Google · Lesson Ideas · Video · Web 2.0

Movenote: Ridiculously simple screencasting tool on the web

Movenote may be the simplest online tool ever created for screencasting. The website syncs with your Google account and allows users to record themselves flipping through Google Presentations/Docs/PDFS, all while providing video narration from the webcam. Movenote hosts the finished product and allows the creator to send a direct link or embed the video. The… Continue reading Movenote: Ridiculously simple screencasting tool on the web

Google · Lesson Ideas · Web 2.0

Google Tour Builder – A Digital Storytelling Tool

Google recently released a beta version of a web application called Tour Builder. It allows users to create tours using Google Earth online, and it’s quite simple yet super powerful. Simply login with your Google account, choose the locations for your interactive tour, and then add pictures, video and text to tell your digital story.… Continue reading Google Tour Builder – A Digital Storytelling Tool

Google · Lesson Ideas

TimelineJS – A creative and collaborative beast of an interactive project for your classroom

Creating timelines can oftentimes be a boring and uninspiring classroom activity – but TimelineJS completely revolutionizes the timeline game (dramatic, yes, but true – it really is that amazing). According to it’s website, TimelineJS is “an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually,rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than… Continue reading TimelineJS – A creative and collaborative beast of an interactive project for your classroom

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Social Studies and EdTech – Ideas and Resources for Your Classroom

Looking for some ways to infuse EdTech into your Social Studies curriculum? Here’s some ideas to get you started: Timeline JS (Digital Timeline Creator) Create multimedia-drive, collaborative and interactive timelines using Google Spreadsheets and the Timeline JS website. Overview Video Sample, Completed Google Spreadsheet (Steven Spielberg) Finished Example: History of Ghana Gettysburg Battle App Go on… Continue reading Social Studies and EdTech – Ideas and Resources for Your Classroom

Lesson Ideas · Mac

A simple guide to screencasting using QuickTime on your Mac

Screencasting is recording your computer screen and adding audio narration (think about any computer tutorial video you’ve watched, and now imagine you and your students doing this in the classroom!). Why screencasting? Screencasting allows the students to become the teachers. Students can teach and explain science concepts, diagram math problems, evaluate a website, debate a… Continue reading A simple guide to screencasting using QuickTime on your Mac