Write interactive fiction with Inklewriter

Inklewriter is an online service that allows the user to write interactive fiction. What is interactive fiction? In its simplest form you can think of interactive fiction as the old choose your own adventure books. Inklewriter lets you or your students create their own interactive fiction online. This could be used with students as they author […]

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Distraction free writing with an Alphasmart Dana

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We’ve all been there, clicking on a story, reading it, and then following links to related stories. Soon you are doing searches for the topic, and falling farther and farther down the rabbit’s hole. That’s what happened to me a couple of weeks ago when I came across the Hemingwriter (now called FreeWrite) Kickstarter project. […]

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Narrate slide shows on almost any platform with Movenote

Movenote is a website, Chrome web app, Android, and iOS app that allows you to create narrated presentations. The app supports Google authentication, so students don’t have to create accounts, and there is also an education version that removes the ads. It’s the easiest app I’ve found for allowing students (or teachers!) to record narrated slide […]

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Make your own Google Slides Themes

Although Google Slides has a bunch of good looking templates, after awhile the presentations all start looking a lot alike. I put together a short video on how to modify an existing template and make it your own, so your presentations have your own blend of flair attached to it. After you create your own […]

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Bookmark Google Drive’s Recent link

In the olden days, approximately a year or two ago, you could list your main Google Drive folder by last modified, and your most current files would show up at the top. For some reason, Google modified this so it always shows your folders first before your documents. What a pain. But, Google does offer […]

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