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Michelle Luhtala

Michelle Luhtala

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iMovie '11: Use a green-screen or blue-screen effect to superimpose video You can record video in front of a green or blue backdrop, and then “cut out” the subject and superimpose it into another video clip. This is called a “green-screen” or “blue-screen” effect. For example, you could record a friend acting scared in front of a green or blue backdrop, and then place that video into a video clip showing an angry bear, so that your friend appears to be standing, terrified, next to the bear. You can also drag the green-screen or blue-screen clip over a solid-color or animated background clip. If the subject of your video is green or is wearing green, you should record in front of a blue background. Likewise, if the subject of your video contains blue or is wearing blue, you should record in front of a green background.

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don’t have the time to test out various apps and find the perfect tool to meet their needs. Luckily, several tech-savvy librarians have been curating the apps their colleagues find useful and sharing the all-stars with one another through personal learning communities (PLC) and edWeb webinars.

untitled 278 classes with 42 teachers 25 unique units 24 instructional videos 25 posts on THE ANNEX 58 slide shows "Flipped" lessons are taught face-to-face, streamed in class, or assigned as homework, depending on teacher preference. Perch Side Security Stand for iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2 - M Type A Secure and Interactive Kiosk for Seated Users Your secure interactive iPad kiosk for seated users is here: the Perch Side Security Stand. Your purchase comes with two products: the Perch Side Stand, and the iPad Holder with Security Lock for iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2 . Together, they make a great way to publicly display your iPad in classroom and business settings without worrying about the security of your device. The Perch Side Stand is our medium stand, and is designed specifically for seated users. Students, co-workers, visitors and clients can enjoy hands-free operation of the iPad, from interactive learning apps to ordering drinks.

15 Best Content Curation Tools, Software, and Sites What is Content Curation? For the unversed, a quick content curation definition is the act of finding top performing content with existing social proof from a huge collection of areas and purposefully sharing this top content with your own specific audience for their benefit. We’ve talked about the importance of becoming an authority in any given niche market and how to create the most stellar content for your specific audience. Yet, finding proven pre-existing content is a whole other animal. Introducing the newest member of our family, the YouTube Kids app Like most parents, I love helping my kids learn more about something they're interested in. For example, right now, I spend a lot of time on YouTube with my 3-year-old son, who loves watching videos of car washes, Super Simple Songs, and about the universe. We’re not the only ones: Families worldwide are watching millions of videos on YouTube. And lately, those of us at YouTube have been working on a new way for our kids—and yours—to discover and explore videos on every topic in, well, the universe. Today, we’re introducing the YouTube Kids app, the first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind.

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech Editor's Note:This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of FlippedClass.com and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. The greatest benefit of flipped learning is the restructuring of class time, which is more of a pedagogical solution than a technological solution. However, the in-class benefit is dependent upon the utilization of technology tools. So what technologies are necessary in a flipped classroom? Content Creation Tools

5 Reasons to Choose Vimeo Instead of YouTube Two platforms clearly stand out when it comes to hosting online videos: YouTube and Vimeo. YouTube's definitely the big dog. At 800 million unique visitors per month, with roughly 72 hours of content being uploaded each minute, it's by far the most used video-sharing platform on the web. (It doesn't hurt that it's owned by Google, either.) But upload statistics alone don't necessarily make it the best platform out there.

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