Thursday, November 29, 2012

Trading Card Creator

I follow Richard Byrne's blog, "Free Technology for Teachers," like a stalker. He consolidates and posts education resources he finds online there and they are always outstanding. This past week, he posted about Read Write Think's Trading Card Creator on the web.

The Trading Card Creator is an excellent way to have students show what they know.They are able to create a trading card about a historical person, fictional charcter, current figure, event, or concept.

If a student, for example chooses to highlight Ben Franklin, they should download a public image from a site like Then, research Franklin and use what they find to create the trading card.Another nice feature of this tool is that students can download the card when they are finished! No account or email address is needed :)

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