Posts Categorized: Content Creation

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 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 has much more to offer. Steve Job’s Life and Career on Dipity. In… Read more

Piktochart – Create Professional Looking Inforgraphics.

Piktochart – Create Professional Looking Inforgraphics.

Piktochart www.piktochart.com   Infographics seem to be increasing in popularity at an accelerating rate.  This succinct way of conveying ideas in a visually appealing way has limitless uses in the classroom.  Piktochart makes it really easy to convey ideas in a visually appealing way.  Whether you see infographics as a creative way for students to visualize data, or a new… Read more

Scratch – Create your own video game and learn to code.

Scratch – Create your own video game and learn to code.

Scratch http://scratch.mit.edu/ http://scratched.media.mit.edu/   Looking for a way to celebrate Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13)?  Why not check out the “Hour of Code?”  It’s an effort to encourage teachers and students to spend an hour learning computer science. Intro to Scratch 2.0 from ScratchEd on Vimeo. My Food Web Game (in progress) My students… Read more

Skitch – Take screenshots and make tutorials.

Skitch – Take screenshots and make tutorials.

Skitch  http://evernote.com/skitch/ Skitch is much more than a way to capture screenshots, but it has become my go-to program for just that purpose (much like Jing has become my go-to for screencasting).  It allows you to take a picture of your whole screen, part of your screen, or a screenshot after 5 seconds (just enough… Read more

Popplet – take concept maps to the next level.

Popplet – take concept maps to the next level.

Popplet www.popplet.com Thinking Maps, Concept Maps, Mind Maps, Brainstorming Clouds, Graphic Organizers… whatever you call them, Popplet makes creating them online fun! A free account allows you to make and store 5 free concept maps or “Popplets.”  You can make more if you delete previous Popplets; you just can’t have anymore than 5 saved at a… Read more

Fake iPhone Text – Fun and easy to use.

Fake iPhone Text – Fun and easy to use.

Note: This site appears to no longer be active as of August 2016. Fake iPhone Text – Fun and easy to use. FakeiPhoneText.com A while back I wrote about Fake Tweet Builder as a a fun and creative way for students to create fake Twitter conversations by historical figures, book characters, politicians, authors, etc. Fake iPhone Text… Read more

Tagxedo – Customizable Word Clouds

Tagxedo – Customizable Word Clouds

Tagxedo www.tagxedo.com Made from URL: www.edtechpicks.org I previously wrote about Wordle, another word cloud generator that I like, but Tagxedo seems to offer a few more bells and whistles.   Both make word clouds with words sized according to frequency of occurrence in the text, but Tagxedo offers more ways to input sources of words.  It also offers many more… Read more

Toondoo – a fast and easy way to make comic strips

Toondoo – a fast and easy way to make comic strips

Toondoo toondoo.com I’m going for a throwback of sorts with this one.  I’ve been using the comic maker Toondoo with students for years, but have recently had a few people ask about it.  It’s a fast and really easy way to create comic strips.  Drag, drop, click… it’s really that simple. Once you’re done you can save it on… Read more