This Poster was created in a few easy steps using PowerPoint.
PowerPoint: Using PowerPoint To Screen Capture
The video captured using PowerPoint had to be converted to a YouTube video to work on this website.
This resource method works well to create quick worksheets for lessons that can be used for quick assessments of students' understanding of the material covered (Nix, 2021).
Art work by K. J. Nix. This scene was created and rendered in DAZ 3D using 3D models.
Nix,K.(n.d.) A Fairies Life. KJNixgraphics
Pro's: It's all web-based so there is no need to download or update. Its simple to learn and use and it can be used for collaborative works.
Con's: While there is a free version it's very simplified and for more option you will need to upgrade. To work in teams you have to have a Pro membership which is the most expensive.
Draw.IO: Mind Mapping
Pro's: This tool can be downloaded or used exclusively online. Its simple to learn and use. The tool provides a large amount of shapes and elements for free.
Con's : My main complaint about this tool is that it does not allow for collaboration. I have not been able to find a way to link this project inside of a website where students can interact with the mind map.
Pro's: Its simple to learn. Has a lot of resources available to make each comic unique and interesting. The comics can be done collaboratively.
Con's: For your class to have access to all of the materials it expensive. The resources maybe to simple for high school students, need access t internet.
Xbox Game Bar
Xbox Game Bar is a windows tool that allow the user do screen captures.
Pro's: It free and already installed on a windows computer.
Con's: It will not record itself or anything in the settings bar. This is for windows only.
YouTube is a free video sharing and social media platform that users can watch, upload video's, share, like, and make comments.
"Explain Everything is a whiteboarding platform where people meet to share ideas and make them visual and clear so they can better understand each other."
Pro's: it is versatile, and it works on phones, tablets, and computers.
Con's: Need access to internet, It's not intuitive, some functions are only available on the tables and phone versions.
Google Forms/ Breakout
Pro's: Its easy to learn, there are many videos on how to use it, there are many ways you can use this, and best of all its Free!
Cons: Its designs are limited, need access to internet, and it's not intuitive (need to watch videos to learn how to use).
Zunal is a a web quest creator. You can create or adapt existing WebQuest for classroom use.
What Does Renaissance Art and Batman Have In Common?
Pro's: It has a free version, it's simple to use, and the paid version (it's inexpensive) has premade WebQuest that can be easily adapted.
Con's: To access premade WebQuest you have to upgrade, you have to have internet access.
Pros: Ease of use, has free version, has full editing capability, can up load directly to YouTube, and allows lectures to be recorded ahead of time.
Cons: To have access to all functions you have to subscribe, You may need to watch a video or two to learn how to use all functions.
Nix, K. (2021, July). Photojournalism Lesson One Part One. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLt26OWJq_M&t=5s
Pros: most of the essential feature are available for free, it simple to use.
Cons: some useful features you have to pay for, some of the best are for school memberships. You can upload videos from Google drive.
Nix, K. (2021, July). Nearpod Photojournalism Example. Near Pod. https://app.nearpod.com/presentation?pin=1B7510DDCB2CA23B4F8BCA6438AE4159-1
This is a great online survey, quizzes, forms, and polls creation tool!
Pros: It has a Free version and easy to use. It any takes a few minuets to learn and create a survey.
Cons: as with most tool to get full access to all functions you will need to upgrade.
Pros: Its Free! Their is a wide verity of videos, and lesson available, you can create your own videos. IT even allows you to track student's progress.
Cons: more time in front of a screen. Some subjects are more limited in what is available.
Earle, J. Bozsik, C. Why is this painting so captivating. Retrieved July 22, 2021. From. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loMy3sbW64g
Ted-Ed. (2016, March). Why is this painting so captivating? - James Earle and Christina Bozsik. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loMy3sbW64g
Crayola is well know for their art materials, but just as valuable is crayola.com. "Crayola provides educational resources for students, educators, and families. Together, we can transform learning and build engagement, collaboration, and creativity".
Lesson Plan for Japanese Rimpa Painting
Pros: these lesson plans are simple and easy to follow, and can be used by any teacher they don't need to be artist. Free!
Cons: To simple for a visuals arts program.
Prowriting is a manuscript editing software. Over time it may help you improve your writing skills and help you learn to clear communicate in writing.
Pros: it will make you and your students better writers over time. Its easy to use. It can check for plagiarism.
Cons: This is great for academic works, but it can take the writers personal voice out of your writing if you make all of the suggested changes.
Teacher Pay Teachers
Teachers Pay Teachers is a online resource of materials for lessons, already created lessons and much more!
Pros: Huge amount of resources available, already created lesson many with state standards included.
Cons: Pricey, can be difficult to sort through everything even with filterers on.
Pros: It fairly simple to learn, make presentation more interesting for those watching. Presentation can be created quickly once you learn the system.
Cons: The system is pricy if you want all of the tools. You have to save and refresh often because of glitches. Figures don't have enough poses and I have not been able to find away to adjust arms and hand positions.