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Using Google Forms and Spreadsheets

Digital Tools | April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Using Google Forms and Spreadsheets

Google has a whole host of online document creation tools that are browser based and free to use. You may already be familiar with Google docs for word processing, and if so, you probably know that it can be a powerful tool for collaboration and cloud-based document creation.

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How to Save Streaming Videos for Offline Use Using Dirpy Studio

Digital Tools | March 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

How to Save Streaming Videos for Offline Use Using Dirpy Studio

Dirpy Studio is a free web-based tool that allows you to save online streaming videos as offline files. Before diving into the use of this tool, it’s important to consider some of the ethical and legal issues surrounding this tools and others like it. It is not the intention of this post to encourage or condone any illegal or unethical activities.

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How to Make Dynamic Video Experiences with Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker

Digital Tools | March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

How to Make Dynamic Video Experiences with Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker

Popcorn Maker is a free online tool for creating enhanced web-based video experiences. It is part of the ‘Webmaker’ set of tools from Mozilla that are designed to help everyone be able to make dynamic work on the web. Popcorn Maker allows you to do simple edits, remixes and mashups of online videos, and to enhance them with images, text, popups, links and info from Wikipedia and Google Maps. You can even incorporate 3D models, all in a layout that you determine and in sync with the video you choose.

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How to Make a Popplet, a Collaborative Mind Mapping Tool

Digital Tools | February 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

How to Make a Popplet, a Collaborative Mind Mapping Tool

Popplet is an online tool for visually organizing your ideas and projects. This process is also referred to as ‘mind mapping.’ Popplet is available as a browser-based web tool or as an app for mobile devices and tablets. We will be focusing on the web tool as it presents the most functional free version of the experience.

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Pop Goes the Zeega, a New Mobile App

Arts | February 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

Pop Goes the Zeega, a New Mobile App

The creators of Zeega, an interactive digital storytelling platform on the web, recently launched their new mobile app, Pop! As explained on their website, Pop is about putting two things together. Capture a photo or video and combine it with anything on the web—an animated GIF, a movie clip—whatever comes to mind. To experience a Pop, press and hold down to reveal what’s underneath. Many Pops are funny—the app is perfect for the art of setup and punchline. But Pop can also be used to tell impactful stories.

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Quick Picks: STEAM Resources

PBS LearningMedia | February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Quick Picks: STEAM Resources

From infusing art practices and design principles into science lessons to integrated learning with STEM and arts, explore this quick list of classroom ready resources to engage students in STEAM learning.  Learn more about STEAM. 1. Makers  Use the resources in this curated collection, categorized into design, how to (DIY), arts and crafts, robotics, and engineering […]

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How to Create an Interactive Image with Thinglink

Digital Tools | November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to Create an Interactive Image with Thinglink

Thinglink is an online tool that lets you annotate images with text and media. It’s a simple, easy to use tool that can help you transform a single still image into a rich source of information.

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Enhance Arts Exploration with PBS LearningMedia Arts Collections

PBS LearningMedia | November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Enhance Arts Exploration with PBS LearningMedia Arts Collections

In this educast find a sampling of free special curated arts collections containing media resources around themes and big ideas. Find more free classroom media resources at pbslearningmedia.org Makers This collection of video segments and lesson plans focuses on “making” in science, technology, and the arts. Teachers can use these resources to encourage do-it-yourself and hands-on […]

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Maker Collection in PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia | November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Maker Collection in PBS LearningMedia

Maker Party, was an initiative hosted by Mozilla, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Writing Project in which people around the world met up, learned to make things, and shared what they’d made online. This PBS LearningMedia collection is designed to support the Maker Party by providing a one-stop shop of STEM and digital making […]

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How to Make a Zeega

Digital Tools | October 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

How to Make a Zeega

Zeega is a unique online platform for creating fun visual mashups out of things you find on the internet. Zeega places a great deal of emphasis on visual pizzazz, music, discovery, and fun and it’s authoring environment is very easy to use. Zeega is a great tool for exploration.

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