google2If you have liked the previous post about Google Story Builder, you will like this one too: Masters Edition

Although this tool is for higher levels of students, I loved writing with some famous story tellers.

Masters Edition is inviting you to collaborate with some of the greatest writers of all the tines such as Edgar Allen Poe, Shakespeare, Nietzsche, Emily Dickinson etc. When you go to the tool, one of the famous writer will start typing and then it will be your turn to continue. Once you have typed your words, sentences, then another writer takes over.

When you are done, you can share your masterpiece with others.It’s pretty fun. 

Just try to see! Enjoy.

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Pimpampum has always been on my top tools list and Bubblr is one of its amazing web tools.

Without getting an account, you can start creating your comic strip using this tool. Go to the tool, begin searching for Flickr images by writing a tag. Bubblr will bring you many Flickr pictures that you can use for your comic strip. When you find the perfect picture, drag and drop it on the blank and choose a bubble from different styles. Add your text and write another tag or a user name to find and add more pictures. When you are done, you can share it with a link or embed the strip on your blog.

How to use this tool:

Choose the pictures and ask the students to add in the pictures collaboratively.

Ask students to turn a story into a comic strip.

Ask them to use their own pictures as they create their comic strips on a given topic.

Students can present themselves on a comic strip.

Bubblr is another cool that we should keep in our digital toolbox.

 

Jul
12

icon-googlestorybuilder2I was really sad when Google had stopped Google Search Stories, but Google has a much better tool than this: Google Story Builder

It’s actually a fun tool that your students from all levels can use to improve their writing skills as they are creating their own stories in a unique way. Google Story Builder doesn’t ask you to have an account, you simply start writing the names of the characters in your story and writing what they are saying or editing lines of dialogues in a word document style. When you are done, write the title and choose your music. You can watch and listen your story and share it with others.

How to use it:

You can use this tool with whole class to write a story together.

Use the characters in a story that you have just read to write the dialogue between them.

Use famous characters as you create your story.

Teachers can create their own stories and ask students some questions about it.

An easy and fun tool to give it a try. 

RSCON5LogoReform Symposium which is a free online three-day event that brings together educators from all over the world, has started today. RSCON5 features50+presentations/open talk discussions11 keynote speakers from across the globe, panel discussions, tech/app/lesson swaps, and plenaries. You can join the Future of Education community to keep updated with these events and connect with over 10,000 educators worldwide. You can also collect badges for each session you have attended.

I and Jennifer Verschoor who is my co-author and a great educator from Argentina, will be giving a keynote on Sun. July 13th, 12pm  ET. Our title is “My First Digital Journey: Children and Technology”, so if you are interested in learning some tips and tricks in integrating technology in young learners’ classes with a few free web tools that you can use immediately in your classes, please join us!

Our room link is here: https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=RSCON5Part19

Please be there to share our ideas, grow and learn together.

 

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