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Looking for a way for your early elementary students to make their stories come alive?

Try the PuppetMaster app for ipads.

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!

Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool for your classroom. nearpod1The teacher can develop presentations that can contain Quiz's, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing-Boards, and direct links to Web Content. Many ready-to-teach lessons are also available. It is great for small-group or whole-class activities. Each child must have their own device. The free version is sufficient for most, but a more expanded version is available for an annual fee.

https://nearpod.comnearpod

A database of 26 million, freely usable media files and more coming every day. Anyone can contribute. They have images, sounds, and videos for you to use Just check whether the artist wants you to acknowledge them, a few do.

They have several contests a month on different topics to get exceptional pictures for their site. You or your students may want to enter.

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emazeSelect a professionally designed free template and get started creating your own emaze presentation. If you are tired of PowerPoint but still want to present a high quality visual show for your audience, then give emaze a try. Install the emaze viewer to watch your presentations offline.

Emaze

cardJust in time for Mother's Day, I wanted to share this simple idea of using powerpoint* to create a greeting card. Not only will students be creating something that their mothers will love, but learning some technology skills! The complete directions are found here.

* This project can also be made using Google Slides.

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Do you want to make your own infographics for your students? Maybe you want your students to make an infographic to share what they have learned or are learning about a topic> This articleby Piktochart provides some great tips and provides 6 basic layouts for your use. They help point you in the right direction for the type of chart you will need for your information.

Layout Cheat Sheet