3 Ways To Do Video Editing From Within Chrome The Internet allows anyone to make art these days. And with smartphone video technology making everyone a Spielberg coupled with the means of sharing to sites like YouTube, Vimeo and the like, you can quickly publish your homemade movies in minutes. But what if you don’t have high-end software? And what if you have a Chromebook? If you’re on a budget and need free video editing options, look no further than these three Chrome apps, compatible with both your browser and Chrome OS. It should be noted that each tool adds their logo at the very end of the movie, and some have restrictions on the number of media clips, size of files, total volume of media uploaded, and video length. WeVideo A full-featured video editor for all skill levels. You may already have heard of WeVideo as a video editing app for Android. Uploading The Media WeVideo allocates a generous 5 gigabytes of space and has no file size restrictions. Creating The Video Saving And Sharing The Finished Product Stupeflix Video Maker
Download free PowerPoint backgrounds and templates - Brainy Betty Another Place to Find Google Slides Templates In my recent post about creating certificates in Google Slides I featured the Google Slides template gallery. The Slides and Drive template galleries are my go-to places for templates. Yesterday, Craig Badura tipped me off on another place to find Google Slides templates. Slides Carnival is a website that offers dozens of Google Slides templates. Provided that you are signed into your Google Account, each template can be saved to your Google Drive account by simply clicking the "use this presentation template" button that appears below each template. Applications for EducationSlides Carnival isn't going to change the way students present, but it does offer a nice alternative to seeing the same old templates over and over again.
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Three Google Slides Features New Users Often Ask About Last week I published a post answering three questions that new Google Docs users frequently ask. That post turned out to be quite popular so I'm following up this week with the answers to three questions that new Google Slides users frequently ask. Here are three questions that I frequently hear from new Google Slides users. 1. There are two solutions to this problem. The other option for accessing your slides without an internet connection is to enable offline access for your Google Drive account on your computer. 2. Unfortunately, Google Slides only supports the use of YouTube videos at this time. 3. This is the question about Google Slides that I am asked more than any question. The animation options appear in the same menu as transitions. Topics like this one and many more will be covered during this summer's Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp.
Animated Slider / Slideshow - Google Docs Presentation Limitations There is a minimum width of 550px for the gadget else it displays black bars on the left and right sides, and you must use the Standard 4:3 page setup, other than that the only real limitation is your creativity and what Google Docs Presentations allow. Instructions Feedback Screen Shots (click for larger images) Google Docs - Publish to the web Google Sites - Slider Gadget Properties Go Google with Steegle - block Steegle.com - Sites Support - Ad - Postage Stamp Free PowerPoint Templates for Teachers and Students We've all seen plenty of poorly designed slides that have harsh color schemes, fonts that are too small, or otherwise just don't look quite right. Fortunately, there is help for those of us who struggle with visual design. Sites like SlideModel, SlideHunter, and FPPT offer slide design templates that we can use in PowerPoint, OpenOffice Impress, and Google Slides. SlideHunter is a free website containing a collection of free slide decks. FPPT is another site that offers free PowerPoint templates for teachers and students. SlideModel is a website that offers professionally designed PowerPoint slide templates. Disclosure: SlideModel is currently an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com
How to Use Google Slides to Crop and Filter Images This week Google made the Nik collectionfree to all users. The Nik collection is a set of plug-ins for desktop editing tools like Photoshop and Aperture. While those tools are powerful they are probably more than most of need for editing images that we'll put into slideshows, collages, or documents. Google Slides and Google Documents have image editing tools built into them. Those tools are more than adequate for most classroom uses of images. Learn more Google Drive tips and tricks in the new section of Getting Going With GAFE starting on April 5th.H/T to Lifehacker for the news about Nik.
151 Leading Sites for Elementary Educators » Elementary Education Degree Today’s elementary school kids grew up in the digital age, and they love computer-based activities and learn from them easily. Learning and sharing online isn’t just for students though. There are hundreds of fantastic sites online to help elementary educators do their jobs as well. From educational videos to interactive games and even e-book publishers, classroom management advice, and teachable moments from teachers who blog, a driven elementary educator can find just about anything he or she needs among these 151 leading sites. The sites here aren’t listed in ranking order, as they all have different strengths and will meet different readers’ needs. They’re categorized for convenience, and every one of them is packed with great content. Many sites on elementary education do a good job of pulling together info from every class subject or just sharing advice on how teachers can work with the education system to provide the best learning experience to their youngsters.
Here's a Visual Design Tip to Make Your Slides Look Great Let’s face it, we’re not all graphic designers and it can be a chore to get the right look for your slides. This is especially true if your slide is a little light on content leaving a lot of white space. And when this happens, we feel obligated to fill it with something like decorative clip art. The following visual design tip is a great way to fill the space and maintain some context. Examples of the Visual Design Tip I’m not sure if there’s a formal name for this visual design tip but I like to call it the transparent echo technique. As you can see the transparent echo technique works with objects, characters, and even illustrations. Step to Create the Transparent Echo Technique Essentially you copy and paste the primary object and use it as a background image. Duplicate the main image and place on the background.Scale the background image up and crop it or move it a little off screen. Here’s a video tutorial that walks through the process. Click here to view YouTube video.
How to Use the New Q&A and Laser Pointer Features of Google Slides @googledocs This afternoon Google added two fantastic new features to Google Slides. First, Google Slides now has a Q&A feature that lets your audience submit questions to you. Second, Google Slides now has a built-in laser pointer that you can use to call attention to parts of your slides. I've already received some questions about how to use these new features so I made the following short video. Applications for Education The new Q&A feature in Google Slides promises to be a great way to collect questions and comments from students during a presentation by you or their classmates. Learn how to get the most out of Google Apps in my online course Getting Going With GAFE.
How to Insert & Modify Charts in Google Slides On Wednesday afternoon Google announced the release of a new feature in Google Slides. The new feature is the option to insert charts and graphs from Google Sheets. You can insert pre-existing charts from your Google Sheets or you can create a new chart or graph from scratch in your Google Slides. Applications for Education Students could use the new charts feature to create representations of data they collected in a research project. If you found this video to be helpful, visit my YouTube channel for more than 300 ed tech tools tutorial videos.