I found this little tool while looking up ideas for closure in a lesson. One suggestion is that students log on after school and post a sentence summarizing that day's topic. It. Becomes a collage of sentences which could be used to review for an exam later. Simpler than a forum. This could also be a sourced for flashcards. I've included here a screenshot of what will become our wall for the topic of motion. You can choose the font and the background image. You can even select the privacy settings for who can see and edit the page.
Check out the description and costs in the Teacher Resources.
One of my students named Yessica found this free app that students can use to overlap two images.
You can choose a background such as places, animals, landscapes or you can upload your own image. Then simply take a new photo or upload a new photo and follow the simple instructions on how to "Cut" and then "Paste" into your background.
I love how tactile this app is. You can use two fingers to rotate your image.
Free, but it has ads.
$1.99 with no adds.
I created the following example in less than 2 minutes.
Microsoft Paint is an easy to use photo editing software and the best part is that it is FREE. You can open images with Paint and edit them. I created the image to the left by uploading two images into two different sessions of Paint and then tracing the lion head from one, copying, and pasting it into the other one.
These were the three tools I used:
I couldn't leave out one of the easiest, free web-creating tools that I have seen on the internet.
So easy to navigate. You have many themes to choose from. You can see the control buttons on the left. Just drag and drop the components that you want. No crazy html code. Making pages and connecting them to pages inside your website or to other websites is so easy. They even have an educator's version where you can create class pages.
If you decide to create a website with Weebly, then ... mayhaps you can refer me? We can EACH get $10. Yes, you heard right. They will pay both YOU AND ME TEN SWEET DOLLARS. <3 kthxbai
Cost: Option of Free version (which is pretty awesome. I use it) or Pro version for $39.95 which allows fancier things though I don't know that you can get any fancier than what we already have here.
Click the following link to get us both TEN SWEET, WONDERFUL DOLLARS: Weebly Link
You can even take photographs with your iPad and import them into the app to write on them:
Kelly Garcia teaches physics in New York City to Latino students using a humourous and hands-on approach. She manages to circumvent the boredom of test-prep with thoughtful and creative projects.