Create Animated Presentations Online Flip your classroom, inspire, engage and delight your students Have fun presenting your assignments with a Wow! Finally, a presentation tool that incorporates an intuitive user interface, super cool comic graphics, is 200% less frustrating than Prezi, and offers a zillion more options than the free version of GoAnimate.
Google Keep, Google's Note Taking App, get's some improvements and new features. Google’s Keep, Google's easy to use note taking app, has some new features, improved features and bug fixes. Here is the list of new features from the Google Play Store. • Create notes, lists, and audio notes• Add photos to any note• Hide and show checkboxes to turn notes into checkable lists• View and create notes from homescreen and lockscreen widgets (lockscreen widgets require Android 4.2+)• Selectable color for notes• Safely sync notes to Google Drive and other devices• Notes can also be used from I use Evernote for most things, but also use Keep for quick notes on the go, along with voice notes, and then I can share the notes to other apps, or just access them as needed.
L.I.F.T. – an effective writing-proficiency and metacognition enhancer Many years ago, as an L2 college student writer of English and French I often had doubts about the accuracy of what I wrote in my essays, especially when I was trying out a new and complex grammar structure or an idiom I had heard someone use. However, the busy and under-paid native-speaker university language assistants charged with correcting my essays rarely gave me useful feedback on those adventurous linguistic exploits of mine. They simply underlined or crossed out my mistakes and provided their correct alternative. As an inquisitive and demanding language learner I was not satisfied. I wanted more. So, I decided to try out a different approach; in every essay of mine I asked my teachers questions about things I was not sure about, in annotations I would write in the margin of my essays (e.g. should I use ‘with’ or ‘by’ here?
3 Tips for Professional Looking PowerPoint Slides PowerPoint slides have long been an essential component of most business meetings and professional presentations, and for almost as long as people have been using PowerPoint for these functions, they have been searching for fresh ways to make their slides more engaging and eye catching. In an effort to spice up their presentations, however, many business people fall victim to the over-cluttered slide…or the chaotic image collage slide, or worst of all, one of those slides that has so much going on that no one quite knows where to focus their attention. Well fear not, we can help you avoid the pitfalls of PowerPoint “over design” with these three simple PowerPoint tips for more professional slides. Below I have outlined each PowerPoint tip, with before and after examples, and then at the end of this post I have included a brief video tutorial to show you how to put these tips into action on your own slides. PowerPoint Tip #1: Using borders to give uniformity to images
ShowTime No more guessing games. Take the pulse of your audience with polls. Gather opinions, understand people's views, and project the answers for everyone to see. Don't guess: Know. Asked and answered. 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.
10 Great, Free Apps for Students for Notetaking and Class Planning These days, there are some great apps for students to use to take notes for class, or to use as class planners. 1. Evernote and EverStudent My favorite is Evernote. I use it for everything, literally, and many of my students use it for taking notes, clipping web pages, creating to do lists, and more. There is also a new Android app available, called EverStudent, that integrates with Evernote and acts as a planner for students.
School Start 1-6 Beginner, Elementary, Themes Related Page: My Book About Me Warm-up Welcome Back to School! – Animated Digital Card Funny starter welcoming you back to school (yr 1-4)Kid Snippets: “Back to School” Adults act to child voices. Funny if the students know the body parts (yr 3-5)Back to School – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (PARODY) A song to start the term with (yr 4-6) 10 Royalty Free Music Sites Every Online Video Creator Should Know Finding free, legal music for your online videos can be difficult. As an online video creator you want the perfect soundtrack for your video masterpieces, but you also want to make sure that you don’t break any copyright laws. After all, there’s nothing more frustrating then working hard on a video only to have YouTube take it down because of a music copyright violation. Luckily there are some great sources online where you can find the perfect music for your video project. We’ve put together a list of ten great sites for finding royalty free music for your online videos. Updated: 6 More Places Video Creators Can Find Royalty-Free Music
ActivePresenter Feature Highlights - Advanced Screencast & Rapid eLearning Authoring Tool Full Motion Recording Record screen as a full motion video and embedded in a slide for further editing with annotations, voice-over, click sounds, closed captions and transition effects,.. and export to most popular video formats like AVI, WMV, MP4, WebM. 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.
Taking Notes from Research Reading Printable PDF Version Fair-Use Policy If you take notes efficiently, you can read with more understanding and also save time and frustration when you come to write your paper. These are three main principles