Want to avoid emailing documents back and forth to work on home and school computers? Want to share documents with classmates for easy collaborating? Then, be sure to check out Google Drive, a great way to store your document, presentation, spreadsheet, and other files in "the cloud" and share them with others.
All MCHS students have Google Apps for Education (GAFE) accounts. Please take advantage of them.
Ask at the library for help activating your account.
How to Create a non-GAFE Google Drive Account (pdf file)
How to Create & Share a Google Doc (pdf file)
How to Video
Creating Images/Telling Stories
Wordle.net A great tool for creating word clouds or mosaics (like the one at the top of this page). To save images, on a PC, use Alt+Print Screen, then paste into Paint or any other image editing software to crop. On a Mac, you can use Cmd+Shift+4 to save your image as a .png file. You can also save your image to the Public Gallery. Please DON'T print directly from the image page; it doesn't work. Use the Print button below the image.
Imagechef.com is a great place to make all sorts of customized images and signs like this one:
Be sure to check Flickr.com for images and Flickrcc.bluemountain.net to easily limit your search to Creative Commons-licensed images. Click here for more help with images.
Try these tools (examples are at the bottom of the page)
Prezi.com is a great, completely online alternative to PowerPoint
See the VoiceThread example below.
See the ZooBurst example below.
Also try Xtranormal.com and Goanimate.com
GoAnimate Tutorial Videos
Lots more digital storytelling tools
Animoto makes movie making easy. Here's an example:
Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.
Learn about Web 2.0 Tools
Want to learn about Web 2.0 Tools? Check out the Teen Learning 2.0 and Tools2Create Tutorials from California School Library Association. And ask Mrs. Lofton for more information; she was one of the authors of the latest edition. :) And please feel free to email her for help, even over the summer.
Yahoo avatars (requires account)