Book Creator for Chrome: Why Integrate It?
Oct03

Book Creator for Chrome: Why Integrate It?

I recently posted about an app/website called Book Creator that has just been released for use in the Chrome browser.  If you’ve never heard of or tried Book Creator, please be sure to look through that content since there are three tutorials that will help get you started. When I look for great apps and sites, I focus on content creation, asking “How can students demonstrate their learning with this tool?”  I also...

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How to Embed a Symbaloo Webmix in the New Google Sites
Sep19

How to Embed a Symbaloo Webmix in the New Google Sites

Earlier today I was asked how I got a Symbaloo webmix to embed in the new Google Sites so it shows a preview of the webmix and not the entire page itself.   Although I thought the process was pretty straight forward, I found that my method of grabbing the shared URL and inserting it using the link wasn’t always reliable.   It also would show the webmix on a white background with ads, which isn’t desirable for students. ...

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Book Creator Comes to Chrome!!
Aug21

Book Creator Comes to Chrome!!

What is Book Creator, you may be asking?  It’s a SUPER iPad app used to create digital books and comics and is NOW available via Google Chrome!!  Don’t let the simplistic interface fool you when you first poke around.  It’s an incredibly powerful tool that’s suitable K – 12.  Even the youngest of learners can create a book. While when we think of “books”, our minds drift to Language Arts, Book...

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Have You Met Flipgrid?
May03

Have You Met Flipgrid?

Have you met Flipgrid yet?  It’s a platform for using video to “ignite student discussion and engagement” according to Flipgrid.     It’s an awesome platform where teachers can set up an environment for students to respond to discussion questions, voice their opinions, debate a topic and more.   Think about it in terms of students telling what they know, a great formative assessment tool.  What I particularly...

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Easy Audio Recording Tools for Chromebooks
Mar14

Easy Audio Recording Tools for Chromebooks

In a previous post, I wrote about two audio and video creation tools that you can use on Chromebooks. Recently, I learned about a new audio recording tool that doesn’t require a login, making it perfect for younger students to use.  It’s called SpeakPipe Voice Recorder, and like Vocaroo, is very easy to use, but does have its limitations.   Speakpipe Voice Recorder will work on mobile devices, but only when using the app. ...

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New Kahoot Game Type – Jumble!
Feb02

New Kahoot Game Type – Jumble!

Kahoot has recently released a new game type called Jumble.   The Jumble game mode requires students to put a set of given answers into the correct order.  How could you use this new feature in your classroom?  Here are a few ideas to get you started. Modern Language –  Ask students to put a set of words in the target language in order, such as months of the year, time, numbers, even parts of a sentence. Social Studies –...

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