’s point of view shapes narrative. They have a great time and take a lot of pride in seeing their drawings and voices come to life onscreen. To start the activity, we choose a familiar book as a class before dividing up into groups of two or three students. Using the Toontastic Story Design Worksheet, students break the story into three simple events. How did the story begin?

How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method Writing a novel is easy. Writing a good novel is hard. That’s just life. If it were easy, we’d all be writing best-selling, prize-winning fiction. Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling About the Course Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling introduces educators to digital storytelling and explores ways to use digital stories to enhance students’ learning experience. The course is designed to be comprehensive yet fundamental. By comprehensive we mean that the course provides a solid foundation to all of the components of a digital story and illustrates these components with tutorials, example stories and links to additional readings. The course also provides a hands-on opportunity for learners to create their own digital stories.

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