Inst. Tech Tips

https://www.smore.com/app

This web site allows you to create an online flyer. You can view ones that are trending or create your own. There are lots in other languages, too!

 

Smore Flyer sample
 https://www.smore.com/8xdk-summer-tech-session?embed=1

Thought Splash : Mindmapping tool that is similar to Prezi presentations –  http://www.totsplash.com/app/tot

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Great Mindmapping collaborative tool interfaces with google drive

Check out mindmup.com really nice tool. Easy to use for fast maps online. No membership and you can easily save with google drive.

http://www.mindmup.com/#m:new

Photo Editing

Great site to edit photos..ribbet.com online photo editing downloads to your computer when done premium is free while in beta so get it now! also can add it to your chrome desktop easily.

http://www.ribbet.com

super easy and you can use it to make collages.

Scoop.it! 
Use scoop.it to do some fast research..
 http://www.scoop.it/t/educators-pln
Grammar checker
 http://www.grammarbase.com/
Create a conversation room
go to http://todaysmeet.com to set up a room of your own!

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These are tools I am curious about but haven’t investigated

http://cel.ly/education  social network via text message

www.quicklyst.com/  creates notes in outline

http://wiggio.com/   work in groups

Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative

This is a site and app that has been recommended by Dr. Z – it’s really great. It has an app as well. Thanks for sharing!

http://cdli.ucla.edu/

Note that it has an app as well – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cdli-tablet/id636437023?mt=8

Google Apps Related
Flubaroo
Installing Voice Comments
Grading made easy for Google Drive Forms.

www.flubaroo.com

http://www.flubaroo.com/flubaroo-user-guide#step4

https://youtu.be/Crbw85DsSZ8

 Signing in and out of Google Drive on an iPad  https://youtu.be/FS2YJ3x_3ws

 

 Learning about Keynote for Mac

So let’s get started. Keynote is a tool to create slideshows. It is Apple’s product that is closes to Microsoft’s PowerPoint, and aims to bring the slide projector of the last decade to the computer desktop for presentations.Once you launch the application, you create your content in terms of “slides” just like in PowerPoint (PP). The advantage to using Keynote over PP is that it is made by Apple, and as we move between Apple devices, less content has the potential to be “lost” in “translation” – Also, as of right now, PP is not available for the iPad – (although a recent entry Quickoffice app makes it easier.

Once you launch the application, you create your content in terms of “slides” just like in PowerPoint (PP). The advantage to using Keynote over PP is that it is made by Apple, and as we move between Apple devices, less content has the potential to be “lost” in “translation” – Also, as of right now, PP is not available for the iPad – (although a recent entry Quickoffice app makes it easier.  In reality, we have a third slide option, that is Presentation in Google docs. However, the Google docs alternative is not as robust and doesn’t allow as many options in terms of embedding things into your presentation, and the choices for control of animations and transitions. (It’s strength is its accessibility from the cloud – although the iCloud version of Keynote went to Beta last week (replacing the earlier iwork.com site – that did sync perfectly for me, and I used it for about 6 months before Apple abandoned it)

So when would you want to create a Keynote? Any time you want to make a presentation. But you can get really creative about using this applicaiton. Here is a list of how some of our colleagues have already used it in their classes:  ***CHALLENGE – help me add to this list! Because there is an app, and it works well, it has potential in any iPad classroom!

  • for plain vanilla class notes! – but remember, if they give too much information they will backfire and kids will often disengage. It is best to often think of these as a more modern worksheet. Give them partials that they need to pay attention to and fill in.
  • build your own flash card types of assignments
  • math – to explain a problem step by step then automating the playback
  • science – to explain and balance a chemical equation
  • language – to have students create their own jeopardy games
  • english/history – depression project of creating a photo album with labeled text
  • history – to create a slide deck of images that students create a timeline from
  • math – interactive math problems created by students for reviews
Why reinvent the wheel? Attached is a great tutorial I found from USF that is a basic overview of the product.

– The PDF has the link to resources you can use for free of http://etc.usf.edu/presentations/index.html

– The PDF has the link to free clipart that you can use http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/

 

Tips to show the differences between the two apps powerpoint_vs_keynote-1 

 

tips about slideshows, animations and sharing www2.needham.k12.ma.us/highrock/High_Rock_Tech_Class/How_to_files/Tips%20%26%20Tricks%20Keynote.pdf
www.keynoteclassroom.com/tutorials.html

 

The ios version is a microcosm of the desktop application. For information about how to use it check out the links. IOS App Help and Support Documents

Support pages hosted by Apple

 

Personal Learning Networks for Educators
 https://youtu.be/q6WVEFE-oZA