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Croak.it is an app that allows you to record audio for 30 second chunks. It has a very simple user interface. Simply press the giant button with a frog and press again to stop. You can then title your recording. Once titled, your Croak is given a URL that you can share.
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You can practice vocabulary using Croak.it and Thinglink. Students can hand write their vocabulary word. After writing their word, they can snap a picture of it. Next, they can use the Thinklink app to add links to their image. The links they will add would be their recordings from Croak.it. The recordings via Croak.it could be examples of the word in a sentence.
What: Working with younger students, I am always drawn to visual tools that can be integrated into my daily, weekly and/or yearly routines. When sharing resources with my students, I try to present it in a visual manner for those students that can not read the text being displayed. Below are some of the tools that are available to create visual links for your students.
Symbaloo provides options for teachers as well as districts. While these options have a cost associated with them, Symbaloo does offer a free version that allows you to share visual links with your students. You create a "webmix" which is a grid with open spots for tiles. See more in the video below.
I have created a webmix for my 1st graders to easily access our most commonly used web tools. From our Kidblog site to drawing and clipart resources, Symbaloo has made it easy for my students to navigate the plethora of online resources in a visually user friendly format.
MyLinkCloud is very similar to Symbaloo but users are not tied to grid style tile layouts. My Link Cloud allows you to drag and drop your links in a visually appealing "cloud" format. You can move and resize your links across the page to make your "cloud" appear as you want. Check out the video below for more ideas for how to use it in your classroom
Thinglink is a tool that allows you to make your images interactive. You create hotspots on your picture that allow users to click and learn more about the image. Find out more by watching the video below.
The possibilities seem endless for these resources. I have always been a visual learner and these visual linking tools serve as a vehicle for providing multitudes of information in a single location. Use them to create subject specific resource, lesson plan resources, research topics and much more.
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