Posts Categorized: Content Creation

How to Make a GIF in Google Slides

How to Make a GIF in Google Slides

Turn Your Slides into an Animated GIF While PowerPoint and Keynote users can directly save their presentations as an animated GIF, Google Slides doesn’t yet have this feature. Don’t worry though, Tall Tweets will let you turn your Google Slides into an animated GIF with just a few clicks. How to Make a GIF in… Read more

Copyright-Free Video Footage for Student Projects

Copyright-Free Video Footage for Student Projects

Copyright Free Video, Images, and Music I’ve shared several great sites that feature copyright-friendly images and music for use in student projects (links at the bottom of this post). Finding high-quality, copyright-free video footage has been a bit more challenging. Whether you’re looking for video footage to narrate a poem to, a green screen background,… Read more

Remove Video Backgrounds Automatically – No Green Screen Required

Remove Video Backgrounds Automatically – No Green Screen Required

No Green Screen, No Problem Record your video anywhere, with any background. Unscreen analyzes your video and automatically removes the background without needing a single click from you. I was pleasantly surprised by Unscreen’s accuracy with a variety of videos and backgrounds.  A Great Tool for Creating Custom Animated GIFs. The free version has some… Read more

Getting Started with #BookSnaps

Getting Started with #BookSnaps

What are #BookSnaps? #BookSnaps provide fun visual ways to share our reactions to what we read. This post provides my quick take on #BookSnaps built on my experience working with teachers and students. For a more comprehensive look at #BookSnaps, please check out the amazing work of their founder, Tara Martin. #BookSnaps: Getting Started After… Read more

How to Create Hand-Drawn Animated GIFs

How to Create Hand-Drawn Animated GIFs

Hand-Drawn Animated GIF Maker No matter how you pronounce it, GIFs have become incredibly popular these days. Now it’s easier than ever to let your students create their own hand-drawn animated GIFs to communicate ideas or demonstrate understanding of a topic. Brush Ninja It’s free, easy to use, works on any device, requires no login,… Read more

Create Engaging Assignments With This Amazon Template

Create Engaging Assignments With This Amazon Template

Templates for Engaging Assignments Fake social media templates have been long popular on Nick’s picks an engaging way for students to demonstrate an understanding of course content. The positive feedback I have received from teachers about my Netflix template encouraged me to continue expanding this type of approach in new ways. An Amazon template seemed… Read more

Make Writing Fun with Toontastic 3D

Make Writing Fun with Toontastic 3D

Toontastic 3D Toontastic delivers a level of quality rarely seen in free digital animation apps. Available for iOS/iPadOS and Android, it’s the perfect tool for engaging learners in the creative writing process while creating their own cartoons. Choose a Story Arc Students often struggle with mapping out a story’s plot. Toontastic solves this problem by… Read more

Netflix Template – Engage Your Students in Any Subject Area

Netflix Template – Engage Your Students in Any Subject Area

Netflix Template A little while back I saw a Netflix Template for Google Slides. It’s essentially a template to replicate the screens you view when looking at episodes for a Netflix series. I immediately loved the idea of creating a Netflix series for a novel (displaying an understanding of plot, setting, characters, etc.). Perfect for… Read more

Free Presentation Templates for Google Slides and PowerPoint

Free Presentation Templates for Google Slides and PowerPoint

Free Presentation Templates Slidesgo offers over 100 high-quality, free presentation templates for Google Slides and PowerPoint. When you find a presentation template that you like, just click a button to either download the PowerPoint Template or make a copy of the Google Slides theme to your Google Drive. This collection of templates is beautifully designed… Read more

My Favorite Source for High Quality, Copyright-Free Images and Videos

My Favorite Source for High Quality, Copyright-Free Images and Videos

Copyright-Free and High Quality Students and teachers need good sources of copyright-free images. I’ve shared other sites and strategies before, but Pixabay is hands-down my favorite site for copyright-free images and video. What sets Pixabay apart is quality. The images and videos are of a quality that you would expect from paid sites like Shutterstock… Read more