These free tools are also apps for iPads or Chromebooks. Just click to launch the Writing Planner, Drafter, Reviser, or Publisher. Each of these resources help you work on your writing with suggestions and tips.
Photos for Class is a great site for students to use to find free images for their projects. The site automatically adds the attribution information to the footer of the image and if a student searches for an inappropriate term, images of dogs are returned!
Looking for Science lesson plans and online activities to integrate with your AMSTI kits? Try Science NetLinks
It is a great resource to find grade level appropriate lessons that are aligned to the Science standards. Each lesson may include a printable worksheet, an e-worksheet, or have an interactive experience.
ABCYa's Word Cloud Generator is easy to use, lets you change the font, color, layout, and you can use up to 1000 words. It downloads or prints easily. It may look elementary, but adults will like it, too. No account required.
In the previous post, we showed you how to make and use a digital magnetic board with poetry. Now, we want you to see these boards can be fun for any subject. Add a background image of something to be labeled or identified such as the parts of a plant, heart, skeleton, etc. Make the names of the parts and let your students place them where they go. Once you have the words, you may copy the slide and use them again. Just insert a different picture or background. You can still add new words to the slide.
I just saw this idea from Shake Up Learning and think it's great for not only Halloween, but anytime! The basic idea is to add a background and then an assortment of text boxes or images on a Google Drawing that students can then move around (like refrigerator magnets 🙂 )
Do your students have trouble finding quality images that are in the public domain or Creative Common licensed? If so, send them to one of these great websites! These sites are easy for students to search for images. They also give clear directions for giving credit to the photographers or come with attribution information embedded in the footer of the image.
Your students can use their drawings or photos as their puppet and background, or use existing ones that come with the app. They can bring their puppet to life by recording their voice, and either touching the screen or acting things out in front of the camera. What a fun and interactive way to encourage your students to tell their stories!