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Media Center - Web 2.0 Tools/Resources

Last Updated: 5/10/2019 8:37 PM

Organization/Presentation Tools:

(in alphabetical order) 

 

Animoto:

Create personalized videos by uploading photos and/or videos, customizing the style and adding captions and music. 

http://animoto.com 

Big Huge Labs:  

Allows users to convert digital photos into mock magazine covers, motivational posters and more.

http://bighugelabs.com 

Canva:

"Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and more."  

https://www.canva.com/

Capzels:

Digital storytelling/timeline tool.  Users can create simple stories or multimedia projects by adding in videos, photos, documents and more.  

http://www.capzles.com/

Diigo:

Add highlights and sticky notes to webpages, and have them always be where you left them when you return!  Diigo highlights and sticky notes are persistent in the sense that whenever you return to the original web page, you will see your highlights and sticky notes superimposed on the original page, just what you would expect if you highlighted or wrote on a book!

https://www.diigo.com

Easelly:

Great site for creating infographics! 

http://www.easel.ly/

Glogster:

Great presentation tool for students. Allows users to create online media posters with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds, drawing and more.  It is a visual and interactive platform that is easy to use and allows for a great deal of creativity.

http://www.glogster.com

HistoryPin:

This is a website that allows people to share pictures of the past.  Great tool for history classes.

http://www.historypin.com

Hstry.co

Great timeline creator that allows you to incorporate/embed images and video. 

https://www.hstry.co/

iPiccy:

Like Photoshop, but less complicated. You can upload pictures and add filters, effects, cropping and even airbrush! Professional looking results that are easy to incorporate into a project.

http://ipiccy.com/

Live Binders:

An online resource that works like a virtual three-ring binder.  You can collect and organize resources and share the binder with multiple users.  This is a great tool for saving unit plan links, handouts, resources, video clips and more.  It could also work as a great presentation format for students.  Even better, it's free!

http://www.livebinders.com

Make Beliefs Comix: 

Site that allows you to create your own comic strip.

http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/

Myhistro.com

This tool allows users to watch and read a number of timelines.  In addition, students can create their own timelines with pictures, video and text. 

http://www.myhistro.com/ 

 Prezi:

If you are tired of PowerPoint, Prezi is a more interactive and engaging way to present information.  Free version available.

http://www.prezi.com

Slides Carnival:

 Bored of the same old Google Slides presentation choices?  Try Slides Carnival where there are many new design options for presentations. "Each comes with about 25 different slide types, complete with beautiful graphics and editable graphs, a small library of icons, tables and maps, as well as clever frames for imported images.”  Even better?  Slides Carnival plays “nice” with PowerPoint! http://www.slidescarnival.com

Smore:

An easy to way to create online flyers and newsletters

https://www.smore.com/

Storybird:

Create virtual stories online.  Good for creative writing assignments.

http://storybird.com/

ThingLink:

Create interactive images and video.

https://www.thinglink.com/

Time Toast:

A great site that allows you to create timelines.  Although there is not much flexibility, it could be a nice addition to a presentation or a study tool for students.

http://www.timetoast.com

When In Time:

Another timeline builder. 

http://whenintime.com/

Wix.com:

Wix is a free website builder that requires NO coding. There are many professional templates and easy drag and drop technology.

http://www.wix.com

 

 Additional Resources: 

 

Google Cultural Institute/Art Project:

Google brings the museum to your classroom! Using their "street view" technology, Google shows a "museum view" of popular museums around the world. 

http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project

IWitness

Over 1,300 video testimonies, multimedia activities, digital resources. Covers a variety of subjects.

http://iwitness.usc.edu/SFI/

Khan Academy

The mission of Khan Academy is to provide a world-class education for anyone anywhere. The site provides extensive video tutorials on math, science and the humanities.  The lessons are engaging and interesting.  This is a great resource for students to help them with skill building outside of the classroom, reinforcing lesson content at home and can also be used to introduce units of study.

http://www.khanacademy.org/

Library of Congress - American Memory

"American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning."

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

Library of Congress - Veterans History Project

"The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war"

http://www.loc.gov/vets/

Library of Congress - Primary Sources Resources

This link will take you to a page maintained by the LOC that lists websites that provide great content and primary sources.

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/additionalresources/relatedresources/ushist/primary.html