Do you need creative commons photos for your projects? Photo pin is a fabulous site that makes searching and attribution simple. Check out the stunning photos of Japan: http://photopin.com/search/japan
You might be familiar with Storybird, where you or your students can create your own story books using lovely works of art.
Well if you are a fan, get comfy with your favourite beverage if you teach German, French, Italian or Spanish, and browse this great wiki where teachers share the Storybirds they have created.
Even if you don’t teach these languages, it is a great source of inspiration!
For those of you that can’t make it to the TeachMeet for Languages today, here is my presentation:
Want to know more? Click on the links below to go to the mentioned sites:
Watch as I make a YouTube and Google Docs form listening item
Would you like a full day workshop exploring these ideas and more?
VoiceThread is a website that allows you to upload images to start a conversation. You and others can add comments by phone, webcam, microphone, text, or file upload. You can choose whether to share the VoiceThread with just a few contacts, or make it public. It is best to choose sharing with contacts only, or to moderate all comments in an educational setting. You can even embed your VoiceThread in your own blog.
Tagxedo is a word cloud generator. You can load a file, submit a webpage or enter your own text. Change the colour theme, font, orientation, layout and shape. The more times each word is entered, the larger it appears in the word cloud. Tagxedo word clouds are interactive – mouse over each word and the word pops up. Click on the words and a Google search of that word loads. You can save the completed Tagxedo as an image, or get the link to email, or code to embed in your blog. I recommend you embed this or save the link before you leave the site, otherwise you can’t find your created word clouds within the site.
Simply type in the English meaning of the kanji you would like, see examples of it and watch the stroke order, just like this:
Ever stumbled upon a kanji that you don’t know, and not being sure of the radical, you are finding it hard to look it up in a dictionary? Well, now there is a place online where you can draw the kanji with your mouse and the site will suggest possible kanji, linked to Jim Breen’s dictionary. Yipee! Check out handwritten kanji recognition.
ToonDoo is an online comic-creating tool. You can sign up for free, or pay for an educational version.
Find these and other great manga style characters under the ‘special’ tab (indicated by stars) in the ToonDoo maker.