Blogger

Blogger is a wonderful WEB2oOL to use to create blogs.  This is a great option if you want your students to create their own blogs.  BV Students can login with their BV Google accounts, create and start publishing posts.  Student directions: blogger-instructions-bv-students

blogger

Integration Idea:

  • World Language has a travel unit in which they ask their students to create a Blog.  Ask Emily Brown about how she is using this WEB2oOL with her Spanish students!

Office Mix: PowerPoint 2oOL- Upload to Share

Spice up your PowerPoints with Office Mix!  If you have not made your first Mix, click here to learn more about this before you preview this post.  BVW Staff and Students have this installed.  Once you create your first Mix, you can upload it to share as a link, embed code or to various social media website.  You can access Office Mix Online here (download if needed, or click Sign-In and use your Microsoft School Account to login):  https://mix.office.com/

 

OneNote: Learning Tools Add-In

3/1/2017 NEW – Word Online and OneNote Online have immersive reader already installed.  Love this!

3/3/2016 ORIGINAL POST – Looking for a free WEB2oOL to help increase reading comprehension for every student?  OneNote has a free Learning Tool add-in at:  https://www.onenote.com/learningtools that is pretty incredible.  Here is a list of features that are included.

OneNote Learning Tools Add-InSee a brief overview here of this 2oOL in action:

Remember BV students can download OneNote for free– it is part of the O365 install.  Oh, happy days!

ThingLink

ThingLink is  aWEB2oOL for creating interactive images for the web.  You can make your images tell a story.  It is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Choose an image.
  2. Add links (text, link or youtube video)
  3. Share.

You can share in a variety of ways.  It will create embed code so you can put them on your website.  There is a teacher account, so you can add students if you want.  You can collaborate on one ThingLink image.

How to Collaborate:

Here is one I created to display our upcoming PD:  https://www.thinglink.com/scene/756972281577603074

Instructional Video – Platform Overview:https://www.thinglink.com/video/689961542623428608

Google Drive: Word Cloud Generator Add-On

I love the add-ons in Google Drive, a lot.  I want to show you a special add-AddOn_WordCloudGenerator Exampleon that I use a lot that will generate a word cloud of the document.  This can be a powerful writing tool for your students to see what words they are using a lot.  Our students often are not aware of what words they use a lot.  Plus, it is really easy to like this 2ool, a lot!

See this image below that will explain how to load and use Word Cloud Generator!AddOn_WordCloudGenerator

 

RefME

Scan your book or journal barcodes to easily acquire and generate references in seconds using your phone’s camera.  You can reference any source: books, articles, webpages, videos, newspaper, legislation, artwork and more!  It includes over 7,500 reference styles (who knew there were that many to begin with), including APA and MLA.   BV folks, you can sign in with your Google email so you won’t have yet another username and password to remember.   See my instructional video to see just how easy this is.

ToonDoo – Comic Strip Maker

Want to make cartoon comic strips?  Use ToonDoo!  With a few clicks and some drag and drops, you will have your own comic strip.  You can turn those strips into a book as well.

Here is one that was made by one of the best at BVWest!

ToonDoo

Basic Instructions and tips on how to keep student content private:

ToonDoo.com – kids must register.

  1. Select Toon / Create Toon (this is if you want a small cartoon – 2 to 4 slides).
  2. Pick a layout.
  3. Drag/Drop elements.
  4. Personalize the elements with the options along the bottom.  Change size, for example (select the element, select Shrink or Enlarge).
  5. Be sure to save each one, Click ToonDoo / Save (icon in upper right of cartoon creation area).  Be sure to select “Keep it Private”.  It is Public by default.

Toons (one page comics) can be private, but unfortunately ToonBooks must be public.  In order to keep student content private, students should do a series of Toons and screen shot (Snip) each one into a word document or PowerPoint to submit to their teacher.   Use the Snipping Tool (how to on a PC) (how to on a MAC).

 

AnalyzeMyWriting

This web2.0l allows you and your students to copy and paste writing into a text box and get a multitude of reports.  It appears to support world languages!

  • Count of Words, Sentences, and Characters
  • Usage of Punctuation Mark
  • Static and Dynamic Readability Data
  • Shows Common Words/Phrases
  • Dynamic and Static Lexical Density
  • Wordle Image (Word Cloud)

http://www.analyzemywriting.com/

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This is an example of a Wordle created when I put an excerpt from Grapes of Wrath.

AnalyzeMyWriting_Wordle

StoryBird

StoryBird is a WEB2oOL that reverses visual storytelling by starting with the image and then unveiling the story.  Students can explore artists, get inspired and then write.  The books can be shared by link (like below), embed code or social media. https://storybird.com/about/

Picture Book Example: http://storybird.com/books/something-new-for-bettina-barcue/

Chapter Book Example: http://storybird.com/chapters/sameness-in-small-amounts/1/

StoryBird

Basic Instructions on how to create and share as private:

Storybird.com – kids must register

  1. Create and select your artwork. One limitation is that you can only use the artwork supplied (you can’t get some from different art sets).  Notice, these are artists that are allowing you to use their artwork.
  2. Select “Use this Art” (do not “Buy it”).
  3. Write your story in the spaces provided. There are no text bubbles, so you will need to write your story in text form.
  4. Use the + symbol to add pages, and drag the art onto the page in the area that you want.
  5. Save often. Save and Exit when done.
  6. To Share as a Private Book – you must publish, but you can still publish private.
  7. Now click the share icon to email your teacher a private copy.

StoryBird_SharePrivate