Thursday, December 9, 2010


Page Middle School is Using Xtranormal!
What is Xtranormal?
It is a website that allows a person to choose from a variety of scenes and characters.  Once signed on, all you need to do is type the dialog.  You can have a one character monologue or a two character dialog.  Students can write scripts that they then turn into animated cartoons.  Pretty cool…

Mrs. Schmitter had her 6th grade math student practice their key vocabulary words by creating an Xtranormal movie.

Mr. Gay had his 6th Grade science students use this site to demonstrate what they know about anatomy.
(Got to love the middle school student)

Online Collaboration Tools

Tools For Collaboration!
There are several free web based tools out there that will allow you and your students to collaborate on a document in real time. (Really, Real Time)
Check Out These Web Sites  (with this site you can create a login as a teacher and password protect your documents.  This site also limits how many users can be typing at one time.. I believe it is 6)
1.     Increases Collaboration (21st Century Skill)
2.    Students do not need an account
3.    Really, Real Time. ( Do not need to refresh the page)
4.    Chat option is available
5.    Exports to PDF, Word, Text, etc
6.    Very easy to use
7.    Free!