5 Best Prezi Alternatives - Business Presentation software by PowToon! In the last couple of years many people have been searching for innovative ways to create executive, unique, and memorable presentations. PowerPoint was exciting in the early days of its launch, but too many boring presentations led to the creation of new softwares like Prezi. Prezi presentations helped to prevent us from falling asleep during presentations, but the zooming in and out effects of their software, and limited manipulation capabilities, called for more options and new players in the presentation market. 1. PowToon – Best Prezi Alternative 43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than 700 submissions! 43 products emerged with several votes and strong, detailed Field Notes to explain just how they are being used effectively at school.
A Handy Interactive Visual on The Digital Storytelling Process June 24, 2014 Here is a great interactive Thinglink image on the process of digital storytelling I want to share with you today. This graphic is created by Tonia and features a wide variety of iPad apps that go with each of the stages of the digital storytelling process. Tonia used the concept of process writing (popularized by Donal Murray) to design this digital storytelling process visual. This process is made up of 7 stages namely :prewriting, drafting, editing, conferencing, revising, publishing, and sharing. Two Great Google Story Telling Tools for Teachers Looking for some digital storytelling tools for your students ? Google has got two wonderful applications which I have already reviewed here in two separate posts. Check them out below : 1- Google Story Builder Story Builder allows you to create mini-movies or video stories with the feel of Google Docs. You can also personalize the videos you create using the characters, story, and even music of your choosing and when you finish you can share your final product with others.
Three Free Tools for Creating Stopmotion and Timelapse Videos Creating stopmotion and timelapse videos can be a good way for students to tell a story that they have developed. Stopmtion and timelapse videos can also be helpful when teachers are trying to help students see how a lengthy process like osmosis works. While good stopmotion and timelapse videos can take a long time to create, there are some tools that can make the process a little easier. Here are three stopmtion video creation tools that are worth trying. JellyCam is a free program for creating stopmotion movies. 3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class October 23, 2014 Whiteboard animation videos are videos that draw themselves. They involve an animated use of images, shapes, characters, sounds and voice-overs to create a clip. This form of video production has been very popular recently and is widely used by some leading educational YouTube channels such as TED Ed and RSA Animate. Creating a whiteboard animation video is no longer a graphic designer's job. There are actually several web tools that allow you to easily put together an animated video with as simple tools as drag and drop. As a teacher, you can use these animations to create and share tutorials, presentations, step by tsp guides, and many more.
My Puzzles Welcome! This is a feature where you can manage the crossword puzzles you have created on the computer you are using. This package doesn't use any accounts or passwords, so you need not remember that information. On the other hand, anyone using the computer can also manage your puzzles. How interactive technology is transforming storytelling Let me begin by saying: reports of the death of the book are wildly exaggerated. Likewise traditional storytelling. Human beings have been telling stories around campfires since the first cavewoman struck a flint against another flint and noticed that an interesting spark flew off. Stories aren't going anywhere and nor is the visceral, inexplicable, bone-deep shivery delight of a good tale well told. What happens, however, is that new technologies give creative people new ideas.
Conversations in the cloud Ken Tothero · University of Texas at Austin VoiceThread conversations are media-centric, which keeps the discussions focused. They also provide an opportunity to reflect, resulting in higher quality input. And finally, the system just plain works. Ken Tothero from the University of Texas at Austin shares his experience using VoiceThread (3:04 Min) Cole Complese · Penn State
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Here at PBS NewsHour, we believe that journalism and storytelling are “killer apps” that use the best practices of project-based learning to build engaged and digitally-literate young citizens. The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program supports teachers and young people to report on important issues in their community, creating impactful video reports for the national NewsHour audience. Along with technical instruction on the use of cameras and editing equipment, this program also includes a meaningful focus on understanding the role of journalism in society and developing broader communication skills, including listening, asking questions, public speaking, and finding, analyzing and evaluating the quality of information. Our curriculum was developed with our partners at the Media Education Lab of Temple University as well as media professionals and high school teachers. Unit Resources: The curriculm, which can be downloaded in its entirety below, is divided into three units:
12 Tools To Create Powerful Presentations About two weeks ago, I wrote an article about representing information in form of an infographic. You can read the article here: 17 Fantastic Infographic Generators! Today, in this article I would write about another form of representing information i.e. through a presentation. Teacher's Guide on The Effective Use of Google Scholar A couple of days ago I posted The Top 12 Academic Search Engines and it was really amazing the amount of feedback I got following the publication of that post. I am really delighted that you found the list helpful. I also got some emails from some readers asking about tutorials on how to effectively use Google Scholar. I know most of you prefer Google Scholar and most of the time if you do an academically-focused query in Google search engine , the first search results it features are from Google Scholar. The thing I like the most about Google Scholar is that it is integrated with some university libraries.
36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Once upon a time, there was a teacher looking for ways to help her students tell a story. She wanted to give them a variety of tools from which to construct their stories. At their school were computer labs, iPad carts, and a BYOD policy.