ring. One of the best features of History Buff is a set of fifteen narrated panoramic tours of interesting and significant historic sites. Some of the panoramas you will find in the collection include Davy Crockett’s childhood home, Appomattox Courthouse, Thomas Edison’s birthplace, and Valley Forge. Another good feature of History Buff is their online newspaper archive. The archive is organized by year and event. The earliest newspapers in the archive were published in 1707. The newspapers can be viewed in great detail through the zoom tool accompanying each newspaper. -Free Technology for Teachers
Watching Frankenstein with CoverItLive – Classroom 2.0
Blog post about how 2 teachers used CoverItLive as a kind of back channel to engage students in the watching of a video at the culmination of a unit.
Please Share Your Contact Details If You’re Interested In Connecting With Other Classrooms | The Edublogger
add your information to a spreadsheet of educators wanting to collaborate via Skype
Skype Other Classes
spreadsheet of educators interested in Skyping with other classrooms
How Much Data is That? (Infographic)
Infographic that shows various quantities of bytes, in each power of ten.
10 Jaw-Droppingly Awesome Infographics on Education | Socrato Learning Analytics Blog
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Moodle Tip – ExamView and Moodle Quiz Activity
Tutorial on how to import ExamView content into a Moodle Quiz Activity
Impress your friends with your own personal comic strips, created on your iPad, iPhone or iPod using just the photos from your photo album or iPhone camera. Select one of the many included page templates. Add photos to the cells. Add a couple of balloons with fun words. Add additional effect symbols (stickers) like “Boom”, “Splash”, or “Bang” for a bit of extra spice. When you are happy with your new graphic novel, share it with friends and family. Photos can be added from the camera, your photo-album, or downloaded directly from your Facebook account. You can apply filters to photos, and change the layout of the page to fit your needs. You can even paint on the photos, or draw your own sketches from scratch. Text balloons can be position, sized, and rotated freely on the page. You can alter colors, font, text-size. You can even give the balloons color gradients for additional impact.
There are plenty of stickers to spice up the novel, but you can also create your own using photos from your photo-album and the built-in masking and drawing tools. Use warped text with thick borders and gradient color-fill to give your cartoon the super-hero look. Additional fonts can be installed from the web, so you will only be limited by your own imagination. While you work, you can freely pan and zoom to control even the smallest details. Once you have finished your masterpiece you can save it to your photo album, email it to your friends, upload it to Facebook or Flickr, or create a Tweet with Twitter and Twitpic
Flipboom Lite FREE
Draw and animate cartoons on your iPad with FlipBoom Lite from Toon Boom Animation! A light version of ToonBoom’s award-winning software Flip Boom Classic, this fun and intuitive drawing application makes it easy to doodle and create simple smooth-looking cartoon animations.
FlipBoom Lite is ideal for learning how to sketch and animate your drawings to create cartoons using the following features:
– An intuitive user interface
– Pre-loaded demo project
– Reload demo project
– Adjustable line width
– Reset view
– Bright color selection
– Scale and translate
– Full-screen drawing (tap screen)
– Collapsible drawing slider
– Previous and next drawings display
– Flexible frame rate
– Send to photo library
SpinThought® StoryPages is the iPhone app for anyone that wants to create illustrated stories or guides of any kind and deliver them quickly and easily. StoryPages lets you create storyboard style pages with your drawing in a top panel and typed text in a bottom panel like a storyboard used during movie production. Draw in fullscreen (landscape or portrait) and optionally add a background to set the scene or use as a tracing template with transparency control. StoryPages can be used for sketching movie scenes, animations, and comics. Use it for keeping a record of your product ideas, visual instructions (for hardware, electronics, contractors and landscapers), help files, construction and restoration projects, teacher curriculum, travelogues, hobbies, dream recording and more.
SlideFest Do & Don’t
PowerPoint Presentations Do & Don’t video series: Graph Gaffe, Bullet Pointless, Animation Aggravation, Repeating Offender, Color Clasher
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