Category Archives: Apps

Read Aloud for PDF Files






If you have students who have difficulty reading or students who are not proficient in written English, you can covert the text to speech in a PDF file. You have two options to have the PDF read aloud. Use Adobe Reader TEXT TO SPEECH Open the PDF file in Adobe Reader DC. Go to the […]






Screencast to Make a Video






Having made a slide show in TechnoToon using PowerPoint in Office 365 Online, students needed the option of turning their digital stories into videos. The desktop version of PowerPoint offers this option, but the online version does not. What to do? Screencast! Screen casting, or recording what is on your computer screen, is a popular […]






Create WordArt Online






Kids love creating WordArt! So we were quite disappointed when we discovered that Office Word and PowerPoint 365 Online had no feature allowing us to make WordArt for our projects. What to do? A quick search using the term free online wordart maker yielded results. Try it or use Cool Text, one of our favorites. […]






Reflection Questions for Biography Projects






Biographies do more than inform readers about a remarkable life. These true life stories explain the contributions of a notable person. A study of a hero or famous figure provides advice and insight for life lessons. Biographies can offer motivation and inspiration as the reader makes connections to their own experiences. Reflection after reading or […]