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How To Do Green Screen Photography on an iPad at School | Jonathan Wylie: Instructional Technology Consultant. There are lots of great learning opportunities when you use green screen effects in the classroom. I’ve written about some of those before, but almost all of them involved green screen movies. What about green screen photography? Is that possible on an iPad? It is, because there’s an app for that. Recently I was reminded of the ability to do green screen photography when I read a blog post by Dr.

Wesley Fryer. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Green screen photography could easily be integrated into a variety of curricular areas with students, and the finished images can be imported into other apps to add text, borders, frames and more. Creating book covers or feature images for book reviews.Souvenir postcards from a virtual field tripHistorical backgrounds for student biography daysWhole class (or individual) photos of students in Halloween costumesCreative backgrounds for things created in Art or other subjectsStaged scenes for a digital storyVisual representations of vocabulary words Like this:

15 Research Tools and Resources For Presentations. Creating great presentations is hard work. It takes creative content, an enticing title, beautiful slides, and effective promotion. Perhaps most importantly, the success of your efforts will also be determined by the value of the information provided on your slides. It can be difficult to find fresh, credible stats and facts to support the overall message of your presentation without sifting through pages and pages of research reports and whitepapers. Instead, use your time more effectively with the tools and resources included below. Phlo Summary: Phlo is your one-stop search box that searches across all popular search engines and sites at once.

Papers Summary: Papers helps you collect and curate the research material that you’re passionate about. Advanced Search on Google Summary: Narrow down search results for complex searches by using the Advanced Search page. Search Operators for Google Summary: Search operators are words that can be added to searches to help narrow down the results. This Is the Future of Education. 7 Habits Of The Best Public Speakers. Will wearing a ratty college T-shirt and sweats to bed soon go out of fashion? The pajamas industry is growing, and retailers aren't sleeping on how to reinvent the bygone ensemble. What was once a symbol of buttoned-down '50s attire (think Ricky and Lucy in collared PJ sets, tucking into their separate beds) has slowly inched its way back into pop culture.

Look no further than popular TV shows—New Girl, House of Cards, or Scandal—to see protagonists clad in chic silk or cotton designs reminiscent of a tidier bedtime era. But while earlier decades cherished the ensemble for its conservatism, today's pajamas differ in terms of comfort, style, and intent. For consumers, the revival is partially inspired by recent Fashion Week runways, an overall trend toward healthier living, increased awareness of the benefits of sleep, and fresh new takes on vintage designs. It's a sentiment shared by Ashley Merrill, who founded Lunya in 2012. "It’s not just a pajama company. It's a huge opportunity. The Story of STEM. Individualizing Educator Technology Professional Development with the ITP (Individualized Technology Plan) - Google Slides.

TCEA 2016 Handouts. 8 rules for powering up your PowerPoints. Digital Transformation: 2 Proven Strategies for Uncovering the Why - Working At The Edge. Enter “k12 digital transformation why” into Google and what you’ll see is a fair number of school districts undertaking digital learning initiatives driven by putting devices in the hands of all students – 1:1 and BYOD. And this is what seems to be the focus…the device, confirming what I see in many schools and school districts….focus on the low-hanging fruit of devices with little to no evidence of deeper work around WHY our schools must be transformed. How can we as leaders approach this WHY conversation? How can we quickly bring stakeholders (whether parents, students, teachers, other administrators, school board, community or business leaders) to that point of making an emotional “ah-hah” connection to a need for change – the WHY?

I’ve used two effective strategies that don’t take a lot of time and allow stakeholders to make a personal connection to this need for transformation. 1. 2. How have you successfully navigated the WHY of digital transformation with your stakeholders? Related. Presentation Tools Online. 7 Things to consider when considering adopting another school’s “big idea” So, you’ve visited a school, and seen its new “big idea” in action. The reception area of the school proclaims, “We are an X school!” , where “X” is the big idea: Flipped Learning, Bring Your Own Device, One-to-One, or anything else. It looks great – wonderful, in fact – but will it work in your school? Here are seven things you need to consider. Great idea -- but will it work in YOUR school? The Hawthorne Effect This is the effect named after the experiments in the 1920s in which researchers turned the lighting levels up in factory, with the result that productivity increased.

Whatever the actual reason or combination of reasons, it implies that when you see something great going on in a school, part of the explanation could be the Hawthorne Effect. The experimenter effect Similarly, research has shown that if you think, or are told, that a particular thing is going to work or not work, you subconsciously affect the outcome. Ecological validity Special funding Is it embedded or championed? How To Use Animoto to Create Book Trailers. 9 great books about storytelling and presentations. This time of year, I am inspired to challenge myself.

During the first weeks of warmer weather, when the plants start to bloom and the birds and animals become more active, I am encouraged to live life to the fullest, as well as motivated to be the best I can be in all things. To take advantage of the rise in temperature, as well as my renewed desire to grow personally and professionally, I often sit outside and indulge in books that change my perspective and provide solutions for the future.

These hours spent outside, soaking up sunshine and insights, fuel my creativity, passion and drive. I highly recommend it. If you are feeling inspired to challenge and transform yourself, consider reading one of the books below while sitting in one of your favorite spots outside. These nine books were selected because they offer insights that can help you refine and elevate your presentation skills. 1. [RELATED: Become a visual content ninja! 2. " 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. How to use MoveNote for screencasting. Embed yourself in your video lesson MoveNote lets you create screencasts where you appear alongside the material, making how to screencast a lot more dynamic for students and educators. Flipped classroom? Blended learning? Student presentations? Gallery walks?

Support for students with disabilities? Let’s look at some of the possibilities, features and how to get up and running with Movenote. What’s Movenote? Movenote is a screencasting tool that lets you add your voice and image to slide-based content. What can you do with it? Educator Matt Yoskowitz made the above Movenote screencast to provide students with an introduction to and expectations for the first level in his online ecology unit. App-smash! Social studies educator Joe Rivers is app-smashing Movenote with VideoNotes to create video-based assessment for screencasts: Here’s Sebastian’s MoveNote: How to get started using Movenote: On your laptop: Go to and click the Continue button. On your iPad: Related.

3 Powerful Apps for Creating Green Screen Videos with Students. June 8, 2015 Green screen is a cinematographic technique that allows video editors to add a variety of visual effects to their videos. These effects include : adding virtual backgrounds, superimposing subjects over animated backdrops, placing a subject on another shot and many more. Green screen technology has been widely used in weather and movie industry.

But now with the emergence of apps such as the ones below, everyone can use this technology to create engaging clips and presentations. As Do Ink explained “ Green screen technology is used in the movies to make it look like the actors have landed on an alien planet, and it's used on TV to make it look like your local news announcer is standing in front of an animated weather map. The green screen effect works by combining images from multiple sources into a single video. These images can come from photos or videos in your camera roll, or from the live video camera 1- Green Screen by Do Ink 2- Green Screen Movie FX. Focusky, Animated Presentation Tool, Recommended For Teachers Who Engage Visual Learning Techniques - World Health Portal.

(PRWEB) October 27, 2014 Engaging students is always a challenge. A generation that's grown up with technology is used to changing platforms and expects an interactive experience. The challenge for teachers is finding the time to keep up with these changing technologies while choosing an effective solution for their classroom. “Traditional presentations rely too heavily on semantic (text) memory, while it's proven that an episodic (visual) approach is more effective in processing and remembering information.”

Says Jason Chen, President at Focusky. This education presentation software by Focusky is easy to use and transforms presentations. Focusky offers a basic, free online version as well as paid versions that offer more features. About Focusky Software Co., Ltd Focusky is an animated presentation software company, established in 2008. More Mind Map Template Press Releases. #FlipboardChat Summary: Using Flipboard With Students. MagMaker / April 29, 2015 Every Wednesday evening, members of the Flipboard Club—an unofficial community of passionate evangelists—hold a Twitter chat about a Flipboard-centric topic and we summarize the discussion here.

Tonight’s topic is “Brands on Flipboard.” Join in the chat Wednesday at 7pm PT / 10pm ET via the hashtag on Twitter. If the time zone doesn’t work for you, join their Facebook group to stay in the loop. Last week, participants chatted about how to use Flipboard with students. Q1. The internet means a teacher doesn’t have to be the deliverer of all knowledge.Students have more access than ever to just about everything. Q2. Q3. If students have trouble with a concept, educators can present it in many ways, with videos, infographics, GIFs. Q4. Absolutely! Q5. Parents can create family’s work/study magazines for their children. Q6. Yes!! Q7. Q8. Don’t forget to join this week: the topic is “Brands on Flipboard.” ~jdlv on behalf of the Flipboard Club /flipboard @flipboard. 5 Best Online Presentation Tools for the Classroom. Many-a bona fide teachers love creating the best online presentations for their students so as to get them hooked to their learning material. This isn’t easy for everyone since learning how to make a “wow” presentation requires a good amount of presentation, creativity, and maybe some designing skills.

But what about the use of the latest cool-tools that technology has brought us? Not everyone has learned the art of design or has amazing presentation skills. However, many teachers and educationists do have an arduous desire to be the best in front of the classroom. The cool-tools of 21sttechnology can be of great help in this situation. Did you know about the best online presentation tools galore? Prezi Ditch PowerPoint and start creating beautiful slide-shows/presentations with Prezi. Prezi also offers discounts to students and teachers when they sign up with a school email address. Glogster Edu Animoto Looking for a more animated experience? Kizoa Kizoa is the best blend of everything.

50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners. 50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners by Lisa Chesser, A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh. That is education and animation working together to teach students everywhere, everything they ever wanted to know. Educators need only utilize the tools available, most of them for free. Some of the animation links catalogued here will give educators very basic tools and histories of animation while others have the animation already created and set in motion, it’s just a matter of sharing it with students.

Educators need to decide which tool is best for them. One of the easiest ways to animate, however, isn’t with your own camera and modeling clay, it’s with your links to sites that hand you everything within their own forums. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. For those who prefer to draw, there’s Make It Share It. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 3 Simple Ways to Record iPad Screen and Create Educational Screencasts. February 11, 2015 In today’s post, I am sharing with you some interesting tips I learned from Jonathan Wylie to help you record your iPad screen and create instructional screencasts and tutorials. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of creating a screencast on iPad are those popular apps such as Explain Everything and Educreations but the thing with these apps is that they do not allow you to record what you do on other apps.

For instance, you can not open Explain Everything and go to Evernote app to record your screen there, once Explain Everything window is closed , recording stops. To be able to navigate your iPad and record this navigation, you will need to mirror your iPad screen to a bigger screen that is your computer. Once you can access your iPad screen from your computer, you can then use a screencasting tool to record your iPad screen. Here is how you can do it all: B- Air Server A- ScreencastO--Matic B- Camtasia C- Cam Studio D- Screencastify. 36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without.

Are you wanting to create more visual content but don’t know where to start? I asked 19 visual social media experts about their favourite, go-to, can’t-live-without visual content tools. What follows is their best of the best picks, all wrapped up into a post for you. Our 19 experts don’t just “talk” about visual content online. They create visual content on a daily basis. They are in the trenches creating everything from images to infographics for their businesses, websites, blogs and social media channels. They know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to visual content creation tools. They know which “go-to” tools they use daily.

They know which tools they simply can’t live without. When asking the Pros to contribute to this awesome list, I made it very clear that they should: These are the top 3 responses from each expert, along with their reasons for choosing each tool. Syed Balkhi, Online Entrepreneur #1 Photoshop Unlimited power, no restriction.

. #2 InstaQuote #3 Unsplash #1 Instagram. A Beautiful Sketchnote on How Teachers Can Use Twitter for Professional Development. The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”) NOTE: First, Wallwisher, the popular virtual “corkboard” or “bulletin board” Web tool changed their name — they’re now known as Padlet (though all their old links using the Wallwisher name work fine). Now, Corkboard.Me, a similar tool, just announced they’re changing their name, too — they are now known as NoteApp. Wallwisher was the first online application that let you easily place virtual post-it notes on a virtual corkboard or bulletin board, and allow you to post text, images, and/or videos on them.

This kinds of apps have many uses. I particularly like them for easy social bookmarking (my students, for example, post their favorite language-learning games on them so their classmates can try them out. I also have students use them to supplement inductive data sets (a series of pieces of information about a topic( they have categorized in the classroom. Here are my choices for The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”): Corkboard Me is a Wallwisher-like tool. Success isn't dictated by meetings, it's created through meaningful exchanges. - Chalkboard Generator. 5 Ways to Blow the Top Off of Rubrics.

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