Ms. Alston's 6th Grade Science

HEY PARENTS CHECK OUT THE COOL TOOLS WE ARE USING TO LEARN!

PREZI

Prezi is a presentation tool that can be used as an alternative to PowerPoint. Prezi is known for it's wide variety of detailing options that allow the user to be as creative as they please. Key features of Prezi include theme related layouts. These layouts are known as paths. Users can also insert text and pictures, move text and pictures, and insert sounds or videos. Prezi can be used for school projects or work presentations. Although Prezi makes presentations engaging and creative, it does not always download or correctly import into other browsers.

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GLOGSTER

Glogster is a tool that allows users to create interactive posters. Key features of Glogster include text, images, graphics, audio, and videos. Glogster can be used for presentations or teaching lessons. This tool combines a variety of media into one document pertaining to a certain topic. Glogster gives users a wide range of creative options to make their presentation just how they like.
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KIDBLOG

Kidblog is blogging tool that was designed for elementary and middle school teachers. It is intended to serve as a safe site where students can create their own blog. Kidblog helps students practice their writing skills, while sharing their voice in a safe environment. The key features of this tool are safety, simplicity, authenticity, and transformative. Kidblog is a safe site for students to use, while also being easy to use, providing meaningful purpose to student writing, and is rooted in the pedagogy of writing. The only downfall to using this tool is that to fully access Kidblog requires users to pay a yearly fee.
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