Crowdsourcing Digital Breakouts - Get Paid for Your ContributionsEarlier this week I shared Metaverse's directions for creating digital breakout games. Yesterday, I had a conversation with Johnathan Miller, one of the founders of Metaverse, who was excited to share that they are now paying teachers for making digital breakout games. Use the free Metaverse platform to create a digital breakout game to use in your classroom. If your game meets the criteria that Metaverse has outlined here, you can submit it to be included in Metaverse's database of breakout games.
5 Alternatives to PadletFor the last 24 hours the Twittersphere has been buzzing about the recent changes to Padlet. While none of the following tools have as many features as Padlet, they all provide the core element of a digital wall to which you apply digital sticky notes. Here are five alternatives to Padlet. These are in the order in which I prefer them right now.Acapela Box : create your text to speech messages1. Your Acceptance of Terms Welcome to the Acapela-Box Website. The following Terms of Service (“TOS”) are between you and Acapela Group and constitute a legal agreement that governs your use of the Acapela-Box Website (referred to as the “Service”). You must agree to these TOS before you can use the Service by clicking the ‘Yes I agree button’ on the Sign Up page.
powtoonEnter your email address below, and we'll send you an email allowing you to reset it. Forgot your password? We have sent you an email. If you do not receive it within a few minutes, please try again or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enterprise accountFall Time-lapse - A Video ProjectThe fall is my favorite season of the year. I love waking up to cold, crisp mornings then enjoying mild days outside. In fact, that's what I'm planning to do tomorrow morning. This time of year always reminds me of one of my favorite uses for time-lapse video creation tools.
30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and studentsI’m always excited when I’m using Padlet. Is it the interface, the way everything is designed, its purpose or the fact that I’m organizing things smoothly? I don’t know.PowtoonSign up to Powtoon Already have an account? Log In Or Sign up with GoogleA Short Overview of 12 Tools for Creating Flipped Classroom LessonsOne of the most frequent requests that I get is for suggestions on developing flipped classroom lessons. The first step is to decide if you want to create your own video lessons from scratch or if you want to develop lessons based on videos that others have produced. In this post we'll look at tools for doing both. Developing flipped lessons from scratch with your own videos. The benefit of creating your own videos is that you can tailor them to exactly match your curriculum.
Voicepods Has New Editing Features - Turn Text Into Voice RecordingsA few weeks ago I introduced a new tool called Voicepods. Voicepods is a service that will create voice recordings based on the text that you write. The voice recording that is generated from your text can be listened to online and you can download it as an MP3 to use wherever MP3 playback is supported. This week Voicepods introduced two new features. First, Voicepods now has an editor that you can use to add pauses, emphasize words, change the pitch and the speed of the voice, and spell out the words in a passage. Second, Voicepods now has the option to collaborate on projects.