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online-presentation

There are many tools to create online presentation and Slides is one of them.  It’s practical and very user friendly. 

 After you sign up, you can immediately start creating your presentation. It is just like an online PowerPoint. You can add text, links, shapes, pictures on your slides and fully customize your each slide with different colors and font styles.  You can also add transitions between the slides. When you are done, you can get the link and share it with others. 

The best thing is that, you can view your slides on mobile phones and tablets.  You can also remote control your slides  from any touch-enabled mobile device.

Slides is another cool tool for online presentations and another way to share our ideas.

Aug
26
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videoEver thought that you’ve found the best video and only to remember that Youtube is blocked at your school or you do not have internet connection or the connection is too slow? Here is a great tool that will help you to download Yotube videos on your computer in a very simple way. It is ClipConverter!

The best thing about this tool is that you do not need to download anything to your computer. Simply, get the link of the Youtube video, paste it on the empty bar then choose the format that you would like to download your video. I would suggest you to choose mp4 as it will give you the best view on all computers. Now, you are ready to download the video on your computer. Take the video with you wherever you go with your memory stick or go more techie and use Dropbox.

A very user-friendly tool and a must in a teacher’s digital toolkit.

Aug
25
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Blog-Comments

After a long summer break, I am here back to blogging with a cool tool.

Comment Bubble is new web tool that lets you leave comments on videos collaboratively. After you sign up, you can upload your own videos or paste the link of a Youtube or a Vimeo link.  Then you can change your video setting such as the title, description, visibility and most importantly, you can customize the 5 different comment buttons that you want your students to click on as they watch the video.  When you are done, you can send the link to your students and wait for their responses. As the students watch the video, they can vote on the comment buttons, or they can leave comments by writing, recording their voices or filming themselves. The comments are automatically added to the thread.The students can also reply comments on each other’s comments. The all comments will be visible to everyone.

How to use this tool:

If you are flipping your lessons,with this tool you can get feedback from your students and see if they have understood the lesson or not.

Asking the students to click on the comment bubbles when they do not understand, can give us feedback on where students are not clear.

Students can give peer feedback on each other’s video.

As students watch the video, they can be asked to leave comments when they find and adjective, simile, metaphor.

This tool can also be used for summative assessment all throughout the year.

Students can ask questions on the things that they haven’t understood watching the video.

This tool has the potential to boost and engage student involvement and this is a great tool for homework on teacher-led lessons.

google2If you have liked the previous post about Google Story Builder, you will like this one too: Masters Edition

Although this tool is for higher levels of students, I loved writing with some famous story tellers.

Masters Edition is inviting you to collaborate with some of the greatest writers of all the tines such as Edgar Allen Poe, Shakespeare, Nietzsche, Emily Dickinson etc. When you go to the tool, one of the famous writer will start typing and then it will be your turn to continue. Once you have typed your words, sentences, then another writer takes over.

When you are done, you can share your masterpiece with others.It’s pretty fun. 

Just try to see! Enjoy.

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