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How to work with screencasting tools uses Camtasia for making the training videos. I also use JING for making short videos. If you look at the menu on the left-hand side, you can see a complete list of the screencasting tools that I have worked with and made videos for. Here are a few of my favourites. Camtasia 7-Two sets of videos All the videos I have made on this site use Camtasia 7. SnagIt SnagIt is not free but it is a very reasonably priced option for creating screencasts and it also allows for doing much more. SnagIt part two ScreenR A simple screen cast tool that works on the web. ScreenCast-o-matic Another free screen casting tool that does not need any download and allows you to record quite long videos. Russell Writes in the Teacher Training Journal Related:  Technology: PracticeICT Tools etc

A Comprehensive Guide to The Use of Edmodo with Students March 9, 2014 Edmodo is a powerful web-based platform that has a huge potential for us in education. The features and functionalities provided by Edmodo for teachers and students are invaluable and hence the importance of having access to a handy guide like the one below. This visual guide aims at helping teachers tap into the educational potential of Edmodo. What is edmodo ?Edmodo is a web-based platform that provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. It is like Facebook but in a safe and controlled environment appropriate for school. How can I use edmodo with my students ? Place digital resources on edmodo for students to access or download,Create polls for students to vote online.Write short summaries of lessons for students who were absent from class (better yet: get your students to write the summary).Post homework information.What is it that makes Edmodo class a secure environment ? Second way

Hopscotch HD The Saylor Foundation 20 video project ideas to engage students Videos are engaging. They can be a powerful tool to draw students in and connect them to content in innovative ways. Here are 20 ways to do it. In my classroom, video usually equals instant engagement. Students like to record it — especially because many of them get to use their phones for school purposes. But they like to watch them even more, and if those videos are produced by their peers, the interest skyrockets. That power has huge potential to be harnessed for educational gain. There are plenty of tools to make it happen, too. Integrating video projects into the classroom can be as simple or complex as you want. Here are some video project ideas, divided into ideas for any classroom and ideas for specific subject areas: 10 ideas for (almost) any classroom: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Here’s one of the introduction to this blog post: 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 10 ideas for specific subject areas: 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. How else can video be used for gains in the classroom? Related In "Ed Tech"

Sleipnir 4 Web browser for Mac - The ultimate advance in Web browsing without an address bar The page title is shown when the cursor is aligned and when switching tabs. It has been designed so that the page title can be checked at the most necessary timing. You can modify the address by clicking it. All the necessary functions are included. The list of candidates have been designed so that you can quickly arrive at the page you want to open. Even with the bookmark bar shown, the beauty and the slimness that overwhelms others doesn't change. Thumbnail tabs to understand what is inside Tabs originally became smaller and smaller the more you open them making the shrunken title not very useful for telling what a page is. Unique scrolling easy to view even when overflowing with tabs Why the address bar should be removed These days, rather than directly inputting addresses(URLs), users are much more likely to perform searches or open bookmarks. Luxury of browsing the Web with beautiful text on PC too Browsers until now only displayed characters as rough dots.

Connexions - Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities 5 Great Google Drive Video Tutorials for Teachers February19, 2014 Today I am sharing with you a slew of interesting Google Drive video tutorials that are created by Anson Alexander. I came across these tutorials while I was browsing through this wonderful site called Working at The Edge. I thought about tweeting this resource without having to post it here but I know 15 thousands of email subscribers to this blog will probably miss them. These tutorials will help you get to know some of the features and functions of Google Drive that you might probably be missing. 1- Composing Google Docs 2- Sharing files and folders 3- Document Organization 4- Advanced sharing and permission 5- Third party apps

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