With the end of the year coming up, it is quickly becoming slideshow time. Teachers from around the country are scrambling to make some kind of slideshow to show off their classroom and amazing students. If you have ever made one of these, you know they can be a giant pain in the, well, you know what. This is where Animoto comes into play.
Animoto can help you create a photo/video slideshow with amazing ease. Not only is it easy to use, but the end product looks high class! Animoto can be used for many different assignments too. From book reports to research presentations, Animoto can do it all!
Animoto project examples: Research - The Peshtigo Fire, Book Report - Out of the Dark, and Photo Slideshow.
With just a few clicks you can record any speech, lecture, idea, or presentation using SoundCloud. And not only can you record it, but you can share that recording but just posting a link. SoundCloud can allow you or your students to create audio recordings that can be shared with the world or kept within your classroom walls. This amazing free website can help you revamp many a project and allow students to share ideas using their own voice.
Bonus: Check out my, Oh My iOS blog to see the SoundCloud iPad app in action.
The interactive image above was made using a awesome website called Thinglink. Thinglink allows you or your students to create interactive images that contain links, facts, and even video! Imagine using a Thinglink to create your entire lesson plan for the week! Students and parents alike could actually interact with your lesson plans. Watch the video below on how easy it can be to create a Thinglink project.
Collages are the name of the game with this awesome resource called Loupe. Loupe can allow teachers and students alike to create collages in a variety of shapes or even text. These collages can be downloaded, embedded into websites, or even shared via Google Drive! The best part is that you can gather pictures from a variety of sources to input it into Loupe. You can get pictures from your Facebook, Google Drive, Dropbox, Flickr, and more!
Watch the brief tutorial below to see how I created the above Loupe in honor of 'Be a Millionaire Day.'
Move over CIA Factbook, Knoema is in the house! Knoema is your one step shop for any info you would ever need to access from an atlas. But it doesn't stop there, oh no, it takes that info and combines it into assume charts, graphs, and data tables. Want to compare the country with the oldest median age to the one with the youngest, its got it. Want to compare the most educated country to the least, its got it. You and your students could spend many a class period scouring data.
Check out the video below to see some of the neat features of Knoema and even how to pronounce it!
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