ALEX Learning Assets
Title: Word Splash
Digital Tool: Wordle
Digital Tool Description: Wordle is a tool for generating word clouds or word splashes from user provided text. The clouds allows you to emphasize words by making them larger by typing them more frequently. You can create your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. You have the freedom to create different word shapes and formats. Once complete, you can print for future reference. This site could be used at the end of a book study as a character analysis. Assign students specific characters to describe within their word splash.
Title: Exploring the Civil Rights Movement Through Primary Source Photography
Digital Tool: Newspaper Clip Generator
Digital Tool Description: Fodey is a newspaper clip generator allows students to generate a newspaper clip. Simply enter the name of newspaper, the publish date, the headline and then the story. You are done! You can download your article as an image.
Title: Speaking of Habitats
Digital Tool: Voki
Digital Tool Description: Voki enables users to express themselves in their own voice using a talking character/avatars. You can customize your Voki to look like you or take on the identity of people or characters… animals, monsters, etc. Your Voki can speak with your own voice, which is added via microphone, upload, or phone. In addition, Voki will create a voice for your avatars from the text you enter. Voki lives on your websit, blog, or social network profile. You will also be able to download it to most video supported phones.
Title: Minecraft Building
Digital Tool: Minecraft
Digital Tool Description: Minecraft is a tool where students can demonstrate their knowledge and creativity by building their own virtual world, and keep a journal where they discuss their character, setting, and specific details that have taken place inside their digital world.
Title: History Goes High-Tech with Educreations
Digital Tool: Educreations
Digital Tool Description: Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking.
Title: People Around the World
Digital Tool: Animoto
Digital Tool Description: Animoto is video creation app that allows you to add pictures, text, and sound to create a short video.
Title: Making Inanimate Objects Talk
Digital Tool: ChatterPix Kids app
Digital Tool Description: Using any image from your device camera roll, draw a mouth and record informational text to produce a fun, informative, short video. The app is appropriate for ages 5-95. No account is required and work can be exported to the device camera roll. Once the app is installed on the device, no internet connection is required.
Title: Parts of Speech
Digital Tool: Sparklefish
Digital Tool Description: This educational app is a Mad libs type story creation game to reinforce parts of speech knowledge.
Title: Character Clouds
Digital Tool: TagCloud
Digital Tool Description: This tool allows users to create word clouds right from their iPad or iPhone.
Title: Comparing and Contrasting
Digital Tool: Venn Diagram
Digital Tool Description: The Venn diagram app allows students to compare and contrast any topic. The diagram can then be saved to the camera roll on the iPad as well as emailed as a PDF file.
Title: Creative Ways to Share PowerPoint presentations
Digital Tool: Slideshare
Digital Tool Description: Slideshare allows users to easily upload and share presentations, infographics, documents, videos, PDFs, and webinars.
Title: Alternative Book Reports
Digital Tool: Wordle
Digital Tool Description: Wordle is a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. (Description from wordle.net).
Title: Personalized, Video Creator
Digital Tool: Animoto
Digital Tool Description: Animoto is a cloud-based video creation tool. It produces videos from photos, video clips, and music. Animoto’s finished product is a custom, professional slideshow. Once the videos are completed, they can be downloaded, emailed, or embedded into other web pages.
Title: Body Systems hands-on
Digital Tool: Educreations
Digital Tool Description: Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable digital whiteboard.
Title: Create a Virtual Poster
Digital Tool: Glogster
Digital Tool Description: Glogster is a website for anyone to easily create their own virtual poster. Users can combine text, audio, images, and hyperlinks. There are many layouts to choose from depending on the desirable outcome. Glogster has many users all over the world and provides space to express emotions and knowledge online!
Title: Using Smore to Create Digital 'How-To' Guides
Digital Tool: Smore
Digital Tool Description: Smore is a digital flyer creator. Once a digital flyer is created with Smore, the user can share the flyer with social media sites, email a link or embed the flyer into a webpage.
Title: Introducing the American Revolution
Digital Tool: VoiceThread
Digital Tool Description: This tool allows students to combine speaking with pictures to share information about a topic with the teacher and the class. It combines the use of visual and audible learning, as well as collaboration with peers.
Title: Simile and Metaphor Cube
Digital Tool: Read Write Think-Cube Creator
Digital Tool Description: Cube Creator is a digital resource where students can demonstrate their learning and understanding of similes and metaphors. This tool allows students to insert examples of similes and metaphors they have created into an interactive and printable cube.
Title: Educreating a Disaster Plan
Digital Tool: Educreations
Digital Tool Description: Educreations allows you to create and record lessons for students to view independently. In addition, it give students a creative media they can use to prepare presentations for their teachers and classmates.
Title: Fraction's Narration
Digital Tool: EduCreations
Digital Tool Description: Educreations is a digital white board where students can draw, narrate, and view different lessons. Students can create their own lessons or view ones that other people have made.
Title: Journey to the Center of the Earth Meets the Internet
Digital Tool: Weebly
Digital Tool Description: Weebly is a great technological tool that allows the user to design their own website. This tool is great for students because it introduces them to the technological aspects of web design. It allows the user to design the website with various themes to choose from. The site also allows the user to add photos, videos, and other audio players to their website. Social media such as Facebook and Twitter can also be linked to the website. Webpages for the site can also be created and managed to include blogs and comments about anything the user desires.
Title: Recreate a Book Cover!
Digital Tool: Book Cover Creator
Digital Tool Description: This tool, located on readwritethink.org, can be a useful resource for students. Students can create their own book covers. Students can create a front book cover, a full dust jacket, or a front and back cover. Students can “draw” their own pictures and can add text to the covers. This tool is relatively easy for students to use, and would be a good tool for any grade.
Title: Pollution Publicist!
Digital Tool: ReadWriteThink-Printing Press
Digital Tool Description: The “Printing Press” is an interactive tool in which students are given the option to create a newspaper, flyer, booklet, or brochure. By using this tool, the students will be able to describe what they learned about how human populations cause pollution which in turn affects the organisms living in an ecosystem. This is a great way to assess what the students have learned and mastered in regards to the relationship between populations and ecosystems.
Title: Extra Extra Read All About It!
Digital Tool: ReadWriteThink Printing Press
Digital Tool Description: ReadWriteThink Printing Press offers four different ways for students to publish their writing.
Title: Comic Strip Solutions!
Digital Tool: Make Beliefs Comix
Digital Tool Description: This website is a tool for students to use to create their own comic strip story. This Make Beliefs Comix tool will be used in this activity as a closing project following a lesson on identifying the problem, action, and solution of a story.
Title: Fun with Word Clouds
Digital Tool: Tagxedo
Digital Tool Description: Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
Title: I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King Jr.
Digital Tool: Blabberize--Create a video of your own
Digital Tool Description: Blabberize will allow students to take their own voice and add it to a picture that talks.
In this lesson, students will create their own "I Have a Dream" speeches and put them with a picture of how they may see themselves in the future (example: a picture of a pilot, nurse, teacher....) The picture will talk with the words of the student's own speech.
Title: Create Comic Relief about Revolutionary War Heroes
Digital Tool: ToonDoo
Digital Tool Description: ToonDoo is a digital comic creator that allows you to add backgrounds, characters, props and speech bubbles. You can tell a story through pictures.