Helpful Tips:
  • For most of the tools showcased below, consider creating a generic account. Offer students the option of using the generic account if they do not want to create their own.
  • When using web 2.0 tools with students, have them share their work with you via a Google Form "dropbox" (click here for an example). This makes it very easy to view their work because it aggregates all information into an easy to navigate spreadsheet.
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Tips when using the tool with students
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  • Teachers/students can create a free education account using an email address associated with an educational institution.
  • Click here to register for
    a student/teacher account.
  • Allow students to collaborate! One of Prezi's most robust features is the ability for two or more people to work synchronously or asynchronously on a Prezi.
  • If students are able to create an education account, encourage them to set the privacy settings on their Prezi presentations to "Hidden" instead of "Public." This option is only available on the education accounts (or paid for non-education accounts).
  • Integration Ideas:
    • Timelines
    • Graphic organizers
    • Presentations
  • In addition to the free account option, educators can sign up for a paid-for account
    here and share the login with students since it doesn't limit the number of flyers you can create.
  • Once logged in, click on Help in the upper right hand corner for assistance.
  • This Smore flyer also provides a nice overview of the tool.
  • Click here to view suggested guidelines for using Smore with students. This handout could be shared with students.
  • Integration Ideas:
    • Newspaper articles
    • Character analysis
    • Presentations
  • Students and teachers can register for an EDU account here.
  • Integration Ideas:
    • Create authentic, valuable, and rich interactive stories around historical events using media (video, sound, photos, written words, etc.) found online.
    • Annotate graphs and timelines (example).
    • Have students curate content inside an image to demonstrate understanding of a topic.
    • Click here for additional ideas.
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  • Teachers can create Padlet walls, and students can add content without logging in (but they remain anonymous).
  • If students are creating their own Padlet walls, they should create an account. The benefit of creating an account is that they can revisit the Padlet wall and easily adjust the settings at a later date.
  • A paid-for version of Padlet is also available for teachers. Click here to learn more.
  • Click here to view my Padlet resources, including a basic tutorial and integration ideas.
  • Click here to view Padlet Junction - Padlet's help site.
  • When using Padlet for education purposes, utilize the Privacy features to keep content safe. For example, use the hidden link and the moderate posts features to ensure inappropriate content isn't posted to class Padlet walls.
  • Integration Ideas:
    • Brainstorm and collect ideas
    • Summation tool
    • Ticket to leave
  • You can create a teacher account, establish a class, and then share a "class code" with your students. This allows you to easily see student work (but their work isn't visible to classmates).
    • Students are not required to enter an email address when requiring with a class code - they can establish a username instead.
  • Click here to view the Educreations FAQs.
  • Click here to view my "Engaging Students with Educreations" handout for more tips on getting started.
  • Click here to view examples of Educreations in action.
  • Integration Ideas:
    • Create a video for HW
    • Demonstrate understanding of a new concept
    • Present information to the class or teacher
    • Annotate a diagram or graph
    • Narrate and solve a math problem
  • Educators can sign up for a free account here, and then create accounts for students to use (Up to 10 student accounts can be created for free). The paid-for account is much more robust and unlocks additional features.
  • Integration Ideas:
    • Visual essays
    • Advertisements
    • Public Service Announcements
    • Virtual Lab Reports
    • Compare/Contrast
    • Historical Scrapbook
    • Visual interpretations of academic concepts
  • Students can use the Haiku Deck Web App and/or iPad App. They can begin a presentation one way (i.e., on an iPad) and finish it another way (i.e., on a computer).
  • Integration Ideas:
    • Collect and present facts
    • Share ideas
    • Tell visual stories
    • Illustrate processes