Tech Tools & Tips

From Sarah Loughrin

Short Animated Videos

Here is a FREE new tool in which you can make animated videos quick and easy. Tellagami is a tool that currently can only be used through an app, not on the Internet. You pick a scene, add your voice and then share your gami (what they call the videos). Currently you are able to record 30 seconds of audio and only one character is able to be put in a gami .

Tellagami is very easy to use.

What devices can Tellagami be used on? iPads, iPhones, SmartPhones (Android) or Android Tablets. Click HERE to take an "App Tour" to see how Tellagami can be used on an iPhone or an Android phone. Currently you can not create Tellagami's on your computer.

Smart Exchange - FREE Smart Board Lessons You Can Use!

Want to use your SmartBoard as more than just a projection screen? Visit the Smart Exchange to download already created Smart Board lessons that you can tweak to make them your own! Click HERE to create your FREE account.

You can search for lessons in the Smart Exchange by subject, grade level or file type.

Coggle It - Collaborative Online Mind Map

There is a new and easy way to brainstorm and store your work in a mind map. Coggle is a great website that allows for users to collaborate with others and create mind maps.

Here are some positives about Coggle:
  • Log in with your MJSD Google email account
  • It is FREE!
  • Share your mind map with others so you can work together (just like sharing a document in Google Drive)
  • You can add images to your Coggle
  • Coggle has a revision history so you can look back at previous versions of your mind map.
  • Coggles are saved automatically

Coggle Tutorial: Do more with Coggles

Free Teleprompter

Use a teleprompter just like they do in newscasts! CuePrompter lets you paste up to 10,000 characters into a text box and will convert it to a scrolling script you can read from a computer screen. This tools works on a PC, iPad or Chromebook.