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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

Poll Everywhere – a web-based student response system.

Poll Everywhere – a web-based student response system.

Poll Everywhere www.polleverywhere.com Poll Everywhere is an excellent alternative to expensive student / classroom response systems.  The site allows you to poll students or ask them questions that they respond to via web browser, text message, or Twitter.  Results are displayed in real time.  It’s a perfect tool for formative assessment, and a great must-have in BYOD classrooms…. Read more

Don’t Flip Out About Flipping Your Classroom – Presentation Resources

Don’t Flip Out About Flipping Your Classroom – Presentation Resources

 Resources from my Flipped Classroom session at NSTA Charlotte 2013 Here are most of the resources I shared during my presentation.  I did not include everything (Keynote, PowerPoint, paid LMS, etc.).  I love presenting with Prezi but find the visual nature of my presentations and Prezi’s method of linking to content still don’t mesh well for sharing resources.   Update… 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

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

TodaysMeet – Gather class questions, comments, feedback in real-time.

TodaysMeet – Gather class questions, comments, feedback in real-time.

TodaysMeet www.todaysmeet.com Note: TodyasMeet has shut down. Check out these 7 awesome alternatives! TodaysMeet is a free, easy-to-use backchannel.  I first learned about TodaysMeet at a workshop where we were asked to post questions during the presentation; rather than disrupting speakers, those questions were addressed during breaks. No registration is required.  Students can participate with any device… Read more

Jing – Screencast & Screenshot Software

Jing – Screencast & Screenshot Software

Jing – Screencast & Screenshot Software http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html Jing is always running on my computers.  It’s my go-to tool for screenshots and screencasting on both my PC and Mac.  It’s a free download that lets you select any portion (or all) of your screen to record as an image, or a video (up to 5 minutes).   You can enhance… 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