After spending a weekend judging digital entries in the 2015 Society of News Design competition, Mindy McAdams chooses some of her personal favourites. She also offers great insight into what makes, or breaks, a good digital story.What pushes the boundaries of digital story forms? Here’s what 2014 taught us.
More noCreating flipped video lessons is one of the topics that I frequently receive questions about in my email inbox. I've started putting together some videos about how to use various tools for creating and sharing flipped video lessons. In the videos embedded below I demonstrate how use EduCanon, VideoNotes, EDpuzzle, Versal, and Otus to create and distribute flipped video lessons.
Like Apple and Microsoft, Google also wants a place in your classroom.
Google Apps for Education is a free suite of cloud-based tools created by Google to use in your classroom. You probably knew that part, and likely have a vague awareness of what’s available (Google Drive, Google Form, etc.) But Sylvia Duckworth has gone a step further, giving you an extended metaphor (a train), a graphic (with color), and a brief description of each “stop” of the Google Apps for Education train.
Relevant social media-isms, including image size guidelines, helpful tips & stats - that can help you navigate through the most popular social channels easily.
There’s no doubt modern businesses need to be social. But it’s really hard to be successful and keep track image sizes, character limits, pixel requirements, engagement windows, and hashtag optimization, to name a few. It turns out there are methods behind all the madness, so we’ve compiled relevant social media-isms – including image size guidelines and helpful tips & stats – that can help you navigate through the most popular social channels easily...
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.
Infographic layouts refer to the arrangement of your visual elements and your content. When you begin working on a piece of infographic, you should have a story to tell hence, you will need to select a layout that best suits your story. Using the right layout will ensure good readability and convey your message well.
We have put together a cheat sheet for your quick reference to the right arrangement to use, here are six common ones you can quickly work with....
My main computer is a Mac Mini, so it doesn't have a built-in iSight camera like Apple's laptops and iMacs.Since my beloved Firewire iSight camera died, I've been using a Microsoft LifeCam HD - re
Jarrod Johnson's insight:
Anyone that has had a problem with an external camera and washout or overexposure will recognise that this is a major pain. Graham has written some code to overcome the issue. If you are going to download this piece of code, you may need to allow it to install from your security tab in settings. My Microsoft Lifecam camera feed on my MacBook Pro went from completely white to perfect clarity instantly. Just run this first and it corrects everything for your other applications.
"Visual aids can be very helpful when you're introducing a new website, app, or software to students or colleagues. Being able to take and send a screenshot is also helpful when you're trying to explain a problem to your tech support person. Here's a short guide to taking screenshots on your iPad, Android tablet, Windows computer, Mac, or Chromebook."
The concept of "blended learning", which was introduced as early as 2000, has assumed more importance than ever before and has transformed from a theoretical concept with rudimentary applications to an essential part of mainstream education...
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