10 Ideas for Classroom Video Projects “… ten years ago, not one student in a hundred, nay, one in a thousand, could have produced videos like this. It’s a whole new skill, a vital and important skill, and one utterly necessary not simply from the perspective of creating but also of comprehending video communication today.” (Stephen Downes) Print Screen Capture Software with Special Effects, Annotation Tools and support for Windows 7, Vista and XP Alpha Transparency (Translucency). Create Annotated High-Fidelity Screen Shots... in Minutes, not Hours ! Make Your Screen Shots Stand Out, Impress Your Audience Have you ever wondered how to create screenshots such as this or this ? Most screen capture programs are fine if you just want to take an image of what's on your screen to include in your document or presentation.
Transforming your Content into an Experience. Is it just a matter of ‘tweaking’ our existing PowerPoint decks to be delivered via a web browser? No. Throwing your existing slide decks (with minimal tweaks) up on the intranet and calling them e-learning is guaranteed to bore your learners stupid, send them to sleep, complain bitterly about this rubbish, and have your boss calling you into his office ‘for a quiet word’ and asking you to shut the door behind you! Lots of bullet points and text heavy slides are boring, unengaging and makes learners feel like they have fallen into a horrible time loop of ‘Click Next to continue’. You may as well have given them a book or a PDF document to read. Some people add a 10 question multiple choice quiz to the end of such a deck and call it e-learning.
A variety of items/resources concerning digital storytelling [for #etMOOC] As my contribution to #etMOOC, I wanted to pull together some resources re: digital storytelling: Digital Storytelling – from app-list.posterous.com and HCS Mobile, which showcases students learning with mobile devices in Horry County Schools Excerpt: Digital Storytelling combines images, narration, and other audio to tell a story. Content-based image retrieval General scheme of content-based image retrieval Content-based image retrieval (CBIR), also known as query by image content (QBIC) and content-based visual information retrieval (CBVIR) is the application of computer vision techniques to the image retrieval problem, that is, the problem of searching for digital images in large databases (see this survey for a recent scientific overview of the CBIR field). Content-based image retrieval is opposed to traditional concept-based approaches (see concept-based image indexing).
Your ds106 Handbook #ds106 is #4life Here is your guide to ds106. Study it closely. Commit to your soul. image based on cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by johntrainor: 26 Ways to Use Comics in the Classroom and 5 Free Tools for Creating Comics One of the most popular posts that I've published on Free Technology for Teachers is a list of ten free tools for creating comics online. I wrote that post three years ago. Since then some of the tools have gone offline or started charging users. So I think it's time to share a new list. Here are five free tools for creating comics online. Comic Master is a free tool designed for students to use to create comics in the "graphic novel style" that is popular with a lot of kids in the ten to fourteen years old age range.
100 Best Free Photography Tools on the Web Just as technology has changed the way we get news, entertainment, and communicate, it has also changed photography. Becoming a shutterbug is now easier and cheaper than ever. Things like wasted images, film developing, and expensive editing are now a thing of the past. All you need to begin or encourage love of photography is a camera, something to shoot, and the 100 best free photography tools on the web. They can help you do everything from choose your equipment to display your impressive work like a pro. Best Photography Sites on the Web
The Best 8 Tools to Create Posters for your Classroom Today, we are sharing with you some great web tools that you can use to create your own posters and customize them the way you want. Check out the list below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy 8 Websites to Create Animated GIF Online The cool parts of using online services to create animated gif is that you won’t have to download and install any software, and the process of creation is generally simplified. The common things you do when you create animated gif online is simply selecting your pictures, upload them, pick a size and speed, and then click a button to get it done. That’s it. If you’ve been wondering which online services you should use to create animated gif, then here you are the list of the good ones that worth your time. All of them are free and you don’t have to register to use the provided features. GIFninja
Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. That's why I've been really excited to see a wave of new (and mostly free or low-cost!) tech tools recently that enable teachers to take favorite clips and make them more valuable for educational use. Whether you use videos to flip your classroom or you just appreciate the power of video to engage kids, maybe one of the tools in my playlist below will help you go deeper in 2014. Video Playlist: Tools to Enhance Videos for Learning Category:Free photo software This is a category of articles relating to photo software which can be freely used, copied, studied, modified, and redistributed by everyone that obtains a copy: "free software" or "open source software". Typically, this means software which is distributed with a free software license, and whose source code is available to anyone who receives a copy of the software. Subcategories This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.
Photo Management: Which Tool Is Right for You? In the age of affordable DSLRs, Instagram and ubiquitous photo-sharing on Facebook and other social networks, we're taking more photos than ever before. The downside of taking all of these images is keeping them in order: There are over 18GB of photos on my iPhone alone and trying to figure out where a photo is from, when it was taken and what version is the best can be a complicated and stressful process. Fortunately, there are a number of great photo management apps for Mac and PC that make the process of organizing, sharing and processing your digital images a snap.