Posts Categorized: Content Creation

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

Snaggy – Simple Screenshot Editing with Nothing to Download

Snaggy – Simple Screenshot Editing with Nothing to Download

Snaggy www.Snag.gy       Snaggy is the easiest way to crop and annotate screenshots without downloading software.  Software options like Skitch and Jing offer a lot more features, but not everyone can download software at school.  Students sometimes need screenshots, but maybe not often enough to justify downloading software.  Basic screen capture is a… Read more

ZooBurst – Create Interactive Digital 3D Pop-Up Books

ZooBurst – Create Interactive Digital 3D Pop-Up Books

ZooBurst ZooBurst.com   ZooBurst provides students with a quick and easy way to create interactive 3D Pop-Up Books that can be shared online.  This is a great resource for creative digital storytelling assignments.  Free accounts allow users to create up to 10 books with 10 pages each, while paid accounts offer many more features including… Read more

A Fun Option for a Short, Entertaining Assignment – iFakeSiri

A Fun Option for a Short, Entertaining Assignment – iFakeSiri

iFakeSiri iFakeSiri.com iFakeSiri allow students to create iPhone Siri conversations and screenshots.  Like the previous virtual impersonation tools I wrote about (Fake iPhone Text, FakeBook, and Fake Tweet Builder), students can write fake Siri conversations from historical figures, book characters, politicians, authors, etc.  It’s another fun option for a short, entertaining assignment. Just type your message… and view your screenshot! Creating a… Read more

An Easy Way to Make a Great Venn Diagram, Concept Map, etc.

An Easy Way to Make a Great Venn Diagram, Concept Map, etc.

An Easy Way to Make a Great Venn Diagram, Concept Map, etc. Gliffy http://www.gliffy.com/ Create professional-looking flowcharts, Venn diagrams, SWOT analysis, technical drawings, and more in any web browser.  Gliffy is well equipped with templates and shapes, and very easy to use. Examples of Gliffy Diagrams Free accounts allow for 5 diagrams and 2 MB storage space. Discounted… Read more

Improve Public Speaking Skills with Pecha Kucha Presentations

Improve Public Speaking Skills with Pecha Kucha Presentations

Improve Public Speaking Skills – Assign a Pecha Kucha Presentation Pecha Kucha is a presentation format that allows the speaker 20 slides presented for 20 seconds each.  The slides automatically advance every 20 seconds for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds.  You can click here to learn more.  It’s a great format for improving… Read more

PosterMyWall – An online poster maker that is perfect for students.

PosterMyWall – An online poster maker that is perfect for students.

PosterMyWall www.postermywall.com Poster My Wall is an excellent online poster maker, but the site offers so much more for educators.   The Teachers Page lists many benefits: -Create projects to organize posters created by students. -Students are not required to create an account. -Students see only posters created within the classroom. No public sharing. -Students’ projects are never made public. -No… Read more

Fakebook – Create a Fake Facebook Wall

Fakebook – Create a Fake Facebook Wall

Fakebook Template This Google Drive template provides a quick and easy way for students to create a Facebook wall for historical figures, book characters, politicians, authors, etc.  My students have even created Fakebooks for endangered species.  You can explore the embedded Fakebook below.  Scroll down for a link to a usable template (Google sign in… Read more

Dipity – Create innovative timelines.

Dipity – Create innovative timelines.

Dipity www.dipity.com Update: Dipity appears to no longer be in business. Check out Timetoast instead. A few months ago, I came across Dipity as a way for my students to create online timelines of significant events in the history of Environmental Science.  While my students found it easy to manually add descriptions, pictures, and links, I discovered that Dipity… Read more