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Augmented Reality Simply Explained for Students. June 18, 2014 The integration of Augmented Reality technology into learning is growing by leaps and bounds.

Augmented Reality Simply Explained for Students

The potential of this technology in education is uncontestedly huge and several classes now are using it to teach key literacy and mathematical concepts to students. This series of videos is an example of how students in primary are using augmented reality in their learning. Augmented reality should not be confused with virtual reality, for the boundaries of each concept are clearly demarcated.

While virtual reality denotes a reality that exists only in the virtual world (online), augmented reality, on the other hand, keeps the real world but only adds a digital layer to it. or amplifies it. In other words, augmented reality gives you actual information without changing or displacing the real world you are experiencing. I have already shared some interesting resources on augmented reality tips, tools, and apps to use in your class with students.

Edtech Index. Augmented Reality Simply Explained for Students. ClassTools.net. Blabberize.com - Got a picture? Blabberize it! Cubeecraft - Free Papercraft Toys. The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper. Learn More. Storybird - Artful Storytelling. The Top 27 Free Tools to collaborate, hold discussions, and Backchannel with Students. 1- ChannelME ChannelME is a great web tool.

The Top 27 Free Tools to collaborate, hold discussions, and Backchannel with Students

It allows its users to browse a particular website simultaneously. They are able to look at the same content of a web page with friends in real time and even chat with each other . 2- Search Team It allows its users to search in small teams and collaborate to find the best search results. 8 Steps for Students to Remove Their Digital Footprints. September, 2014 One of the essential parts of the digital citizenship I have been long talking about in this blog is about digital footprints.

8 Steps for Students to Remove Their Digital Footprints

Students need to know that whatever they do or create online leaves behind a trail or digital breadcrumbs that others can trace. This "others" can be anyone from prospective employers, to college admission boards, anything you do online should be vetted by a critical lens and if "you don't want your parents to know about it then better not do it". One of the simplest and effective ways to track your digital footprints is through Googling yourself.

Just remember that when you Google yourself make sure you are logged off from your Google account. Next step is to delete things that you don't want the 'others' I mentioned above to know about you. 12 Lesser-Known Google Projects That Are Amazing. 5000+ Free PowerPoint Templates, Free PowerPoint Backgrounds.

Slideshow Generator. Download free PowerPoint backgrounds and templates - Brainy Betty. AskTheBrain. Metropath(ologies) AppCrawlr. HOTandThinkertools - home. Help - What is LinkBunch?

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A link bunch is just that - a bunch of links. Often you find several links on the web that you want to share on services such as instant messengers (Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, etc.) or microblogging platforms such as Twitter (which has a 140-character limit) and Pownce (which only has one link field). With LinkBunch, you take all those links and put them into one "bunch", which is just one single link--which looks like a TinyURL or SnipURL link--and give that around instead. Saves space, looks cleaner and saves a few bytes of bandwidth! When the recipient clicks on the tiny LinkBunch link, he/she will be presented with a page that contains all the links that you put in the bunch.

How do I use LinkBunch? LinkBunch is easy to use.Just paste links into the box on the homepage--one link on each line--and click 'Bunch' to bunch them together. There is a Twitter bot in the works, but it hasn't been finished yet. What about URL spam? Quick Picture Tools - Free Online Image Editors. Augmented Reality. QR codes. QR Code generator. News about QR. 9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again. Learning Apps & Tools | Feature 9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again By Kim Fortson10/22/12 For many students, writing a novel summary is not exactly a glamorous assignment.

9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again

But writing a novel summary using a timeline-based storytelling platform with embedded original content, hyperlinks, videos, and pictures might just make developing re-cap of A Christmas Carol interesting, argues Lake Geneva Middle School language arts teacher Rob Granger. SuperLame! Comic Word Balloons, Speech Bubbles, and Thought Balloons, etc. World's Best Way to Make & Share Comics.

Paper for the web. PowToon, free business presentation software animated video maker and PowerPoint alternative. Popplet. SafeShare.TV - The Safest Way To Watch and Share YouTube videos. Create, Engage and Assess through mobile devices. Six Easy Ways for Students to Create Videos Online. YouTubeclaims that twenty hours of video is uploaded to its site every minute.

Six Easy Ways for Students to Create Videos Online

Much of this video is created by amateur video producers. In years past if you wanted to create video, you had to have (often expensive) recording and editing equipment. Today, the web has made it possible for anyone to create and edit professional-looking content without having to purchase any special equipment or software. Creating video content is a great way to get students engaged in projects through which they can demonstrate their learning. Glogster Video Tutorial. Creating Multimedia Timelines. Free Technology for Teachers. Top 50 Education Technology Blogs. 10 Great ways to use Audacity with your Students. 100 Essential Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers.

There are new web 2.0 tools appearing every day.

100 Essential Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers

Although some of these tools were not originally meant for use in the classroom, they can be extremely effective learning tools for today’s technology geared students and their venturesome teachers. Many of these teachers are searching for the latest products and technologies to help them find easier and efficient ways to create productive learning in their students. More and more teachers are using blogs, podcasts and wikis, as another approach to teaching.

We have created a list of 100 tools we think will encourage interactivity and engagement, motivate and empower your students, and create differentiation in their learning process. Interactivity Use these tools to actively involve students in the classroom. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Blabberize.com! - Blabberize Your Pictures. Online Image Editor. Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies. Month in Review - April's Most Popular Posts. A new month has started but that doesn't mean we can't take a quick look back at the month of April.

Month in Review - April's Most Popular Posts

As I do every month I've compiled a list of the month's ten most read posts. Here are the most popular posts from April 2012: 1. Advance Your Education With Free College Courses Online - Udacity. EdX. Coursera. Storytelling+Curation Daily. The Digital Comic Museum. Media History Digital Library - Online Access to the Histories of Cinema, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound. LibriVox. Make Your Images Interactive - ThingLink. Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People. Video creation that's simply powerful, easy and free. Magisto. iAnimate. Mix YouTube videos and tracks from SoundCloud! Free Slideshow and Collage Maker.

DisaPainted. Create free online video, photo and music mashups. Thoughtboxes. SummarizeThisBeautiful web-based timeline software. ZooBurst. 15 Best Tech Creation Tools. Make video slideshows with photos, music. Instant screencasts: Just click record. Web Screenshots - Take a Screen Capture Online. This tool will help you capture a screenshot image of any public web page with a click.

Web Screenshots - Take a Screen Capture Online

You don't need any software or browser extensions to capture the image of any web page. And it works with lengthy web pages too that extend below the fold. To get started, simply paste the URL of the web page in the input box and hit the "Screen Capture" button. You can capture a maximum of 10 screenshots per hour and captured images are cached to reduce server load.

Internally, the tool renders the requested web page in a 1024x768 Webkit browser and saves the full page as a PNG image. iPad and iPhone have built-in screen capture, including some Android phones, but they cannot capture full screenshots of web pages. However, it cannot capture pages that require login (like your Gmail mailbox), pages with Flash embeds (like the YouTube video player) or AJAX based sites like Google Maps. Screen Capture on Mobile Phones. RSS Feed Search Engine. Instant RSS Search engine will help you discover RSS feeds on the web around your favorite topics.

RSS Feed Search Engine

You may use the tool to search RSS feeds for blogs, news websites, podcasts and more. It is instant search and hence the search results display as you type. You may use any of the Google search operators - like allintitle, inurl, etc. - for more accurate results. You can subscribe to the feeds in your favorite RSS Reader (like Feedly) or use the Preview link to see the 10 most recently published articles from that feed. Alpha Mobile—Computational Knowledge Engine. Save paper & ink printing only what you want « PrintWhatYouLike.com. ✿ Our favorite set — CopyPasteCharacter.com.

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