Create Create Skill 3: Use media, technology, and creativity to create a research product.

You can use different kinds of media and technology to create a research product or presentation. Media can include text, images, audio, and video. You might use a digital tool to create your project. You could also choose a software program that is installed on your computer. Technology like a camera or microphone may be useful. You may be using low-tech tools to create a poster, model, or artwork. For an oral presentation or performance, you may want to use visual aids such as costumes or props. There are many creative options available for sharing your research.

k-2 tools 2-4 tools 2-4 tools Teacher Resources Research Glossary
k2 tools Teacher Resources Research Glossary
K2 Tools Project Team Work Plan

Use this Project Team Work Plan to help team members organize the work flow.

Printable Resource
Project Team Work Plan K-5

  abcya animate ABCya Animation for Kids is a storytelling tool to help you be artistic and present your ideas. The site provides all the tools to create an animated story.

 

abcya crossword jr Crossword Puzzle Maker Jr. is a fun and easy ways to generate interactive crossword puzzles. Users can input answers and clues using a simple form or by copying and pasting from a text document.
  abcya paint ABCya Paint is an artistic tool which allows users to paint, color, draw and add text. Paint is a great app for kids to engage in digital storytelling.
  word cloud Word Clouds for Kids is a word cloud generator designed especially for children. Word clouds are a fun way to show words, where the most important ones are bigger than the others

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book cover

You can create your own printable book cover with this tool. You have the option of creating full covers with jackets or just the front cover. Great for writing and summarizing projects!

  animated book Animated Book is a tool that you can use for writing, presentations and storytelling. You simply type your text onto virtual pages in order to create your book.  
  lego comic creator Lego City Comic Builder is an online tool for storytelling and presentation. The site allows you to choose a layout, background, characters, text and more to help you create your very own comic strip.
  cube creator

Cube Creator is a presentation tool you can use to summarize your learning.  There are four different types of cubes for summarizing: Bio Cube, Mystery Cube, Story Cube, and Create-Your-Own-Cube.

  make beliefs comix Make Beliefs Comix is a digital presentation and storytelling tool that you can use to share your learning or create stories. You have a choice of characters and can write words and thoughts for them.
  storybird

Storybird is a writing and storytelling tool that lets anyone make visual stories in seconds. The site collects artwork from illustrators and animators around the world which students can use in their books.

  voicethread VoiceThread allows you to place images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an audio conversation. Students can use it for storytelling, as a presentation tool and for collaboration.  *Teachers, use BCPS subscription.
  voki Voki is a presentation tool that allows the user to create a customized speaking avatar. You can add a voice to your avatar by typing text or recording your own voice.
  wixie Wixie is a cloud-based creative authoring tool that can be used for a wide variety of purposes, such as presenting information, storytelling, and artistic creation.
*Teachers, use BCPS subscription.
2-4 Tools Project Team Work Plan

Use this Project Team Work Plan to help team members organize the work flow.

Printable Resource
Project Team Work Plan K-5

  abcya animate abcya animate ABCya Animation for Kids is a storytelling tool to help you be artistic and present your ideas.  The site provides all the tools to create an animated story.
  abcya crossword Crossword Puzzle Maker is a fun and easy ways to generate interactive crossword puzzles. Users can input answers and clues using a simple form or by coping and pasting from a text document. Crossword Puzzle Maker requires at least 10 words and clues.
  abcya letter The ABCya Friendly Letter tool is an interactive writing activity that helps you to learn the parts of a friendly letter. By following the step by step guide, you can create a letter and then print it.
  animoto Animoto is a cloud-based video creation service. Animoto is a storytelling and presentation tool in which the user creates videos using video clips, images, text and audio.
  Animated Book Animated Book animated book Animated Book Animated Book is a tool that you can use for writing, presentations and storytelling.  Users simply type their text onto virtual pages in order to create their book.  Then simply click on each page to turn to the next one.  
  brainy box Brainy Box is a presentation and storytelling tool.  The site allows users to input text, images, and videos onto a six sided interactive cube which can then be rotated and presented. Use Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser.
  fakebook Fakebook is a tool for writing and presentation.  The site allows you to create a fake Facebook account for a fictional or historical figure, or even an event or group of people.  You can add photos, videos, status updates, friends and more.
  game generator Arcade Game Generator is a tool that allows you to input one set of questions and answers, and generate a whole batch of interactive, arcade-style games to engage others in learning about your research topic.
  cube creator

Cube Creator is a presentation tool you can use to summarize your learning.  There are four different types of cubes for summarizing: Bio Cube, Mystery Cube, Story Cube, and Create-Your-Own-Cube.

  make beliefs comix Make Beliefs Comix is a digital presentation and storytelling tool that you can use to share your learning or create stories. You have a choice of characters and can write words and thoughts for them.
  prezi Prezi is a cloud-based presentation and storytelling tool. It allows users to zoom in and out of their presentation media as opposed to transitioning from slide to slide.
  powtoons PowToon is a presentation tool that brings a fresh new communication style into the classroom. The simple drag-and-drop platform makes it easy to create content.
  storybird

Storybird is a writing and storytelling tool that lets anyone make visual stories in seconds. The site collects artwork from illustrators and animators around the world which you can use in your own books.

  tagxedo Tagxedo is a word cloud generator. You enter text, then choose a shape and a color scheme. Your creation can be saved as an image file (jpg or png).
  timeline ReadWriteThink's Timeline allows you to display items in sequence to explain an event or process. Timelines can be organized by date or event. The tool allows users to add images and text labels.
  trading cards ReadWriteThink's Trading Card Creator gives you an artistic way to present your knowledge. This interactive allows you to create your own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object or event.
  voicethread VoiceThread allows you to place images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an audio conversation. You can use it for storytelling, as a presentation tool and to encourage collaboration.
*Teachers use BCPS subscription.
  voki Voki is a presentation tool that allows the user to create a customized speaking avatar. You can add a voice to your avatar by typing text or recording your own voice.
  wixie Wixie is a cloud-based creative authoring tool that can be used for a wide variety of purposes, such as presenting, storytelling and artistic creation.
*Teachers, use BCPS subscription.
  wordle Wordle is an application for generating word clouds from text that you provide. It allows you to work closely with words and make interpretations, since the clouds give greater prominence to important words that appear more frequently in the source text.
You have completed the Create step in the research process!
Now get skills and tools for the next step in the research process: Share
Teacher Resources

Visit the Toolbox Index on the BCPS Office of Digital Learning Resource Wiki to find information about using these and other digital tools for student research products/presentations. You will find tutorials and information about teacher and student accounts, etc. on these resource pages.
Check this site frequently for new tools!

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