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Web 2.0 - Creation

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Options for Creating Digital Portfolios

Over the course of the school year our students create some fantastic digital products. Building a digital portfolio is a great way for students to look back at everything they've done and organize it into a cohesive package. The following five tools are good services for creating digital portfolios.

Top iPad Apps for Student Creativity

My school is currently 1:1 iPads in Grades 1, 4, and 5, and next year we're expanding that to include Grades 2 and 3. Like most schools, we went through a phase where we tried out LOTS of different apps, but over time, we whittled those down into our Core Apps, ones that are flexible and powerful enough to be used in every subject all day long.

Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Registration-Free Drawing Tools for Students

Earlier today Shannon Miller Tweeted about a free drawing tool called Sketch Toy. Students do not have to register to use Sketch Toy and they can download all of their drawings to use in other projects. After trying Sketch Toy I decided to revisit some other drawing tools that do not require students to register in order to create and download drawings.

The Link Between Jazz Improvisation and Student Creativity

Listening to jazz musicians improvise, how the piano player's chords toy with the sax player's runs and the standup bass player's beats, it may seem like their music-making process is simply magic. But research of jazz musicians' brain activity as they improvise is helping shed light on the neuroscience behind creativity, and it turns out creating that magic is not as serendipitous a process as we might think.

App Maker - Make an app with Conduit Mobile App Builder

The Conduit Mobile App Maker brings you the most innovative solution to easily create apps & a quality mobile version of your website. Get started NOW!

SUPPLEMENT: The World Outside: 7 Ways to Use Multimedia and AV Tools to Enhance Creativity

4/29/2014 By: Welcome to 2014 where we have fewer excuses than ever before for not coming up with ways to turn classrooms into portals for global learning. As you'll see from the examples below, teachers across the curriculum are elevating their lessons by taking virtual field trips, creating virtual worlds, bringing book reports to life, and more.

Wixie Student Tool Update

Wixie Student Tool Update We released an update to the Wixie student tool. The update is immediately available for users on Windows, Macs, and Chromebooks. The update will be available for tablets from the app stores (Amazon, Google, and Apple) as soon as it is approved.

Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Terms Commonly Used in Blogging

I'm currently in the process of developing new digital handouts for my blogging workshops. One of the items that I'm adding to my handouts is a list of terminology and definitions for terms that I frequently use while talking about building blogs. My preliminary list is posted below.

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice.

Game Developers Experiment With More Open-Ended Apps

A new group of developers is trying to tackle the educational app market, which has huge potential for profits, but has been hard to crack because of parent and teacher skepticism about what's actually considered educational. Zynga, an established commercial game company responsible for hits like Farmville and Words with Friends, is hosting the non-profit accelerator in its building.

How to Take a Screenshot on a Mac and Annotate It!

You might not know this, but Apple has a number of options for taking screenshots on a Mac built-in to Mac OS X. They opted to include these as keyboard shortcuts. Not everyone is a fan of keyboard shortcuts, but once you learn the ones you need, you will quickly jump to it in your time of need.

10 Creative Ways To Use Free Timeline Makers in eLearning

Saturday, 17 May 2014 22:30 In this article I will highlight 10 creative ways to use free timeline makers in eLearning design and development that can help you boost knowledge retention, clearly convey core concepts, and appeal to your learners' needs. How To Creatively Use Free Timeline Makers in eLearning?

Stencyl: Make iPhone, iPad, Android & Flash Games without code

Make iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, Flash, Windows & Mac games without code using Stencyl.

3 Minute Teaching with Tech Tip Video - Create Powerful Lessons in Minutes with Blendspace

Blendspace Makes it Incredibly Easy to Combine Web Pages, Files, Pictures, Videos, and Text into Lesson Materials, and it's Totally Free! Would you like to be able to create online lesson content that includes web pages and resources, videos, pictures, your own digital content and more, grouped together in one online resource for easy access, with a just few clicks.

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content.

Video Tutorial: PhoneGap Training

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.

Pixiclip

Pixiclip's web-based whiteboard makes it easy to create and share sketches online

Pixiclip- A Meek Moose Adventure in Sponsorship

I've got a website review for you today. And to be all upfront about it- I was contacted and asked to write the post, and they are compensating me for it. But- with that being said- I was planning on writing about it anyway.

50 Photoshop tutorials for creating amazing icons

Photoshop has evolved from just being a great tool for editing photographs . The possibilities of what can be achieved using Photoshop are simple jaw dropping the days of it being used for just editing photography are distant memory. As a web designer its one of the key tools I cant go a day without using.

Creative Educator - Creativity

Articles, lessons, and classroom examples to help you build creativity and innovation in your students.

Tackk - Content Creation + Sharing

Quickly publish and share your message with one simple page. No signup, just easy, beautiful design.

Free Technology for Teachers: Students Can Create Nice Explanatory Videos on Shadow Puppet Edu

This is a partial cross-post from my other blog, iPad Apps for School . Shadow Puppet Edu is a free iPad app that students can use to create audio slideshow videos. The app offers an integrated search tool that students can use to find pictures from the Library of Congress, to search for images from NASA, and to find Creative Commons licensed images from Flickr.

9 Great Book Creator Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Creating books has never been as easy as it is now with this set of interesting web tools. Web 2.0 technology has definitely played a decisive role in unleashing people's creativity and giving them a free outlet to make their voices heard.

Free Web Tools to Engage Students in Creative Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July 10, 2014 After posting about " Developing Critical Thinking through Web Search Skills", today I am sharing with you this wonderful 7-page guide featuring some of the excellent tools from Microsoft to engage students in creative learning and meaning making in the classroom.

Free Technology for Teachers: Get to Know Your New Students Through Comics

As every teacher knows, it can take a while for new students to open up to each other and to you. One way to get them to share stories about themselves is to have them put it into a fun comic story. Through creating comic stories you can have students share favorite stories from their summer vacations.