Top 5 TechnoKids Blog Articles of 2017

This year marks TechnoKids 25th anniversary. TechnoKids has been publishing technology projects and writing about technology education since 1993. In 2011, we published our first TechnoKids blog article, Six Benefits to Project Based Learning and Technology Integration. Since that time, we have written hundreds of blog articles. The posts connect teachers to helpful online resources, provide how-to instructions, review apps or web-based services, and express our opinion about technology integration. Thanks for reading!

TechnoKids Blog Articles – Technology Integration Ideas

Despite writing many new articles in 2017, many posts from several years ago remain reader’s favorites. In case you missed them, here are our top 5 blog posts shared and read by readers in 2017:

Wrap Text into a Shape using Photoshop CC

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Detailed instructions explain how to use Photoshop CC to wrap text into a shape. The blog post includes helpful tips with illustrations. This is a great article to bookmark if you are teaching a Photoshop unit.

Create WordArt Online

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An article that highlights one of our favorite online WordArt sites: CoolText. If you haven’t used this site before check it out! Your students will have lots of fun creating amazing titles and original text for their documents, presentations, and publications.

Color Part of a Black and White Photo using Photoshop CC

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Step by step instructions explain how to use the History Brush Tool to color part of a grayscale image. In only a few steps your students can create original artwork using Photoshop CC. Read this post if you like easy photo editing lessons.

Custom Bullets in Google Docs

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In 2016, TechnoKids wrote a blog article about how to customize bullets in Google Docs. We explain how to create eye-catching lists with fun-looking bullets or professional headings that stand out with special characters. Since we published that post, Google has continued to improve the gallery of options. Your students will love the emojis!

Survey Questionnaire Ideas for Students using Google Forms

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So happy that readers love Google Forms and data analysis as much as we do! Our article about generating a meaningful research question for a survey has remained popular for years. People each day read this post. If you haven’t tried it yet, we recommend using Google Forms to collect and analyze data with your students. Designing a questionnaire and interpreting the results makes learning relevant.

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Christa Love

About Christa Love

Christa Love, Vice President - Christa Love has a passion for education and technology. A graduate from Brock University she has an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, Bachelor of Education in Primary and Junior divisions, and Masters of Education in the area of Curriculum Studies. Her work at TechnoKids Inc. began more than twenty years ago as an instructor at a local learning center. Since that time she has operated the summer camp program, taught at the research and development center at John Knox Christian School, trained educators throughout the province on issues related to technology integration, and overseen the curriculum development of hundreds of technology projects. In recent years, Christa has become the vice president of TechnoKids Inc.