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Tool #81: MyAwardMaker

Type:  Certificate Maker

Teacher:  All Levels (All Content Areas)

Student Use:  Award ceremonies, Student recognition

MyAwardMaker lets you create certificates for your students by choosing from several template categories.  A simple download of the template lets you plug in the important stuff.   

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Tool #80: TinyChat

Type:  Chatroom Creator

Teacher:  All Levels (All Content Areas)

Student Use:  Class collaboration, Class discussion, Homework help, Club/Organization connections

TinyChat makes creating a chat room super easy.  Just click “Create your room” and a URL is created for you.  Share this URL with anyone you want to invite to your room … yep, it IS that simple. 

 

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Tool #79: What Should I Read Next?

Type:  Book interest analysis

Teacher:  Upper Level (Literature, Language Arts, Library)

Student Use:  Assist in book selection

What Should I Read Next takes the title of a book you enjoyed and compares it to a database of nearly 70,000 other readers and their choices to give you a list of other book titles you might enjoy.  My test revealed a list of 10 books … I had read (and enjoyed) 3 of the books on the list … the remaining titles did sound interesting.  Links to Amazon so you can futher investigate the book. 

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Tool #78: LibriVox

Type:  Free Audio Books

Teacher:  Middle/Upper Levels (Literature, Language Arts, Library)

Student Use:  Audio compliment to reading

LibriVox has a goal of housing all public domain books in free audio format.  Currently, over 2000 titles are ready for listening.  Check here before buying your next book on tape. 

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Tool #77: LoudLit

Type:  Free Audio Books

Teacher:  All Levels (Literature, Language Arts, Library)

Student Use:  Audio compliment to reading

LoudLit has a collection of novels, poetry, children’s stories and short stories available forlistening or mp3 download.  If you use books on tape in your classes, consider looking here before making a new purchase.

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