This week I have been investigating alternatives to posters. What are some digital tools that students could use to demonstrate their understanding of a concept in a way that incorporates text, visual images and possibly has an audio component?
Students can create interactive images by adding video, text, other images, music etc.
A menagerie of Google Chrome extensions (shown above, with quick descriptions) https://www.thinglink.com/scene/614171442354847745
This one may be used by a teacher to demonstrate what you can link to in ThingLink https://www.thinglink.com/scene/385215957930344448
A Chemistry example
Student representations of understanding of renaissance art (for SS)(you can see all levels of achievement represented here!)
Little Bird Tales https://www.littlebirdtales.com/ (all grades)
Students can upload photos, images, and record their own voices!
Samples of student work can be viewed on the main page
Great for storytelling and report type work.
Little Bird Tales examples (not just for elementary students!)
Big Huge Labs http://bighugelabs.com/ has MANY different ways students can manipulate images and text to demonstrate understanding. Some of my students’ favorites:
‘Inspired picture writing’ combines careful image selection with precise word choice (and provides a drag and drop option for students requiring that kind of scaffolding)
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