Posts Categorized: Content Creation

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

Free Stock Music for Student Projects

Free Stock Music for Student Projects

Free Stock Music for Student Projects FreeStockMusic.com  Teaching Students About Copyright Beyond good digital citizenship, teaching about copyright is becoming increasingly important as students become producers and publishers of content. It’s time that we stop letting students simply copy and paste from Google Image Search, or upload their favorite songs to a video project. That’s why I’ve made… Read more

The Easiest Online Poster Maker – PosterGen

The Easiest Online Poster Maker – PosterGen

The Easiest Online Poster Maker PosterGen PosterGen.com/poster-generators Short on time, but looking for a visual way for students to express ideas? Checkout PosterGen. Many poster makers allow students to really explore their creativity with a wide variety of editing options. PosterGen’s minimalist interface makes it stand out as a simpler option – perfect for quickly… Read more

Word Cloud Generator – Works in Any Browser – WordItOut

Word Cloud Generator – Works in Any Browser – WordItOut

Word Clouds in Any Browser – WordItOut www.WordItOut.com If your favorite word cloud generator no longer seems to work, give WordItOut a try. I recently ran into a couple of problems while using Chrome: Tagxedo requires that you install a Silverlight plug-in, and Wordle requires Java. Neither of these popular options seem to play well with… Read more

Make Awesome Photo Quotes with Quotes Cover

Make Awesome Photo Quotes with Quotes Cover

Make Awesome Photo Quotes with Quotes Cover QuotesCover.com It seems that photo quotes just  keep gaining in popularity. In an age where practically everything is visual, it’s no wonder that we even share our favorite quotes as images. Tools like Recite, and Quozio have made it easy to share words of inspiration in an eye-catching… Read more

Adobe Spark – Unleash Creativity in the Classroom

Adobe Spark – Unleash Creativity in the Classroom

Adobe Spark – Unleash Creativity in the Classroom Spark.Adobe.com Adobe Spark is a free creativity multi-tool for the classroom.  Consisting of three tools, Adobe Spark brings the popular iOS apps Slate, Voice, and Post to web browsers.  All three tools allow students to creatively express themselves and demonstrate understanding quickly and easily.  Students can create… Read more

Free, Copyright-Friendly Images for Education – Pics4Learning

Free, Copyright-Friendly Images for Education – Pics4Learning

Free, Copyright-Friendly Images for Education Pics4Learning.com  Pics4Learning provides a safe, high-quality image library for educational use. Teachers and students will find a variety of copyright-friendly images that are both categorized and searchable.  Read the entire image use policy here. Incredible Image Collections Images are organized into categories like animals, food, transportation, weather, etc. Browsing through these… Read more

Fake Tweets & More – Simitator — Guest Post by Nicole LaFave

Fake Tweets & More – Simitator — Guest Post by Nicole LaFave

Fake Tweets & More – Simitator www.Simitator.com  It’s no secret: students love social media!  So what better way to get them excited about learning than to use social media?  Since most varieties of social media are blocked at my school, I’ve discovered that Simitator.com is a great way to integrate social media into various classroom… Read more

A Free Interactive Map Maker for Students

A Free Interactive Map Maker for Students

A Free Interactive Map Maker for Students – ZeeMaps Let students collaborate to create interactive maps that can be shared online.  ZeeMaps is a free, online map maker that allows multiple students to add unlimited markers to maps.  It’s a great tool for reinforcing geography knowledge and increasing information literacy. The map below shows an… Read more

Memes Everywhere!  – Guest Post

Memes Everywhere! – Guest Post

If you’re on social media (and let’s face: our students are on social media), you’re familiar with the concept of the meme.  Several years ago, it seemed like I couldn’t get through a class period without multiple students showing me a meme, showing it to friends, or even begging me to project it on the board…. Read more