Web tools that can be embedded There’s a gazillion cool online tools nowadays and many provide code that you can use to embed what you’ve found or created into your blog posts, pages or added to text widgets in your blog sidebar. Refer to the following instructions to embed: Below’s a list of tools to get you started: Audio Hosting Websites Here’s some of the popular site used by educators who want to embed their audio within embedded players rather than uploading them directly to posts as links: Brainstorming Tools AnswerGarden – is a word cloud site that collects words and phrases. Comic and Cartoon Tools Poll and Survey tools Presentation Tools AuthorStream - - A site where you can host your presentations and share with others. Slide Show Tools BookR – Super easy slide show maker.Flickr – Flickr is a PhotoSharing website for hosting and sharing your photos online. Quiz Creation tools Video Creation Tools Animoto – great site for quickly creating professional looking videos from your images. Video Hosting Websites
ZaidLearn: 102 Free EduGames to Spice Up Your Course! "Engage Me or Enrage Me" - Marc Prensky (2005) "Never play a video game that's trying to teach you something." - Justin Peters (2007) Terms like educational games, game-based gaming, and social impact games don't sound too bad. Anyway, this post is not about attacking or supporting the idea of EduGames to facilitate Higher Learning. In short, this article (or post) is about exploring and discovering free educational games that could be useful to embed within or across courses (and programs) to spark more engagement, challenge, mystery, exploration, collaboration, problem-solving, decision making, imagination, fun and thinking into the learning process. EDUGAMES SITES? Serious Games InitiativeIs focused on uses for games in exploring management and leadership challenges facing the public sector.Serious GamesA web portal to serious games news, resources and companies. 102 FREE EDUGAMES!
Readability-Score.com - Free Online Readability Calculator - Flesch Kincaid, Gunning Fog and more ... iKnowthat.com Legal Music For Videos Many musicians choose to release their songs under Creative Commons licenses, which give you the legal right to do things like use their music in your videos. What is Creative Commons? Creative Commons is a system that allows you to legally use “some rights reserved” music, movies, images, and other content — all for free. CC offers free copyright licenses that anyone can use to mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. Where can I find CC-licensed music? Several sites offer music published under Creative Commons’ flexible copyright licenses. Can I use any song with a CC license on it? Almost — you need to make sure that what you want to do with the music is OK under the terms of the particular Creative Commons license it’s under. Most importantly, you need to use music that is not licensed under a No Derivative Works license. Also, make sure to properly credit the musician and the track, as well as express the CC license the track is under.
Connexions - Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities 10 Free Ways to Create Videos on Chromebooks Last week I published an updated list of tools for creating videos on Chromebooks. It's time to update it again as I forgot to include Pixiclip which I featured in a post earlier this week. Pixiclip is a free tool for creating simple instructional videos. My Simpleshow is a free tool for creating Common Craft style explanatory videos. Adobe Spark is a suite of free tools for creating images, videos, and simple web pages. Sharalike is a good option to consider when you want to create an audio slideshow. PowToon is a popular tool for creating animated videos online. Magisto is a video creation tool that allows you to quickly drag videos and images from your desktop and or Google Drive account to your Magisto account. WeVideo offers the most features of any of the tools in this list. Nimbus Screenshot is my favorite tool for creating screencast videos on Chromebooks. Finally, YouTube offers some good video creation and editing tools that most people overlook.
50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom Many critics of Twitter believe that the 140-character microblog offered by the ubiquitous social network can do little for the education industry. They are wrong. K-12 teachers have taken advantage of Twitter’s format to keep their classes engaged and up-to-date on the latest technologies. 1. One of the simplest ways that teachers can use Twitter in the classroom involves setting up a feed dedicated exclusively to due dates, tests or quizzes. 2. Subscribe to different mainstream and independent news feeds with different biases as a way to compare and contrast how different perspectives interpret current events and issues. 3. Set up an interesting assignment requesting that students set up Twitter for education lists following feeds relevant to their career goals and keep a daily journal on any trends that crop up along the way. Field trips can still be used as powerfully effective teaching strategies,... We look at how using art therapy can help adolescents express how they feel in... 4.
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