Easy Online Tools to Engage and Assess
Looking for a new way for students to present information? Try Smore. Students can use this Web 2.0 tool to design beautiful online flyers and publish them instantly.
Do your students love social networking on Facebook? Then they'll love Fakebook. Students can create a fake Facebook page to chart the plot of a book, the development of a character, a series of historical events, the debates and relationships between people, and so on.
by Read/Write/Think. The Trading Cards app that allows students a unique way to share their understanding of various topics, to build study aids for school, or to create their own fictional world of characters. Create trading cards for any number of categories, including: fictional person, real person, fictional place, real place, object, event, vocabulary word. Each catagory has specific guiding questions for creating a dynamic, information-rich trading card. Summarizing skills are critical as they drill down to the most important information to fit on the card. In addtion, they become aware of writing for an audience because they can share their cards with others. Part of the appeal of trading cards is being able to sort them into collections. Have students build a collection of cards for characters from their favorite book, landmarks in their favorite city, events from a period in history they find interesting, or vocabulary words by school subject.
Use Morfo to quickly turn a photo of a face into a talking, dancing, crazy 3D character! Once captured, you can make your person say anything you want in a silly voice, rock out, wear makeup, sport a pair of huge green cat eyes, suddenly gain 300 lbs, and more. Want to show off your awesome 3D creations to the world? Easy! Record a message and post a video of your talking, dancing character right to Edmodo! Morfo is simple, fun, and flexible.
by Read/Write/Think. A student interactive, on which students can demonstrate a knowledge on a topic via six faces on a cube. Students can use a pre-made template for a bio cube, a mystery cube, or a story cube, or they can create their own. Alternatively, teachers can pre-load each cube face with questions or toipcs. Tip: When a teacher wants to create his own cube with unique questions/topics, he should lock each face of the cube, and then "Save Draft." This saved template can be shared with students for them to complete, but they must open the file through the Cube Creator program.
by Read/Write/Think. A student interactive, on which students generate descriptive timelines that can be plotted with their choice of untis of measure (date, time, event, entry, or other.) Tip: Timelines must be printed and cannot be saved, but could be sent to OneNote.
This app turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping, and talking. Explain a math formula, create an animated lesson, add commentary to your photos, diagram a sports play. With voice recording, realistic digital ink, photos and text, and simple sharing. Now you can broadcast your ideas from anywhere.
How to use Educreations
Ever wished you could bring the real world to virtual life? Aurasma allows your smart phone or tablet to recognise images and objects. It then augments your view of the read-world with videos, music and 3D animations called "Auras".