Boyd's Bytes

February 2016


Create infographics and visual data on iPad or through your browser. Download a free book to learn how to incorporate infographics in your classroom. It's a web/app - so it can work beautifully from your web browser and on the Ipad from the app!
Easelly Infographics
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Voice helps you create stunning animated videos in minutes. No filming – just talk to tell your story. Pick from over 25,000 beautiful iconic images to show your ideas and Voice automatically adds cinematic motion and a soundtrack. Persuade, inform and inspire anyone online. Make an impact. You could explain a math problem, or do a book review, solve a problem, or inform others on a topic. If you are REALLY INTERESTED...I have a 14 minute tutorial video on using this application!
How To Tell YOUR Story with Adobe Voice
Creating instructional experiences that matter

Connecting quality instruction with quality innovation offers the potential to bridge gaps for our students


Students can download short film and easily upload it to your LMS to document work. Have students record audio to explain their work or share their thinking. Teachers can also screencast to add their voice while evaluating student work.

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PERISCOPE -Until recently, if a school or teacher wanted to live stream something, the process required expensive equipment or subscriptions. But now live streaming is available free to anyone with a smartphone.

Here are some ideas for using Periscope in the classroom:

  • Connect with experts or students anywhere in the world to conduct interviews, watch demonstrations, or tour faraway places or unique facilities.
  • Live stream important school events—assemblies, plays, speeches—to parents who are unable to attend or other family members who live far away.
  • Do teacher broadcasts for parents and students, sharing important classroom news and information.
  • Share classroom practices with other teachers nation- or world-wide.

One teacher who has done some pretty thoughtful reflective work on Periscope is Starr Sackstein—take a look at a collection of her Periscope broadcasts here. To learn more about the educational potential of Periscope and other live streaming apps, read this excellent Edutopia article, Periscope: Connecting Classrooms to the World.


How to use Periscope
Start a YouTube Channel: You may already have one and not realize it, but everyone needs a YouTube Channel. Even if you only use it as a curation tool to create playlists of your favorite videos, and playlists for your students. Video content is dominating now that we can stream on just about any device. Click here to learn how to set up your own YouTube Channel. And here are 20 YouTube Channels for Educators to help you find great content, and follow. Oh, and as a side note, Facebook video is also an excellent way to share your voice. It is now one of the fastest growing mediums for video. Remember the days when we thought Facebook would never have a place in the classroom or the workplace? That is all changing! Check out Facebook for Work.

... and speaking of starting your OWN YouTube Channel..check out this list for other teaching opportunities