Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tech Tuesday for November 11

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Here are some cool resources that are worth checking out.


This is a cool tool I learned about from Richard Byrne and his cool website. Blabbr allows users to take YouTube clips and create multiple choice quizzes based on the clip they just watched. The correct answers are shared right away. I see this being great for reviews as students prepare for exams. Check out this one someone created for the Blood flow Through The Heart.

A couple of weeks ago, we received an email about managing multiple Google Accounts. Here is a video that was shared that shows you how to handle multiple email accounts. It is important to remember to only use your school related email and Google Accounts for school related communication only. Save personal emails and personal documents for your personal email and Google accounts. Thanks John Sowash for the awesome video. 

Blabberize is a very fun site that could be used in a single class period in the computer lab. It's an online computer tool that allows you to add your voice to a picture of your choosing. The cool part of this is that you can select the area over the images mouth and the mouth will open and close while it plays the recorded message.

The message can be recorded via microphone, audio file or your cell phone. The cell phone option is really neat if you do not have a microphone on your computer at home. It gives you a number to call and a 4 digit pass code and the site will record your voice and save it to the picture you have selected.

You could use this as a fun option for students to find characters from a novel and record their favorite line or lines from the story that best suit them. At the end of the class period, you could play a selection for the class. If you are a History, you could use the site to have kids record parts of speeches for historical figures.

This site might not revolutionize education as we know it, but it is a nice tool to have in your drawer if you decide to do something a little different with your students. If you are not sure how to use it in class, just show the students and I'm sure they can come up with some fun ideas for class projects.

Here is my goofy example. It only took me 5 minutest to put together.

Try having some fun with Blabberize and see the silly thing you can do with it. You might just want to create a few fun pictures and place them in a Power Point or on your class website. Give it a try!