Tag: Web-Tools

Four Things Students Need To Create Book Trailer Videos

Looking for an alternative to the traditional book report assignment?  Have you tried getting your students to create book trailer videos before?  Richard Bryne of the blog Free Technology For Teachers describes four things students need to create great looking video book trailers.  From creating a script and finding good images to recording and editing ...

Have You Heard of Flipgrid?

  Flipgrid is a video discussion platform that has a lot of people buzzing. I have seen it in action as I have visited different schools in our district. It is a great tool for increasing student engagement, participation, and interaction. Students respond to a topic question via a 90 second or less video response. ...

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Ed Tech Tour – Newsela

If you love news and you love having your students read the news, you should check out Newsela.com. It's a web tool that takes articles from McClatchy-Tribune papers (like the Seattle Times) and rewrites them in multiple reading levels. Users can then easily adjust the reading level. To help you see what it can do, ...

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Get Your Kids Moving With GoNoodle

As the calendar turns from October to November, and the days get shorter, students have less opportunities to move, and to channel their energy. Throw in the constant stream of sugar flowing from Halloween and all those winter holiday treats, is it any wonder that focus, attention and engagement become harder for our students? GoNoodle ...