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Friday, February 17

  1. page Screencasting Tools edited Ever want to create a tutorial demonstrating how to do something on the computer? Screencasting too…
    Ever want to create a tutorial demonstrating how to do something on the computer? Screencasting tools such as the ones below allow you to do this quickly and easily!
    Doceri for iPad
    Screencasting tool for the iPad that's free!
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doceri-remote/id412443803?mt=8&ls=1
    Samples and Ideas
    Use for presentations.
    Download to your iPads and have students record their presentations with annotations and voice.
    Pros
    It's free!
    Combines screencasting and the ability to annotate with various tools.
    You can import a PowerPoint on which to annotate.
    Cons
    It's only available for the iPad.
    In-app purchase required to remove Doceri watermark.

    Explain Everything
    https://explaineverything.com/
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  2. page Screencasting Tools edited ... Can take awhile to buffer, so load it before your class. Your video cannot be downloaded. If …
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    Can take awhile to buffer, so load it before your class.
    Your video cannot be downloaded. If you don't have internet access, you can't access the screencast.
    Screencastify for Chrome Browser
    https://www.screencastify.com/
    Screencast and Annotate presentations for free or have students explain something using Screencastify.
    Pros
    Available anywhere you can use Chrome. Just install the chrome app by going to the chrome web store.
    Free version (Lite) allows you to add audio and/or webcam to your presentation recording.
    Has several drawing tools available.
    Share via Google Drive, Youtube and Google Classroom
    Cons
    Only works as an app in Chrome.

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  3. page Screencasting Tools edited Ever want to create a tutorial demonstrating how to do something on the computer? Screencasting…

    Ever want to create a tutorial demonstrating how to do something on the computer? Screencasting tools such as the ones below allow you to do this quickly and easily!
    Explain Everything
    https://explaineverything.com/
    Samples and Ideas
    Create tutorials and upload themThis is a great tool to your website.use if you need to write on the screen as you teach and record yourself. Works great for math and science classes.
    Here's an
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    High School.
    Pros
    This is an extremely versatile tool that allows the user to import content, annotate it with writing and speech and publish.
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    There's an online collaboration feature.
    Cons
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    a subscription.
    Does not run on desktop or laptops computers (except Chromebooks).
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    pretty cheap.
    Jing
    http://www.techsmith.com/jing/
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  4. page Screencasting Tools edited ... as the one's ones below allow ... and easily! Explain Everything https://explainever…

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    as the one'sones below allow
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    and easily!
    Explain Everything
    https://explaineverything.com/
    Samples and Ideas
    Create tutorials and upload them to your website.
    Here's an example from an outstanding physics teacher at Martin High School.
    Pros
    This is an extremely versatile tool that allows the user to import content, annotate it with writing and speech and publish.
    Works on iOS, Android, or Windows devices as well as Chromebooks.
    There's an online collaboration feature.
    Cons
    It costs money depending on which version you would like and whether you want to pay outright or pay for a subscription.
    Does not run on desktop or laptops computers (except Chromebooks).
    You'll need a stylus if you want to annotate on an iPad, but you can find them pretty cheap.

    Jing
    http://www.techsmith.com/jing/
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    You can email a link to them.
    You can sign in with Google.
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    same time.
    Cons
    Videos are only accessible via Screenmailer URL.
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Friday, February 10

  1. page Cartoon Generators edited ... You can record your voice and have characters show emotions easily. There are several differe…
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    You can record your voice and have characters show emotions easily.
    There are several different backgrounds and some free music.
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    to use. :(We now recommend PowToon to all broke educators like us.
    Cons
    The text to speech feature makes the voices sound robotic, and sometimes it will skip a syllable here or there.
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  2. page Cartoon Generators edited ... You can record your voice and have characters show emotions easily. There are several differe…
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    You can record your voice and have characters show emotions easily.
    There are several different backgrounds and some free music.
    Unfortunately, this site now costs money to use. :(
    Cons
    The text to speech feature makes the voices sound robotic, and sometimes it will skip a syllable here or there.
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  3. page Presentation Software edited ... Pros Very easy to use Students can create a mixbook and share the link, embed it into a web…
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    Pros
    Very easy to use
    Students can create a mixbook and share the link, embed it into a webpage, or invite you as a collaborator.
    Cons
    Pro: Very easy to use
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Wednesday, February 8

  1. page Free Stuff edited ... Jing https://www.techsmith.com/jing.html ... to use. Snipping Tool Certain versions o…
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    Jing
    https://www.techsmith.com/jing.html
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    to use.
    Snipping Tool
    Certain versions of Microsoft Windows 7 or later now have a screen capture tool that allows you to select part of a screen and save, copy, or send it. It also has pen, highlighter, and eraser features. Just click on the start menu and type snipping tool in the search box.
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Tuesday, February 7

  1. page Presentation Software edited ... Be aware of room noise when recording and don't cover the microphone. There is no PC version …
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    Be aware of room noise when recording and don't cover the microphone.
    There is no PC version in the works, but the creators are considering creating an app for androids.
    Mybrainshark
    http://www.brainshark.com/mybrainshark
    Add voice to presentations and documents and track viewing details
    Samples and Ideas
    See sample here:
    http://www.brainshark.com/see-a-demo.aspx
    Great way to reach out to patrons/students who missed the lesson. Post the presentation with your comments and the audience will hear the presentation like they were there listening in person.
    Pros
    Recognizes animations in PPT
    Takes many different file types
    Insert video clips
    Cons
    Takes a little practice to get used to the process.

    FlipSnack
    http://www.flipsnack.com
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  2. page Free Stuff edited ... https://bighugelabs.com/ - Lots of creative ways to manipulate or add to photos for fun or to …
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    https://bighugelabs.com/ - Lots of creative ways to manipulate or add to photos for fun or to add meaning
    http://www.fotor.com/ - Did you ever need to blur students' faces, so you could post their picture online. Fotor can easily do that and more, and there's an app as well!
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    insert text.
    Book Trailer Sites:
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: https://www.youtube.com/user/hmhbooks
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    Use this to take screenshots or snips of pages. This is a great way to make student handouts. You can save as a .jpg or just copy and paste into a document. This link will only work within AISD. Note: this is on all new AISD loads and Vista or higher versions of Microsoft have a snipping tool that works the same.
    http://www.oldapps.com/fast_stone_capture.php?old_fscapture=17
    Jing
    https://www.techsmith.com/jing.html
    Great, free screencapture/screencast software. Free and easy to use.

    Snipping Tool
    Certain versions of Microsoft Windows 7 or later now have a screen capture tool that allows you to select part of a screen and save, copy, or send it. It also has pen, highlighter, and eraser features. Just click on the start menu and type snipping tool in the search box.
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