Wednesday, May 1, 2013

BingoCardApp


BingoCardApp is a website that makes it easy to create and print your own Bingo Card.  By creating an account users can save cards for later use.  If you want to print more than 8 cards, you would also need to create an account.  The user interface is simple to use and any teacher looking for good review can utilize this tool.  It will of course require quite a bit of ink on your part, but once your print them, you have them to use in the future.  Below is a sample of what the tool looks like to create your Bingo Card.  The creator of BingoCardApp is also responsible for the JeopardyApp.


Swipe - Easy, Simple, Interactive Presentations


Swipe is an easy way to create, share, and interact with presentations.  Swipe can be used on any device with a modern browser to build and deliver presentations.  There is not an app to install.  Users can broadcast live for anyone to see, no matter where they are.  Swipe is currently in beta, so potential users must email to claim an invite.  To learn more, see the video below or view a sample presentation.



Stampsy - Create Digital Media Content on an iPad

Stampsy is a free app for iPad that allows users to create and share digital media content through several easy to use tools.  A "Stamp" is a unit of content that you create that can have up to 10 pages.  A grid in the background helps users create well-balanced designs.  Users can add images, enter text and arrange them to fit the needs of the project.  All the tools use Drag and Drop features.  Stampsy allows users to change font styles and colors while organizing this in a way that creates the best look every time.  Each "Stamp" has a unique URL that can be shared on the web to be read.  Stampsy would make a great addition to iPad schools looking for a tool to create Digital Photostories.

In the classroom, a teacher could create a network for their students to share their Stamps with the rest of the class and create an easy way to present their projects.  The only drawback at this time is the requirement to use a Facebook account to log in.  Hopefully this is fixed in the future for true potential classroom integration.  

You can find the App in the iTunes App Store.

Time to Vote for Doodle 4 Google

Back in January I wrote about this year's Doodle for Google Contest and it is now time for us all to vote for our favorites.  From today through May 10th, voting is open for the 50 state winners in five different age ranges.  I have to say that these are some great images and it is great that Google continues to help schools find a way to include art in their schools.  The winning Doodle will be placed on the Google Homepage on May 23rd.  The theme was "Best Day Ever" and I have to say that kids all over the country have had some pretty good days.


You can also view the finalists from each state as well.  
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