Great web based sites (or free applications)

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Published on February 16, 2014

Author: Schoolnetsa11



Nowadays instead of keeping your students’ writing confined to an exercise book in the classroom let your students use free web-based tools to make the most beautiful online creations. These tools are very simple to use and have friendly interfaces. This keeps students engaged and gives them a sense of achievement as they can easily share their work with their families and friends. The webinar will cover free applications such as Glossi, Youblisher, Microsoft Photostory 3, Slideshare, Authorstream, Slideboom and several others.

Great web-based sites (or free applications) for publishing your students’ writing online By Fiona Beal from SchoolNet

Blogs • Elkanah House Senior Primary • Miss Tyler Smith’s blog

Wikis to display work

1. Blog platforms for students’ own work • Kidblog for Grades 2-4 • Edublogs for Grades 4-7 • Blogger or WordPress for older students

2. Microsoft Photostory 3 • Lovely site for making photostories with words and pictures • Can be downloaded from PIL Network • ‘Using Microsoft Photostory 3’ by David Jakes. Instructional Technology Coordinator. Community High School District 99. Downers Grove.

Summary of Photostory 3 • • • • • • • Add and rearrange photos Write on photos Choose transitions Narrate voice Create own music with their tools Add own music Save as a movie and upload to YouTube, blog, wiki, etc.

How I have used Photostory 3 • Global projects – students introduce themselves using Photostory 3 • Poem ‘If I were in charge of the world’ narrated on to a Photostory. *Find suitable royalty free images *Add background music created in Photostory3 *Narrate into the photostory *Example: 0charge%20of%20the%20world.wmv

Ideas for using Photostory 3 3%20Projects

3. Glossi!/featured

Example of how I have used Glossi


How I have used Youblisher An example of Youblisher

African Storybook Project wiki

Ideas for using Youblisher by others • • •

5. Issuu

Examples of Issuu ss /uked_magazine_jan_2014 Sea Shore poems UK Ed magazine

6. Slideshare

Students can upload PowerPoints or PDFs to SlideShare

7. AuthorSTREAM

AuthorSTREAM examples You can add sound

8. Scribd

9. Slideboom • My examples

10. Flipsnack

11. Google Drive

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