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Animoto Classroom Blog Video Tips. Use a Google Docs Spreadsheet to Send Text Message Alerts to Students. SMS or cell phone text messaging alerts can be extremely handy.

Use a Google Docs Spreadsheet to Send Text Message Alerts to Students

Research shows most people read text message alerts almost immediately, and when students have an unlimited text messaging plan no additional costs are incurred by them to receive SMS updates. The last three semesters I’ve used the lowest commercial version of TextMarks to send periodic text message updates to my preservice education students. This year, I’m helping our school debate team as a parent volunteer and wanted a free way to send text message alerts to team members. Last week I collected, from students who chose to opt-in to these alerts, their name, phone number, and cellular carrier.

The cellular carrier is important because each wireless phone company uses a different email address domain to enable sending text messages using email. iMenuPro · Modern Online Menu Maker for instant professional menu designs and menu printing. Sign up for Padlet. Animoto for Education.

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Voki Home. Glogster EDU: A complete educational solution for digital and mobile teaching and learning. 3 Ways to Use QR Codes to Connect School and Home. For Boss’s Day, my office staff at Howe Elementary in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., gave me the book QR Codes in Education by David Hopkins.

3 Ways to Use QR Codes to Connect School and Home

In it, Hopkins describes those ubiquitous squares we see everywhere as being “like a barcode, but [containing] more data than just a number string.” When scanned, QR (short for “Quick Response”) codes connect users to websites, phone numbers, videos — nearly anything that can be digitized. Throughout his book, Hopkins provides several examples of how schools can utilize these codes to provide a link “between the printed world and the online electronic one.” Here are three ways we have started using QR codes at our school to connect school and home. 1.

Where Learning Happens. Symbaloo. 8 Free Screencasting tools for making video tutorials. By AQ Nizam on April 25, 2012 8 Free Screencasting Tools For Making Video Tutorials Don't Forget to participate in a contest where you can win an amazing e-Commerce template from TemplateMonster.

8 Free Screencasting tools for making video tutorials

Screencasting tools are used to show other people what exactly is happening on your computer like you see in video tutorials. Video and screencasting tools free. Comparing 12 Free Screencasting Tools. Combing through the basic functions and features of a list of tools I’ve become aware of, to select some for further testing.

Comparing 12 Free Screencasting Tools

Over the course of the week, the list of Screencasting tools that have been recommended to me, or that I’ve otherwise learned of, has grown to a dozen. I have a goal of trying identify a free tool or set of tools to use to create stand alone tutorials by combining screen images and screen motion with audio. I would also like to have some editing capabilities, so I could combine multiple captures and rearrange the order of these pieces if needed, and to be able to re-record audio annotation if possible.

I would also like to have screen annotation capabilities, at least for the screen captures. Given this set of desired functions and features, and the long list of tools, it’s only logical that I briefly review each application to see what they can do. Feature/Function Summary Table. Wix Free Website Builder. 30 Web 2.0 Tools in 60 Minutes. Published on May 20th, 2013 | by Jeff Herb This is an episode of The Tech Educator Podcast that I co-host every Sunday at 6pm Central time.

30 Web 2.0 Tools in 60 Minutes

This week I was absent as I was participating in a Tough Mudder in Seneca, IL – definitely a great time (but a lot of work!). Lots of great tools were shared on this episode and therefore I wanted to share the episode here on Instructional Tech Talk. Here is the list of tools shared during the episode: Sam: Matt Gomez: Jon: Jeff B Wokka: Tags: Tech Educator , Web 2.0. PDF Mergy Makes It Easy To Merge PDFs. Cool Cat Teacher Blog. Create Online Newsletters. There are many web tools around that you can create online newsletters and share them with others.

Create Online Newsletters

Tackk is one of them. It is pretty easy to use. After signing up, choose a theme, then use the editor widget to change the fonts, colours, backgrounds, add features such as contacts, items for sale, maps or a comment button. When you are done, just share your Tackk with others using a link or any social media platforms. By clicking on the theme, add pictures, text, lists, buttons, embed videos, songs or pictures from the web. Flask - Quickly Create and Share To-do Lists. There is no shortage of to-do list tools available on the web today.

Flask - Quickly Create and Share To-do Lists

Some are parts of larger services (see Gmail and Evernote) while others are stand-alone services (see Remember the Milk). One new stand-alone service that I tried this morning is called Flask. Course Catalog. Welcome to the new online learning platform for the Global Education Database! WebToolExamples - Voki Examples. Welcome to Storyboard That – The FREE online storyboard creator for schools and businesses. Online Education Technology for Teachers and Students.