new tool called Voicepods. Voicepods is a service that will create voice recordings based on the text that you write. The voice recording that is generated from your text can be listened to online and you can download it as an MP3 to use wherever MP3 playback is supported.
This week Voicepods introduced two new features. First, Voicepods now has an editor that you can use to add pauses, emphasize words, change the pitch and the speed of the voice, and spell out the words in a passage. Second, Voicepods now has the option to collaborate on projects. Students can use the collaboration feature to work with each other or to share work with their teachers.
Watch my video to see how easy it is to use Voicepods.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
SciShow Kids has a playlist of videos covering topics that are frequently connected to symbols of Halloween. Those topics are bats, spiders, skeletons, and the changing colors of leaves. In the video about bats students learn how bats use sound to find their way at night, how and why bats hang upside down, and how they rear their offspring. In the video on spiders students learn about the role of spiders in controlling flying insect populations and how spiders create webs. In the video about the human skeleton students can learn about the functions of the skeleton as well as how bones grow and heal over time. Finally, in the video on leaves students learn about the correlation between chlorophyll, sunlight, and leaf color.
The Halloween Collection by PBS Learning- Links to a variety of Halloween-themed lesson plans for students of all ages. Make sure you don't miss the video of the flesh-eating beetles!
Coding with Monsters- Who doesn't love to code? When it is involves monsters it is even better!
31 Days of Halloween STEM activities- Engineering, edible science, chemistry, and slime! Kids of all ages will love making glow in the dark slime!
Number Chase - Math vs. Zombies is a free iPad game with a Halloween theme. The game is has three virtual worlds each containing ten levels of basic math problems. The object of the game is to correctly solve as many math problems as possible before the zombies catch you. The math of the game is basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.