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Since attending the Google Teacher Academy in April, I have been trying to learn as much as possible about each Google application.

Making the Most of Google Docs: Tips & Lesson Ideas

The result? Sweet Search. Free App Lets Teachers Create High Quality Flipped Video on iPads. Mobile Learning | Feature Free App Lets Teachers Create High Quality Flipped Video on iPads By Bridget McCrea10/09/13 Natasha Rausch is the first to admit that her first two attempts at creating video lessons from scratch were crude at best.

Free App Lets Teachers Create High Quality Flipped Video on iPads

“I used a cheap screencast download and filmed myself over a PowerPoint presentation that I’d made,” recalled Rausch, who teaches English and social studies to middle and high school students at Walden School/The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, MA. “It took me hours to make and it looked horrible—like a B movie.” Intent on flipping her classroom, Rausch started looking for a better way to produce content. Ask and You Shall Receive Having taught with iPads since 2011, she was introduced to Knowmia Teach, a free iPad app, at a summer workshop. Within a few weeks, the provider added the FaceTime feature and then over the following year made it even more accessible. Rausch also uses Knowmia to plan ahead for her own absences. 20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps. We have now been Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for three years, and boy, do the students bring it.

20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

They bring it all! We have iPads, Surface, iPhones, Droids, Chromebooks, Macs, and PC laptops. Here's my current thinking. Please share yours in the comments section below. Note Taking If students can't find, review, and access their notes or pictures of the board, their mobile note-taking system is useless. Microsoft OneNote In my opinion, the most robust single note-taking app is Microsoft OneNote because it looks just like a traditional notebook. Evernote Evernote is a multiplatform app, but you cannot edit simultaneously. The premium version searches handwritten text so that photos of the board or your notes can actually be found later. Search Education – Google. Digital Storytelling.

June 24, 2014 Here is a great interactive Thinglink image on the process of digital storytelling I want to share with you today.

Digital Storytelling

This graphic is created by Tonia and features a wide variety of iPad apps that go with each of the stages of the digital storytelling process. Tonia used the concept of process writing (popularized by Donal Murray) to design this digital storytelling process visual. This process is made up of 7 stages namely :prewriting, drafting, editing, conferencing, revising, publishing, and sharing. If you hover your mouse over any of these stages you will be able to see a clickable button that you can use to access the list of iPad apps for that stage.

I have spent sometime going through the different app suggestions included in this visual and I find them really interesting. The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources. So, you need an image for your blog?

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources

We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are the criteria we’ve examined: Subjects: Does a site focus on specific genres of images, or is it a mass collection of various image types? High Resolution: Lots of great image resources emerged in the pre-Web 2.0 phase, but it wasn’t until bandwidth dramatically increased that allowed for the uploading of much higher resolution images suitable for editing and printing. License: The licenses vary extremely from source to source. Safety: Government sites and many specific subject collections are extremely safe for students to use. Search Engines While these websites do not actually contribute image content themselves, they’re able to index images in a way that makes it easier to search for free content. QR code creator, make qr codes and track their use. EasyBib.

Search by Image – Inside Search – Google. Drag and drop Drag and drop an image from the web or your computer into the search box on images.google.com.

Search by Image – Inside Search – Google

Upload an image On images.google.com, click the camera icon, then select “Upload an image.” Select the image you want to use to start your search. Create. A Comprehensive List of Apps and Tools to Flip your Classroom. For those of you intent on employing the flipped learning model in their instruction, we have curated a set of important web tools to help you create the appropriate flipped classroom environment for your students.

A Comprehensive List of Apps and Tools to Flip your Classroom

Check them out below and as always let us know what you think of them. Enjoy 1- Explain Everything Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. The Virtual Learning Resources Center indexes thousands of the best academic information websites, selected by teachers and library professionals worldwide, in order to provide to students and teachers current, valid information for school and university. Dogpile Web Search. Beyond Google pres. Beyond Google. CC Search. Upload, Share, and Discover Content on SlideShare.

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