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Top 10 Free Timeline Creation Tools For eLearning Professionals

Top 10 Free Timeline Creation Tools For eLearning Professionals
Timelines are incredibly powerful visual tools and can significantly enhance an eLearning experience. In this article, I'll share the top 10 free timeline creation tools so that you can create your own timelines without even touching your eLearning budget. Timelines are graphical representations of a period of time, on which important moments or events are marked alongside the dates that these events have happened. They can be vertical, comparative, interactive, in a sense that learners are required to click on the time period to know about the event and vice versa, or they can include images and graphics. Obviously they are incredibly powerful visual tools that can be used not only in education, such as displaying a list of historical events, but also in the corporate world to explain a work process, highlight important details, or show the progression of a product or service. Get 2 Free eBooks Get the eLearning Industry's Articles in your inbox.

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51 Essential EdTech Tools By Category “50 Essential EdTech Tools By Category” was first seen on TeachThought. Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. 1. Social Learning

Book Review: Social Media for Trainers, by Jane Bozarth by Bill Brandon “On the flyleaf, the publisher suggests that, 'This book is meant primarily for trainers working in the traditional four-wall classroom environment. Those engaged in instructional design as well as those delivering instruction via virtual technologies will find information of use here.' In my opinion, that’s good, but there’s more.” One of the sure ways to start a long-lasting thread in most discussion forums or LinkedIn groups is to ask whether Twitter (or any other social medium) is useful as a channel for learning. Many of the replies in threads on this topic indicate a profound suspicion of any approach to learning that does not involve instruction by an expert, preferably in person, in a classroom.

Vocabulary It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like 'What about lunch?'Winnie-the-Pooh Welcome to EnglishClub Vocabulary! 15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own Using Google Drawings to create graphic organizers can help students gather their thoughts and customize to their needs. (Wikipedia / whistlaw) Sometimes, we just need some help organizing our thoughts — students AND educators. Paper versions of graphic organizers can do a nice job of that.

Photo Editor Adjust color, add effects, rotate, crop, resize, frame, clone, and draw on your photos. Color adjustment options include hue, saturation, contrast, and brightness. Additionally, Photo Editor offers a large variety of effects for your photos including gamma correction, auto contrast, auto tone, blur, sharpen, oil paint, sketch, black & white high contrast, sepia, and more. The easy touch and pinch-to-zoom interface makes it simple to play with your photos and get the exact look you desire. Edit photos from your gallery and camera. Features * Adjust color, add effects, frame, clone and draw on your photos * Curves interface that allows fine-tuning of colors * Drawing mode, adding text or images * Easy rotation, crop or resize of photos * Perspective, red-eye, and backlight corrections * Easily edit with the touch and pinch-to-zoom interface * Use photos from your gallery and camera * Save images in JPEG, PNG, GIF, WebP and PDF.

Top 90 Tips for Google Chromebook Getting started with a Google Chromebook is very easy so is being a normal Google Chromebook user. But to be a power user, you need to know some tips, tricks and secrets. Here is a few to get you started! Three Ways to Create Mapped Timeline Stories Earlier this week I received an email from a reader who was searching for a good way to have students create mapped timelines. The idea is to have students be able to create timelines whose events are directly matched to locations on maps. Doing this is a good way for students to see correlations between locations and events. Here are three tools that students can use to create mapped timeline stories. MapStory is a free tool for creating mapped displays of data sets. Data sets that are time based, the travels of Genghis Khan for example, can be set to play out in a timeline style on your map.

40+ Resources for Teaching Using Animation and Comics January 27, 2014 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. If you want to create your own animation from scratch, then you want to go to sites such as Animwork. If you want to select from animation that’s already set up for you then perhaps Explainia makes more sense. 1.

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Classroom Uses - Chromebook Classroom Sample Projects for the ChromebookStudents will use a variety of websites for Digital Storytelling. Digital storytelling allows the students to “show with they know” in a creative, digital format. Digital storytelling on the web also allows for publication and sharing of projects with a wider audience. Students plan to use Digital Storytelling for Social Studies, Reading, Language Arts and Science. The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans?

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