6-Tools

Ever wonder how you can learn more efficiently?

Take a look at these different methods to improve the way you learn:

* Mind Maps *

Mind maps are a great way to organize your thoughts, solve problems, visualize information, summarize  and much more.  This year you will be using mind maps to summarize a text, give presentations and  organize an essay.  The best way is to use keywords, not sentences.  Here is a great example:

3dthinking-mind-map

 

Take a look at these graphic organisers:

http://www.myeasybee.com/blog/the-best-free-vocabulary-graphic-organizers/

Take a look at these videos that will help you build your own:

* Digital Apps * Websites *

These are great educational tools that will enhance your learning experience.

1. Explain Everything –

Make interactive presentations:

https://tunes.apple.com/us/app/explain-everything/id431493086?mt=8&utm_campaign=Listly&utm_medium=list&utm_source=listly

2. Three Ring

USE Three Ring TO:

**Document classroom activity**: speeches, performances, presentations, experiments – anything!

**Create multimedia portfolios**: aligned to each student and standard

**Communicate with parents, administrators, and other teachers*

*: share artifacts from your classroom in seconds

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/explain-everything/id431493086?mt=8&utm_campaign=Listly&utm_medium=list&utm_source=listly

3. Today’s Meet

Create chat rooms based on different subjects

https://todaysmeet.com

4. Sock Puppets

Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice.

Friends can work together with multiple puppets and create hilarious conversations. While recording, simply tap a puppet and that puppet will lip-synch, tap a different puppet and switch auto lip-synching to it. Switch backgrounds to take your puppets to different places, move the puppets, props and scenery to animate them while recording. Cartoon and photo realistic puppets are included.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sock-puppets/id394504903?mt=8&utm_campaign=Listly&utm_medium=list&utm_source=listly

5. Animoto

Turn your camera roll into beautiful, pro-quality videos. Choose your music, photos, and clips and share amazing videos with your family and friends.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/animoto-video-maker/id459248037?mt=8&utm_campaign=Listly&utm_medium=list&utm_source=listly

6. Thinglink

Make your images come alive with private video, notes, or even music from YouTube.
Holiday, family, interiors, sports, and personal images can be shared privately or with your network on Facebook and Twitter.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/thinglink/id647304300?mt=8&utm_campaign=Listly&utm_medium=list&utm_source=listly

7. Voki Avatars

Create avatars for videos and presentations.

http://www.voki.com

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