Tools for Creating Digital Avatars:
- Doppel Me
- Dude Factory
- The Hero Factory
- Build Your Wild Self
- I recommend Picassohead
Tools for Creating Original Images and Posters:
Tools for Digging Deeper into Vocabulary:
- instaGrok: An integrated search engine and learning tool.
- VocabGrabber: A word cloud generator that allows users to sort words by content area and explore relationships through visual maps.
- Lexipedia: Create word webs and more.
- Lingro: A tool that turns any digital text into an interactive dictionary, useful for help with words in context and also for ESL students. The tool also translates words and allows students to build a word bank.
- Word Sift: A word cloud generator that helps students build their own definitions through the use of video and images.
- Shahi: It is a visual dictionary that combines Wiktionary content with Flickr images, and more.
- Word Hippo: A reference tool that provides definitions, pronunciations, antonyms, synonyms, rhyming words and words in context.
Tools for Creating Flipped Lessons:
Tools for Creating Screencasts or Videos:
- Screencast-o-Matic or
- Screenr – both of them are free online video recorders.
- I recommend Camtasia Studio 7
Tools for Creating Podcasts and Audio Files:
- I recommend using Audacity to record your voice, then upload it to one of the above tools.
Tools for Collecting Feedback:
Tools for Creating Collections and Curating Content:
TLChallenge Participants’ Reflections:
- Can ThingLink Flip Bloom’s Taxonomy Upside Down? by Azhar Youssef
- What’s Your Challenge by Sue Fitzgerald
- 10 Weeks of Professional Development You Can “Touch”, by Dan Gallagher
- ThingLink Challenge: ESL Students Research Concepts, by Ann Rooney
- ThingLink Teacher Challenge 2014, by Laura Moore
- ThingLink Teacher Challenge 2014, by Khalid Nafil
- Playing with “V” Vocabulary Words, by Ms. Mara
- ThingLink for Interactive Books, by Alexandra Duarte
- Tech Adventures in a Middle School Math Class, by Caryn Trautz