Educaplay enables you to create activities and then embed in your blog or wiki. You need to set up an account. The default settings are Spanish, so make sure you select English.
Ways to use this in a classroom
spelling word activities
topic word activities
shared book activities (as shown below)
making crosswords about topics or books
specific grammatical activities like changing tense, adding endings, plurals etc
Make a Wordfind
Make a Cloze activity
Make a Jumbled Sentence
"@Elle_Gifted Alternative to Wallwisher for primary sts shared by @plnaugle http://primarywall.com/ at Tech Smackdown #RSCON3."
Primary Wall looks like a great alternative to Wallwisher especially as it seems to be 'broken' quite often. It has a few different features from Wallwisher and is very easy to use.
Here is an example of what it looks like
Photobucket is an online storage site for your photos, it is a one stop place where you can edit and create slideshows.
Upload photos to Photobucket.
Media: Upload your photos, create albums, view as slideshow, get embed code to add to blogs or wikis
Themes: Change the theme of your Media page Organise: organise your photos into albums Editphotos: Fotoflexer is integrated into Photobucket so that you can edit photos. Tags: add tags to photos PhotoProducts: for a price turn your photos into cups, calendars, books etc Tools: Create interesting slideshows using filters and themes
There are several embeddable book and magazine makers on the internet and this was one I came across today. Create your book in Word or PowerPoint, save it as a PDF file and then upload to http://www.yudu.com
It embeds in this form
You can click on the above link to enlarge the document. This will be a great publishing tool for children and teachers to use, I could see them making story books and magazines, embedding on to their wikis and blogs and also downloading for off line reading.
Lino It is a an online stickies wall. It is similar to Wallwisher where you can post stickers, add photos and movies. You can also upload links to documents. It is collaborative and can be embedded into blogs and wikis. This could be a great presenting tool for students.
Once you have joined up click on Create a New Canvas
Choose a Background, Name your Canvas.
Choose who has access and the Details you want to show. Click on Create a Canvas
Add Stickies by dragging a sticky onto the canvas and typing into it.
Add a photo by clicking on the Photo icon, insert a photo from your computer, add text by clicking on the Frame option.
Add a movie by making a choice from Youtube, Ustream or Vimeo, paste in the URL of the video.
Attach files to the canvas by clicking on the Attachment button. Choose a file by browsing and an upload link to the file will appear.
Add a Transparent sticky by clicking on the Transparent button, type your text in.
Click on the Information button on the Palette to show the embed code.
Dates can be added to text stickies.
Pin a sticky to a canvas by moving the mouse over the top right hand of the sticky, a pin will appear, click on it to pin it. To unpin it, click on the pin again.
Move the stickies behind or in front by holding down the (Option Key-Mac) (Alt key-Win) and clicking.
Add tags to stickies which enables highlighting of all stickies with that tag.
There is a peel off option, click on the tick icon at the bottom of the right hand side of sticky. Once it has been peeled it is gone forever.
Sizes and colour of text can be changed when editing.
Stickies can be resized by clicking and dragging on the bottom right hand corner.
New stickies can be highlighted by clicking on 'Highlight New'.
How to use Lino It
In the example below I have used Lino It as a Presentation instructional tool.
Other ways of using it
collaborative question answer (you would do this in groups on computers
One of the schools I visit are doing a Pacific Migration Unit and I showed some of the teachers how they could use Scribble Maps as an activity.
Each child can create their own Scribble Map illustrating where they or their family came from.
Type in the address, press Enter.
Click on the marker button
Select a marker from the choices, look at the drop down menu for more markers.
Mark the spot on the map.
Annotate your Markers
Add pictures and/or movies to the markers by clicking on the Advanced Editing choice. Images can only be entered by using a 'URL' Check to make sure the image you add is smaller than 300kbs. If it shows up to large in the map, you can change the width and height within the code 'width="500" height="370"' change the numbers to about width = 125 height =95
Draw a line using the line tool on the tool bar from one spot to the other.
Add text boxes by clicking on the ABC button. Click on the arrow button to move textboxes into place
Click on the Menu button to Save and to embed into a blog or a wiki. Choose Widget/Embed.
The one problem I did come up with is in the embedding in blogs. I had to add a small bit of code to the html, so instead of this at the end
The Scribble map embeds fine in Wikispaces.
This example shows some of the Volcanoes in Auckland.
Other Ways to use Scribble Maps
plot places from a novel, journal story
famous landmarks in your own country, the country you are studying or world
plot a famous journey (Livingston, Shackleton, Hillary, Captain Cook)
retell the adventures of an explorer, famous person
retell your own family's migration story
make up your own incredible journey plot the places visited and write/illustrate what you found there
save the maps as pictures for inserting into Documents where students enlarge on what they have been writing about
use with an Interactive Whiteboard (or projector on a screen) to create collaborative mapping
improve students Geography by concentrating on a country at a time and find something indigenous to that country and adding it each day as a 'When we have a few minutes spare' activity
Keep up to date with new features from Scribble Map by reading their blog.
There are so many features that I haven't discovered yet, but I am sure your students will. This is an amazing resource which is always under development and being improved.