Reitz High School

Reitz High School
Evansville, IN

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Big Huge Labs

Today's post is about a great webtool called Big Huge Labs.  One great thing about Big Huge Labs is that you can create so many different things with it.  In this post I will give you the link to the site, some examples, resources to help you get started, and ways that it could be used in your school or classroom.

The Big Huge Labs Website

Do fun stuff with your digital photos. Create and print personalized motivational posters, calendars, movie posters, magazine covers, badges, mosaics, collages, trading cards, and much more!

Here is an Example of the Motivational Poster created with BHL

  
Here are some resources to help you get started

The Big Huge Labs help page:  http://bighugelabs.com/help.php
Teaching n' Learning Wiki: http://teachingnlearning.wikispaces.com/Big+Huge+Labs
Big Huge Labs Webinar: http://www.slideshare.net/bdyck/big-huge-labs
Cindy Brock Blog: http://itscindybrock.blogspot.com/2011/03/big-huge-labs.html
Jacqui Murry Blog: http://jacquimurray.net/
How create a motivator: http://jenniferbarnett.wikispaces.com/file/view/BigHugeLabs.pdf
Visible Thinking: https://www.myhaikuclass.com
Tiger Tools: http://tigertools.pbworks.com

Great Ways to use Big Huge Labs in your classroom
  1. Create Trading cards at the beginning of the year for students to get to know each other. Some teachers make copies of each card and give a class pack to each student.
  2. Comic pages can be created.
  3. Students can make magazine covers for famous people reports.
  4. Students can create posters for different messages such as drug prevention week, fire safety day, or Earth Day.
  5. Create Trading cards for characters in a book and use them in a book report assignment.
  6. Students can create a mosaic for the chapter or unit they are studying.
  7. For new students at your school, you could create faculty trading cards so students can get familiar with the staff without actually meeting each one.
  8. Students can create inspirational/motivator posters for your school.  Some examples could be cooperation, pride, teamwork, success, unity, kindness, and achievement.
  9. Students could create magazine covers with headlines stating facts from the unit or chapter they are studying.
  10. Students could create a movie poster for their favorite novel and give a book report.

 

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