Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Clarisketch- Excellent Tool for Creating Annotated Videos and Sketches June 30, 2015 Clarisketch is an interesting app that enables you to create animated sketches by combining speech, drawing and photos. As a teacher, you can use Clarisketch to create flipped classroom videos, explain a complex process or illustrate a given topic using both annotated commentary and recorded audio. You will be able to walk the students through your explanations using features such as highlights, drawings and audio prompts. There are three ways to create an animated sketch on Clasrisketch.
Create an Interactive Video Summary of the School Year As the end of the school year approaches you might find yourself looking for a way to create an audio slideshow of highlights of the school year. YouTube's photo slideshow tool, Stupeflix, and Animoto all offer easy ways to create audio slideshow videos. Wideo does that too and also allows you to add interactive elements to your video. On Wideo you can insert interactive buttons into each frame of your video. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: An Excellent Google Drive Tool for Creating Interactive Presentations April 28, 2015 Pear Deck is a nice app that allows you to plan and build interactive presentation decks directly from your Google Drive. One distinctive feature of Pear Deck is that it includes some amazing formative assessment tools that allows you to engage the entire class with a series of questions on the content of the presentation. When you present through Pear Deck you are actually creating a live session that students can join from their own devices. As a teacher, you have full control of the flow of the presentation and using your tablet you can even easily move in the class while going through the slides in your projector screen.Pear Deck has a variety of unique interactive features (e.g. draggable, drawing, text or number, multiple choice…etc) that enable students to actively participate in your presentation and respond to your questions. Students responses can be shared in realtime and anonymously on classroom projector or interactive whiteboard.
Top 10 Free Camtasia Studio Alternatives Camtasia Studio is one of my favorite tools. It gives you the ability to create screen recordings, to customize and edit your content, and to integrate it into your eLearning courses. On the other hand, even though it does offer a variety of functions and features, eLearning professionals with tight budgets might find the price tag a bit too steep. The good news is that there are a number of free Camtasia Studio alternatives that can provide any eLearning professional with the opportunity to capture screen images and produce high quality screen recordings. So, it's time to create top-notch tutorials, walkthroughs, and screencast videos with these free Camtasia Studio alternatives.
JoeZoo - Build Rubrics and Streamline Your Feedback Process in Google Docs JoeZoo Express is a great Google Docs Add-on that lets you insert canned comments into your students' documents. You can use JoeZoo's pre-made comments or you can create a menu of your own comments to add to documents. Once you've created comments you can use them over and over again on any documents that your students share with you. Over time use JoeZoo Express can save you lots of time when you're giving your students feedback on their work. JoeZoo Express is more than just a commenting tool. You can also use it to create rubrics for scoring your students' work.
Create Interactive Videos on Wideo Wideo is a nice tool for creating Common Craft-style videos. You can create animated videos on Wideo by dragging and dropping clipart and text in storyboard frames. You set the position and animation sequence for each element in each storyboard frame. When you have completed your storyboards Wideo generates a video for you.
Six Alternatives to TechSmith's Snagit, Knowmia, and ScreenChomp This morning TechSmith announced that they are closing down Knowmia, ScreenChomp, and Snagit for Chrome. In other words, half of their free products that teachers loved. Here are some alternatives to those tools. Three Alternatives to Snagit for Chrome:Nimbus Screenshot is a free extension that allows you to capture screen images and create screencast videos. Comic Creator The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue (shown at left). This versatile tool can be used by students from kindergarten through high school, for purposes ranging from learning to write dialogue to an in-depth study of a formerly neglected genre. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics. After completing their comic, students have the ability to print out and illustrate their final versions for feedback and assessment. Grades K – 3 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson