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LRC Staff

BW Benjamin Wagoner

LRC Director/Media Specialist

SS Sandra Serewicz

LRC Assistant

JS Jeanne Slinker

LRC Assistant

Creative & Reading Tools

Creative Tools

Pixlr
An online image editor, which means that you can upload your images and edit them in your browser.

TiltShift Maker
Miniature style photos are pictures of real-life scenes that are manipulated to look like model photographs

Wordle
A tool for generating "word clouds" from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

ArtPad
Lets you "paint" pictures on a canvas then "play" the painting of the picture as a movie

Pixton
Click and drag to create and share comics.

Kerpoof
An online workspace that allows you to create artwork, animated movies, and more.

Tagxedo
Turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text

Jing
Take Screenshots: Capture an image of what you see on your computer screen. Record Screencasts: Record up to 5 minutes of onscreen video

Screenr
Web-based screen recorder that makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web. Just click the record button, capture your screen a voice, and share the link.

Bubbl.us
Much like Inspiration...a diagramming tool that allows you to visually display your thoughts

Gliffy
Easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more!

Skrbl
Simple and easy online multi user whiteboard, start skrbl, give out your URL & start working together. Sketch, text, share files, upload pictures all in one common shared space. There are no new tools to learn, nothing to download, nothing to install. Brainstorm on our simple whiteboard to start thinking together, everyone sees the same screen, everybody gets on the same page.

GlogsterEDU
An online tool to express and create online multimedia posters using knowledge and skills from the classroom.

Reading Tools

Lexile.com
Provides a lexile score (reading level) for many books--pick your level of challenge!

Google Books
Allows you to search the full text of many books and provides a "limited preview" allowing you to read part of the book to see if you are interested in committing to the whole text.


Helpful Hints

Listed below are helpful hints for students/teachers to use in their classroom setting:

Photography with iPhone & iPads
Take photos without touching the screen, use the volume buttons or with your headphones press the volume button

Creating a Link (Simply)
Click on the little icon before the URL and drag it to your desktop.

Retrieving a Closed Tab
Hold down the Ctrl/Alt/T keys at the same time, and the tabs you closed will re-appear in the order they were closed (most recent first).

Geoguessr
Want to teach your students something about other cultures, the environment, world geography?

Batchgeo.com
Want to create an interactive map? Go to BatchGeo and load your excel spreadsheet to do so using this link. Use Google Forms' database spreadsheet to input interactive data.

Newsela.com
Here's a way to search databases by subject and differentiate the reading level of the document. A great tool for struggling readers as well as foreign exchange students.

diigo.com
Want to do research on the web and have it follow you wherever you go instead of keeping everything bookmarked on just one computer? Join diigo.com and bring it on! See the cheat sheet below too.

Creative Tools Cheat Sheets

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303