Google Slides can be used for more than presentations! Slides is a great tool for delivering an interactive activity to students. It can also be used to create templates for graphic organizers, newspapers, brochures, and more! Here is a short tutorial for creating a newsletter, along with a link to a template I created.
Skitch is a great (free) application, available for download in the Mac App Store and the iPad App Store. With Skitch you can snap a photo (or use one you already have saved), annotate it with arrows, text, or shapes and then share it. It 's simple to use, and it's free! Identify the people in your photos...highlight steps in a photo recipe...add your child's words to "narrate" a photo or picture of some artwork....explain a process step by step with photos...the possibilities for Skitch are endless!
Check out the sample below, and read more about the Mac and iPad versions here:
Mac App version
MyCreate is a stop motion animation app. This app could be used with any subject area. Model a math concept, explain science concepts like the water cycle or life cycles, tell stories, retell scenes from books, “build” words, reenact a scene from history, define words, show a sequence of events or describe processes, teach new vocabulary words, or create how-to videos. Stop motion animations can be made using paper, clay, small objects, whiteboards, photos, recycled items, and more!
Check out the ThingLink below to learn more!
It's that time of year again...time to dig the technology equipment out of storage and connect all the pieces and cables, then cross your fingers and hope it all works like it did when you stored it in May! If this seems like a puzzle every August, try one of these methods to help you in the future:
1. Grab your smartphone and snap a picture once everything is connected and in working order!
2. Grab some itty bitty stickers or stars or dots and label matching connections with matching stickers.
Whichever method you choose, it will make reconnecting the equipment a snap in the future!