Buncee

https://www.edu.buncee.com/home

Samples and Ideas

Have students summarize books or research with this interactive slideshow that incorporates video and links (and robot-voiced audio)

More examples available at:
https://www.edu.buncee.com/edu-examples

Pros

Students can easily drag and drop pictures
There's an iOS app so students don't have to use a laptop if they have access to an iPad or other Apple device.
Can be embedded into websites.
The user can turn off comments.

Cons

Users must use an email account to register.
Storage is limited to 500 MG for free version.
Can only save as .jpg and not pdf with free version.
Can only record audio with paid version. Otherwise, you have to use the robo-voice.




Tildee

http://www.tildee.com
Eye-catching guides

Samples and Ideas

Provide Professional Development: http://www.tildee.com/NbFnqf
Teach students how to do something in a simple step-by-step manner: http://www.tildee.com/ytm36c http://www.tildee.com/KsFoNg
Have students create guides or summaries

Pros

You don't have to sign up for an account to create a tutorial.
You can add links to your guide as well as pictures, Google Maps, and video.
Tutorials may be shared via a link, email, or share button (lots of different sites to share with including Facebook and Twitter).
You can print your guide or that of other people.
It's free.

Cons

You cannot embed via HTML code


Glogster

http://edu.glogster.com/
Online poster in which you can embed images, videos, and audio and then embed in a website.

Samples and Ideas

Glog Books: http://glogsteredu.edu.glogster.com/digital-book-one/?from_alert=true
http://rholland2.edu.glogster.com/gunnlibrary
Science Research/Experiments: http://misshollaway.edu.glogster.com/scienceclub1/
Research where traditional report isn't required

Pros

Embeddable
Easy to use
Has tutorials

Cons

Can be slow to load if there is a lot of content (video or large images)
Doesn't print easily
No longer provides student accounts for free (can have students use your teacher number to link)
Requires email to register


Web Poster Wizard


http://poster.4teachers.org/
Teachers or librarians can create online worksheets and assignments and students, in turn, can create a poster demonstrating what they learned through their research.

Samples and Ideas

Webposters can be created for any topic a student may be researching. The possibilities are endless.
http://poster.4teachers.org/graphics/posterExample1.jpg
http://poster.4teachers.org/graphics/posterExample2.jpg

Pros

Students can see assignment and links at a glance and click on hyperlinks within the poster.
Students can create their own webposter online with links and librarian or teacher can access it easily online.
Students do not have to enter email addresses. The librarian or teacher uploads students as classes.

Cons

You may not create a webposter unless you have uploaded a class of students.
Be careful using this site (I did with two classes before I realized it said it was saving but really did not save. The next day it worked fine


Time Toast Timeline Creator

http://www.timetoast.com

‍Samples and Ideas

Students can create timelines for a main character's life within a book, timelines based on their historical research, or timelines of their own life or another's life as a form of pre-writing.

‍Pros

Easy to use and looks nice.
Timelines are stored on the website and can be embedded into other websites or printed.
The viewer can click on the event and pull up additional information that the user has entered.

‍Cons

Requires Flash, so you cannot use an iPad to view unless you download the Cloud Browse app.
Requires an email account to sign register.


Fakebook

Create fake Facebook pages
http://classtools.net/fb/home/page

Samples and Ideas

Fake Author, Character, or historical figure pages
http://www.classtools.net/fb/2/ZHWjZi
fakebook.JPG

Pros

Easy to use
Searches Google images
No email required

Cons

Students have to write down the code to be able to get back to the page
Show students why putting a date in is iportant (see sample-shows today rather than the date if you don't put in a date.
Does have ads that you can ignore or use an add on to block.


Tiki Toki

http://www.tiki-toki.com/
Create visually stunning timelines.

Samples and Ideas

Students can use Tiki-Toki to create a timeline of a person's life after reading a biography or a character's life from a fictional book or short story.
After researching an event, students can create a timeline of that event (i.e. WWII)

Pros

You can add pictures, videos, and audio.
You can view the timeline in 3D.
There's a very helpful FAQ page.
Teachers/Librarians can purchase a teacher account for $125 which comes with 50 "bronze level" student accounts.
Flash and java script options are available.

Cons

This is currently only available as an app or can be used on Macs. There are Windows and Linux versions in the works as of February 2014.
You can only create one timeline with the free version.
You cannot embed your timeline or group edit with the free version.


ThingLink

http://thinglink.com
Create interactive posters incorporating images, videos, and more.

Samples and Ideas

Create and interactive poster about the library, staff, or popular authors.
Have students create interactive posters about a book they've read or about a topic or process they've researched.
Have students create an About Me interactive poster.
Students can use a map as their image and insert images, videos, or links to annotate it.
Make an infographic more interactive.




Pros

You can create free ThingLinks with an education account.
Can easily search for content within the application.
Easy to share the ThingLink on many social networking sites or via email with the touch of a button.
Sign up with email, Google+ or Facebook

Cons

Must sign in to create.
Unless you set it to private, others can find it and comment.
Kids need to be instructed about using a copyright clear picture or getting permission from the creator of the picture.

Smore

http://smore.com

Samples and Ideas

Anything you'd make a traditional poster for will work with Smore

Pros

Easy to use
Works well/displays well on multiple platforms

Cons

Only get a limited number for free


TACKK

https://tackk.com/

Samples and Ideas

Anything you'd make a traditional poster for will work with Smore
Sample used for professional development: https://tackk.com/sma
Create a feed to keep up with users who have similar interests

Pros

Easy to use
Has photo and video bank
Can log on with other accounts

Cons

Some video/photos are mature