Posts Categorized: Content Creation

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

emaze – Create Amazing Presentations

emaze – Create Amazing Presentations

emaze www.emaze.com   Death by PowerPoint is one of the greatest fears of today’s students.  While so many of my instructional materials were made in PowerPoint, I am making every effort to move completely away from it.  I’m a big fan of Prezi and will continue to use it, but I recently came across something… Read more

Turn Quotes into Beautiful Images with Recite

Turn Quotes into Beautiful Images with Recite

Recite.comI received a lot of positive feedback about my post on Quozio, so today I’m sharing another resource for students and teachers to share quotes in a creative, visually appealing way.  Recite.com offers a very straight-forward interface.  Just enter your quote, select your style and click create. You can enter your quote by typing, copy/paste,… Read more

RefME – Create Citations With Ease

RefME – Create Citations With Ease

Note: RefME is now Cite This For ME – Check it out here.   RefME RefME.com RefME is a free online citation / bibliography maker.  It features many of the ways to cite references that you would expect – including URL, ISBN, ISSN, or search by article title.  What got my attention was the ability… Read more

Quozio – Turn quotes into beautiful images in seconds.

Quozio – Turn quotes into beautiful images in seconds.

Quozio www.quozio.com   Quozio is a fast and easy way to turn quotes into visually appealing images that can be printed or shared online.  It’s a great way for teachers and students to share content-related quotes. Made in seconds with Quozio Simply type the quote and choose from one of several themes offered.  A free… Read more