Jing, Record and share videos on your computer, by TechSmith The always-ready program that allows you to instantly capture images and record video on your computer—then share them with anyone. Jing is a great tool for adding basic visual elements to all of your online conversations Jing for Screenshots Capture What You See The Jing sun sits nicely on your desktop, ready to capture your screen at a moment’s notice. Videos Account Options Videos Enjoy your holiday favorites on the big screen. 'Tis the season for Chromecast. 5 Great Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration in Class April 22, 2015 If anything, web technologies have redesigned the notion of collaboration and rendered it an open construct independent of any conceivable spatio-temporal constraints. For instance, in our educational context, possibilities for collaborative learning are bigger than ever before. Teachers and students have at their hands a variety of powerful softwares and web-based tools to help them engage in collaborative learning anytime, anywhere.
10 ways to use screen capture technology In this blog post Russell Stannard looks at the uses of screen capture technology. Russell is the founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com. He was awarded the British Council ELTons award for technology and the Times Higher Outstanding Initiative award. Russell lectures part-time at the University of Warwick and is also a NILE associate trainer. He trains teachers in using technology, working all over the world. He also writes regular columns for English Teaching professional and The Teacher Trainer.
20 WebCam Activities for EFL ESL Students Back in November 2008 I published Part 1 of a series of articles intended to explore the use of WebCams in education. I have now finally got round to writing Part 2 which is a collection of 20 activities EFL ESL teachers can do with their students. Here are some links to useful free video communication tools that you could use for these activities. MailVu is a simple to use app which runs in the browser and enables students to record a short message which can be sent by email.EyeJot is another simple video email app which also has a mobile version.Skype is of course the mainstream choice for synchronous communication.Oovoo is a Skype competitor which also enables the recording of video interviews by capturing both interviewer and interviewee.20 WebCam Activities 1. Chinese - video dictation - whispers - Use the video email feature to record a short text.
8 Overlooked Useful YouTube Tools When most people think about YouTube they think sharing videos and or about all of the videos they can discover. Most people don't think about the useful editing tools that are built into YouTube. The YouTube video editor has some useful features for teachers and students. 1. Create photo slideshows. Plant a Question, Grow Answers AnswerGarden is a minimalistic feedback tool. Use it in the classroom as an educational tool or at work as a creative brainstorming tool. Post it in a tweet or you can embed it on your website or blog to use it as a poll or guestbook.
Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware. Just as many individuals have their own channel, curating their expertise in a series of broadcasted lessons. These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways. From teaching Mandarin Chinese to busting myths about Astronomy, the educational possibilities are diverse and dynamic.
12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media The last thing young people want is another set of rules. But these days, social media comes with great responsibility, whether you're just starting high school or finishing up college. The fact is, irresponsible social media conduct could potentially ruin your education and negatively impact your career, not to mention hurt others in the process. (And we're not just talking kids, either.) But most of those consequences are preventable, often with just a little foresight.
Internet Safety Campaign Spares Children From Scare Tactics Australian children will be spared the usual advertising scare tactics to protect them from online bullying and identity theft, when a new internet safety campaign hits their inboxes and Facebook newsfeeds from this week. Instead of scaring kids, parents and grandparents away from the internet and technology, the Australian Communications and Media Authority's Digital Citizens Guide uses an optimistic three-tier message to encourage good online experiences – to "engage positively", "know your online world" and "choose consciously". Launched on Thursday morning, it will be supported by several well-known digital companies, including Google, Facebook, Telstra and Yahoo!7, as well as gaming and anti-bullying associations. ACMA deputy chairman Richard Bean said the positive message was not about being wary online, but coming up to speed with digital technologies and making informed choices. "Knowing your online world is very important," Mr Butt said.
Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators Considering how ubiquitous smartphones and tablets have become, especially in high school and middle school, questions about managing use and educating students about digital etiquette are on a lot of educators' minds. This October, Common Sense Media is sponsoring Digital Citizenship Week from October 16 to October 22. And we wanted to pull together some of the best resources to help educators talk about digital responsibility and safety online.