Tag Archives: Parent permission required under 18

Aviary Education

(no-filtering, elementary, middle, high,  
parent-permission-required-under-18)

Aviary Education provides easy to use photo editing tools that can edit photos, overlay images on top of existing pictures, and apply special effects to photos. With the use of this education side of Aviary, teachers can create class and student accounts to allow for privacy and manage assignments and projects. In addition to the image editor, vector editor, audio editor and music creator are available.



Fotobabble

(no-filtering, elementary, middle, high,
parent-permission-required-under-18)

Fotobabble  allows users to upload a picture from either a web page via URL or from a desktop or laptop, and add audio to the picture. Classroom applications include using the site to present on a person, place, or concept.

Users are required to sign up for a free account before they can make a “fotobabble” but once it is made, users may share the photo on social networks, send a link in an email, or embed the photo.

There is also a free Fotobabble App for iDevices!

Click the photo to view one of my “fotos”:

You may also click here to see an example of a “foto” embedded in teacher web.


Skype

Skype (no-filtering, teacher-use-only, elementary, middle, high, parent-permission-required)


Skype allows users to collaborate via video conferencing. Some classroom applications include mystery calls, presentations, collaboration, and much more. A list of the features is found below:




Read the Words

 Read the Words (no-filtering, middle, high, parent-permission-required, parent-permission-required-under-18)

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Read the Words allows users to convert any text to speech.

From the website: What do people use ReadTheWords for?

Imagination is the only limit. Our nearly 100,000 members (and counting) use our text to speech service to create affirmations, create messages for their loved ones, convert books or articles into recordings, create pre-recorded messages for telephone response systems, teach pronunciation to kids, use it as an English learning tool and the list goes on and on.


Vuvox

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Vuvox (13,   no-filtering, t  high,  parent-permission-required-under-18)

Vuvox 

  • Use COLLAGE to quickly produce dynamic interactive panoramas with hot-spots.
  • Use STUDIO to build a personalized media presentation… and, place it in your COLLAGE.
  • Use EXPRESS to build presentations with dynamic content from RSS feeds and online albums.
  • Tap into CUT-OUT Express to use your photos as frames for slideshows.

 


Prezi

Prezi (no-filtering, teacher-use-only, high, parent-permission-required-under-18)

Prezi allows users to make a presentation that can be accessed online as well as downloaded for offline use. The most obvious instructional application would be to have students compile content, and then create a presentation. Prezi, however, could also be used as a repository for collaborative efforts in the classroom.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Questionable content is searchable
  • You can embed, download, email or print it
  • Prezi is public unless you pay for the right to make it private
  • Tutorials are available on the web site
  • Several types of accounts are available including EDU
Some examples of instructional use:

http://prezi.com/ufcmu_ifyqve/biomass/


Popplet

Popplet (13, filtering, not searchable, middle, high)

Popplet allows users to create interactive graphic organizers and mind maps. Users can import images and YouTube videos (will need to carefully select these), annotate images, and add text. If you share a popplet, you will be given a random url that is public and can not be unshared. While this is fine for teacher use, I would not advise this option for students. Students can embed, export as a jpeg or pdf and print it. (This tool is also a free iPad app: Popplet Lite).

Here is an example highlighting technology tools:

Here are some screenshots of other activities that you can do: