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Technology Teaching Tools

Technology Teaching Tools are short, online, asynchronous modules highlighting a technology teaching tool along with relevant pedagogical implementation strategies. Some of the CIRT Technology Tools discussed below rely on freeware downloads. Prior to utilizing these technologies, you are encouraged to understand the potential risks associated with freeware; see the article "Why Free Software Downloads Aren't Always Safe" for an overview of key considerations.


  • http://www.flipsnack.com/
  • FlipSnack is an online flipping book software that allows you to convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications. It's the ideal solution for those who wish to embed a book, magazine, catalog, newspaper, portfolio or any other kind of document into a website or blog.
  • Once created, you can embed your flipping book collection, download them or share them on social networking websites such as Facebook. With FlipSnack you can even upload several documents at once, allowing you to embed not only one, but multiple page flip publications in the same Flash widget.

Pedagogical Ideas

In the classroom, FlipSnack can be used in a variety of ways. Some ideas include the following:

  • School Newspaper - Turn the boring school newspaper into the most exciting publication available! Use FlipSnack to create a flipping book of your school newsletter. Now, you have an online magazine that rivals the newsstand! 
  • Digital Flipping Yearbook - Use FlipSnack to make a flipping book out of your digital yearbook. Old-fashioned and high-tech yearbooks collide in a product that is the best of both!
  • Administrator Exclusive: Annual Report - Use FlipSnack to create a digital flipping book of the annual report. E-mail the flipping book report stakeholders instead of printing and snail mailing the report thus saving money and making a huge impact at the same time!

How do you utilize this technology in your classroom?

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