Thursday, May 24, 2012

Voki in the Classroom

Below is a Voki recorded by Mr. Ubaldo, as an example of how students & teachers can use Voki in the classroom.  The speaking avatars may be shared via email or they can be embedded on web pages or blogs:

This Voki was also embedded on my training Google Site for class web pages:
Create & customize your speaking avatar and use them as an effective learning tool.

Voki Lesson Plan Example:

Who Am I Voki lesson plan

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Online PDF reader, editor, form filler

PDFescape very useful for those of you who want to edit or create PDF files, but you do not have a PDF creator software such as Adobe PDF. PDFescape allows you to create and edit PDF files without any software!

To start using PDFescape, you simply visit this page PDFescape. After that you can register or if you do not want complicated, you simply log in with your Google or Facebook. Once you login, you can upload a PDF file for editing or create a new PDF file.

PDFescape is a free, online PDF reader, editor, form filler, & form designer. Without required downloads or installations! Without watermarks! Without required registration!
* Open PDF Files from your computer
* View PDF Files discovered on the web
* Fill Out PDF Forms using PDF form fields
* Forget Hand Writing with the typewriter style tool & complete non-fillable forms
* Edit PDF files & forms o Add Text & Shapes to PDF files, allowing customization & markup of PDF
* Move & Delete Pages in PDF files.

PDFescape is a free PDF editor and PDF form filler. Using this Firefox extension allows you to quickly open PDF files online inside of PDFescape (instead of your default PDF reader).

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

FREE Online Photo Editing Resources

Quickly filter, resize or edit your photos.  No apps or plugins required Canva makes photo editing super easy with all their options for templates, custom image sizes, drag-and-drop interface, cool fonts, and much more.

What is BeFunky?
With BeFunky anyone can transform their pictures into extraordinary works of art in just a few clicks.

Photo Effects
BeFunky has more effects than any other photo editor and features you won't find anywhere else. Changing your pictures into oil paintings, vintage polaroids or pop art has never been easier.

Photo Editing
Use BeFunky's sleek and simple tools to make corrections: fix red eye, bad lighting, or dull colors in seconds.

Frames, Goodies and Text Editor
Give your creations, even more character by adding speech bubbles, graphics, frames, and more.

FotoFlexer is the world's most advanced online digital photo editor. It performs advanced effects previously only available to professionals using expensive software.
FotoFlexer is the most powerful online photo editor in existence. It can remove blemishes, change skin/hair color, morph photos and more! 100% free.

 Picasa is a software download from Google, that helps you organize, edit, and share your photos. The local application usage and the online storage up to 1 GB is free, and it is easy to use. The online version is called Picasa Web Albums. Your Picasa Web Albums with all photos can be synchronized with your local folders with the local Picasa application. 

Create Online Quizzes Easily

ProProfs is an advanced, free quiz maker offering more features than you might expect. Advanced options like security, scoring, time limits & more make this online quiz software perfect for corporations, educational institutions and just for fun. This free quiz maker is 100% safe for use in educational environment with Family-safe advertisements in the free version. If you are looking for a test generator, exam maker or a causal quiz creator, ProProfs fits the need. Make your own online quiz now with many options at your disposal.

QuizStar is a FREE Quiz-making Tool!

Use QuizStar to create online quizzes for your students, disseminate quizzes to students, automatically grade quizzes and view the quiz results online.

Testmoz is a test generator that sports 4 question types, automatic grading, a really simple interface and detailed reports.
Testmoz is free, and does not require you (or your students) to register
You can build a fully functional test in about a minute!

that quiz
What is ThatQuiz?

  • A free service for teachers who want to replace paper tests with online testing.
  • An online grade book providing fast analysis of class and individual student progress.
  • An exchange for teachers to share the resources they create.
  • A skills site for students, especially useful for math practice and testing.