Posts Categorized: Content Creation

103 Free Presentation Templates for Teachers and Students

103 Free Presentation Templates for Teachers and Students

Free Presentation Templates Every teacher needs access to free presentation templates. They’re great for so much more than presentations; I use them for posters, social media graphics, quotes, and more. I recently asked a colleague in a meeting if she had sketched the icons in her presentation. She casually replied “No, it’s from Slides Carnival,”… Read more

iRead Interactive Reading Journals – Because Nobody Likes Reading Logs

iRead Interactive Reading Journals – Because Nobody Likes Reading Logs

Reading Should Be Enjoyable, Not a Chore Ask nearly any parent or student what they think of reading logs, and I’m certain you won’t hear words like “inspiring, motivating.” The Atlantic did a great job addressing this outdated and ineffective approach to building lifelong learners in “Can Reading Logs Ruin Reading for Kids?“.  Engaging Alternatives… Read more

Enhance Learning Through Creative Engagement with Stop Motion Video

Enhance Learning Through Creative Engagement with Stop Motion Video

Enhance Learning Through Creative Engagement with Stop Motion Video Few approaches to digital storytelling have been as popular among students as stop motion video. Students can make a high-quality stop-motion animation, or stop-motion video with very simple tools, including Keynote, PowerPoint, Google Slides, iMovie, etc. The basic idea is to take a series of photos… Read more

Seven Great Google Slides Templates for Creativity and Critical Thinking

Seven Great Google Slides Templates for Creativity and Critical Thinking

Seven Great Google Slides Templates for Creativity and Critical Thinking Google Slides is too powerful to limit its use to boring presentations. Create engaging learning experiences while promoting critical thinking and creativity with these seven Google Slides templates you can use in virtually any classroom. The sharing settings for all of these templates are set… Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Digital Blackout Poetry

The Ultimate Guide to Digital Blackout Poetry

Digital Blackout Poetry – The Ultimate Guide Blackout Poetry Blackout poetry has become increasingly popular in classrooms everywhere. If you’re not familiar with blackout poetry (a.k.a. erasure poetry), it’s a form of poetry where students take an existing text and black-out, or somehow obscure, most of the text, intentionally leaving behind words to create their… Read more

How to Make a GIF in 3 Easy Steps

How to Make a GIF in 3 Easy Steps

How to Make a GIF in 3 Easy Steps GIFs Are Everywhere As succinctly stated in this Smithsonian article,  “Thanks to the humble GIF, no emotions are too big or small to capture in animated image form.” Why just have your students copy other people’s GIFs when they can make their own in less than… Read more

Make Your Own Font in 4 Easy Steps

Make Your Own Font in 4 Easy Steps

Make Your Own Font in 4 Easy Steps Calligraphr Calligraphr makes it easy to make your own font from your handwriting. This free app is a great way to personalize your digital work. Unfortunately, I have the handwriting of a three year old, but I assume most of you have much better penmanship. Why not… Read more

How to Make Your Own Avatar in Four Easy Steps

How to Make Your Own Avatar in Four Easy Steps

How to Make Your Own Avatar in Four Steps DoppelMe.com From a safe alternative to online profile pictures to classroom welcome signs, job charts, and desk tags, I’ve seen avatars used in a number of creative ways in the classroom. Like anything else, you can increase engagement by giving students ownership over their avatar. DoppelMe… Read more

Online Poster Maker – Free, Simple, No Account Required

Online Poster Maker – Free, Simple, No Account Required

Online Poster Maker – Free, Simple, No Account Required Free Online Poster Maker – DesignCap DesignCap.com Designing digital posters can provide a quick, creative, and engaging way for students to show what they know. DesignCap is a free online poster maker that stands out for a few reasons. Not only is it free, but you don’t… Read more

Empower Your Students to Write Interactive Stories with Inklewriter

Empower Your Students to Write Interactive Stories with Inklewriter

Empower Your Students to Write Interactive Stories with Inklewriter I fondly remember way back when, around the time that Michael Jackson’s Thriller appeared on MTV, how much I loved Twistaplot Books. For those of you who were not fortunate enough to experience these page-turners (or life before remote controls), Twistaplot was a series of books… Read more