"I have used Kerpoof as a stand alone computer lab activity, but have not explored the story aspect. Digital storying telling with this tool sounds great. I'll have to check out the lesson plans. Thanks!
"This sounds great, I will have to check out vozme. I do a similar project using voki where the students type a paragraph and then paste it into their voki created avatar and listen to hear how their text sounds. It has a feature for a…"
"Read, Write and Think has some good interactives for Kindergarten and is ad free. I tried using some good sites such as Sheppard Software but the ads are a big problem at this age group and the students click on them without trying. I…"
"The take away for me is to really think through what your intention is when you pick a tool to use. For a discussion or group work, use blogs, email, voicethread, etc. For explaining, use screencasts, you tube, podcasting. Technology should is…"
"These are great applications of 2.0 tools and the Prezi idea is one I will use in the computer lab. I agree that too much time can be spent on exploring and learning and the final product can take a long time to finish especially with varying…"
"I occasionally use videos to demonstrate something when it is appropriate. For example, in introducing students to use Sketch-Up v8.0 , there are several great video tutorials provided in the help tab that explain the basic processes of creating…"
"I have recently used Voki with 3rd grade to help write narrative essays. The students started in Word and wrote a short paragraph about a trip they took. We edited the paragraphs and then turned to Voki where they created their avatar…"
A great site to begin an introduction to the cloud could be http://quinturakids.com/ which visually represents a cloud concept for topic/word research. Designed for students it's a fairly safe environment to conduct research and "see" the connection between topics. See More
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"I just joined Museum Box which is a program out of the UK based on Thomas Kincaid's boxes. I plan to use it for elementary social science projects. I like the layers you can build for each side of the box. It reminds me of a diorama."