Is Brainshark just like SlideShare? In my opinion…no. I like it a lot better. It definitely looks like a typical online slide tool. You can upload an existing PowerPoint presentation and voila…you can view it online. So, if you need to share a PowerPoint with a wide audience, Brainshark works great. You can also construct […]
I know I say this all the time but this is one of my favorite sites. Crocodoc allows you to upload any type of document, even PDF, and then, collaboratively edit it. This works fantastic for peer editing. It’s also a great way for you to provide feedback on student work. For example, take pictures […]
Stupeflix is a super cool site to create imaginative videos. Similar to sites such as Animoto and Flixtime, you add images, videos, captions and music. Stupeflix does the rest and you have an amazing creation in minutes. Although the main purpose is to create movies, I like to use Stupeflix as an alternative presentation tool. When I […]
Fotoflexer is a great choice for fun and easy student projects and everyday photo editing. It’s loaded with great effects and an easy to use interface. Tabs across the top review all sorts of cool image editing tools. Students can create collages, book report covers and much more. Numerous online image editors exist and many […]
Mix Videos You are getting ready to start an instructional unit and you want to build excitement. You want an anticipatory set that will knock the students’ socks off! So, you find five videos on YouTube that are perfect except parts of each are irrelevant and all are too long. And, you don’t want all […]
Want a super easy way to get rid of all the junk on a YouTube page? Oh sure, I know you can use QuietTube. But sometimes, you just need to show the video and don’t want to mess with any other tools. Watch this 17 second video and share this trick with other teachers.
I remember struggling in history and social studies because I could not visualize the places we were studying. Of course the Internet can help today’s students and here’s a cool site that does the trick. History Pin is a wonderful site full of historical photographs. Users upload photos, add descriptions and pin them to a […]
Tutpup is a fun site for math and spelling practice. The feature that engages students is the competitive aspect. Once you join a game, you are matched with students from around the world. This simple feature adds a whole new experience. I was experimenting with the site and, even as an adult, my competitive nature […]