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App Fairy Podcast (Scan & pick one podcast to listen to) Tags: app development, apps, co-play, creativity, digital media, education, joint media engagement, librarians, media mentors, podcasts, producers Video scribing, Whiteboard Videos, and Animation Video production - ydraw.com Although this will not get the best results when looking for increased traffic and conversion rates, this technique will provide a way to get an extremely cheap alternative to Ydraw’s whiteboard animation videos. Essential tools include a dry erase board, a camera, a computer, a desk, some dry erase markers, a chair, and a light. With these tools the artist can now set up their workstation. Place the light on the table, along with the dry erase board, and rig the camera to the light so that it can be right above the dry erase board.

Three Alternatives to Glogster This morning I received an email from a reader who was looking for an alternative to Glogster. For those not familiar with Glogster, it was a darling of the ed tech world about six or seven years ago when it empowered users to make free multimedia collages. Teachers everywhere had students making multimedia collages to summarize topics, events, and books. Glogster was free for a while then shifted to a subscription model. Here are three tools that your students can use to create multimedia collages.

Classroom Commands On the first day of class students learn the vocabulary related to inside classroom actions. Make it easy for them to understand and respond to the commands. The ability to follow directions requires daily practice. Use the commands in class as often as you can. 21 Google Chrome Extensions For Increased Productivity Google Chrome is such a great resource for students. First things first, the browser allows users to sign in to Chrome anywhere and bring up bookmarks, history, and settings, an incredible feature for students on-the-go who are using multiple computers. In addition to this useful feature are a wealth of awesome extensions that students can use to save time and concentrate their efforts. We’ve found 21 time-saving Chrome extensions that students can put to use, from note-taking apps to books, citations, and reminders.

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Our first look at Apple Park - CNET Tuesday wasn't just the launch of three new iPhones, an Apple Watch and an Apple TV. It was also the first time Apple welcomed journalists to its gigantic, 175-acre Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. Apple Park is home to several buildings, most prominently a 2.8-million square-foot ring unofficially known as the Spaceship, which boasts four-story curved glass panels, custom aluminum doorhandles and one of the largest roof-mounted solar farms in the world. It's the new home for more than 12,000 Apple employees, a sizeable chunk of Apple's Cupertino workforce. Building this campus was one of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' dying wishes, and there's video proof: An ailing Jobs went before the Cupertino City Council just months before his death to pitch the project personally.

Yeah, I teach teachers this stuff and I do wonder when I begin to inflate the terms i.e. 'Pearltrees'. Join this one and add some pearls so I can show folks how it works. Thanks by docendo Jan 24

moj8668 - I am running a mobile innovation contest - next monthish - interested? - Shawn by smcewen Jan 24

I teach a Technology in the Classroom class at the local community college and I basically drive my students NUTS referring to it all the time! by moj8668 Jan 24

Pretty much the best blog/site around for teaching and learning with technology. by loremipsem Jan 23

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