Creating Narrated Slideshows with Google Tools This week I am hosting some guest bloggers. This is a guest post from Mike Petty. Last fall our high school purchased Chromebooks and the new principal set high expectations for more project-based learning and technology integration in all subjects. As the instructional technology coordinator for the district, this was great news for me! This school year was a ton of work, but we’re now wrapping up what was certainly the best one of my career. 40 Sites and Apps for Creating Presentations Creating a presentation or slideshow is one of the staples of any 21st Century Classroom. This is a skill that almost every educator has and is a must known skill for any successful student. It used to be that only programs such as PowerPoint could create presentations. However, now there are lots of sites and apps that not only creating stunning presentations but also make it easier then ever.
4 Ways To Make Digital Portfolios With Students Digital portfolios (or e-portfolios) are great tools for students that tick a number of different boxes for teachers. Aside from the obvious advantage of being a web based space to collect student work, it can also serve many other purposes – like tracking progress over time, keeping track of the work done towards meeting Common Core standards, teaching students technology skills, and easily keeping in touch with parents. Portfolios enable an easy way for teachers and students to have an open dialogue about the student’s work and progress, and give the student a place in which to showcase their strengths that might not be shown in a letter grade on their report card.
Storyspace 3: Space and Time, more from the Map view – The Eclectic Light Company Much of the time, tutorials and demonstrations of sophisticated apps get bogged down in detail, and make the app look difficult to use. Very capable, yes, but equally daunting to the inexperienced user. This short and very simple tutorial should show you how easy it is to create visually attractive hypertext using Storyspace 3 – or beautiful notes using Tinderbox 6, as it transfers across directly too. When I am writing articles for my blog, I am constantly thinking in terms of hypertext, and how I could better express my stories using Storyspace. Having just completed writing a brief account of the cruelly short life of the brilliant nineteenth century British painter Richard Parkes Bonington, I thought that it might be valuable to display his paintings in France on a Map view to illustrate where they depicted, as well as on a timeline. I was also aware that my previous explorations of the Map view had been quite limited.
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Great Resources to Help Teachers Craft Beautiful Slide Presentations June 15, 2014 Preparing slides that are both meaningful and visually appealing has gotten a lot easier thanks to technology. Whether it is for your classroom, a departmental talk, or a conference presentation, here are resources to help craft beautiful slides. Slidebean Adobe Voice - Show Your Story Reviews Voice helps you create stunning animated videos in minutes. No filming — just talk to tell your story. Pick from over 25,000 beautiful iconic images to show your ideas and Voice automatically adds cinematic motion and a soundtrack.
Using non-linear stories to gamify your books Idea: make use of hyperlinks in Book Creator and see students’ imaginations come to the fore when they create interactive books. Adam Foster is an experienced Primary School Teacher who teaches across Key Stage 1 and 2, as well as co-ordinating ICT at a Preparatory School in Wolverhampton, UK. He has been using iPads in his teaching for the past 4 years and also supports schools around the UK and Europe with integrating mobile technology into the curriculum.
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