Choice of Software Applications Wiki Wordle Qwiki Photostory Glogster Fotobabble Wallwisher
Software Characteristics: Wiki – working collaboratively; able to embed from Qwiki, Wordle, Wallwisher and Fotobabble; able to create a vocabulary ebook; controls student participations Wordle– present vocabulary (adjectives) related to topic Qwiki – for research (with plenty of visual tools, very attractive) Photo Story – to create a film using information gathered. Great for presenting final work (incorporates images, writing and voice recording. Easy to use and students have used it before in IT class! Glogster– Poster to publish information about topic (images, text, voice recordings, video) Very visual! Fotobabble – Able to add recording to an image. Wallwisher– easy way for teachers to obtain some student feedback.
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