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New Badge: Storybird!

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We are pleased to announce the addition of another great badge: Storybird. This technology allows you to write short stories, and then choose from hundreds of gorgeous illustrations to go along with it. You can also browse available illustrations and use them as visual writing prompts. Community features allow you to to get feedback on your writing and to keep track of your favorite stories. Teachers will also find added functionality that will allow their students to write and display stories in a private group.

Our badge will help you learn all of Storybird’s free features! Check it out here!

New Badge: Piktochart!

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Another new badge has been introduced in the Personal Technology Cluster: Piktochart!

Piktochart is an amazing site that allows you to quickly and easily create attractive and interesting infographics. IPTEdTec’s rubric will help you learn some of Piktochart’s best features, including adding images, graphics, charts, maps, and videos. And if you’re not a graphic designer, don’t worry! Piktochart will help you make your infographics look great even if you don’t have any experience. Check out the rubric here!

New Badge: BioDigital Human!

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We’ve added a new badge in the Personal Technology Cluster perfect for biology teaching majors or anyone interested in anatomy and physiology.

BioDigital Human is an amazing app that allows you to examine, investigate, and dissect a digital human on desktop or iPad. The app also allows you to quiz students on information you want them to learn. The badge rubric will allow you to learn about some of the most important features, so check it out here!

New Badge: Mozilla Popcorn Maker!

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Check out the new badge under Personal Technology Cluster (PTC): Mozilla Popcorn Maker!

Popcorn Maker allows you to create and remix videos with a different process from the technologies available in the Multimedia section. Popcorn Maker is a free service available online that allows you to remix videos with cool features like adding maps, popups, and Wikipedia entries, and also allows you to loop, skip, and pause videos to emphasize meaning. Take a look at the new rubric here: Mozilla Popcorn Maker.

Another New Badge: Versal!

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We’re pleased to announce a brand new badge available in the Personal Technology Cluster: Versal! If you’re interested in building online courses for free, Versal is the badge for you. The badge will help you take advantage of some of Versal’s best features. Start by creating a course, then add lessons, and finally incorporate engaging content such as images, videos, quizzes, and other gadgets. Take a look at the to get started!

New Badge: Wikispaces!

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New to the Internet Communications section is a badge designed for users wanting to learn Wikispaces, a free website that allows you to create and host your own wikis. Users can use these sleek wikis to collaborate, share content, and carry on discussions, making it a great option for users working on projects together, or for teachers wanting to host discussions in a safe environment. Take a look at the rubric here: Wikispaces

New Badge: WordPress!

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In addition to existing badges for Blogger and Google Sites, IP&T EdTec now offers a badge to support users interested in learning WordPress. Like Blogger and Google Sites, WordPress is an easy-to-use site that allows users to create their own websites or blogs, with beautiful design features and options to embed images, video, documents, and other content. This Internet Communications badge is available now: WordPress

New Badge: Dipity!

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Check out the new badge available in the Personal Technology Cluster: Dipity!

Dipity is an easy way to create timelines. The badge will help familiarize you with the site and help you learn features that will grab the attention of your viewers, including adding images, videos, links, and locations to the events on your timeline. Take a look at the rubric here: Dipity

New Badge: iBooks Author!

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We’re excited to announce a new badge available in the Personal Technology Cluster: iBooks Author!

iBooks Author is a free app available through the Apple App Store that allows you to create an interactive e-book that can be accessed on your computer or iPad. The badge will allow you to explore some great features that can be added in to your iBook, including interactive images, video, audio, tables, shapes, and a wide variety of other widgets. Click here to see the badge rubric: iBooks Author