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SpringPad is a free new online organizational site that is a notebook, to do list, and project management tool all in one. Create visually appealing notebooks that are sharable or hidden just for you. SpringPad works on tablets, smart phones and the web! It’s similar to Pinterest but has more options. I envision using this SpringPad to create a notebook for each course that I teach.
Divvr.me is an online creative abstract drawing tool that you must try. Students will love the uncontrollable imaginative nature of the drawing tools within Divvr.me when they begin to experiment with the App. Once the user gets the feel of the App, the creative possibilities become endless. Works in Chrome.
Carrot2search is a cool visualization tool that breaks down a website into a clickable colorful infographic as seen above. Visual learners will love Carrot2search because of the way information, data, and items within the website are pictorially classified as an infographic.
Just copy and paste a website URL into the search space. Carrot2search could even be used to create visualizations
within the creation of more involved infographics. Using Carrot2search with a massive website is quite powerful. Give it a try! Via #edcampcapecod smackdown
Are your images too big? Use online site Compressnow to immediately shrink them down to size! Handy!
Easily create online slide shows with ComSlider. Choose a template, upload your images and add transitions. Your slide show URL will be available online. No software issues!
Rewordify is a free site that takes difficult to understand text and passages and simplifies them through a re-phrasing process. Copy and paste words, text or URL’s into Rewordify and click! A more straightforward, easier to understand rewritten passage appears. I can visualize using Rewordify with students as a writing assistant in the completion of artist reflections, difficult to understand vocabulary, and elaborating the nuances’ of assorted artistic processes in writing. Another great tool!
The Art Newspaper is an excellent source and great way to keep you and your students informed about what’s going on in today’s Art world. As a resource, The Art Newspaper features an assortment of articles, Museum news, and artist reviews. Students could utilize and share The Art Newspaper as a resource within their own writing and learning about what is happening in the art world. Nice!
With Quizbean you can create simple online quizzes for free. Even include embedded images. Create in a snap! Share link with students! So easy to use.
Produce stunning Pop Art manipulations with PopArtStudio online. Just click on a style when you open the online site and create amazing effects with your images! No sign up or download needed! * Note: The program can be downloaded, but it’s not necessary to use it. PopArtStudio works great as an online site. Can’t wait to use PopArtStudio with my students!
Passion for teaching and learning was evident on Monday August 12th at Edcamp CapeCod in beautiful Sandwich Massachusetts. It was just awesome! The participants and organizers of this event were so focused, enthusiastic and excited about the learning that was about to take place! You could feel it when you walked in the door. Edcamps are all about the facilitating of new technologies pedagogy, and abundant conversation. At @Edcamp CapeCod these conversations were taking place abundantly! Check it out at Hashtag #edcampcapecod on twitter.
Within the Edcamp model, the participants always decide what they will learn and share at the beginning of the event. There is no sign up for sessions, vendors, pre-made presentations, handouts or Keynote speakers! Instead, there is an empty board where sessions will eventually be filled in by the participants themselves. The sessions will be about what the participants want to share. Within these sessions there is a wonderful conversation and sharing that takes place about technology, learning, and pedagogy. It’s like no other PD you will ever participate in. At the Edcamp Wiki there is a list of upcoming Edcamps taking place all over the US and abroad. Sign up for one now! Did I mention they are FREE!
SlideVibe allows you to digitally float your paperless handouts over whatever current webpage your students might be examining. No paper handouts! WOW! With SlideVibe your students can easily take notes, complete formative assessments, write reflections and complete assignments in real time on any website resource. Collect them online.
The beauty of this tool is that it instantaneously allows the teacher to collect and access all those notes, assessments and reflections. SlideVibe also gives the teacher the ability to give feedback to individual students or student groups. SlideVibe is free and includes unlimited student accounts. Great tool!
Naiku is a fabulous new site that allows a teacher to create and display formative assessments to evaluate student understanding through any web connected device, and immediately display that understanding in a non-threatening way on a big screen in your classroom! Wow! Naiku allows you instant results of what your kiddos know. Just Watch. Did I say it’s free?
Infographics are illustrative typography rich, digital combos that tell a complex story visually. They incorporate research, image, text, layout, color, facts, and data in an artistic and imaginative fashion. To create one involves problem solving, creativity, analyzing skills, and a visual eye.
As an artist, crafting an Infogaphic is challenging, satisfying and fun! At Venngage + Piktochart a user can create pretty unique Infographics for free. Both sites offer more advanced featured paid versions as well! Give both Venngage + Piktochart a try. Your students will love the challenge! I’m also including A few other Infographic creation sites that I previously reviewed on this site. Infogram and Easel.ly are both Fab sites with exciting creation possibilities.
High School Visual Art Educator from Rhode Island, Past President of the RI Art Education Association, Technology trainer for "RITTI"; RI Teachers of Technology. Painter,and jewelry maker.
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