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9 Infographic Tools For Data Visualization in the Classroom

9 Infographic Tools For Data Visualization in the Classroom
Information overload is a common complaint from young people, especially now that knowledge is easier to access and share over online networks. Being able to summarize, condense and visualize information meaningfully is an important skill for any student. Infographics have become a hugely popular tool for data visualization, and can now be created by both educators and students using online tools. If you’re hoping to incorporate infographics into your lessons, or to encourage your students to learn to communicate information visually, we’ve come to the rescue! These ten web-based and iOS apps will help you integrate infographics into a host of different lessons. Piktochart This online application features a host of “themes,” or templates, for users to choose from and an intuitive menu that allows for easy use. Easel.ly This infographic creation app is very similar to Piktochart, though it features more themes (or vhemes, in Easel.ly speak) to choose from. Infogr.am Vizualize.me Many Eyes

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5 Handy Google Docs Templates for Creating Classroom Newspapers December 50, 2015 Today we are sharing with you some excellent Google Docs templates to use with students to create newspapers. These templates belong to the old Docs template gallery which, of course, you can still use in your Drive. Our selection is based on templates with the highest ratings but you can check for more templates using the keyword ‘newspaper’ in the search box in Google Docs template gallery. Using these templates will enable you to create beautiful newspapers without having to worry about the technical part in the process.

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5 Great Web Tools for Creating Video Lessons December 2 , 2015 We have curated for you today a list of some very helpful tools to use to create interactive video lessons. These tools are particularly ideal for blended and flipped classrooms. You can use them to transform passive video content into interactive and engaging learning experiences by adding features such as questions, comments, hotspots, links, text and many more. You can also use them to create video quizzes to share with students in class. 1- YouTube Video Editor YouTube Video Editor embeds all the hacks you need to create stunning video lessons. You can use it to trim videos, add hyperlinks, add illustrative text, add audio tracks and several other multimedia materials.

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Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students Image courtesy of OZinOH Welcome to my list of webtools that don’t require student registration. This started off as a simple curation for myself and has ballooned into something that I never thought would get this big. And it is still growing. I started added comments to each link, but that is taking a long time to complete. Catch all of your favorite videos! Download millions of videos to your PC, Cellphone, TV or IPOD from Internet and all the best video sites for free! Download videos from social web sites like MySpace™, Dailymotion™, Metacafe™, Spike™, Yahoo!™, Globo™, RTVE™, etc; thousands of video sharing sites!; You can export the multimedia content to your computer or your mobile device, IPAD, IPOD, PSP, GPS devices, MP4 Players, Cell Phone, Android devices, DVD, VCD, MP3, Iphone. Plenty of formats supported including 3GP, 3G2, AVI, XVID, MP4, MP3, MP2, WMA, WMV, GIF, FLAC, WAV, PSP, MPG, VOB, OGG, MOV, AVI. aTube Catcher also can burn in DVD/VCD your videos without use any other third party software. Among other features has a built-in Screen Recorder to capture what you see on your screen, even video chat sessions from Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, DVD movies,Webinars, Online Meetings, etc, or just create video/audio presentations.

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