Posts Categorized: Content Creation

A Great Tool for Collaborative Brainstorming and Voting

A Great Tool for Collaborative Brainstorming and Voting

Brainstormer Brainstormer is a great tool for group brainstorming. Teachers and students contribute ideas to a shared board, build on each other’s thoughts, and vote for their favorite ideas. Plus, it’s completely free and no accounts are required.  Set Up a Brainstorm Go to Brainstormer.online and click “Setup Brainstorm.” Type in the topic or problem… Read more

The Best Google Slides Templates for Teachers

The Best Google Slides Templates for Teachers

SlidesMania – Way More than Presentations While there are several slides template sites, SlidesMania is hands-down the best one for teachers and students. They’ve embraced the idea that there’s a lot more to Google Slides than presentations. Choice Boards Interactive Game Templates – Let your students make a review game. Digital Notebooks Weekly Class Planners They… Read more

The Best Free Screen Recorder for Teachers and Students

The Best Free Screen Recorder for Teachers and Students

Loom Loom is the best choice for teachers and students looking for a free screen recorder. They generously offer many of their paid features to students and teachers for free. Just go to loom.com/education and click on Verify Education Account. Loom Education Account Features Loom provides teachers and students the ability to record an unlimited… Read more

How to Make a GIF in Google Slides

How to Make a GIF in Google Slides

Turn Your Slides into an Animated GIF While PowerPoint and Keynote users can directly save their presentations as an animated GIF, Google Slides doesn’t yet have this feature. Don’t worry though, Tall Tweets will let you turn your Google Slides into an animated GIF with just a few clicks. How to Make a GIF in… Read more

Copyright-Free Video Footage for Student Projects

Copyright-Free Video Footage for Student Projects

Copyright Free Video, Images, and Music I’ve shared several great sites that feature copyright-friendly images and music for use in student projects (links at the bottom of this post). Finding high-quality, copyright-free video footage has been a bit more challenging. Whether you’re looking for video footage to narrate a poem to, a green screen background,… Read more

Remove Video Backgrounds Automatically – No Green Screen Required

Remove Video Backgrounds Automatically – No Green Screen Required

No Green Screen, No Problem Record your video anywhere, with any background. Unscreen analyzes your video and automatically removes the background without needing a single click from you. I was pleasantly surprised by Unscreen’s accuracy with a variety of videos and backgrounds.  A Great Tool for Creating Custom Animated GIFs. The free version has some… Read more

Getting Started with #BookSnaps

Getting Started with #BookSnaps

What are #BookSnaps? #BookSnaps provide fun visual ways to share our reactions to what we read. This post provides my quick take on #BookSnaps built on my experience working with teachers and students. For a more comprehensive look at #BookSnaps, please check out the amazing work of their founder, Tara Martin. #BookSnaps: Getting Started After… Read more

How to Create Hand-Drawn Animated GIFs

How to Create Hand-Drawn Animated GIFs

Hand-Drawn Animated GIF Maker No matter how you pronounce it, GIFs have become incredibly popular these days. Now it’s easier than ever to let your students create their own hand-drawn animated GIFs to communicate ideas or demonstrate understanding of a topic. Brush Ninja It’s free, easy to use, works on any device, requires no login,… Read more

Create Engaging Assignments With This Amazon Template

Create Engaging Assignments With This Amazon Template

Templates for Engaging Assignments Fake social media templates have been long popular on Nick’s picks as an engaging way for students to demonstrate an understanding of course content. The positive feedback I have received from teachers about my Netflix template encouraged me to continue expanding this type of approach in new ways. An Amazon template… Read more

Make Writing Fun with Toontastic 3D

Make Writing Fun with Toontastic 3D

Toontastic 3D Toontastic delivers a level of quality rarely seen in free digital animation apps. Available for iOS/iPadOS and Android, it’s the perfect tool for engaging learners in the creative writing process while creating their own cartoons. Choose a Story Arc Students often struggle with mapping out a story’s plot. Toontastic solves this problem by… Read more