It's time to spruce up your family history project with the use of Google's Tour Builder. Tour Builder allows you to create interactive digital stories by bringing together Google Earth maps, photos, and videos. Discover the power of this tool by watching the brief introductory video and viewing the sample tour project below (the example is not family history related).
Imagine using Tour Builder to map out historical events or settings in historical fiction books.
Learn how to use Tour Builder in your classroom by watching the video below.
Below are two sets of directions to help you get started. There are step-by-step directions for you and a student handout for your students.
Book Creator is a tool for creating, collaborating, and sharing across all subject areas in all grades. Discover 4 compelling ideas for Book Creator and two sample books below, followed by a brief hook for Book Creator on iPads AND (new this year!) computers.
On an iPad...
On a computer...
Follow the links below to learn about Book Creator for the iPad.
Webinar 1: Overview of Book Creator with project ideas and applications.
Webinar 2: Supporting students with graphic organizers and templates.
Webinar 3: Collaborating with peers and sharing with authentic audiences.
Follow the link below to learn about Book Creator on the computer.
Do even more with Book Creator by exploring additional ideas on Pinterest.
If you think the only use for Google Slides is presentation creation, you're in for a treat. From virtual museums to interactive notebooks to stop motion videos, the possibilities are endless. Watch the video below to check out some examples in action.
Learn basic and advanced techniques with Google Slides here.
Learn how to hyperlink from one slide to the next here.
Learn how to make a stop motion video using Google Slides here.
Learn tips for creating templates here.
Learn even more here.
Get inspiration from the examples below or consider using one of the following templates with your students. First, share a template with your students. (Learn how to share a template on Google Drive here.) Then, have your students access the shared template by clicking Shared with me in Google Drive.
Templates to Tweak and Examples to Inspire:
Virtual Museum Template
Comic Example 1 and Comic Example 2 (Tip: Have your students download their finished projects as PDFs and print the final copies for publishing.)
Vocabulary Journal Template
Digital Interactive Notebook Template
Fractions Collaboration Template
Landforms - Collaborative Study Guide Example
Homonyms Collaborative Study Guide Example
Collaborative Storytelling Example (Learn how multiple students can work on the same file here.)
Snow Day - Stop Motion Example
Sorting Similes and Metaphors Example
Animal Classification Example
Word Study Sort Example
Discover the many ways this third grade class uses Seesaw to bring learning to life:
Follow this link to explore many other ways to include Seesaw in your classroom.
New to Seesaw? Visit "Seesaw - Digital Portfolios" to learn how to get started.