Category Archives: Uncategorized

StoryboardThat.com

StoryboardThat.com – Storyboard Creator

Features include….

• Extensive Image Library (Posable characters and Millions of Photos)
• Flexible Layouts (7 Layout Choices and up to 100 cells)
• Intuitive and Simple drag and drop interface

* Make Your Dream Movie!
* Over 4,000,000 Storyboards Created

This guide utilizes step-by-step instructions and screenshots to show teachers and students how to use StoryboardThat!

Note #1: The program contains many lesson plans and teacher guides. This guide will show you how to access those plans and guides.

Note #2: This is a paid program but it has a 14 day free trial. This guide shows you how to access the free trial. That should be plenty of time for your students to create several projects.

TOPICS

1. Create Free Trial Account
2. Student Log-in
3. My Dashboard
4. Lesson Plans and Teacher Guides
5. Scene Options (Edit, Rotate, Layers, Filters)
6. Characters
7. Textables
8. Shapes
9. Web & Technology
10. Science
11. Storyboard Layout
12. Add or Remove Cells
13. Move Cells/Advanced Tools
14. Undo, Redo and Save

Pixton.com Make Comics

• Everyone can make comics!
• Pixton introduces the world to Click-n-Drag Comics™, a revolutionary new patented technology that gives anyone the power to create amazing comics on the web.
• From fully posable characters to dynamic panels, props, and speech bubbles, every aspect of a comic can be controlled in an intuitive click-n-drag motion.
• Winning over 10 prestigious awards, Pixton Comics was named a “leading Web 2.0 pioneer” and “one of the 20 companies driving innovation and changing the way we use the Internet” by Backbone Magazine / KPMG

TOPICS

1. Sign Up
2. Create a Group
3. Assign an Activity
4. Activity Options
5. Main Menu
6. Home
7. My Comics
8. Adding Activities
9. Accessing Templates
10. Installing Flash
11. Character Options (Editing expression, looks, proportion and color)
12. Zoom in and out
13. Adding Text
14. Adding Prop
15. Send Back/Bring Forward
16. Save Panel/Add Panel

Note: Pixton has a variety of detailed activities by subject area.

Kami PDF Annotation App

• Students and teachers can have immediate and profound conversations on assignments with text, voice, and video annotation tools.
• Kami is your digital pen and paper where you and your students can learn, create, and collaborate.
• It is the #1 Online PDF Viewer with over 3.5 million users.
• 12,000 American K-12 schools use Kami to collaborate on PDF files.
• Kami now integrates with Google Drive and Classroom.
• Students can use this app to respond to questions from assignments that are in PDF format.
• Teachers can use this app to annotate work submitted through Google
Classroom in order to leave feedback for students.

Kami Website

Get Kami from Chrome Web Store

 

Google Classroom Updates for the 2017/18 School Year!

Google recently added a number of helpful updates to Google Classroom for teachers.


These updates include…

1. Reorder your classes on the homepage
2. View all of a student’s work on a single page
3. Use decimal grades to award partial points
4. Display the class code in full screen
5. Transfer class ownership to another teacher
and more…

Click on the link below to download this free guide…

Google Classroom Updates for the 2017/18 School Year! 


TeachwithTech has been sharing lots of EdTech resources, tips and videos on our Facebook Page and we have grown to over 3400 followers. Click on the image below to visit this page…

Share a Google Doc that Must be Copied

  • Use the instructions in this guide to share a copy of a Google Doc, Sheet, Slide or Drawing with another user
  • Share Google documents you want users to be able to edit but at the same time prevents them from altering your own original copy
  • This is used for documents you are okay with users putting their own information onto/editing and perhaps submitting back to you through Google classroom
  • This guide contains step-by-step instructions for obtaining the shareable link and then changing the URL to force users to make a copy

For more EdTech News and Tips visit our Facebook page…

 

 

PowerPoint Designer is a new feature in Office 2016/Office 365

PowerPoint Designer is a new feature in Office 2016/Office 365. Designer improves your slides by automatically generating design ideas that you can choose from. While you’re putting content on a slide, Designer works in the background to match that content to professionally designed layouts. Designer will also automatically suggest options for you when you’re online and you add a picture  to your PowerPoint presentation. Finally, Designer notices when you write a timeline or a bulleted list of “steps” on a slide, in which each one begins with a verb. In each case, Designer reacts by offering to turn your list into a SmartArt graphic.

 For more EdTech content visit our Facebook Blog…

Candy Taste Test to Promote Your Business/Technology Department

Here is an idea that I have been using for years (probably close to 10 years now in fact). I use this taste test activity to promote my business department to potential Grade 8 students when they are touring the school. Students sample three kinds of licorice or other candy. We talk about why businesses conduct taste tests and then we vote on their favorite choice. It is designed to get them excited about taking Business in High School. You can also just use it as a fun activity to do with your regular classes.

3000 Followers on Facebook!

Our FB page has grown quickly as we are sharing lots of educational technology content including websites, ideas and resources. I really like this platform to share new ideas quickly and to get feedback from other teachers. I enjoy reading and responding to your comments as well as seeing your likes and shares. Please take a look by clicking on the link or image below and consider joining our FB community…

TeachwithTech Facebook Page

 

TeachwithTech on Facebook!!!

TeachwithTech has been blogging and sharing lots of EdTech content on our Facebook Page and we have grown to over 2500 followers and likes! Facebook offers a number of advantages over traditional blogging platforms (including this blog) such as the ability to easily comment, like and share content. You also have the ability to reach many teachers as FB now has 2 billion monthly users. If you are on Facebook, please check out and follow our page to get more updated posts about Educational Technology…

TeachwithTech Facebook Page/Blog