Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Tool: Fodey.com is a free online tool that one can use to generate newspaper clippings, talking tomatoes, wizard text and more. The cool thing about this site is that you do not need to create an account to start. You simply type in your text and it generates the product.
I used the newspaper clip tool with my Spanish III students to practice the Spanish Subjunctive with adjective clauses. The task that I gave them was to write a newspaper ad for an item that they were looking for. It could be a car, house, ipod, etc. The students simply typed their ad into the newspaper clip generator and clicked the generate button. Just like that they had created their very own realistic looking want ad! I then had students save their ad for me to grade at a later time. So easy!
Results/Reflection: I was really impressed by this tool and overjoyed at how easy and userfriendy it was. It was nice not to have to create an account to use the features. The only drawback was that students couldn't save their work while they were working on it. I definitely recommend this tool to other educators! It would be a great starting tool for someone just starting to use web 2.0 tools in the classroom.