Seesaw–Digital Portfolios for Students

From Seesaw’s site: CAPTURE STUDENT LEARNING IN ANY FORM Seesaw empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school. Students can “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. You can also import directly from most popular apps. Find Seesaw at http://web.seesaw.me/

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Voice Thread

Voice Thread allows you and your students to have “Conversations in the cloud.”  Why limit discussion to class time?  Why limit presentations to PowerPoint in school?  Click on the picture to learn more.  

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Voki

Voki (www.voki.com) is a fun way to focus on speaking skills. Students can select a character and give the character their voice. In the words of the site, Voki can be used to “INTEGRATE technology into the classroom, MAKE teaching and learning fun, EDUCATE engage and enjoy!” See an example here.  

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Photo Booth

Every Apple device has Photo Booth installed on the dock. Photo Booth uses the devices webcam to take snapshots or record video.  Use the video feature to record students doing the rough draft of a talk; to record students explaining daily procedures for Back to School night; to record discussion prompts; to record videos that […]

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Vocaroo

Do you ask students to hand in a rough draft before turning in the final paper?  Why not have students send you a rough draft for oral presentations?  No, not a paper with words on it, but a recording of what they are going to say.  Practice readers’ theater, newscasts, presentations, and more at Vocaroo.com.

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Extempore

Extempore (https://extemporeapp.com/) is an app for practicing speaking. Language instructors create lessons, and students use mobiles to record responses. In Extempore’s words: “Our platform allows students and instructors to share spontaneous speech asynchronously, using their iOS or Android mobile devices.” Instead of 1:1 in-person conferences, language-learning goes digital.

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