Posts Categorized: Content Creation

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

Free Background Music for Video Editing

Free Background Music for Video Editing

Free Background Music for Video Editing YouTube Audio Library Compared to finding copyright-friendly images and video clips, finding free background music for video editing can be pretty discouraging. I’ve featured some free background music sites previously, but I often find the choices limited. I typically associate YouTube with video, but I was surprised to stumble… Read more

Engaging Writing Prompts and a Platform for Publishing Student Work

Engaging Writing Prompts and a Platform for Publishing Student Work

Engaging Writing Prompts and a Platform for Publishing Student Work WriteAbout.com Write About is a “classroom writing community and publishing platform.” What makes it a powerful EdTech tool is a combination of engaging writing prompts and a flexible platform for publishing student work. Engaging Writing Prompts Built on the premise that “Engaged students write more,”… Read more

Text Graphics – Create in Seconds, No Software to Download

Text Graphics – Create in Seconds, No Software to Download

Text Graphics – Create in Seconds, No Software to Download Cool Text I’ve written before about the importance of design and aesthetically engaging media for students. Cool Text allows you to spice up the appearance of basic text online, for free, and with nothing to download. Choose a Text Style With 119 text styles to… Read more

StoryJumper – Publish Student Books and Inspire Passion for Writing

StoryJumper – Publish Student Books and Inspire Passion for Writing

StoryJumper – Publish Student Books and Inspire Passion for Writing StoryJumper.com StoryJumper is a free, online storybook maker. With awesome resources for teachers, StoryJumper provides an easy way for to empower students to make their own storybooks. Students write the story and illustrate them with artwork from StoryJumper, or by uploading their own images. Student… Read more

Make Talking Pictures with Blabberize

Make Talking Pictures with Blabberize

Make Talking Pictures with Blabberize Blabberize.com Blabberize is a simple tool for content creation. Students can make any picture talk with just a few quick clicks. Click play on the koala below for an example. Create an Account A free account is required to save your work, so you’ll want to take care of that… Read more