October 2011 About us Courses & workshops Consultancy services Clients & publications Tools & webquests Resources > Tools & Resources > October 2011 Technology Integration: Multimedia in Projects: Tools for Creating and Viewing Media Software Tools, Plug-Ins and Viewers Are you looking for top applications for learning? If you are integrating media into your instruction, consider the words of Andrew Churches (2009): "It's not about the tools, it's using the tools to facilitate learning" (p. 1). Andrew Churches' educational origami website includes Gardner's Multiple Intelligences and ICT where Churches matches traditional approaches to each of the multiple intelligences with specific digital tools, strategies, and activities. In Bloom's and ICT Tools, he provides specific tools matched to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy: creating, evaluating, analyzing, applying, understanding, and remembering.
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Web Screenshots - Take a Screen Capture Online This tool will help you capture a screenshot image of any public web page with a click. You don't need any software or browser extensions to capture the image of any web page. And it works with lengthy web pages too that extend below the fold. To get started, simply paste the URL of the web page in the input box and hit the "Screen Capture" button.
Use Weavly To Remix YouTube and SoundCloud Weavly is a new service for remixing media found on YouTube and SoundCloud, and Loopcam GIFs. Weavly provides a simple drag and drop interface that allows you to search for, trim and combine tracks without ever leaving the Weavly site. To start creating your Weavly video perform a search for video content. 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.
CrazyTalk Animator - 2D Character Animation and Cartoon Software CrazyTalk Animator provides an exciting new approach to traditional 2D animation with innovative new tools that allow users to apply 3D motions to 2D characters. New powerful tools have opened new possibilities for freely editing 2D motions and viewing them from any angle with a single click. Combined with functional features like facial puppet and auto lip-sync, it has become the most creative software for 2D character animation. Movie & Video Creators The video creator's arsenal of cartoon creation tools with professional real-time automatic animation. Artists & Illustrators
RSS Feed Search Engine Instant RSS Search engine will help you discover RSS feeds on the web around your favorite topics. You may use the tool to search RSS feeds for blogs, news websites, podcasts and more. It is instant search and hence the search results display as you type. You may use any of the Google search operators - like allintitle, inurl, etc. - for more accurate results. You can subscribe to the feeds in your favorite RSS Reader (like Feedly) or use the Preview link to see the 10 most recently published articles from that feed. 10 Video Projects Every Teacher Should Try Making classroom movies has gotten much easier now that cell phones, tablets and other devices feature video capabilities that are high quality and simple to use. And happily, we’ve found that students love to use video—it’s a format that they understand and that sparks their creativity. Here are ten ideas to try in your classroom today. Make a Book Trailer: Challenge students to design a movie-style trailer that excites their classmates about a must-read novel or nonfiction book. Try Digital Storytelling: Digital storytelling is a great format for students to share more about their lives or to present about a person in history.
8 Travel Grants and Fellowships for Educators Summer is the perfect time to research and apply for a teacher travel grant. The key is to look in the right places and write a compelling application. Then, once you win an award, you might find yourself kayaking the length of the Mississippi River while developing a river ecology unit.