8th Grade Resources

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Cornell Note Taking Method – Passed out in class on 9/4 and 9/5

Presidents of the United States:

PRESENTATION TOOLS (Explore some of the tools and try something new for presentations:
Projeqt is a presentation tool in which you can mix content from the web with your own content to create visual stories about your favorite things. Using Projeqt you can create a visual story by linking together images, videos, and text. The content you link together can be material that you upload or material that you have found on the web. Learn more about Projeqt and how you can create visual stories in the video below.

Esri Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. You can use GIS coordinates on a map, with the ability to use pictures to help harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story.

Tour Builder is a new way to show people the places you’ve visited and the experiences you had along the way using Google Earth. It lets you pick the locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creation

Esri Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. You can use GIS coordinates on a map, with the ability to use pictures to help harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story.

Tell your story

Add stories to your digital diary and determine for each chapter if you want share it or not. Public chapters are converted to a blog that you can share with family and friends.

Add photos

Complete your diary by adding photos to the stories in different layouts. Large pictures or small pictures, portrait pictures or landscape pictures. It’s up to you!

Map your travel routes

In addition to photos, you can also add maps to your diary. Drag pins on the map to indicate your location or map your entire travel route.

When we are talking about free timeline creation tools that make use of pictures and videos to produce powerful storytelling this is the king of kings.

One of the most innovative free timeline creation tools that can be used as a map creation platform. MyHistro could be also used for online training purposes. An example could be recently hired employees that need to be trained about the company’s history and vision for the future.

Storytelling At Its Best

Not only can you include pictures, videos and text, but you can also specify their location on google maps and take storytelling to the next level.

TimelineJS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet

Canva is a powerful and easy-to-use online tool that’s suitable for all manner of design tasks, from brochures to presentations and much more besides. It also offers users a vast library of images, icons, fonts and features to choose from.

It features a dedicated infographic maker that you can use for free, with hundreds of free design elements and fonts at your fingertips.

As well as a photo editor and collage maker, BeFunky includes an infographic maker. Select a template, customise your theme with images and icons, and personalise the infographic by adjusting the text, colours and layout, then simply save and export. Easy peasy.

Here’s something a little different. If you’re bored of static infographics, why not liven them up a bit with some motion? Animaker is a tool dedicated to the creation of video infographics, which the company says are exactly 10 times better than regular ones.

It offers plenty of resources, including charts, icons and maps, to help you make your data much more interesting and easy to digest. You can create up to five 2-minute SD videos a month for free, or upgrade for more, longer, and higher quality video infographics.