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Tool #112: Scrapblog

Type:  Multimedia Scrapbook Maker

Teacher:  All Levels (All Content Areas)

Student Use:  Reflection, Sharing information, Culminating project

Scrapblog allows you to upload images, text, audio and video to attractive themed pages to share digitally or hardcopy.  Simple drag and drop process with easy to use tools to make your page special. 

WARNING:  Some of the themes have a cost, if there is a number in the top right corner with coins, it is not free.  BUT, there are several free themes.

Here is a screenshot of one as I was making it.  This was maybe 3 minutes into the process.  Those are my pups.

scrapblog

 

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June 29, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

2 Comments »

  1. Casey,

    re: Twitter in the classroom

    I wondered the same thing. I have five classes but I did not want to set up five separate Twitter accounts – that would just be too much signing in and signing out.

    Instead, what I did was subscribed to each student’s Twitter RSS feed with Netvibes. You can also do this with Google Reader or with Pageflakes.

    I set up five New Tabs in Netvibes and named the tabs Period 2, Period 4, Period 5, etc. Then I added each student’s Twitter feed to its proper tab.

    So what happens is this: your English III and English IV classes will see Concurrent Credit English assignments, notes, announcements that you post and Concurrent Credit English will see English III and IV’s assignments, notes and announcements that you post. Not too big of a problem.

    You, on the other hand, by placing their feeds in separate tabs will have the ability to go to your Netvibes page, and select period 2, period 3, or period 4 and read through their posts in one neat and isolated work space. One Twitter account but multiple tabs for your individual classes.

    One more thing. If you want to keep your professional Twitter account separate from what you want to share with your students, than I would suggest setting up a separate classroom twitter account.

    Let me know how you make out.

    And thanks!

    Comment by H Songhai | June 30, 2009 | Reply

    • Ooo, I will have to check out Netvibes. That might just be the fix. Thank you so much for the info! Step 1 for me … get Twitter to not be blocked at our school. Again, THANKS!

      Comment by C Mayfield | June 30, 2009 | Reply


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