All of the web tools featured do not require any software installation and you can work on them right from your browser. Ed Tech & Mobile Learning is pretty sure you will find them very useful - particularly when working on video projects with your students.
Zaption, a San Francisco based tech startup, is revolutionizing online video for education. Teachers, trainers, and content publishers use Zaption’s intuitive web app to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo and private video libraries. The result is an interactive learning tour that transforms video from a “lean back” experience to an engaging “lean forward” activity.
-FREE FEATURES- Subtext is a digital reading platform built for K12 classroom use. It is free to download and use these features in the classroom: • Create Private Groups: to make it easy to share content with students, keep discussions closed and differentiate instruction. • Embed Discussions: to help students engage with their reading. • Find Content: using our in-app book search or clip articles from the web with ‘Save to Subtext’. • Login Quickly: through top social networks or (soon) Renaissance Place(™) accounts. • Read on Carts: to easily share devices while keeping student work separated. • Stay on Task: double finger tap on a page to get students on the same page instantly. • Read Offline: view and add discussions while off-line, they’ll sync when you connect. • Restrict Students: if desired, limit student access to the web, content, messages and groups. • Research: double-tap to look up any word in the dictionary or the Web. • Write: paste tagged passages into essays or group projects, complete with bibliographies.
For the last couple of years Vimeo has offered free music to download and re-use in your video projects. Now YouTube is offering the same thing through the YouTube Audio Library. This library is slightly different than the free music available when you use the YouTube slideshow creation tool. The music in the YouTube Audio Library is music that you can download to use in projects online and offline. You can search the library of music according to genre, mood, instrument, or duration. You can listen to the tracks before downloading them as MP3 files.
Diigo is a powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community
Christine Bushong's insight:
Read more effectively with annotation tools as you browse around the web. Add digital highlighters and sticky notes whether on PC, tablets, or mobile, and have them always be where you left them when you return! Print to mark-up? No longer necessary. Better recall? Proven! Create reports with your annotations? just a few clicks, and no more copy & paste into Word or email.Build your personal library in the cloud, with links, pages, notes, pictures etc, never to be lost, and ready to be accessed anywhere. Of course, those digital highlights, sticky notes and screenshots you added while going around the web automatically go into your library.Say goodbye to broken links and lost treasures The web is dynamic - valuable content you found earlier is often no longer there when needed. Diigo archives the webpages for the links you save. Better yet, the archived pages are fully searchable. So do not just bookmark, save to Diigo!Provide feedback and catch attention with annotation or screenshots Want to draw attention to a particular paragraph to your Twitter followers? Highlight it and tweet. Want to comment on a student’s writing? Use sticky notes for inline commenting. Want to provide feedback on a web design? Capture the page and mark it up.Organize your information as little or as much as you want. Since Diigo provides powerful search capabilities, the simple act of saving or annotating something, often with just one-click, will enable you to find it easily later. But of course, when you do want better organization, for easier review, for connecting the dots, for better sharing, for presentation, or whatever, Diigo provides unsurpassed organization capabilities, with both tagging and lists, to suit different needs.Share information as much or as little as you want One advantage of storing information in the cloud is that you can share them easily when you want to. Each piece of information can be set as private or public on Diigo. If you are an extrovert and like to share your passion and showcase who you are, make public as the default! If you are introvert, keep them all private! Want to send a whole collection to someone? just a few clicks away.Enable better collaboration on information for any group, large or small. Too little or too much sharing with email? Build a group knowledge repository for your family, your class, your team, or your entire company; each group member can add and subscribe to it, and browse and search it. Better yet, group members can interact with on-the-page annotations. So imagine your class are all reading the same Wikipedia article, and commenting and discussing right on the page!
Docs9 is your online space to put your documents, and instantly begin live, interactive sharing with others. Docs9 makes it easier for you to setup your presentation live without any install or configuration.
Recently at Optimus we have decided to relook at how we conduct presentations. For years it was always the case that if you wanted to create a presentation – PowerPoint was always the answer. However like with everything else, technology has increased your choice of tools. As we are currently deciding between the 3 ourselves, we have decided to show you what we have found when comparing them.
Use quality vector based icons, illustrations and svg graphics on presentations , animations, infographcs and html5 banners. The easiest application to create professional custom graphics and interactive presentations in seconds.
"Teachers use our mobile app and website to create quick short form messages in categories like Homework, Reminders, Surveys, Meeting Requests and more. Parents and Students get their messages from the app, website, email, push notification or even text message if they prefer. It's private, two-way, direct and ensures that everyone stays informed."