Untangling the Web with the Dynamic Dembo

In Steve’s *dynamic* session today, he shared many wonderful resources from his book Untangling the Web. I will briefly give a recap of some of the sites he shared.

Big Huge Labs

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Visit Discovery- grab an image, and create a motivational poster! Create a trading card on a person you’re currently studying. Click the images to visit the site, and experiment on your own!

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Use ipiccy to edit images. It’s the new ‘picnik’! We had a great time watching Steve make some changes to Hall’s image. It’s very simple to use, which makes it great for both primary and intermediate classrooms.

 

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Another great site is Piktochart. I used this site with my fourth graders this year. They created career posters, and enjoyed using Piktochart to show their research. Here are a couple student samples.

Want to search for clipart? Narrow down searches and find the exact image you want quickly & easily with thenounproject.com

 

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WeVideo- Upload media easily from many different means. When you upload media, you are then able to edit the clip. Students can then do a voice-over using the video they incorporated and viola- a mash-up is created! It’s easy, fast, & fun. Special effects, transitions, and the ability to collaborate… what more could you ask for?  No chroma-key YET… but keep your eye open, I’m sure it’s in the works!

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If you’re thirsty for MORE of Steve’s awesome sites- check out his book Untangling the Web. It is an amazing resource- and every educator and/or district should have one on hand!

 

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