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The 5 Cs in Education: What If… Sketchnoting in the Process After my sketchnoting workshop at Miami Device, I was asked to record my process of CREATING the sketchnotes. I used Airserver to mirror my iPad display to my laptopUsed Screenflow to record myself sketching the main points of the presentationUsed Screenflow to speed up the recorded footage from 30+ minutes to 2.5 minutesExported, then imported into iMovie to add credtits and music This was the first time doing a screencast this way for me…there are a few kinks that I still need to work out (how to NOT record the screenflow toolbar). [The sketchnotes created in the video below were NOT created live, but AFTER, I had created the slide deck already}

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Idea Sketch Got an idea? Quickly sketch it out as a diagram and then view it as an outline, or vice-versa. No drawing required, just enter your text and move the shapes around, Idea Sketch handles the rest. Visualize Idea Sketch lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. You can use Idea Sketch for anything, such as brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, making lists and outlines, planning presentations, creating organizational charts, and more!

7 Tools for Adding Questions and Notes to Videos Short videos from YouTube and other sources can be quite helpful in introducing topics to students and or reinforcing concepts that you have taught. Watching the video can be enough for some students, it's better if we can call students' attention to specific sections of videos while they are watching them. The following tools allow you to add comments and questions to videos that you share with your students.

Wooclap - Increase engagement during events, meetings and in the classroom Véronique BASTIENStart Academy Organizer We have used Wooclap for the public to elect the best start-up; how convenient! Prof. Dr. Bruno COLMANTPartner Roland BergerVlerick Business SchoolMember of the Royal Academy of Belgium Sketchnoting FOR Learning More and more people have asked about the sketchnotes you see sprinkled throughout the Langwitches blog. I was thrilled when Felix Jacomino, organizer of Miami Device, asked me to do a Sketchnoting 101 workshop at the conference this upcoming Friday. Here is the slidedeck, I have been working on and a few resources that have helped me wrap my mind around Sketchnoting FOR learning and develop a few skills and strategies along the way. In a nutshell, I have learned 3 things, since I started dabbling with doodling You don’t have to be an artist ( I am not…)The process of thinking involved AS you are creating the sketchnote about a topic is “mindblowing”.Sketchnoting helps me process and digest a talk, wrap my mind around a large amount of information and organize my thoughts better. I am using sketchnoting as part of my learning process.

Six Writing and Grammar Lessons and Activities WeAreTeachers is pleased to welcome guest teacher-blogger Tiffany Rehbein. Tiffany is a high school English teacher and writes the Core Grammar blog at Sadlier School. Find Tiffany’s blog as well as free grammar and writing lessons, activities and games over at Sadlier’s PubHub. The best way to improve students’ writing is to have them, well, write. For students, being told to write can feel like being forced to eat that pile of broccoli at dinner, but it doesn’t have to feel that way!

ScreenChomp Serve up Tasty Screen Videos with your iPad Our first experimental app helps you create bite-sized video nuggets everyone can learn from. This recordable whiteboard is just the canvas you need to jot your ideas down and share them – with the world, or just a friend or two. Helpful to anyone, but developed with teachers and students in mind, ScreenChomp records your touchscreen interactions and audio so you can… Send helpful tutoring videos home with students Allow kids to create videos that help their classmates Explain complexities from afar Record your most recent brilliant idea Share doodles with friends and family A whiteboard with many colored markers, a wide-open Canvas, and easy sharing through or Facebook make it as easy as Record.

9 Free Tools For Digital Storytelling Stories are important. Whether one tells a story to evoke emotion or to gain a new client, there’s a certain simplicity in it that speaks to a lot of people, as everyone has a story to tell. Now with technology, there’s digital strorytelling too. Digital storytelling is accomplished by combining narration with digital content such as animation, stills, audio, etc. It is very popular these days in schools and educational institutions around the globe. In this post, we discuss 10 free tools for creating digital stories for your own purpose in the classroom.

The game machine W2L Info Published on December 1st, 2013 | by What2Learn Are you looking to make your own study game? At What2Learn you can quickly and easily create an incredibly wide range of interactive learning activities including hangman games, quizzes, interactive word searches, extended writing activities and much more. No technical skills or programming knowledge is required to make these fun and effective study games – simply fill in the blanks with your own questions and answers and your flash-based game is instantly created and available for your students to play online. If you would like to create some games in the meantime, please sign up for a great value student or teacher Premium Account.

Help Them Brainstorm! 50+ Tips & Resources Posted by Shelly Terrell on Friday, December 20th 2013 Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category “An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.” – Charles Dickens Brainstorming is an important process that students should do frequently so it becomes a ritual they continue throughout their lives. Students need to get into the habit of spending time with their thoughts, fleshing them out, and discovering the best way way to feed their inspiration. Brainstorming helps improve writing, organizes ideas, inspires discussion, and provides a roadmap for projects.

Make a Kids Book Treasure Map Builder Arrrr! Make your very own treasure map with gold, pirates, sharks, secret hiding places, and other perilous predicaments! Food Fun There once was a eggplant named Oscar. While all the other fruits and vegetables lived inside the refrigerator, Oscar lived by himself in a bowl on the kitchen counter.

Mindomo (mind mapping) This is a memo application program to be able to arrange the character string on the screen by the free-style. ・The character string is single-mindedly arranged and it will itemize it. ・The item that records the character string is classified into the group and it arranges it. ・To the mind map because the line is closed between items, too. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2015 As regular readers know, I’ve begun posting my mid-year “The Best….” lists. There are nearly 1,500 regularly updated lists now. You can see them all here. As usual, in order to make this list, a site has to be:

Con: no Android, no desktop version? interesting and different from Mindmeister and Mondomo- more like a large pin board? What's the difference between the full version of Popplet and the Lite version? Popplet Lite lets you do whatever you want on one Popplet board. Upgrading to the paid version gives you many features that our dedicated users have requested, including: Unlimited Popplets Named Popplets Customizable Color Share an Image by kbpc172 Dec 27

ahah, apologizes Angela, about this old tool, which i certainly remind one day. Appreciate u use popplet for youngers, great it is .. Coz,in fact this tool has some difficulties to be used for complex diagrams.. it is unusuable when you want a whole view coz of its too bold caracters, and specific parts format. But some used it part by part for presentation as it does a little animation with embedded video/photo..etc. We are not all teachers, but of course, that's in this goal i search for some webtools: - how to explicit easily with a global view ? .. hey, holistic is a way to know better, coz parts are in many realities, important pieces, as it may be for bees today ... ;) by sizolabarchitecture Jun 4

I used popplet with my 9 year old pupils to create mind maps. It was very useful becouse it's very intuitive and very simple. I used it in class with the interactive board. We created maps which summarize the lessons. by sal.angela Jun 3

So? Mainly as a mind mapping tool to vizualise a project? I do agree that as simple as it is, Popplet is great to be used by 'newbie' project managers? A good way to introduce students to brainstorming and knowledge management. by patrock1804 Jun 2

It's great for students to create a visual of a project and share with the class. by susanbainbridge1 Jun 1

I've actually never used it. I thought it was a neat tool for my online classes (I teach), but haven't found the right use for it yet. by talkingtourism Jun 1

That's all right! I found your comment on my pearl "Popplet" but I couldn't understand what you were saying. :-)) by sal.angela May 31

Sorry Angela. We were just talking about an old PC tool that we don't remember the name ;-) by patrock1804 May 30

Please, can you write to me in English? I'm sorry but I can't understand french. :-(( by sal.angela May 29

This is another way of conducting group discussion around an image or idea, but it's a little more cumbersome as members have to log in and be invited. The process with Wiffitti is a little more streamlined. by jenbee60 Sep 8