Apps Big and Small

It’s nearing the end of the year and looking forward to a little warm weather and a slower pace.  Over the next couple of months, there’s a bit of time to do a little play and see what’s just around the corner.  In that vein, here’s a little bit for you to discover.

Interactivity – Here We Come 

For those of you who have access to Smartboards, you may be interested in this Smart Express tool.  This free web application allows you to use, interact, edit, and create any Smart Notebook templates/lessons. You simply launch and you and your class have access to the many online templates or other digital content on the Smart Community.  Read more about it here.

   Publish that written epic tale on your blog or website by using FlipSnack.  This web tool takes your pdf documents (stories/newspapers…) and creates flash pages that you can turn.  It places the finished product in a widget that you can use to upload and share online.

  Youblisher is an online publishing site.  Using the “elementary school newspaper” template  in Google Docs, create a class newspaper on any topic.   Integrate the writing process and performance standards.   Convert the product to pdf and use Youblisher to publish a web version of flippable pages. You can either host on the site or embed the newspaper on your own blog or website. It’s almost like holding your very own newspaper.


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