InstantShot! « DigitalWaters.net Projects InstantShot! Do you often use screenshot software and feel that something is missing? Don't you feel like they're not so efficient and that they are way too complicated? Tired of long menus? If you answered "yes" to one or more questions, InstantShot! InstantShot! A Japanese translation of this page is available at this site. ~ About InstantShot! What are the features of InstantShot! InstantShot! How does InstantShot! InstantShot! How can I capture a portion of screen? Simply select from the menu the option "Shoot inside a rect" or directly the format you want to save to from the submenu. (NEW) If you want to later modify the rectangle, keep Shift pressed while releasing the mouse in the initial selection or enable the option "Always modify rectangles" in the preferences: resize the rectangle from its angles or drag it around; when you are ready, double click inside the rectangle to capture the contents. Can I grab the picture of an application window? Yes! InstantShot! InstantShot! Yes!
Flipped Classroom Resources The traditional pattern of education is to have classroom lectures, in which the teacher explains a topic, followed by homework, in which the student does exercises. In flip teaching, the student first studies the topic by himself, typically using video lessons created by the teacher, and classtime is used to work through assignments. This format allows teachers to answer individual student's questions and create interactive learning activities. General Info PBS LearningMediaLearn how to flip your classroom with PBS LearningMedia. (You may need to create an account to view this video, but it is easy to do and well worth the time.) Flipped Classroom: Beyond the VideosThe author, Caitlin Tucker, describes what happens in her classroom and suggests three things that could make the move to the model more appealing to teachers. Flipping Your Classroom with UEN UEN offers several resources to help you teach using the flipped classroom model. Videos Resources The Flipped Classroom Infographic
Part 1: Flipping The Classroom? … 12 Resources To Keep You On Your Feet Welcome to another post rich in resources. If you have come here looking for links that will guide you to videos and multimedia to use in a Flipped Classroom that is coming in a future post. Perhaps you have tried a little Flip of your own and want to learn more. Many educators are beginning to become aware of the growing teaching method referred to as “Flipping The Classroom”. You see, at first this definition does make a lot of sense, and like so many “best practices” I see great value in the idea. Yes, I am a proponent of incorporating various multimedia and online learning in a blended environment. The Twelve Resources To Better Understand Flipping the Classroom Blend My Learning (The Envision Experiment) - Oakland, California high school students who had failed algebra were randomly assigned to one of two summer school classes. Learning About The Khan Academy - You have heard about Khan and have possible even used the tutorials. Like this: Like Loading...
Building a Community of Readers: Social Reading and an Aggregated eBook Reading App for Libraries The Gates Through Central Park Benches by Sterling Ely / CC-BY-SA In Brief: Library ebooks are currently read in different, unconnected reading platforms. Because all library ebook vendors use the same Adobe ADEPT system to circulate ebooks, they could be delivered to a single aggregated reading app. Book Bench: An Aggregated eBook Reading App It’s a Tuesday morning, I am talking with my co-worker, Sally. “It’s a new reading app,” she says. Book Bench isn’t real. Instead, we wind up apologizing: for getting an Adobe ID; for having several separate ebook systems; for the number of steps involved in getting an ebook onto a reading device. We want to suggest a new app. Libraries purchase ebooks from different distributors—including OverDrive, 3M, and Freading—and each distributor delivers ebooks in different reading apps. We will discuss social reading and why libraries should look at the technology. Connecting Readers Inside Books Reading is both a solitary and a social activity. 1. 2. 3.
The Best Free Screencasting Tool for Windows - Camtasia Alternative Learn about a free screencasting tool for Windows that can help you create HD video screen captures with audio narration and webcam recording. Are you looking for a screencasting tool for Windows that doesn’t cost a dime but can still help you create high-quality screencast videos? Read on. Microsoft Expression Encoder is essentially seen as a tool for developers to encode video files for the web with Silverlight. The program, known as Expression Encoder Screen Capture, is easy to learn and master and it won’t bore you with any of the technical jargon that is associated with video encoding. To get started, simply select the area of the desktop screen that wish to capture as a video. The default frame-rate for video screen captures is 15 fps but you can increase it to 30 or even 60 fps if you are recording, say, a video game walkthrough or even Google Earth. You can toggle the microphone icon on the recording toolbar to add audio narration to the screen recording.
Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts
25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos RefSeek's guide to the 25 best online resources for finding free educational videos. With the exception of BrainPOP and Cosmeo, all listed sites offer their extensive video libraries for free and without registration. Academic Earth Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars. academicearth.org Big Think Video interviews with 600+ thought leaders in a range of fields. bigthink.com Brightstorm Short-form online video lessons by professional educators. brightstorm.com CosmoLearning Aggregator of free, online video lessons and documentaries. cosmolearning.com Coursera Lectures taught by world-class professors and reinforced through interactive exercises. coursera.org EdX Courses designed specifically for interactive study via the web. edx.org Futures Channel High quality multimedia content ideal for use in the classroom. thefutureschannel.com Howcast Professional and user-generated how-to videos. www.howcast.com Internet Archive archive.org iTunes U Apple iTunes - Apple iTunes Software Khan Academy Hulu
Welcome to Crazytown: Public Libraries Confront Digital Objects | ruk.ca Yesterday I saw this tweet, about a teach-yourself-Norwegian audiobook available from the Public Library Service: As I do want to learn Norwegian, at least in theory, I followed the link, which led me to a page on the Prince Edward Island-branded Overdrive.com website. To “borrow” this audiobook I needed to enter my library card number, put the audiobook in my “cart” (thus starting us, forebodingly, down the road toward ecommerce language), then “checkout” (ibid), select a 7, 14 or 21 day “lending period,” download a XML wrapper file for the audiobook, download the “Overdrive Media Console” software for my Mac, and then open the XML wrapper inside the Media Console to actually download what, in the end, was simply 3 non-DRMed MP3 files. After listening to the first 5 minutes of the first MP3 file, I decided that I didn’t really have any interest at all in learning Norwegian, so I tried to “return” the audiobook, but found no way to do so.
Screencasting Apps for the iPad Teaching ourselves, our students and other educators how to use screenshooting (images) and screencasting (video) tools is a relevant skill to have that integrates in so many areas. Think Tutorial Designers (A role from the Digital Learning Farm) or the Flipped Classroom model. Being able to create, share and take advantage of readily available screencasts touch upon so many of the skills (create, communicate) and literacies (network, media, information literacy). Maybe you have never heard about screencasting, have not paid much attention to it and/or have never tried to create one of your own. I agree with many others who say that: “The ability to effectively create and share a screencast is one of the most important skills of teachers in the 21st century.” Screencasting also has taken on an important role in the area of an emerging trend which is the Flipped Classroom Model. Screencasting software ranges from basic to elaborate, from free to expensive. Like this: Like Loading...
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