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How to Use Animoto in the Classroom: Create Stunning Student Slideshows. Creating Your First Video Once logged in to the site, you are ready to create your first video slide show. This is a simple 3-step process: Step 1: Select your pictures and/or video. You can upload images and videos of you own, select from the Animoto stock gallery, or import them from sites like Facebook, Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa, and Photobucket. Once selected, your photos and videos can be reordered simply by dragging and dropping them. Feeling more carefree? Select shuffle and have them randomly ordered by Animoto. Step 2: Choose your slide show music. Step 3: Finalize your video. Build Your ThingLink Classroom. The start of the New Year seems like the perfect time to review teacher management features to make it simpler for students to signup, create and collaborate with ThingLink. We hope you will find these quick video tutorials with accompanying written directions to be helpful.

In addition, we invite you to attend our upcoming webinar, Build Your ThingLink Classroom, on January 13th at 8:00 PM EDT for a comprehensie overview of features with ideas for integration. Create a ThingLink If you are new to ThingLink, watch this video to help you create your first ThingLink. Teacher Signup If you are a teacher, you should be working in our ThingLink EDU space. If you don’t yet have a ThingLink account, go to www.thinglink.com/edu. Student Signup Sign in with Google Account If your school uses Google Apps for Education, students can easily sign up for a ThingLink account with their Google username and password. This student account is not yet associated with a teacher account, but that’s easy to do. Podcasting - Technology Tutorials for Teachers.

The following tools are available on the Internet and can be used to create podcasts: Vocaroo This tool is a very easy way to create podcasts. Simply record your voice and then either email or embed the recording to your website or blog. They provide you with an embed code, which you can paste onto your website or blog. As of now, there is no limit on the length of the recording. Podomatic A great tool to create podcasts. Example: Las partes del cuerpo/Parts of the body Gabcast With this tool, you can create podcasts and audio blogs by recording your voice using a telephone. Example: Spanish 1B Odeo A great site to find podcasts. Odeo Podcasts for LOTE Example: French for Beginners Audacity Although this is not web-based, it is a free tool that can be downloaded.

Audacity Tutorial for Podcasters (PC and Mac users) Poderator If you have already created a podcast, you can publish it using poderator. How To Use Wiki In The Classroom - eLearning Industry. How to Use Padlet in the Classroom: A Fantastic Teaching Tool. Padlet is a versatile, easy to use tool for every teacher’s toolkit. Let’s learn the basics. At the bottom of this post, I have a Padlet that is temporarily open for you to post and share your favorite edtech tools. Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, spent some time teaching the teachers at my school about Padlet.

I’ve got some notes in this article that he mentioned in the workshop to give him due credit. Richard has a fantastic blog, and I highly recommend it. www.padlet.com What you can share on Padlet: The box where you type or share your item. You can:TypeRecord Your VoiceAdd a HyperlinkAdd a PhotoAdd a Document The flexibility of this tool means you could have one class Padlet for the year and share resources and links throughout the year. Editing As with many tools the gear icon (as shown in the graphic below) is where you go to edit your background and change your settings. You can customize your Padlet page with a different background, title and more. Organizing. Student Blogging Activity 1 (Beginner): Setting Up Your Class Blog. Welcome to our second Teacher Challenge! Our “30 days to get your Students Blogging” Challenge is all about guiding you through the process of blogging with your students. This challenge is open to anyone and everyone – and you don’t need to be a user of Edublogs at all or have participated in the first challenge.

Wherever you’re at — we’ll step you through the weekly tasks to increase your skills while providing mentors who’ll support your learning. But most importantly ‘don’t stress, have fun’ — work through it at your own pace and remember to ask for help any time you need assistance! In this first activity you will: Learn why a class blog is a good starting point for blogging with studentsCreate a brand new class blog if you don’t already have one! Please feel free to skip Step 1: Sign up for a blog and Step 2: Optimize your theme and appearance if you have already set up your blog prior to this first activity. Step 1: Why Have A Class Blog Step 2: Sign up for your class blog #2 Blog URL. Classroom Collaboration Using Social Bookmarking Service Diigo.

Key Takeaways Social bookmarking websites enhance and improve the learning experience by encouraging group collaboration and making organizing and saving web resources faster and easier for students. Social bookmarking services offer greater scope for research, integration, and collaboration compared to the more traditional bookmarking applications such as browsers, which offer limited functionality. Among social bookmarking services, Diigo has features and functions that make it useful for the classroom, giving instructors tools for setting up groups of students, highlighting key information, and commenting.

Classroom collaboration is an area that benefits directly from today's Internet experience in that students can develop their potential for learning by becoming more actively involved. Traditional Bookmarking Teachers and students routinely use the Internet for archiving, organizing, and sharing information associated with their research and in collaboration with others on projects. Social Constructivism / Tools and Tutorials. Web 2.0 Tools In the table below you will find a group of Web 2.0 tools that we have selected to profile on this wiki. We decided to select a variety of Web 2.0 tools, so we chose to profile a blogging tool (Blogger), a web-based news aggregator (Bloglines), a social bookmarking tool (del.icio.us), a social networking site (Facebook), a video sharing site (Flickr), a mapping applications tool, a wiki creation tool (PB Wiki).

We also selected a web browser plug-in and community that allows its users to discover and rate web pages, photos and videos (Stumble Upon). Also, we have a web feed management provider that provides custom RSS feeds called FeedBurner. Web 2.0 Tutorials Click on any of the badges below to be taken to a brief tutorial on that Web 2.0 tool. Go to the Scavenger Hunt. Creating A Classroom Blog in 3 Steps! ⋆ TeachersTuts.com. Creating A Classroom Blog is a lot easier than you may think!

TeachersTuts.com show you how in 3 simple steps. STEP ONE: Choosing a blogging platform STEP TWO: Making it look pretty! STEP THREE: Adding content & engaging your students (and parents!) Creating A Classroom Blog v Website So should you be creating a classroom blog or website? Users, students & parents perhaps, can also register with your blog and contribute in the form of post comments or contributors.

A website presents content in a more static form. First you need to decide which suits your needs the best. Advantages of Creating A Classroom Blog A classroom blog is an essential task for every teacher in todays modern classroom. Students are encouraged to collaborate and parents to engage in the every day learning taking place in your classroom. Securing Your Idea And Domain Name Getting Your Domain Name For Free! A great way to get your domain name for free is to also take out a hosting account. Creating A Class Blog. Techtorials | Practical Technology Guides. Everything Teachers Need to Know about Explore for Google Docs and Sheets.

November 3, 2016 Explore is a new interesting feature that Google introduced few weeks ago to empower Drive users with a wide variety of new functionalities. In today’s post we are sharing with you (especially those who haven’t seen them yet) a review of the main things you can do with Explore on both Google Docs and Google Sheets. Check them out below and as always share with us your feedback. 1- Explore for Google Docs Here are some of the new features Explore brought to Google Sheets 1- Access suggested content As you type in content in your document, Explore will display a panel with suggested content that can help you with the writing of your document. Topics: This tab features a number of suggested topics related to the content of your document. Images: The tab provides you with a set of images related to your content which you can add to your document. Related research: In this section you will be able to view research directly related to the topic of your document. 3 Minute Teaching TOOL-torials.

Be sure to share these great resources with your friends and colleagues! Access all of these videos in this YouTube Playlist How to Add “Time Tags” to Youtube Vids (so Viewers can Jump to Tagged Sections)It’s Super Easy to Create These Simple ‘Bookmarks’ so Viewers Can Pop to Different Section of Your EdPuzzle 3 Minute TOOL-torial Add Questions to Videos, Monitor Progress, etc. Create Top Notch Graphics With Ease, for Little or no Cost with Canva (fun for Students too!) Share Videos With no Distractions or Inappropriate Content, Fast & Easy with SafeShareA quick overview of the SafeShare.TV application that makes it easy to safely share YouTube and Vimeo videos without the distractions of ads and other extraneous content, or inappropriate content!

ThingLink: Creating fun interactive learning content with ThingLink is a blast. Movenote: Using Movenote to Deliver Digital Content That Includes YOU (on Webcam)! Online Technology Training Video Tutorials for Schools - Atomic Learning. Is technology fully utilized in your district, or does the lack of basic skills prohibit use? Help is just a few clicks away! With an online training library of over 60,000 short, show-and-tell video training tutorials on over 250 of the most commonly-used technology devices and software applications, Atomic Learning provides answers to how-to technology questions anytime, anywhere.

Whether you are just getting your staff introduced to technology or are well on your way to true classroom integration, Atomic Learning has the training your district needs to prepare college- and career-ready students with critical technology skills. But you don’t need to take our word for it. Ensure technology is mastered with robust assessment tools and then encourage classroom integration with a library of standards-searchable tech integration projects. Explore our solutions or request more information today! Available solutions *denotes required field Your request has successfully been sent. Educational Technology Training and Tutorials.