Big Huge Labs – DEN March Madness – Entry #8

We are half way there! This is the eighth of sixteen entries in the 2014 DEN March Madness Challenge. Explore these posts each day so you stay up to date of each entry in this year’s challenge. Read why this entry was nominated and how it can be used in the classroom. In addition, you’ll probably see an example of the tool in action.

ENTRY #8 – BigHugeLabs

bighugelabsBigHugeLabs is our eighth entry in DEN March Madness. DEN STAR Shelia Fredricks nominated this fun site. Shelia thinks this site is incredible! It has so many tools to create your own movie posters, motivational posters, pop art posters, magazine covers, puzzles, billboards, badge makers, trading cards, CD cover, and more! It’s a great place to be creative and have fun! Simply upload your own images or those from Discovery Education and you’ll be all set!

I used the Magazine Cover tool with my students at the beginning of a school year. They added a picture of themselves and then created article headlines around the page with their goals for the school year, things they wanted to accomplish. These were posted outside of their classroom for others to see.

Discovery Education’s Lance Rougeux created this quick overview of using the Motivational Poster tool from the site. (There is no audio)

 

 

Stay tuned to the DEN Blogs as we continue to share the entries for this year’s DEN March Madness. If you have a favorite tool to use with Discovery Education content, let us know. What are some of the tools you use with Discovery Education content? What do you use to create, share, teach, curate, mashup, and learn with?

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Comments

  1. Carolyn Stanley

    This is such a sweet site! I used to have my computer club students use this website to create all kinds of projects using their own photos. They loved working with it, and best of all, it was free and didn’t required collection of student data. I hope that is still the case. I haven’t used the site in awhile, but its nomination has sparked my interest. Thanks, Sheila.

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