Oldies but Goodies


tablet pc and colorful real books. 3D illustration. Vintage styl

I came across a list of 50 Web 2.0 Tools for Educators.  Many were ones I had not used for awhile.  It occurred to me that all of you may have forgotten about these too.  Here is a link to the Simple K-12 List published in October, 2015.   

Several on the list would be useful in teaching reading and writing.  

Blabbarize makes pictures talk.  It is a free resource.  It does require a login.  Students could write their own stories and then record themselves reading the story.  Once published the picture will tell the story.  

Vocaroo is another audio tool.  It doesn’t require a login.  Students would push the record button and record what they wanted to say.  When finished the site generates a URL of the recording making it easy to share with others.  This would be a great tool to have students review their fluency and for teachers to archive student improvement in fluency.  

Story Jumper  “StoryJumper is a site that gives teachers, students, parents, and authors a fun set of intuitive tools for writing and illustrating stories. Our goal is to inspire anyone that’s ever wanted to write an illustrated story to get started!”
Storybird  “Storybird lets anyone make visual stories in seconds. We curate artwork from illustrators and animators around the world and inspire writers of any age to turn those images into fresh stories.”

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