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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

 

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Prezi Next – Recently Released!

I just got an email from Prezi today about this new format and I am currently exploring the new features. One of the big changes includes “conversational presenting”
Prezi Next lets users move freely between topics and adapt their delivery on the fly. Through this non-linear approach called “conversational presenting,” presenters can utilize the same presentation for each meeting, but switch its focus to what any given audience cares most about.

https://blog.prezi.com/prezi-next/

Emoji Keyboard

• Use emoji keyboard to make writing assignments more fun and interesting for your students
• Simply click on an emoji or emoticon symbol to copy it to the clipboard and paste emoji anywhere you want
• Insert your text and emojis into Microsoft Word, Google Docs or another program of your choice

Emoji Keyboard Guide

Cloud QR Scanner – New Kids friendly QR reader

• Free and Kid Friendly QR Reader
This step-by-step guide shows teachers and students how to install and use this Free App
• Requires iOS 9.0 or later
• Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

QR Codes
• A QR code (Quick Response Code) is a type of matrix barcode first designed for the automotive industry in Japan
• When scanned with a smartphone, tablet or laptop they will take you to a website, article, video, social media page and more
• All you need is a camera lens on your device and a free QR code scanning app
• QR Codes can be used for many classroom activities including website and video investigations

Cloud QR Scanner Guide

Sharing a Prezi to Google Classroom

Do you use the amazing Google Classroom platform?
Do you have your students use Prezi to create dynamic presentations?

If you answered no to these questions, I would suggest you start using both of these amazing tools.
If you answered yes to the above questions, take advantage of this free guide.

I recently had my classes create a Prezi and share to my Google Classroom.  I put together some step-by-step instructions to guide my students through this sharing process.   I am sharing those instructions below in case you plan to use Prezi this semester with your students.  I plan to have a link to a free download for you soon, so that you will have a copy to keep for future reference.  UPDATE: The link to this free guide has now been added below

  Click on the link below to download this free guide…

Prezi – Share to Google Classroom guide

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Google Drawings as a Bonus Activity

I offered students the opportunity for bonus marks if they create a character/picture using shapes in Google Drawings.  I was really impressed with what they were able to create.  Here are a few student exemplars…

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This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating an amusing picture.

• Once students are done completing one of my Google Draw activities (Holiday Picture, Dinosaur, Minion, Pokemon etc.), they can create a picture of their choice.
• This resource some examples of what students created for this activity
• Note: these examples do not include step-by-step instructions like my other Google Draw activities.

Google Drawings Bonus Activity