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Avatars Everywhere: 27 of the Best Avatar Makers Avatar creator Meez is back in the news this week, but there are dozens more avatar creation tools gunning for this market. Today we attempt an overview of that market: please add more suggestions in the comment section. Weblin- Create an avatar and use it as your virtual self within web pages in real-time, interacting with other Weblin users who share the same interests. Meez.com- Create a 3D animated avatar for export directly to most web profiles, blogs, etc. Second Life- Use this extremely popular virtual world to do just about anything, but first, you have to create your avatar. Here, avatars can be customized almost entirely, with plenty of room to create a most accurate likeness of yourself.

How to Create your own Crossword Puzzles Crossword puzzles are fun to solve and can also be used as an educational tool. Learn how to create your own crossword puzzles. A lot of us are crossword enthusiasts – a fact easily demonstrated by the inclusion of these puzzles in almost every newspaper across the globe. Crossword puzzles are fun to solve and can also be used as an educational tool to great benefit. Now You See It, Now You Don't: The Magic of Thinking Routines in ELT Join us for the very first NILE webinar of the new academic year. Claudia Rey invites you to explore 'thinking routines' and provides strategies for learners' to develop thinking skills. Claudia Rey

8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations Last month, I attended a Back to School Night for parents, sitting through presentation after presentation by teachers, some with slides that helped make their presentation a delight to listen to, and others . . . well, that's why I'm writing this blog post. The goal of a classroom presentation is to aid you in effectively conveying information in a way that allows students (or their parents) to remember what you said. Unfortunately, for some, the presentation becomes a crutch, and they begin to rely on the slides to tell their story, rather than to help them tell the story. I've been creating presentations using software like PowerPoint and KeyNote for 20 years, and I've learned a lot about how to most effectively communicate. Here's what I've found.

A New Way of Looking at Public Library Engagement in America The Pew Research Center’s Internet Project has intensively studied the changing world of public libraries for the last three years. The first stage of our research explored the growing role of ebooks, including their impact on Americans’ reading habits and library habits. Our second stage examined the full universe of library services, as well as what library services Americans most value and what they might want from libraries in the future. In March, we released a report from our third and final stage of research—the fruits of a representative national survey of 6,224 Americans ages 16 and older. It explores public libraries’ roles in people’s lives and in broader American culture—how libraries are perceived, how they are valued, and how people rely on them.

Create Avatar - Cartoon Avatar Generator by Create My Picture Create cool avatars! Make Email your funny avatar to friends, family or just about anyone using the email box above - Simply enter yours or a friends address and click the 'email' icon. The box: 'from your name or address' will say who the avatar is from - Simply enter your name or email address if you are sending it to someone else.

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers. For teaching students how to present, create and code TED-Ed More than 250,000 teachers use TED education tools to spark student curiosity and explore presentation literacy skills. “TED-Ed is an outstanding resource in my classroom,” says TED-Ed Innovative Educator Jennifer Hesseltine. New Jersey Institute of Technology Augmented reality has become a field with limitless possibilities. It holds huge promise for improving educational systems across the globe. In the last 2 to 3 years, augmented reality (AR) has grown into a technology that is set to revolutionize numerous sectors, most importantly education. To learn more, check out the infographic below created by the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Online Masters in Computer Science program. Augmented Versus Virtual Reality

GlosterEDU. com is a website to create online posters. One of the best features of glosterEDU.com is that it allows the poster creator to include video and audio file. Students and teachers can design interactive posters that they can use for classroom presentations. Users of glosterEDU.com can download its app for tables and mobile devices. Teaching tips: 1. Students can create their posters to retell stories. 2. Students can present field trips repots including videos of what was observed. 3. Teachers can develop collaborative and cooperative writing activities. by gabrielapearltrees Oct 25

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