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5 Ways to Use Your Mobile Device to CREATE Content. The majority of us have a smart phone with us everywhere we go. What’s more, we’ve all become rather efficient at using them to send and receive text messages and email, schedule appointments, take photos, and sometimes even make a call. But there a few functions we have failed to maximize. Just as we use mobile devices to push learning and information to people, we can use them to create learning and information, such as audio and video elements. Here are five ways you use your mobile device to create content for an upcoming learning solution. #1.

Whether you’re in a meeting, at a conference, or participating in some other event, there are dozens of apps you can use to capture notes, ideas, or to-dos. . #2. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. . #3. Most up-to-date devices have the capability to snap photos and record video and audio. Most devices can also capture video-based content. Advertisement #4. . #5. Bottom Line. ThingLink UnPlugged: Capture Learning on the Go | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners. The ThingLink Teacher Challenge for week 4, ThingLink UnPlugged, is the perfect compliment to any educator's summer fun. This challenge encourages educators to grab the free mobile app for iOS or Android and capture life and learning on the go with or without wireless.

Use Whatever Device is Handy at the Moment ThingLink is an amazing tool for teaching and learning that is supported across platforms. This flexibility provides teachers and students with a variety of options to extend the learning beyond the classroom walls. The iOS app and Android apps, combined with the web based platform complete the full circle of possibilities for creating and learning with interactive images. Explore this interactive image to learn about the flexible options.. Grab the Free App The ThingLink apps for iOS and Android been developed with education in mind. Capture Learning on the Go Get Inspired by Amazing Examples Steps at a Glance Grab the App and Add an Image Rearrange Image Order in a Channel Questions?

A Great App for Making Animations That Draw Themselves. July 8, 2015 VideoScribe has recently released a new enhanced app called VideoScribe Anywhere.The new app is much more powerful, faster and more stable to make scribes on the go. It's perfect for classroom activities and teachers to produce quick scribes. VideoScribe is a powerful whiteboard animation tool that enables you to add a variety of items to a whiteboard canvas. 'You can move around the items, add voice-overs and soundtracks and create videos that use different animations and drawing effects to take your audience through your story or topic in a visually engaging way.' The way VideoScribe works is pretty simple. You add your multimedia items to the whiteboard canvas and VideoScribe will do the rest and turn them into beautiful animated videos. 7 Apps for Student Creators. 4 Good Chrome Apps for Sketching and Doodling. May 3, 2015 Below are four Chrome apps kids and students can use to unleash their creativity through drawing doodling and sketching.

The apps are easy to use and do not require any software installation. They are all web based. They also provide a user-friendly canvas where kids can experiment with different kinds of art work. Some of them i.e. Sketch Toy, allow users to animate their drawings and share them with others as animated gifs. Two of the apps in this list( Sketchboard and Google Drawing) are integrated with Google Drive. 1- Google Draw Google Draw allows you to easily create beautiful drawings, charts, diagrams, flow charts and many more. 2- Inspiration- Sketch & Draw “Open you creativity with this easy to use painting application. 3- Sketch Toy “Remember those old cartoons where hand drawn lines appeared to vibrate because of slight variance between frames?

4- Sketchboard “Sketchboard is made for collaboration. Clips: A Free Video Editor for iPads & iPhones. iMovie is a great video editor for the iPad. Wait, let me restate that. iMovie is a fantastic video editor for the iPad. However, for many people it just seems a little intimidating. I can absolutely see that.

It does so much, and you can be extremely creative with it, but if you don’t have the time to learn all that it can do, you might never take full advantage of what it offers. Sometimes, simplicity is best. Today, simplicity comes in the form of the Clips Video Editor for iOS. Clips is an interesting app. If you have used just about any video editor before, you will be familiar with the horizontal timeline approach that is a popular feature of many mobile and desktop editors. So, video clips are stacked on top of each other and you can choose how much of each one you want to show by dragging the bars at the beginning or end of a clip towards the middle.

Still wishing you took the time to learn iMovie? Like this: Like Loading... Related In "iPad" Google acquires maker of Toontastic storytelling app. Search giant Google looks to be building its presence in the child-friendly mobile apps business. Google has acquired Launchpad Toys, maker of the popular kid-friendly storytelling app Toontastic, the startup announced on Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "We're proud to announce that our little toy company is joining a great big team of tinkerers to empower gajillions of playful storytellers around the world," Launchpad wrote in its blog on Wednesday. "Launchpad Toys is joining Google to create even more amazing creativity tools for kids. " Launchpad Toys offers a few kid-friendly mobile apps, including augmented reality app TeleStory, but Toontastic has proven to be its most popular child-focused mobile program. Toontastic is a storytelling app that allows kids to create their own cartoons and tell a story.

Once those shows are put on, they can be recorded and shared with others. Neither Google nor Launchpad has said what the future holds for Toontastic and the startup. Three iPad Apps Students Can Use to Create Comics. 25 Of The Best iPad Apps To Promote Creativity In Students. 25 Of The Best iPad Apps To Promote Creativity In Students This content was commissioned by Drawp, a professional-grade artistic app that promotes a simple creative workflow between students and teachers. Nailing down exactly what promotes creativity isn’t easy, if for no other reason than creativity looks different depending on what you’re talking about: Problem-solving?

Drawing? Social interactions? But fundamentally-speaking, among the factors that promote creativity are collaboration, modeling, dynamic tools, and confidence. Tablets and smartphones feature some design elements that inherently promote creativity as well, including elegant touch-interfaces, a personal screen, and available connectivity with other apps and devices. When you combine these mobile devices with apps that promote creativity as well, and you’ve got a powerful combination that–in the right workflow–can produce some spectacular results. Workflow Matters In the creative process, workflow matters. 50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners. 50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners by Lisa Chesser, opencolleges.edu.au 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. A Comparison of 11 Mobile Video Creation Apps. Tomorrow at the NCTIES 2014 conference I am facilitating a workshop on creating videos with mobile apps. I designed the workshop to accommodate users of iOS and Android devices.

In preparation for the workshop I created this chart that compares the features and costs of eleven mobile video creation apps. The chart can be viewed as embedded below or you can grab a copy through Google Drive (click "File" the "make copy" to save a copy for yourself). This is by no means a comprehensive chart of all the mobile apps that your students could use. Rather this list is based on the recommendations that I will be making during my workshop at NCTIES 2014. 3 iPad Apps You May Not Know About for Demonstrating Learning. Students turn what they know into a puzzle game with the Stick Around app. Puzzles are made in three steps: Use drawing tools and/or import photos to make a background.Add stickers with text, images, and or drawings.Indicate where stickers belong by making an answer key.

Puzzles are played by dragging the stickers from the tray on the right side of the screen onto the correct spot on the background. Types of puzzles that can be made include sorting, categorizing, labeling, and matching. Puzzles can be played on the same iPad, and they can also be shared to other iPads that have Stick Around installed. Since the end product is a game, students keep their audience in mind as they craft and test their puzzles.

Students can use Stick Around to make puzzles where players tag parts of the body, place items where they belong on a chart, label items in a photo, associate words and definitions, complete a graphic organizer, put words in alphabetical order, and so much more. Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process. "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. " - Albert Einstein We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice. Somewhere along the way, we simply forgot to honor this innate gift and how to access its power. Our role as educators is to encourage learning experiences that increase the ability to recognize and listen to our inner voice.

Let us begin by shifting emphasis from finding the right answer to creating school cultures that encourage risk-taking and embrace ambiguity. Psychologist Carl Rogers believed that we repress and even hide creative talent if our working environment is not psychologically safe or grounded on unconditional acceptance and empathy. The Idea Catcher We can start by using note-taking apps to encourage observation and reflection. Recommended apps: Tricking the Muse A strategy often used to help generate ideas is brainstorming. Explain Everything X 4 Ways. When it comes to flexible iPad apps, nothing quite fits the bill like Explain Everything.

Developed as a screencasting app (in my opinion, the best in the app store), I have recently found that I am using the app for anything but screencasting. 1. Image / Poster / Graphic / Diagram Creator: The way I find myself using Explain Everything these days is as a platform to create images or posters. 2. One of the most underutilized features in Explain Everything is the magnifying glass tool in the left hand menu. *Bonus Idea: Students can use the zooming feature when screencasting in Explain Everything as well. 3. With a combination of Explain Everything and Reflector that is running on a MacBook or PC Laptop, Explain Everything becomes a blank canvas that can be manipulated anywhere in the classroom. 4.

Explain Everything has the ability to open a number of file types using the iPad “open in” feature. Kleinspiration. 5 Handy iPad Apps to Create Infographics. Art Tools - iPad Multimedia Tools. 10 Great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Creativity. Great Mind Mapping Apps for iPad. So you want to be able to capture your ideas wherever you are and put them into creative mind maps . There are actually several iPad apps to allow you to do just that. We have included in the list below the major mind mapping apps you might want to try on your iPad. These apps are all highly rated and work pretty good. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has also curated another list of mind mapping tools that work on the desktop versions. 1- My Thoughts " My Thoughts is a fun little program to keep your mind focused on your true potential. 2- My Thoughts Book " myThoughtsBook gives you quadratically sheets to write down, sort and combine your ideas. 3- iThoughts HD "iThoughtsHD is a mind mapping tool for the iPad. 4- Mind Node " MindNode is a powerful and intuitive mindmapping application. 5- Mind HD "A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea. 6- Simple Mind 7- Think Free 13- Popplet.

Using iPads in the Art Room. 7 Excellent iPad Games to Develop Kids Critical Thinking. There is an app for everything these days. From health apps to travel apps, iTunes market is teeming with all kinds of apps. It only takes one click in a search engine to find what you want but as we always say not every app can do what its developers preach , you need to have a critical eye to evaluate the apps that will work for you. As teachers and educators, we are in a constant search for apps to use with our students and this is why we need to make sure we have recourse to checklists such as this one whenever we are to recommend apps. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has even made it way easier for teachers to pick the apps they want from some pre-made lists of apps organized according to each subject area.

You can check them HERE. 1- Feed the Head " The iPad adaptation of our classic surrealist toy! 2-Where's My Water "Where’s My Water? 3- RoomBreak "Room Break is an adventure game about escaping.The purpose of this game is simple. 4- Cross Fingers Fee 5- Doodle Fit. Creative Apps To Use With Students On The iPad.