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Friday Freebie: Share Your Message Online Easily with Tackk!

Today's Friday Freebie is perhaps the easiest way in the world to create an online presence for an event, your school, an announcement and more! Think of it as the easiest one page website builder in the world!

At you create a "Tackkboard" by easily adding pictures, video, text, links , and more to either an existing template or you can create a tackkbaord from scratch. The different areas of your Tackkbaord can be moved into any order you want them and colors and fonts can be easily customized.

Once you're done, you simply distribute the given URL, or if you create a free account, you can get a customized URL.  You also have the option of printing out your Tackkboard. If you do, the printout includes a QR code to take viewers to the online version. It's that easy!

I can think of tons of uses in schools, from advertisements for events, to test reminders, to student projects. Here's a quick example I created for our district:

Friday Freebie: Capture Attention with Virtual Signs

In an effort to meet the needs of the teachers and staff in my district, I stay late every Wednesday with the computer training lab open. Teachers can come and go as they please and seek assistance with anything tech related. Some come to me with specific questions, others are just looking for guidance and ideas about creating technology-rich engaging lessons. These afternoons are affectionately called "Wired Wednesday."

To garner interest in attending, I try to send out a clever email each Wednesday morning. I have a bit of reputation in my district for silliness and corny jokes, so I try to use that to my advantage. Sometimes it's a silly picture like this:

Last week, I offered the staff the "World's Easiest Seek-and-Find":

But this week's ads was one of my favorites:

Now, my faculty thinks I  have tons of time of my hands to come up with something as sophisticated as the church sign above. (If you can call it sophisticated.) Normally, that kind of i…