Posts Categorized: Content Creation

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

Vine – Make Six-Second Educational Videos

Vine – Make Six-Second Educational Videos

Vine – Make Six-Second Educational Videos Vine.Co Vine is a free mobile app that allows users to make six-second videos that they can then share via Twitter, Facebook, or sharing a link.  Last spring I noticed students becoming increasingly interested in making funny social videos with Vine and began to wonder if it had any educational value. So, what… Read more

Fake Tweet Builder

Fake Tweet Builder

Note: This site appeared to be no longer active as of Summer 2016. Check out Simitator instead.   Fake Tweet Builder http://faketweetbuilder.com/ Give your students a fun and creative chance to create fake Twitter conversations by historical figures, book characters, politicians, authors… The interface is incredibly easy to use, and allows you to add custom avatars, background colors and… Read more

Spreaker – Podcasting Made Simple

Spreaker – Podcasting Made Simple

Spreaker http://www.spreaker.com/   Looking for an easy way for you or your students to podcast?  Check out Spreaker.  Spreaker allows you to easily record podcasts or audio clips.  You can broadcast live, or save the recording for and broadcast it later.  The interface is extremely easy to use with no software installation required.  A virtual mixing board adds some nice… Read more

Wordle – Quick & Easy Word Clouds

Wordle – Quick & Easy Word Clouds

  www.wordle.net What is Wordle? “Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You… Read more