Monday, June 12, 2017

Mercury Reader - Web Reading made easy

​"​Clear the clutter from your articles"
https://mercury.postlight.com/reader/

​Busy webpages don't lend themselves to an easy read. And so, I'm a fan of the Safari Reader View option that cleans up a web page for reading. However, I often using Chrome (especially when I visit links in Gmail) and I used to use the "Readability" bookmarklet - my problem: it is no longer working. After a bit of googling around, I've started using the Mercury Reader Chrome extension. Great solution to my problem!

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Resources for teachers - Book Creator

​S​
ee how Book Creator can be used in any subject.



​Everything you wanted to know about Book Creator - webinars, help docs, lesson ideas and project suggestions. 

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Google Apps for All Kinds of Things

​T​
echnopedagogy
​ and more!​


Browse these slideshows for great technology integration ideas:
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My passion is demonstrating how the effective use of technology in the classroom can strengthen pedagogy and increase student engagement. Professional development topics include: technopedagogy, digital citizenship, 21st century skills, Critical thinking, GSuite and a broad range of contemporary applications, social media and mobile technologies.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Online Slideshow Maker with Music

​Mini-music videos the easy way with Picovico​
Create a free account, upload your pics and get a slick, professional looking video slide show - with music!

Here's an example: http://picovi.co/i3pvvq 


"Picovico is a marvelous platform for you to create loads of different kinds videos. And by different kinds, we mean, you can explore your creativity and just make anything you want. This simple tool lets you seamlessly convert photos into videos without so much as having to open any complicated software. You just upload your photos, put captions, choose some music, and that's it, you're done. Your video is made."

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

How to Make a Newspaper Blackout Poem on the iPad

H
​igh-tech update for an old trick
http://austinkleon.com/2010/04/03/how-to-make-a-blackout-poem-on-the-ipad/



​Austin Kleon explains how to make Blackout Poems using an iPad. ​

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Even though I still prefer the old analog way, there are times (mostly on the bus or out on the porch or lying in bed) when I don't have a newspaper and a marker in front of me, so I've been experimenting with making them on my iPad.

Here's how I do it, if you want to play along…

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​You could use any drawing program that lets you import from the camera roll. While a stylus is a fancy touch, your finger will work just fine too.​

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Self-Marking Quiz with Google Forms

​Helping students achieve mastery​
http://nathanaelpowell.com/?p=779


​Nathanael Powell ​gives a very clear overview of how to use the new self-marking quiz feature in Google forms. He offers good suggestions on how to use the tool, ways to avoid privacy issues and strategies for tracking student improvement over time. Take a look!
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