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    2014 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

    2014 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

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    2014 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

    PowToon - Media Sharing. This site allows for the creation of web-based presentations that include animated videos and amazing content. Tip: Create a Powtoon video introducing parents to your school’s library. Grades K-12.

    Video Notes - Media Sharing. Allows students to view YouTube, Coursera, Khan Academy, Udacity, edX, and Vimeo videos. Tip: Use this for flipped classroom assignments, having students take notes as they watch, and share the notes with the instructor to demonstrate completion of the assignment. Grades 6-12.

    ThingLink - Media Sharing. Make your images completely interactive by adding links, videos, text, and more with your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Tip: Have students create a class museum where they create the art, digitally enhancing each image with information and links using Thinglink. Grades 6-12.

    Haiku Deck - Media Sharing. Haiku Deck started as an app and is now a website that makes presentations simple, beautiful, and fun. Users have access to over 35 million free images and six free themes. Tip: Use Haiku Deck as a Power Point alternative when creating your next professional development presentation. Grades 4-12.

    Canva - Media Sharing. Create dynamic flyers, presentations, banners, infographics, graphics for social media, and other designs incorporating vibrant stock backgrounds, photos, graphics, and fonts, as well as images you upload. Tip: Have students work in pairs creating infographics as assessments. Also, have them create flyers promoting extra-curricular activities or posters promoting a book. Grades 6-12.

    Glossi - Digital Storytelling. Glossi is a powerful digital media publishing tool. Add links, images, PDF files, animations, videos and audio files. Tip: Have your class come together to create their own magazine and then share with peers. Grades 6-12.

    Recite This - Digital Storytelling. Pick a quote from literature, a movie, a mentor, teacher, or create one of your own. Choose a template and voila, you have created a gorgeous quote with Recite This. Tip: Before exams or end of grade tests, have students create a stress wall, or a lift up your peers wall. Have each student create quotes and post them through Recite This to share with their peers as the year comes to a close. Grades K-12.

    Meograph - Digital Storytelling. Meograph, a multimedia storytelling tool, allows users to pull video and photos from the web, from social media, cloud-based storage, the computer's hard drive or webcam. Tip: Consider having students use Meograph to collect and share family histories or cultural stories. Grades K-12.

    Metta - Digital Storytelling. Metta is a media storytelling tool for both students and teachers! This tool allows one to create or tell stories using YouTube and other types of videos, creating presentations for teaching and learning. Tip: Poll your students on library introduction information with Metta! Grades 4-12.