Moving Beyond Power Point
Edcanvas is definitely one of the best ways to teach with digital content. Search for internet resources, curate, organize, share and teach all in one place with a super easy drag-and-drop interface. Teachers and students all across the world are using Edcanvas to flip their classroom, project-based learning, differentiate their lessons and student portfolios.
The options allow you to easily search for content. Then you just drag and drop the resource into a box.
You can create classes and add students to your classes. This allows students to create canvases and to view yours and their classmates canvases if you allow them. Your students can add audio comments or you can use the audio feature to read the instructions to your students. Edcanvas provides a tracking feature to see how many views your canvases are getting. They are continually working to improve this resource. Check out their blog for updates and how-to videos.
Mural.ly is a new tool that is a cross between Prezi and mind maps. It’s easy to use and share what you create (perfect for most students, teachers, and parents) but the real beauty of mural.ly is in its lack of structure.
What draws me to use the site is the ability to fluidly lay out all your ideas, thoughts, images, and whatever else you want on one simple board. It’s designed to be home to your random ideas, inspiration, and other thoughts. Then you can lay out these items just like your brain does: all over the place. Ever feel like you can’t remember something? Or wonder why you can always remember one thing but not another? Once you lay out a few mural.ly boards, you’ll see how your brain works. It’s pretty fascinating and you may need a psychologist by the time you’re done.