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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.
11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading Round Robin Reading (RRR) has been a classroom staple for over 200 years and an activity that over half of K-8 teachers report using in one of its many forms, such as Popcorn Reading. RRR's popularity endures, despite overwhelming criticism that the practice is ineffective for its stated purpose: enhancing fluency, word decoding, and comprehension. Cecile Somme echoes that perspective in Popcorn Reading: The Need to Encourage Reflective Practice: "Popcorn reading is one of the sure-fire ways to get kids who are already hesitant about reading to really hate reading." Facts About Round Robin Reading In RRR, students read orally from a common text, one child after another, while the rest of the class follows along in their copies of the text. Several spinoffs of the technique offer negligible advantages over RRR, if any.
Digital paper prototyping - Free trial available - by Pidoco Try digital paper prototyping with Pidoco! If you frequently resort to paper prototyping Pidoco is the right tool for you to try! Pidoco is an online user interface design software that helps create rough sketches (wireframes) and outlines of user interfaces. They look a lot like the drawings done with paper prototyping, but they can be created in a matter of minutes and easily changed and updated as needed. Traditional vs digital paper prototyping Paper prototyping is a technique that has been used in user interface design for many years.
Control Presentations, Videos And Music With Gestures Using Flutter Using hand gestures to control applications is a fun way to control your digital life. Flutter is an application for Windows and Mac which can be used to control videos, music and presentations using hand gestures before your webcam. Works With Just A Webcam Attached To Your Windows or Mac Computer Annotate the Web with Popcorn Maker Popcorn Maker, a tool for enhancing and remixing Web video from Mozilla, holds a lot of potential for educators, according to Linda W. Braun. The library consultant and educator, who created an earlier tutorial on make-your-own infographics, takes the free, browser-based application for a spin in the following screencast. In addition to providing an exciting new option for student book reviews, to name one idea, Popcorn Maker could help librarians curate content. With a drag-and-drop interface, users can annotate video, pulling in Wikipedia content, images, and Google Maps.
How to Create YouTube Photo Slideshows - A Good Alternative to Animoto Animoto is an excellent tool for creating audio slideshows. But there are some limitations to it that some teachers don't like. Most notable of those limitations is the time limit (30 seconds unless you get an Animoto for Education account), lack of space for text, and that students have to remember a username and password to use it. The YouTube slideshow tool provides a tool for creating audio slideshows without those three limitations of Animoto. YouTube Photo Slideshows don't have a time limit other than the standard 15 minute limit applied to all new YouTube accounts (there are work-arounds for this).
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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. 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.
How to Create Audio Slideshows in YouTube Twice in the last two days at the WLMA 2013 conference I demonstrated how to create audio slideshows on YouTube. Creating audio slideshows in YouTube is a good alternative to using Animoto. Animoto is an excellent tool for creating audio slideshows. How to Add a Voice-over to Your Video Which is more powerful: sharing your business’ story in your own words, or fitting the same information into line upon line of captions? Voice-Over How To BRANDED Follow these steps to add a voice-over to a video for your business: Upload images and video clips, add title slides, and rearrange as necessary. Need help? Find out how to get started creating your first video.