Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: An Excellent Google Drive Tool for Creating Interactive Presentations April 28, 2015 Pear Deck is a nice app that allows you to plan and build interactive presentation decks directly from your Google Drive. One distinctive feature of Pear Deck is that it includes some amazing formative assessment tools that allows you to engage the entire class with a series of questions on the content of the presentation. When you present through Pear Deck you are actually creating a live session that students can join from their own devices. As a teacher, you have full control of the flow of the presentation and using your tablet you can even easily move in the class while going through the slides in your projector screen.Pear Deck has a variety of unique interactive features (e.g. draggable, drawing, text or number, multiple choice…etc) that enable students to actively participate in your presentation and respond to your questions.
Adobe Premiere Clip Premiere Clip is a free video editor that makes it fast and fun to create quality videos that can be easily shared - or easily opened in Adobe Premiere Pro CC for extra polish. “A gateway into the full feature set and power behind Premiere Pro.” – Melissa Stoneburner, Examiner.com AUTOMATIC VIDEO CREATIONSimply choose a soundtrack and select the pace — Clip artfully sets your images to the beat of the music. Your video is immediately shareable, or you can move into the Freeform editor to customize further with powerful editing features. POWERFUL VIDEO EDITINGDrag and drop clips and photos in the order that you like, trim out the parts you don’t want, and add visual polish with lighting adjustments, transitions, and slow motion effects.
Comic Creator The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue (shown at left). This versatile tool can be used by students from kindergarten through high school, for purposes ranging from learning to write dialogue to an in-depth study of a formerly neglected genre. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics. After completing their comic, students have the ability to print out and illustrate their final versions for feedback and assessment.
A Handy Chart Featuring Some of The Best Tools and Apps for Creating Educational Tutorials April 14, 2016 Below is a host of interesting mobile apps and web tools you can use to create educational tutorials and screencasts to share with students in class. And no you don’t need advanced video editing and screen casting skills to operate them. The apps are easy to use and within few minutes you will be able to figure your way around. These are all resources we have reviewed in the past. We just compiled them into this chart so you can save and have them handy when needs be. DAZ Studio - What is Unleash the Artist Within Everything you need to start creating your own stunning artwork is waiting for you right here $249.00Free Get Muvizu When you download and install Muvizu:Play you are required to accept an End User Licence Agreement (EULA) which concisely outlines the dos and don’ts of the commercial exploitation of footage from Muvizu:Play. But in the interests of plain language, here’s a summary of the rules: Muvizu:Play is a free trial of our software. Muvizu:Play renders animations with a watermark in the bottom left of the image and is limited to SD output.
Online Text to Speech The following demo enables you to enter your own text and sample some of the languages and voices that we offer for speech-enabling websites, giving a voice to your online documents and mobile apps, or making your online/offline content more accessible with text to speech. Terms of Service - This demo is for evaluation purpose only; commercial use is strictly forbidden. No static audio files may be produced, downloaded, or distributed. Discover our Solutions Use the power of ReadSpeaker text to speech to give a voice to your websites, mobile apps, digital books, e-learning materials, documents, and more!