A. Personality ~
Fill this out to give yourself an idea of your character's
What are your character's
What are his/her best
What was his/her life like
until this point in their life?
What is his/her family
How many friends, and what
are they like?
What does he/she value in a
Are they outgoing or shy?
he/she think of his/herself?
What might this character
say if someone pushed them into a pool?
If they learned that they
could read minds?
What might this character
do if they were told that they had to leave home to go on an
Is the character a
clothesline or a kite?
What is the character's
goal and motivations?
What is the character's
Anything else important?
B. A Physical Description ~ Fill this out to
get a description of how your character looks.
What color eyes?
What shape face?
What kind of hair (like
You might say that there
was a *fill this in* twinkle in that person's eye?
Are they unnaturally pale
or something of that sort?
What shape nose?
C. Names ~ Try to think of a good name for your
character considering everything that you just said. Here are
First Name- Think of their
tone of the name; for a mean character, you might want a harsh
sounding name. Some people like to give their character a name
with a meaning that shows their personality. Make sure the name
you use would be a name used in the culture/religion/country
your character lives in.
Last Name- You might want
to try something like a personality trait backwards, a few parts
of various words combined, or something like that. For a dull,
normal character, you might want a common name. Also, take into
account the culture your character lives in.
The interactive Printing Press is designed to
assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, flyers,
a platform for creating collaborative content. Co+Create haiku,
poems, short stories, flash fiction, novellas, exquisite corpse and
songs, real time or asynchronously with your computer, tablet, cell
phone or even IM.
My Study Bar - a comprehensive set of portable open source and
freeware applications to support learners with literacy
difficulties. MyStudyBar is similar to popular commercial programs
which use a floating toolbar to support literacy. The main is
MyStudyBa is free. The toolbar includes a range of tools to support
inclusion such as mind mapping, screen masking, word prediction,
talking dictionary, text-to-speech, Save as MP3 and voice
recognition. PC Only. (Speech recognition only
works in Vista or Windows 7)
Watch the video of the My Study Bar features here. from
This great tool allows students to take and
store their notes online, edit them with the
help of classmates, look up words or terms you
don’t understand and keep track of things you
need to do.
With this program from Google you can take notes
online, save them, and even send them to your
peers for collaboration.
Keep your class notes, to-do lists and more
organized and easy to access with this site.
This site allows students from the same class to
share notes by creating a wiki, making it easy
and practical to work together.
Here, students are able to actively organize
their class materials, take and store notes,
share information and even link to online
This is a very simple tool for taking notes
online. Simply enter your text, hit save, and
you’ve got an online note you can revisit
anytime you like.
Take notes with this rich text editor and share
and save them online.
Get an intelligent sticky note with this great
online program. It looks at the text on your
notes and can recognize important dates,
bookmarks, emails and more, organizing them for
you and making it easy to stay on top of
If you use a PDA this can be a great way to keep
your notes accessible on both your main computer
and your portable device.
If you’re the type that loves to put sticky
notes all over everything then you’ll enjoy this
online note taking tool. It allows you to create
clouds of stickies anywhere you need them.
Store and share your classroom notes with this
innovative site. It keeps your notes organized
so you can reference them later and you can
easily access it through a Facebook account.
It's getting close to that time of year when
teachers and students will be returning to school
for the fall semester. The great thing about the
start of a new school year is that it brings new
resolutions for both teachers and students. If your
students have the resolution to keep track of their
assignments this year, here are some tools that
could help them toward that goal.
Tasks is a free online task management tool. The
appeal of 42 Tasks is the simple user interface that
it features. After you have registered for an
account on 42 Tasks, adding tasks to your calendar
is a very simple process. To add tasks just type
them into the blank description line in your
dashboard then select a date from the calendar.
Tasks are automatically arranged in chronological
order. You can also place tasks within task
categories that you've created.
Pegby is a good website for organizing the tasks
that you and or your team need to get done. Pegby is
set up like a corkboard with index cards stuck to
it. The corkboard has three columns to place your
index cards on. A column for things to do, a column
for things in progress, and a column for things that
are done. Each of index card can be assigned to a
person, can have files attached to it, and can have
due dates assigned to it. You can use Pegby as an
individual or you can share your corkboard with
Thought Boxes is a task management service
with a hint of mind mapping in its user
interface. At its most basic
Thought Boxes is a place to create to-do
lists. You can organize your to-do lists into
groups that Thought Boxes refers to as "trains."
Your lists can include basic text notes as well
as links to other sites. The "trains" you create
in Thought Boxes are basically categories for
your to-do lists
Post is a simple, free service for
sending task reminders to anyone you choose
including yourself. Here's how
Remind Post works; enter the email
address of the person who needs a reminder,
enter the task he or she needs to do, select
a completion date, then enter your email
Remind Post sends a reminder on your
behalf to the recipient who will confirm
completion of the task. If the recipient
doesn't confirm completion by the due,
Remind Post will send reminders until
the task is completed.
The task manager or "to-do list" feature in
Gmail can be a handy mechanism for keeping
track of the things you need to get done.
The only problem with it is is you have to
be in your Gmail account to see the list.
Tekzilla offers a solution to that
problem in the form of a Google Chrome
New Tab to Tasks.
New Tab to Tasks opens your Gmail to-do
list every time you open a new tab in Google
Chrome. It's a little reminder of what you
need to do before you open Facebook for the
tenth time in eighteen minutes.
is a free personal planner designed for
high school and college students.
Soshiku lets students organize their
assignments by course, add assignments,
and receive text message and or email
reminders before each assignment is due.
Students can add assignments to their
calendars directly on the Soshiku
website or via text message. Registering
and getting started with
Soshiku is quick and the user
interface is very intuitive and easy to
the Milk is a free personal
organization tool that works online,
with mobile phones, and with iPads.
Remember the Milk allows students to
add assignment due dates to their to-do
lists via text, email, or directly on
their account homepage. A word of
caution, while this services is free,
students could incur a lot of charges
from text and data communication on
their mobile phones so be sure to
discuss these options with parents
before having students use the text/