Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Avatar Editor

My Avatar Editor is a free online site where you can create and edit avatars. Gender, height, size, hair and eye color, along with other physical characteristics can be chosen. Once an avatar is created, it can be exported as a .png file without the background. 
 My district uses Comic Life, and by combining this with Comic Life, students could create historical scenes.    Normally, you are only able to drag one picture into a frame in Comic Life, but by saving the Avatar without a background, and using the "command" key while dragging the image onto a background image, a scene like above can be created.

Friday, February 18, 2011

World Read Aloud Day Skype Project

March 9, 2011 is World Read Aloud Day.  A very interesting project has started via Twitter, called the World Read Aloud Day Skype Project.   By following this link you can sign up to Skype with another classroom to to read or listen to various books.
 World Read Aloud Day Skype Project Sign Up

For more information on how you and your school can participate in the events of  World Read Aloud Day here:
You can also follow the Events on:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Little Bird Tales

Little Bird Tales is a free site for early elementary grades that allows the user to create a narrated story by either drawing an image with the program or uploading images.  Text can be added to the images as well. Then the user can add narration to the story and then share it.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bibme - Bibliography Maker

Bibme is a free website that is an automatic bibliography maker for citations that can be used to conduct research on books, magazines, newspapers, websites, journals, and film.  Once you have your citations, you can download the bibliography in MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian formats and include it in your paper.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Comic Master

Comic Master is very similar to Comic Life but is a free web browser program with many of the features that Comic Life offers, such as uploading your own image, creating your layout, etc. While I would prefer Comic Life, if your district does not have it, Comic Master is a nice alternative.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Cyclo.ps is a royalty free stock photography search engine that searches the most popular free image engines around and provides them in one location.