Posts Categorized: Content Creation

Transform Student Writing into Professionally Illustrated Books

Transform Student Writing into Professionally Illustrated Books

Transform Student Writing into Professionally Illustrated Books Storybird What if, instead of giving students another writing assignment that they are likely to dread, you could tell them that the stories they were about to write were going to be professionally illustrated and published and shared? Storybird provides everything you need to make that happen. From beautiful… Read more

Student Blogs – Everything You Need to Get Started for Free

Student Blogs – Everything You Need to Get Started for Free

Student Blogs – Everything You Need to Get Started for Free – Edublogs I’m often asked about my favorite site for student blogs. Over the years, my students have used Google Sites, Weebly, and Wix, just to name a few. Edublogs has always offered some of the best features teachers look for, but most of… Read more

The Fastest, Easiest Way to Make Cartoons Online – ToonyTool

The Fastest, Easiest Way to Make Cartoons Online – ToonyTool

The Fastest, Easiest Way to Make Cartoons Online – ToonyTool ToonyTool provides the easiest way to make single-frame cartoons online. It’s free, and doesn’t require users to create an account. If you’re looking for a quick solution for students and don’t need a lot of extra bells and whistles, you won’t find an easier option than ToonTool…. Read more

3 Free Music Sites for Teachers and Students

3 Free Music Sites for Teachers and Students

3 Free Music Sites for Teachers and Students Part of empowering students to create content requires providing them with copyright-friendly sources of media to use in their work. While many sites provide free images for use in student work, it can be difficult to find free music that students can use in their projects. The… Read more

Make Image Backgrounds Transparent with This Background Remover

Make Image Backgrounds Transparent with This Background Remover

Make Image Backgrounds Transparent with Background Burner The ability to remove the background from an image, and make it transparent, is a handy skill when creating content. I recently saw some nicely designed web page buttons, but the impact of all the hard work put into making that button was diminished by it being surrounded by a background that… Read more

Spice Up Your Lessons with More Than 30,000 Free Fonts

Spice Up Your Lessons with More Than 30,000 Free Fonts

Spice Up Your Lessons with More Than 30,000 Free Fonts Are Your Fonts Sucking the Life out of Your Lessons? You’ve come up with an engaging and innovative new lesson and typed up the directions. But if your assignment’s directions are presented with the same level of excitement as a medical form, you’ve already lost… Read more

Trading Card Creator – Increase Engagement & Demonstrate Understanding

Trading Card Creator – Increase Engagement & Demonstrate Understanding

Trading Card Creator – Increase Engagement & Demonstrate Understanding Trading Card Creator Asking students to create trading cards is a great way to increase engagement or allow students to demonstrate understanding of nearly any topic. Trading Card Creator has done all of the work for teachers by providing an online platform and app (iOS, Android)… Read more

Free Halloween Music, Images, Video, and Clipart for School Projects

Free Halloween Music, Images, Video, and Clipart for School Projects

Free Halloween Music, Images, Video, and Clipart for School Projects From Monster Math activities to reading The Telltale Heart, teachers have a number of ways to incorporate a little Halloween into their lessons. Whether you’re creating a lesson or need resources for students to use in multimedia projects, you’ll want to check out this collection… Read more

Take Sticky Dot Voting and Collaborative Brainstorming Online with Dotstorming

Take Sticky Dot Voting and Collaborative Brainstorming Online with Dotstorming

  Take Collaborative Brainstorming and Sticky Dot Voting Online with Dotstorming Dotstorming.com Dotmocracy Teachers love having students vote with stickers. Dotmocracy – that strategy of giving students little dot stickers to place next to choices they prefer is a quick, visual way for classes to collaboratively make decisions. Several EdCamps that I’ve attended have started with… Read more

Three Ways to Search for Copyright-Friendly Images

Three Ways to Search for Copyright-Friendly Images

Three Ways to Search for Copyright-Friendly Images 1. Creative Commons Search http://search.creativecommons.org/  2. Google Images Usage Rights Filter images.google.com Noncommercial choices will return more results. This is typically what you will use unless you’re using the images in a format that you will earn money from, or use in advertising. Noncommercial Reuse with Modification – If… Read more