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New Resources!!!

As a new teacher I am always wondering about finding new resources!!!!

From an ECMP355 online seminar I have been able to add some to my tool kit!!!

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http://www.wevideo.com/  Here you can create amazing videos with a very easy formatting for you and students. It is similar to iMovie

http://sumo.fm/#home/ http://sumo.fm/#create An insane version of paint is how I like to this of this one, it has elements of photoshop but it is free!

http://piktochart.com/ Lets you create wonderful and beautiful charts easily for free! Helps you to create infographics, share and get results in 3 easy steps, but no design experience required.

http://www.ujam.com/ you can create music for all the things in your life, for free! I find it to be similar to GarageBand

https://www.desmos.com/ Graph functions, plot tables of data, evaluate equations, explore transformations, and much more for free!

http://www.incredibox.com/ between creation and entertainment, Incredibox invite
you to become the conductor of a group of human beatbox

https://educlipper.net/ related to pinterest but aimed for teachers and students. Very cool! Worth checking out. Can be great for 3 way conferences.

 

 

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Twitter Trends… as a writting prompt!?

How have I not thought of this before! I found this on the DS106 assignment page.
You create a story or poem by using the trends on your twitter account.
The only thing I find that could be bad about this is if there were any negative/offensive trends. Controversial is always fine and good to have in middle years and high school classrooms but not negative items.
Here are my current trends:

Phil Jackson and Auburn have been arguing about basketball for hours!! Back and forth…. back and forth!!! They cannot seem to find a common ground. They agreed to disagree for the moment because Teen wolf was on T.V – not their favourite show but they strangely found it to be very addicting.  They realized they had a common love for T.V and film. Maybe they could settle their difference about basketball because they had so much in common.  The news came on after Teen Wolf and they were devastated. All this shocking news about the Ukraine and Crimea was really upsetting for them because they have family who knows people who are over in the Ukraine.

The story could go on and on but you get the picture. I think this would be a really cool activity for students in grade 6 and up.  If students do not know what one of the trends they have easy access to look it up. It is also a buy in because it will be current news that will likely interest them and have lots of pop culture embedded into it.

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