Paper Slides

Paper Slide videos were first created by Dr. Lodge McCammon and are a quick, low-tech way to create a video. Students who are placed into a group write and/or illustrate visuals onto paper and flip the papers and narrate (speak) to provide further explanation while another group member tapes the presentation. There is usually one practice “take” and then the actual video is recorded.

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Voki is a free service that lets you: Create customized avatars, add voice to your Voki avatars, post your Voki to any blog, website, or profile, and take advantage of Voki's learning resources. Tutorial (video or text)


is a free service that allows users to create audio recordings without the need to install any software. You don't even have to create an account to use Vocaroo. Tutorial (video or text)

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Today's Meet
Todays Meet is similar to Twitter or Edmodo, as it gets students chatting, using a 140-character limit and an easy-to-use interface. Todays Meet is a backchannel, which helps teachers conduct online discussions, while channeling the results onto one web page or an Interactive White Board. Students can get to Todays Meet with the click of a mouse, if the teacher provides a link on a classroom blog or classroom web site. Once there, students login to Todays Meet simply by typing their name and clicking Join. No accounts or passwords are needed for teachers orstudents to use Todays Meet. Ease of use is one of Todays Meet's best features. When studentsand teachers want to speak, they type in a short sentence or two and click Say. Students or teachers using Twitter can join a Todays Meet conversation, as long as they have the twitter hashtag the teacher has set up.

Use Today's Meet in the classroom to enable your students to backchannel comments, questions, discussion points and insights while using the Fishbowl method or while viewing a video. During the activity the discussion can be projected and after the discussion the transcript can be printed and distributed to the students. Teachers can monitor the discussion and contribute questions while keeping all students engaged in the lesson.