Monday, November 19, 2012

Looking for a new tool to try?

If you are looking for some new ideas for students to use to create, check out some of these fun tools.  Be sure to share how it goes in the comments section of our blog. These ideas are browser based (explorer, firefox, chrome) and/or app based.

What Can I do?
Educreations-iPad app or browser versionCreate and share your amazing video lessons with your iPad or browser
Camera-deviceUse the camera on your device to take pictures around a central theme.
Video-deviceCreate a video and upload it to YouTube.
Toontastic-iPad appA Creative Learning app for the iPad that empowers kids to draw, animate, and narrate their own cartoons and share them with friends & family around the world.
Puppet Pals-iPhone, iPod, iPad appCreate your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time!
Storybird-browser versionStorybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print.
Animoto-app or browser versionTurn photos, video clips and music into stunning video slideshows which can bring your lessons to life.
Skitch-app or browser versionAnnotate, edit, and share your screenshots and images
Audioboo-app or browser versionRecord and share audio for your friends, family or the rest of the world to hear.
Edmodo-app or browser versionProvides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices.
Socrative-app or browser versionSocrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
ScreenChomp-app for iPadA simple doodling board, markers, and one-click sharing tools make spreading your ideas and know-how easy and fun!  Just - Record It. Sketch It. Share It. - to create a sharable, replay-able video that tells your story clearly.
Show Me-app for iPadAn easy way to create and share lessons on the iPad.
Audio Recorder-deviceUse the audio recorder on your device to create an audio clip.  Upload the audio clip to your YouTube account.
Wall Wisher-browser versionCreate a wall to add information to access anywhere.
Poll Everywhere-browser version Web based polls to quiz groups of students and gather feedback
KidblogAllow students to publish posts and participate in discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs. No student email addresses required.

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