More Integration Examples

Map Games
Interactive map games are wonderful for students! Go to Map Games on my wiki to see links and descriptions of a dozen fabulous US and World map games. This page gets over 200,000 hits a month on my wiki! (Which amazes me!)

Language Games
Learning grammar by gaming is much better than worksheets! Go to my Language Page to see the games you can play to learn grammar. Nothing beats immediate feedback like gaming does. Try it!

Mixbook and Scrapblog Projects
World War I Collaborative Book by my 11th grade US History class at FHS. (This mixbook is the top viewed education mixbook on their site!) Students were assigned pages and topics and created pages with information and illustrations of their topics. Most students were in groups of two; a few worked independently. Mixbook can no longer be edited by more than one person at the same time. I'd recommend zFlip for this type of project now.
Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | View Sample Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book

This US History student used Mixbook to complete his "We Didn't Start the Fire" project. The requirements of this project can be
seen on FHS Wolves Den wiki. The other student used Scrapblog to complete her project. Click to view other examples of the Fire projects.

View this book full size or get a printed copy at Mixbook

Poll Daddy
Poll Daddy is a great tool for embedding a quick poll for your students. I enjoyed using this tool in English, but found great uses in Social Studies, as well. There are loads of applications to all content areas! See a couple of examples below.
Favorite Book

Slaughterhouse Five

Pres Qualifications

Super Tuesday Election

Quizlet is an absolutely wonderful tool for learning vocabulary. The features are terrific - flashcards, games, practice quizzes, and practice tests. By creating a group your students can share their sets with one another, streamlining the development of sets. You can embed a game on your web space. See an example below of semester exam review terms for my history class in 2007.

Animoto is a great tool for creating short 30 second videos using a series of photos. (Longer videos can be created for a small fee.) This short video is from a variety of activities with my students in English and US History in 2008.

Create your own video slideshow at

Here's another Animoto video featuring students playing board games created on F. Scott Fitzgerald, an activity associated with the reading of the terrific 1920s novel, The Great Gatsby.

Create your own video slideshow at

School Tube
I like to use School Tube to post videos created by my students. Here is an interpretation of the novel, 1984 and a PSA by English students at Winterboro.

Students worked
in groups of four
on this video
interpretation of the

Left: Public Service
Announcement by
two of Mrs. Fossett's
English students.
Comics are great fun - to read and to create. Consider using Bitstrips or Pixton to motivate your students. Allow your students to create them to illustrate their understanding of content. Here's a strip I created to "publicize" the test on Part Two of the novel, 1984.

Recording Alternatives to Voicethread
Listen to teachers from all over the world discuss tools for audio recording.