Need some suggestions on websites to use for making online graphs with your students? In a recent blog post I wrote, I gave two different possibilities that work great! Stop by my blog – Raki’s Rad Resources to find these suggestions.Pin It
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Working collaboratively, 5th grade students created PuppetPals depicting their understanding of learned behaviors and inherited traits.
Requirements of the Project: Students had to write a script/storyboard the following questions as well as provide examples of learned behaviors and inherited traits.
- What is the difference between inherited & acquired trait?
- What is the difference between instinctive & learned behavior?
The finished projects where downloaded to the app, Book Creator and then uploaded to YouTube. Below is an example of the finished project.
Friday, October 17, 2014
The finished products were made into an interactive flip book (via FlipSnack - viewed best in IE) and showcased on the grade level website.
Below is an example of a finished product: Peace,
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Photobucket is a photo saving and photo sharing website that has been around for a long time. I have used this website for personal uses – saving pictures of my sons to share with family, saving pictures of items I am selling to be able to share easily on forums and Craigslist, etc. etc. However, it’s only recently that I have started using Photobucket in my classroom. I started using it as a means of sharing class pictures with parents, but have found that it can be used for so much more than that. Stop by my blog – Raki’s Rad Resources for some ideas on how to use Photobucket in your classroom.Pin It
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
One of the biggest challenges for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) classrooms is that there are many different possible formats that students can bring. It takes time to build up knowledge of which apps and websites work on each different format. I suggest using Google Docs or a page on your class blog of to collect a list of great overall resources based on the three different formats. As you, your students and their parents find new websites or apps to meet the skills and content you are working on, add these links to this document that so that is available to entire class. In the spirit of collaboration, I have started my own collaborative Google Document with some of this information. Feel free to add to this document and/or share it with your students and co-workers.
For more tips for a BYOD classroom – including specific app and website suggestions, check out my blog – Raki’s Rad Resources.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
According to the website:
"Choosing the ideal typeface for what you are trying to communicate can be frustrating with the available font browsing interfaces. Wordmark.it is designed to help with this font selection process by quickly displaying previews of any text with the fonts installed on your computer."
- Type a word or a phrase in the text box (1) and click the load fonts button.
- Scroll through the previews and choose the ones you are interested in by clicking on them.
- Click the filter selected button (2) to isolate selected previews.
- Finally note down the names of the selected fonts to be used in your image or text editing software.
You can also:
- Adjust the size of the previews by entering a pixel value 3 or by clicking the smaller / bigger buttons (4)
- Invert preview colors (5) to test the fonts on a dark background.
- Toggle between lower case (aa), Title Case (Aa) or UPPER CASE previews(AA) (6)
- Adjust letter spacing (tracking) of fonts in selections (<> button when you move your mouse over preview tiles)
- Zoom in to explore intricate details of fonts in selections (+ button when you move your mouse over preview tiles)
- Drag and sort the order of previews in selections to compare similar fonts side by side.
The site was created by Fahri Özkaramanlı. "He is a freelance visual communication designer living in İstanbul. He received his BA and MFA in Visual Communication Design at İstanbul Bilgi University. He is currently teaching Web Design courses as a part time instructor at İstanbul Bilgi University and Sabancı University. He has examined design processes as part of his academic research and aims to design tools that could help designers within these design processes. Wordmark.it is his first project within this context."Peace,
Tuesday, September 23, 2014