Start 2014 with a Smash

Tips and Tools to Crash your Lessons

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Keys to a Succcessful Crash

1- Clear objective(s)

2- Student choice

3- Collaborative learning environment

4- High expectations for quality work

5- Students will be encouraged to struggle

Training Objective

Modify a lesson to ENGAGE your students and ENHANCE the content

We will create a project you can incorporate into a current lesson during the second semester. The goal ultimate is for the technology to enhance the learning and add to the rigor.

Tool Menu

Digital Publishing

Electronic includes the digital publication of e-books, blogging, digital newsletters, and digital magazines.


A fun and interactive way for students to present information, link online resources and select pictures/images/icons that allows them to create a quality product that is visually appealing.

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Digital Poster

Digital posters are a form of electronic display that shows television programming, menus, information, advertising and other messages


Padlet allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device.

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ThingLink helps you create and discover rich images. Give students an outlet to be creative! Images come alive with music, video, text, images, shops and more!

Poster Oven

No registration...just get started! Creates visual posters based around social media/QR codes. Uses Facebook, Twitter, Google+, URLs, Text message, and more.


Webpages are easy to build when you have access to the right tools. Create a website to use in your classroom or allow you students to build one around the content.

Google Sites

This is a great starting place for students when creating a website. A huge benefit is that students can "share sites" so all members can contribute when working in collaborative groups.


Easy website creator with many templates to choose from.


Infographics can be used by students to display assignments, summaries or results of their projects. The process of an infographic creation tests their skills in sketching/planning, researching and orgaanizing large amount of data, as well as graphic literacy. Their ultimate goal is to present a lot of complex information in an easy to read format.

Students can create more than 30 chart types. Anything from bubble charts and treemaps to simple pie charts.

Video Presentation

A video presentation is a perfect way to surprise, wake up, or grab the audience.


A tool designed to allow students to create content that is visually engaging, captivating and fun to make.

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Want a different type of presentation? Try this site! Using pre-set icons students can create an animated presentation in line with those done by Sir Ken Robinson.

Digital Timelines

Timelines can show history or predict the future.

Tiki Toki

Tiki-Toki is web-based software for creating beautiful interactive timelines that you can share on the internet.

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Time Toast

Timetoast is a great way to share the past, or even the future. Students can create a timeline in minutes.

How do I get it on the SBBB?

Use one or more of the following options:

  • Create a QR Code that links to the digital work
  • Take a screenshot of the work and post it directly on the board
  • Use Auasma to create an interactive Aura
  • Have your students screencast their digital work using a free tool, like Screencast-O-Matic, and associate it to a QR Code.