Show What You Know • ISSF • October 2013


  • 9:00-10:20: Introductions, QR Codes, Collages
  • 10:20-10:30 Break
  • 10:30-11:40 Slideshows, Narrations, Comics
  • 11:40-12:10 Lunch
  • 12:10-2:00 Digital Books, Talking Heads, Animations, Reflection 

 Nowadays teachers and students have a variety of ways to show what they know and to express themselves. Let's take a look at some of the hottest free tech tools for showing, explaining, and retelling. In fact, these tools can turn students into teachers and teachers into super-teachers!  Whether you're using a laptop or an iPad, You'll get hands-on time to craft collages, audio recordings, trading cards, screencasts, animations, comics, and online books. Web-based tools and iPad apps will be presented side-by-side so that you can learn about what students can produce, no matter which technology they are using. We'll explore websites like pic,, and We'll use apps like Pic Collage, 30hands, and Funny Movie Maker.

The workshops will address both web-based tools for laptops and apps for iPads. Please bring a laptop, an iPad, or both. If you are bringing a laptop, please be sure you have the latest updates to Flash and Java, and install Google Chrome if possible.

If you are bringing an iPad, please update your apps before coming to the workshop. Also, install the free apps in the box below. Open this page on your iPad and click each app's View button to be taken to the App Store where you can download the app.


Links List

  1. - scan QR codes on a laptop (requires a webcam)
  2. - make QR codes
  3. - Brother QL-570 label printer
  4. - Tony’s PollEverywhere web address
  5. - ask multiple choice and open-ended poll questions
  6. - Tony’s infographic with web and iPad apps
  7. - combine photos with text to make a collage
  8. - simple online drawing tool
  9. - share your collage
  10. - create collaborative walls
  11. - sign in to make slideshow presentations
  12. - Tony’s Haiku Deck example
  13. - See example slide decks
  14. - upload images and attach audio to each one
  15. - share your narrated slideshows
  16.  - Tony’s comic about vertical videos
  17. - choose characters and props to make a comic
  18. - write online pop-up books
  19. - make 3 free flip booklets
  20. - add a mouth and sound to an image
  21. - Padlet to share your talking head
  22. - make animated cartoons online
  23. - record screencasts in the online studio
  24. - online video editing
  25. - edit YouTube videos together
  26. - browse web and iPad apps
  27. - Tony’s bookmarks tagged webapp
  28. - discover websites that are like other ones
  29. - click for a random reflection question
  30. Reflection QR Codes

Building a New Padlet Wall

  • Click the Modify Wall button.
  • Under profile, give your wall a title and description.
  • Under Layout, change from Freeform to Stream.
  • Under Privacy, checkmark Moderate posts.
  • Under Address, give your wall an easy to type web address.
  • See the QR code under the Share menu.
  • Learn lots more about Padlet in Tony’s video

Click to see the clickable PDF with 20 web apps and 20 iPad apps for Showing What You Know.

Click to see the clickable PDF with 20 web apps and 20 iPad apps for Showing What You Know.

Here's the word cloud we generated from our favorite apps.

Here's the word cloud we generated from our favorite apps.