Wednesday, July 28, 2010

More Blogging

I looked at the Edublog Awards to get some ideas of the best blogs.  The winner of the Best Resource Sharing Blog was by Richard Byrne and is called Free Technology for Teachers.  One of the resources I found is a site called where you can make quick polls to add into your blog (or wiki).  You don't have to join the site--you just compose your poll question and Flisti will generate html code.  Below is an example of a poll that took about 2 minutes to make, copy the html, and put it in this blog.
What is your favorite candy?

Monday, July 26, 2010


Click to play this Smilebox collage
I had time to create this using Smilebox, so I thought I'd share.
Create your own collage - Powered by Smilebox
Free picture collage made with Smilebox

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I thought I'd give Chrissy's Tagxedo a try. I used the link to this blog for the words.  So much more control over what you make than with Wordle.  I like the easy image save option, too.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Smilebox for blogs and wikis

When I was searching around for more uses and tools for blogs and wikis, I found a fun web page called Smilebox where you can make interactive "scrapbook" pages. They look fantastic, so check out the web site. Teacher's accounts are free, but at the moment they are not giving any out. That's why I didn't save my scrapbook page and post it. However, I had a blast playing around with it, and the graphics are amazing. You choose a theme, upload pictures, use captions, and publish. I'd love to see how students would use a tool like this. This is something I will definitely look into. Our blogs and wikis will be stylish!

Slideshow in Wiki

Check out the slideshow I added to my class wiki. Sorry, I blocked out faces. I didn't want to spend too much time on a slideshow that I won't actually be using. However, this shows how easy it is to embed slideshows, etc. right into a wiki or blog.

Declicious Social Bookmarking

This is not nearly as advanced as Diigo, but I have used it in the past. I made a quick example to share.

Sample Podcast

This is a sample podcast I made just to demonstrate how easy they are to make. Unfortunately I couldn't get on my computer at school to post a podcast of my students performing Reader's Theater.