Ideas for Student Projects

See also pages on "Video projects", "Digital Storymaking", "Avatars", "Making Animations", "Tech resources for projects". 

1. Voicethread
(Wonderful resource for making slideshows with voice recordings. Here is a sample that I made:
http://voicethread.com)
How to get started on Voicethread
Voicethread tutorial (Scroll down) and here.
25 ways to use Voicethread in the class
Click here for the Voicethread library with tons of ideas for projects.
Click here for an article on Voicethread. 
Boucle d'or et les trois ours
Les trois petits cochons 
La routine de la journée
Click here for more French voicethreads.
Click here for many more student samples of Voicethreads. 
Click here for a class project using Voicethread.
Click here for a video on how to make your Voicethread public.
Click here for an adorable Voicethread of little children learning the alphabet.
Click here for a great Voicethread presentation.
Click here for a blogpost about using Voicethread in the Foreign Language classroom.
2. Wigflip 
(Great way to make digital posters)
See: http://www.mediafire.com
3. Prezi 
Very cool way to make presentations. Click here for a Prezi made by French teacher Fiona Rose. Click here for a Prezi on "Pourquoi apprendre le français?" Click here and here for Prezis on using Prezi as a teaching tool.
Click here for a presentation on 16 interesting ways to use Prezi in the classroom.
Click here for a Prezi about how to use Prezi.
Here's a Prezi about Twitter.
Cyberman's Prezi page 
Prezi for dummies
Click here for two videos explaining how to use Prezi. Click here for another one.
Click here to go to the Prezi website for directions on making a Prezi. 
Click here for a Prezi on "About me". 
Click here for a Prezi explaining how to imbed animations, or .swf files into Prezi. 
Click here for "10 Tips to Help Master Prezi".
4. Glogster Make on-line, interactive posters. Click here for the educational site.
Click here and here to see some great samples, en français! Also:
Callum
Marisa
Ellie
See Click here for a great blogpost on how to use Glogster in class and here for a class Glog. Click here and here and here for instructional videos. Click here for instructions.  Click here and here for Wikipages with tons of info on Glogster. Click here for Cybraryman's Glogster page.
Click here to see a Glogster I made. 
Click here for a great Glogster made by a student on the Titanic. 
Click here and here to see some wonderful Glogsters. 
Click here to find out how to do accents in Glogster.
5. Blabberize Funny way to make pictures talk. Click here for an instructional video.
6.  Tagxedo  and Wordle  and  Wordlings  Make word/image clouds
Click here for a fascinating study using word clouds. Click here for Cybraryman's Word Cloud page. Click here and here for videos on using Wordle.
Click here for a video on using Tagxedo.
7. Word clouds for children: http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm 
8. Little Bird Tales 
Neat way for children to create slideshows with voiceovers. Click here for some examples.
10. Sketchcast Capture your writing or drawing on a video. Can record voice as well.
11. Screencast Similar writing/drawing too with voice recorder. Watch video 
Watch some student samples here.
12. Popplet Very cool way to do presentations. Kind of like "Prezi".
Click here for an example. Click here for another.  Click here for a good "How to" video. 
13. Bubblr Cool and easy presentation tool. Click here to watch a video on how to use it. Click here to see some wonderful examples of Bubblr cartoons (scroll down). 
14. Photostory 3: Click here for a video.
15. Bookr: a book-making site using Flickr pics. Click here for a slideshow on how to use it. Click here for a video (second half). 
16. Tiki-Toki Click here to create beautiful timelines.  
17. www.wix.com Makes great-looking websites for student projects! Click here for a student's example. 
18. Click here to find out how to make an infographic.
19. Photopeach To make great slideshows. Click here, here and here for samples in Spanish. 
20. http://www.switcheroozoo.com/zoo.htm Make new animals. Click here to read a great blogpost for using in a 2nd language class. 
21. LinoIt Make a Bulletin board. Click here for a video. Click here for an example. Click here for a blogpost on using it. Click here for a lino on how to lino. Click here for one I made.
22. http://www.themeefy.com/ Make cool interactive books like this. 
23. http://www.tripline.net
Make an interactive map of your travels. Click here for mine (Make sure to click on "Full screen and then click on photo thumbnails to enlarge). Click here for tutorials. TripAdvisor has a similar feature: http://tripwow.tripadvisor.com/ Click here to see one.
24. Use http://www.voki.com/ to create a speaking Avatar to tell a story like in this examples:
1. Click here 2. Click here 3. Click here 4. Click here (all examples from http://mmekongoli.blogspot.com/ )
25. Amazing rap by Isabelle Jones' students: Click here for lyrics. Click here for music. You can follow her on Twitter here.
26. Powtoon is a very cool way to make presentations. Click here for one I made. Click here for a How-to book.

8 comments:

  1. Just found you on here as I was researching examples for my Prezi page. I think I also follow you on Twitter or some other platform. Thanks for all your work! Feel free to use anything I've put up on my blog/wiki, but I fear it would pale in comparison to this fabulous resource! Bravo!

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