Cool Sites: Timelines, Animation Vids, Iphone Apps…

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Students can create interactive and multimedia time lines like the one below with Timetoast. Aside from using this tool to mark a historical event, students can use this tool for blogging, creating time lines of their lives, or as an introduction to a portfolio marking the student’s activities! I found out about this tool from Eric Sheninger.

Myths and Legends

Students will have an amazing time listening and reading the various legends and myths. Students can also create their own. I found out about this website from Keisa Williams.


Students can create animation videos very quickly and easily with Animasher. A variety of choices are available such as choosing the background, characters, and adding music and text! The drawback is that not all the images are appropriate. However, a very sophisticated presentation video can be made like the one below on smoking. Matthias Heil introduced me to this tool and tested it out for me as well!

suddenly one day by LittleCylon

Make your own| Clone and edit

Iphone Apps for Digital Narratives

The Digital Narrative blog lists several amazing Iphone apps for creating digital narratives. These include several apps for creating and editing videos on your IPhone, creating images with text, creating stop motion films, and adding cool effects to images. Working with five year-olds, I have found my Iphone very useful for getting my students to use English. Any of these apps would be great to have your students do a class digital story or work in groups to create a story if they have an Iphone.


Students can work individually or in cooperative groups and complete an assortment of ready-made interactive thinking guides. These thinking guides are great for planning projects, research assignments, presentations, or essays. I found out about this tool from Eric Sheninger.

Even More Cool Links

  • For a list of cool websites, check out Ozge Karaoglu’s series, Faves of the Week!


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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, instructional designer, adjunct professor, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, the Ministry of Education in Spain, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education as an innovator in the movement of teacher-driven professional development and education technology. Recently, she was named Woman of the Year 2014 by Star Jone’s National Association of Professional Women and awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, the Twitter chat that spurred over 400 teacher chats. She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 25 countries and has consulted with organizations worldwide such as UNESCO Bangkok, The European Union aPLaNet Project, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, and VenTESOL. She shares regularly via, Twitter (@ShellTerrell), and Her greatest joy is being the mother of Rosco the pug.


  1. Hi Shelly,
    So many cute things again. I loved all of them, especially myths& legends and hope I’ll be able to use them. Thanks for sahring.

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