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Entries from April 30th, 2013

No campfire needed for these treats!

April 30th, 2013 · No Comments · Content- Cross Discipline

Want a stress-free way to share text, images, maps, links, and sounds?  Check out Smore- this site makes it easy to create flyers for online or print.  As a test, I took a recent assignment (construct a brochure for a European trip) and created the output in Smore (see below).  While there are premade templates, […]

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Animals of North America

April 29th, 2013 · No Comments · Classroom

Join Discovery Education for a free webinar on the animals of North America. This event is planned for 1pm on May 10 with two other sessions in May.  Click here to register.  

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Storyboardthat with SSR texts (click comics to enlarge)

April 29th, 2013 · No Comments · Classroom

Ever wish a comic site would save?  Then you want Storyboardthat. This site (while free, the paid version is very reasonable) allows your students to create comics (now in a variety of formats) and save them.  These were created in Jamie Redmond’s eighth grade class with their SSR books.  I have a teacher’s account for […]

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Draw your character

April 29th, 2013 · No Comments · Classroom

Here is a novel tool from Scholastic that allows your students to create an image of a character and include facts.  Character Scrapbook is created online yet it can be printed.  Students can select the features and add text. Below is a quick sample I created. (from Free Technology for Teachers)  

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