Top 148 Lists Top 148 Lists We’re keeping track of various top lists in the iTunes App Store. Most lists are also available as an RSS feed. Latest App Price Drops The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are the criteria we’ve examined: Subjects: Does a site focus on specific genres of images, or is it a mass collection of various image types? High Resolution: Lots of great image resources emerged in the pre-Web 2.0 phase, but it wasn’t until bandwidth dramatically increased that allowed for the uploading of much higher resolution images suitable for editing and printing. License: The licenses vary extremely from source to source.
10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics ? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever. Below are my two favorite infographic-making web 2.0 tools that I highly recommend. Online TwistedWave is a browser-based audio editor. You only need a web browser to access it, and you can use it to record or edit any audio file. All the audio is stored and processed on the server, so you don't need to download anything, or save your work when you are done. Close your browser window and your work is saved. Open TwistedWave somewhere else, and all your audio files, with the complete undo history, are still available.
A Collection of Some of The Essential Educational Web Tools for Teachers July 29, 2015 We spent sometime during the last weekend sifting through our archive of educational tools we covered in the past and decided to bring to the forefront the titles below.The aim of this multi-purpose collection is to provide teachers with a handy resource where they can access some of the best educational tools to leverage in their instruction. This list is a work-in progress and we will be adding more to it in the next coming days. Tools for creating instructional videos and tutorials
5 Ways to Add Interactive Elements to Your Videos Over the last few days I've featured a couple of free tools for adding interactive elements to your videos. In the last year I've reviewed a few other services and methods for doing the same thing. This is a round-up of the ways that you can add interactive elements to your videos. The first four tools could be used by students to create a series of choose your own adventure videos. These tools could be used by teachers to enhance the short videos that they create for flipped lessons. YouTube has annotation tools built right into the editor that you can use when you upload your own content to the site.
The Best Online Sources For Images Jeez, there are sure a ton of ways to find images on the Web, as well as many places where you can find lengthy link lists to image collections. I’d lay odds that most people, including myself, just use Google Image Search when they need to find an image. However, there might be instances when you want to use another tool — perhaps you’re a language teacher searching for just the right clip art or photography to illustrate a verb, maybe you have very young students and are concerned about what they might find on Google, possibly you’re particularly teaching about copyright issues, or you want your students to easily connect an image to a writing exercise and have them send an E-Card. (Google has recently added an option in their advanced image search feature — go to the bottom left under “license” and choose “labeled for reuse”) I thought a “The Best…” list might be helpful in one of those, or other particular, instances.
Online Charts Builder Hohli Online Charts Builder New version: Presentation Ideas As more and more Haiku Deck users work with the app for selling products or representing their company’s vision, the need for slides to showcase a company’s brand identity with logos and custom background colors has become a top request. Beginning today, iPad users can update Haiku Deck to version 3.3, and web app users can sign in to haikudeck.com, to give these awesome new features a try. Here’s how they work: Creating a Logo Slide Select the orange Text button on the left, then the Logo Slide type that now appears at the bottom of the “SELECT FORMAT” options.
Copyright-friendly Resources Background Copyright-friendly refers to resources that may be used without permission under certain circumstances. It is always the user's reponsibility to determine the type of license for each item. Fixing Problem With Windows 7 Shared Files and Mapped Drives Unavailable Over VPN One of our IT consulting customers using a Windows 7 laptop was experiencing a problem with access mapped drives while connected to their company using VPN. Doing some research I found that Windows 7 and Vista both have what’s called “slow link mode”. The behavior is that if the latency of the network connection exceeds 80 milliseconds (ms), the system will transition the files to “offline mode”. The 80 ms value is configurable using a local group policy edit.
Turn Meaningful Words into Images with Quozio Need a cool tool to transform words into neat visuals? Then look no further than Quozio, a very user-friendly web resource that turns any quote into a nifty image. It works something like this: Just enter the desired text in the field provided followed by who said it in the next box then click the “Go” button. And boom—within a matter of seconds, an image is generated.
Learn how to code in Gephi For developers only. If you're looking for Gephi, click on Learn. The Gephi Development Center is a repository of code, collection of builds, and a library of API references all designed to help you extend Gephi's functionalities and build new cool applications upon Gephi Platform. New to Gephi Development? Start here if you are new to Gephi Development. We’ve put together a guide that explains the different kinds of plugins, and we’ll show you where to begin with APIs, integration resources, and code submission.
CREATE AN INTERACTIVE IN-CLASS MUSEUM WITH AURASMA Aurasma can encourage learners to go beyond the classroom to connect and enhance what they learn by pulling resources from the physical and the digital and then sharing those augmented reality scenes with others. This is a cross-curricular activity that can work as a science, history, math, or language arts lesson plan. Students take a concept that they are learning in class and deconstruct it into its individual parts (e.g. taking a class novel and breaking it down based on its main themes) with Aurasma. They then assign a specific trigger picture with each part and provide original overlay content for it (pictures, video, narration) that analyzes the trigger and set up a channel for the facilitator and their peers to follow. Students then print out the trigger pictures and are assigned a space in the classroom for them to create a small museum exhibit. STEP 5.