Posts Categorized: Content Creation

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. The template is… 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

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