Animoto is an easy-to-use video/slideshow/animation app. You can sign up as a teacher and get 50 educational accounts to share with your students. This allows them to create videos up to 5 mins long for free (whereas the limit is 30 sec for the free regular access). See one of the digital literacy coaches if you need support on how to create students accounts etc.
Tiki Toki is an interactive timeline that allows students to integrate visuals, information and links to other presentations. It supports some complexity in content and scope. The product looks great and they have fun working with it.
Here is an example of Ms. Davies' Hum 8 class projects about the Decline of the Middle Ages.
GoAnimate for Schools
GoAnimate is a suite of web applications that lets you make amazing animated videos easily. Produce a video in minutes without drawing or using a camera.
An alternative to the recently discontinued Xtranormal.
Educators' pricing available - may be around $100 for 50 students.
DoInk app for iOS
Cube Creator This little interactive tool helps students identify and summarize key elements. It can be used as a prewriting or postreading activity (examples are for story cubes, mystery cubes, bio cubes and make-your-own cubes). Includes graphic organizer sheets as well.
Every image contains a story and ThingLink helps you tell your stories. ThingLink interactive images form a channel that other users can follow.
Below is an example of a Thinglink used to make an interactive image that shows tools for Flexible Learning paths.
Digital Delights for learners - great collection of webtools/sites curated using Scoop.it
You can use one of several social bookmarking/networking sites to:
As with Pinterest, you can curate topics from the web and assemble them into pages/boards that you can share with visuals. You can also follow others' curated topics. Here's a GREAT example: Digital Delights for Learners
Technology tools for teaching and learning - organized by the skill or activity involved. From EdTechTeacher.
Storify: make the web tell a story.
Four ways to use Storify in the classroom: (includes examples and how-to)
Introduction to Google Drive & Google Docs - Tutorial 2013
Never used Twitter? You might consider starting if you want to connect with teachers interested in the same subjects you are, especially "trending" ideas (passion projects!).
#thinklangley = education (Langley Educators sharing)
#bced = British Columbia education (Educators in British Columbia, Canada sharing)#edchat = education chat
#edtech = education technology, tools and tips chat.
#engchat = English education chat
#lrnchat = language learners chat
#mathchat = Mathematics discussions.
#mlearning = use of mobile technologies in education
#scichat = Science chat.
#spedchat = chat about special education.
#geniushour = chat about Passion Project/20% time/Genius Hour
Learn it in 5.
5 minute how-to videos by teachers for teachers and students on how to create classroom strategies for today's 21st century's digital classroom. Step-by-step videos demonstrating how to use Web 2.0 applications like blogs, social networks, podcasts, interactive videos, wikis, slide sharing and much more.
Read more: http://learnitin5.com/#ixzz2mSwN42XU
Polleverywhere is an easy-to-use poll & survey tool. You will need to create an account. Students can text their responses. Responses are displayed immediately in a choice of visual formats.
Video tutorial below:
Links for great tech tools to facilitate teaching & learning. For curated lists of sites, click on "Web Tool Collections" in the menu below. Those sites will then come to the top of the page.