Creating animations has always been considered as one of the most complex aspects of graphic design that requires specific software and technological expertise. It is a time-intensive activity that requires heavy software and high speed computers.
However, over the past few years, the emergence of different online presentation and animation tools have simplified the process of creating animations...
"Below are three new mathematics iPad apps to help you get your students engaged in math learning. I am also adding them to the list of Math iPad apps I have been compiling here for sometime now. If you know about other suggestions to add to this list share them with us in the comment form below:"
"The app smashing continues, this time with a new twist...green screen video! With the recent release of DoInk's Green Screen app, multi-track, layered green screen footage can now be created, smashed together and edited on an iPad. While the app was intended to capture green screen footage with actors in front of a chroma key backdrop, it is also possible to use video creation apps such as Explain Everything and Tellagami to capture a similar effect. "
The app smashing continues, this time with a new twist...green screen video! With the recent release of DoInk's Green Screen app, multi-track, layered green screen footage can now be created, smashed together and edited on an iPad. While the app was intended to capture green screen footage with actors in front of a chroma key backdrop, it is also possible to use video creation apps such as Explain Everything and Tellagami to capture a similar effect. Click here to watch a video tutorial that walks through the entire process. - See more at: http://kulowiectech.blogspot.ca/2013/11/green-screen-appsmashing.html#sthash.LfegGY4q.dpuf"
Setting up a classroom website or blog for your classroom is as easy as pie. Before web2.0, users needed to have a sophisticated HTML and CSS knowledge before starting out on the laborious task of putting up a page into shape. Now that web2.0 is ubiquitous it no longer requires any advanced coding skills. There are several web platforms that allows users to easily create their website in a matter of minutes.I have handpicked a list of the most popular platofrms to start with. Check them out below and if you have other suggestions, share them with us in the comment form below. Enjoy
"What do you think of when you hear the word literacy? Depending on what you teach, chances are geography is not the first thought that comes to mind. But believe it or not, geography and literacy naturally share many similarities. And you can deepen students’ learning in both geography and literacy when they are integrated in the curriculum."
The art of comic creation is one of the best representation of creativity at work. As teachers and educators, we can use the power and versatility of iPad to cultivate a creative culture within our classes and among our students through helping them tinker with and design comics. Here is a list of some great iPad apps you can use for this purpose...
Plotagon is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.
Plotagon is completely free! It is in a beta stage, but you can start using it right now. No ads, no crap.
>Plotagon application for Mac or PC (system requirements).
>Comes with 5 characters and 6 environments.
>Export your movies and share them with the world.
>Expand with characters and environments from the built-in store.
"If you are using iPad with your students in class, chances are you might be looking for some apps to turn your iPad into an interactive whiteboard. This is a great way for creating screencasts, tutorials, and guides to help students learn better. Visual explanations tend to increase students comprehension much more than the textual ones. Today, I have handpicked for you three good apps to help you turn your iPad into an interactive whiteboard. Check them out below :"
The PresentersWall is your interaction tool and gives the audience her voice back. Let your audience vote, rate, ask and react via their own smartphone, tablet or laptop. Our interactive wall is a combination of a voting system and a Twitterwall. In this way your audience can vote and respond on questions or statements to create an interactive discussion.
Death by PowerPoint is a popular term. It’s unfair that PowerPoint gets the stick as there are more than a few presentation tools around. As anyone who has taken the pains to make a memorable PowerPoint presentation will tell you – the secret of the steak is in the sizzle. The sizzle also comes and stops at creativity. If you have creativity by your side, you can use PowerPoint as your canvas.
"I'd like to find a way to scan text, then have that text read to the student." Isn't it great to have these kinds of questions that just wander in?
"While there are a variety of computer programs available for optical character recognition (OCR), I had only encountered this on the PaperPort Notes app. That process, while fine for me, wouldn't work well for the intended use.
"Voxdox is a new free text-to-speech app, available now foriphone, android and tablet that will read out any form of text for you in your choice of human voice.
"With Voxdox you can convert files, papers, articles, contracts and even full-length books to quality speech in over 20 languages, and then share them with your friends, class-mates and colleagues using Voxbox, the app’s integrated social database.
"Voxbox has already become the first choice solution for thousands of people around the world for sharing information in the fields of business and academia. By using Voxbox, your networks can find you in seconds and download high quality audio files generated from your text as well as the text itself. After downloading the text they have chosen, all that is left to do is press "play" and it will be read to them in one of a range of human voices."
Jim Lerman's insight:
This is fantastic! You can have your computer read back to you, out loud, any printed document -- even a pdf. For free! Outstanding.
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