Technology Tips and Tidbits
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Spell with Flicker
This program finds letters in Flickr (photo sharing site) and makes whatever words you want.Keep clicking the letters to change them to the ones you like best.Use the embed code or simply take a screen shot to get this into your web page.Do multiple words separately so you have more control with where they will go on the page.
Tagxedo- Copy to your research paper, the words in your presentation, your class list, or any list of words to this site and it will create a word cloud of your papers most important topics. The apple below represents all of the words featured on this page.
Note: if you want two words displayed together, you will write them with a ~ between the words. San Francisco must be written like San~Francisco to keep the words together.
Now you can even upload your own picture and enter text to match. I did my own picture and a list of words.
What Do You Love?
What Do You Love? Is a Google Sponsored Site where you type in what you love and you are given a quick overview of what is on the web in regards to your topic. This would be a great way for students to select a topic- they are able to see just at a glance if their topic is what they think it is. It would help to eliminate things that are not interesting to them right off of the bat.
"Express yourself. Instantly."
Description from WSD's eToolbox
Be sure this fits into the theme of your paper before choosing this tool
- Create a variety of images, word art, poetry, and digital photo effects.
- A nice site to use to create images and logos.
- Select "Create" from the top menu and "All Templates" to see all your options.
- You can decorate your image after it is created with a variety of stickers, text, and clipart.
- No accounts needed to create and save.
- Either take a screen shot or use embed code to put on your website.
| GeoGreeting is a fun letter site. On this site you simply type in a word and it finds buildings that when photographed from above, look like letters. Such a neat idea! || |
IconScrabble is a letter site that uses common icons for letters.
You just type in your word and icons with those letters pop up!
Custom Eye Chart- Enter up to 28 letters to make a custom eye chart.
| Alphabetimals- The Alphabetimals characters can spell out any word that you would like. Just type in the word and it will be printed for you. You can then print out the Alphabetimaltized (yes, I just made up that term) version of the word.|
Cool Text is a FREE graphics generator for web pages and anywhere else you need an impressive logo without a lot of design work. Simply choose what kind of image you would like. Then fill out a form and you'll have your own custom image created on the fly.
Flipbook- Create a digital flip book to show animation.
Voki- Voki is a tool that allows you to create a person or object, make it talk, and customize the way it looks. You can call to have your own voice added or simply type in the text and it will have a computer generated voice read it for you.