Category Archives: Cool tool

Animoto Video Creation

Getting students excited about a homework assignment can be difficult. A great way to inspire kids is to use a fun and interactive program where they can create their own video creation. Animoto is exactly what is needed! Animoto is a program … Continue reading

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Metta: A New Kind of Presentation

As a pre-service teacher, have you ever thought about what you would do if you had to be absent and had to depend on a substitute, who is not familiar with the material and the style of your class?  Have … Continue reading

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ArtisanCam Picture Book Maker

It’s no secret that children love stories, particularly with visually pleasing pictures. Storybooks are always a crowd pleaser: not only do kids love them, but they can also be valuable learning tools. Books help children learn vocabulary, sound out words, … Continue reading

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Alchemy SmartBinder: Creating lessons online

All teachers have to make lesson plans for their classes every day, often written on paper which can be messy and hard to organize.  By writing lesson plans on paper, it is often hard for teachers to incorporate various media … Continue reading

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Word Clouds: using Wordle, Text is Beautiful, and Tagxego

Word clouds can be used in many different ways and in all subjects. It can help students understand important aspects of a topic, show students how to take good notes based on the most important words or phrases in the … Continue reading

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Creating an Interactive Poster with Glogster

As students we’ve all been given poster projects which we’ve spent hours creating just to have them ruined on our way to school. Either something that was glued onto the poster falls off on the bus and we didn’t realize … Continue reading

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MyReadingMapped

In his blog, Free Technology for Teachers, Richard Byrne’s discusses new tools he finds that can be applied in the classroom for educators. In the post, MyReadingMapped – Interactive Maps of Historical Events and Patterns he discusses how to use this tool … Continue reading

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