Classtools.net is a great to get and make flash based games, quizzes, activities and diagrams quickly. It is easy to use and you can embed the content you create in your blog, Facebook page or Moodle course. Click here to get the link.
As a part of her U.S. Government course, Mrs. Weitzel had students break into groups to research the various political parties. She housed the links, along with thought provoking question prompts, in Moodle for each party, and students used their personal devices along with the computer lab for their research.
Then, they were asked to teach their classmates about the party they were responsible for researching by using a website called Wordle. Here are the instructions for this part of the assignment:
Go to this website and CREATE a Wordle with your group using the words and information that you gathered from your question. Make it thorough, detailed, and be able to discuss why you chose the words you chose. YOU are educating the class about this political party using this technique. Be prepared. There will be an assessment on your knowledge of all of these parties, so pay close attention. Wordle or Tagxedo
As a culminating event, the students used the assignment feature in Moodle to …
Capture anything. Save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see. Chances are, if you can see it or think of it, Evernote can help you remember it. Type a text note. Clip a web page. Snap a photo. Grab a screenshot. Evernote will keep it all safe.
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Tux paint is a great, free program that allows children to be creative. Children can create pictures using a variety of tools that include sound effects. Click here to go to the website, or click here to go to the download page.
Check out how Mrs. Cooksey's kindergarten class used their blog to share their predictions on what would emerge from a cocoon. After showing the cocoon to students, they used their writing journals to make predictions. Then, she used ImageMate to take a picture of the journal entry as several students shared during Writer's Workshop and added that to her class blog.
Step 1: Click on the icon that says "Insert image."
Step 2: Click on the tab that says "Browse." Step 3:
a. Choose the folder titled "My Documents."
b. Choose the folder titled "My Pictures."
c. Choose the desired folder of pictures.
d. Click "Open."
Step 4: a. Select the desired image. b. Click "Open." Step 5: Once the desired image is added, you will have several options for your image. a. You can change the size of the image. b. You can change the justification. c. You can add a caption.
Looking for a great free tool for brainstorming? Head to bubbl.us. This site is very user friendly and allows you to create graphic organizers which support visual literacy. In addition, you can save or embed the finished copy of your graphic organizer...perfect for students to review on your blog, Moodle course, or website!
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Here is a list of suggested guidelines for utilizing Facebook with your classroom.
Setting up your account and Class Page Create a Facebook account with your Lindbergh email address.Go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/create/Choose Company, Organization, or Institution, and select “Education” – This will be your class page.Create a Facebook account using your Lindbergh e-mail address. Leave your profile page blank (no picture, school, friends, etc.)Three Page Administrators You, another teacher in your grade level/department, and your school principalHow to add administrators to your Class Page:Click “Edit Page”Select “Manage Admins”Click “Add another admin,” then type e-mail address for your teacher and principal, and click “Save Changes.” (Note: Admins must have a Facebook account already set up)Creating Guidelines On your class page, create a notes page titled “Lindbergh Facebook Guidelines.” (To do this, click “edit page,” then select “apps” from the left hand menu. Under the “Notes”…