101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 44 Encourage creativity and storytelling with StoryJumper. This website allows students to write and publish their own books. It also provides a seven-step guide to help get them started, and asks questions that help them develop their story. Published books are easily sharable with an embed link, and any published book can be translated into more than 40 languages with the click of a button. StoryJumper also has “Write-a-thon” fundraisers specifically for schools that help raise money by having family and friends sponsor students for publishing a book on their website.
How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We’ve been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what’s good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we’ll throw ’em into the hopper.
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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