Posts Categorized: Content Creation

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

Star Wars Crawl Creator

Star Wars Crawl Creator

Star Wars Crawl Creator Star Wars has unintentionally made it’s way into a number of posts on EdTech Picks lately.  Students can learn to code with Star Wars, or even program BB-8.  Now you can start your class the same way all of the Star Wars movies have started with the Star Wars Crawl Creator. You… Read more

An Animation Creator That is Ideal for the Classroom – PowToon

An Animation Creator That is Ideal for the Classroom – PowToon

PowToon PowToon.com  Powtoon is a great animation creator for teachers and students to make engaging presentations.  It’s a great way to take your instructional presentations up a notch, or a perfect tool for giving students yet another way to creatively demonstrate understanding.  The ability to make engaging, professional-looking, animated videos with a simple drag and… Read more

Find Copyright-Free, Properly Cited Images for Student Use

Find Copyright-Free, Properly Cited Images for Student Use

Photos For Class www.photosforclass.com Photos For Class makes it easy for students to quickly find copyright-free images that are automatically cited upon download.  As students move from consuming content to creating content, it’s important that we teach them about copyright.  I also want my students to cite sources, but I don’t want them spending a lot… Read more

Why Animoto is One of My Favorite Tech Tools – Guest Post

Why Animoto is One of My Favorite Tech Tools – Guest Post

Animoto Animoto.com Animoto is a great way to make professional-looking videos.  In my seven years of teaching and trying hundreds (perhaps thousands!) of different tech tools, it remains one of my favorites.  I discovered Animoto at a PD session in my second year of teaching; five years later, I still use it on a near-weekly basis…. Read more

The Easiest Way to Take Screenshots on Any Device – take-a-screenshot.org

The Easiest Way to Take Screenshots on Any Device – take-a-screenshot.org

How to Take a Screenshot. I often want my students to take screenshots of their work, but they aren’t always able to download software.  There are lots of ways to capture images from your screen without downloading any software and Take-a-Screenshot.org provides great directions on a variety of ways to take screenshots.  Whether you’re working… Read more

Voki – Create Custom Talking Avatars

Voki – Create Custom Talking Avatars

www.voki.com Voki lets teachers and students create custom talking avatars. Choose and customize your head, clothes, and accessories. Choose a background. Give your Voki a voice by recording some audio, or typing some text.  The text option allows you to select from a number of voices and accents. Share your Voki with a direct link, embed… Read more

PicMonkey – Full Feature Photo Editing and Image Design for Free

PicMonkey – Full Feature Photo Editing and Image Design for Free

PicMonkey.com   Looking for a way to turn your latest photos into a masterpiece?  Want to turn some text into a visual statement?  PicMonkey can help you out, and best of all it’s free, online, doesn’t require an account. In addition to editing and touching up photos, you can add effects, create a Facebook Cover,… Read more

Face Your Manga – Create Detailed Avatars For Free

Face Your Manga – Create Detailed Avatars For Free

Face Your Manga www.FaceYourManga.com Avatars have proven handy for a variety of uses in the classroom.  Teachers can create one for each of their students, or allow students to create their own likeness.  Face Your Manga is easy to use and offers a wide variety of ways to customize your avatar. With a little work,… Read more