Think Different #16

Resources for the Week of February 13, 2017

Blrt - Record your voice as you draw and annotate online materials, such as images, websites, PDFs, etc.

Blrt - Get everyone on the same page


Blrt enables you to get your point across quickly, by talking, pointing and drawing over images, websites and documents. The result is a video-like recording that you can share with others, called a Blrt. Have private audio-visual conversations with others, or share a public Blrt far and wide.

Blrt is free, it's easy-to-use and it will help you communicate faster and collaborate more effectively than ever before.

Use Blrt to:

  • Present your work
  • Give feedback
  • Explain images
  • Teach people
  • Chat to friends and colleagues

Share your thoughts and instructions on webpages, images, or multi-page PDFs straight from the built-in browser, your photo gallery, camera, or from the cloud.

Start talking, zooming and drawing over the media. Every multi-touch gesture is captured in sync with your voice.

Your recipients will see, hear and understand. Add more people into the conversation at any time.

Dotstorming - Hold a brainstorming or decision making activity where participants can vote and comment in this visual polling tool.

Dotstorming Tutorial for Teachers


A real-time group brainstorming and decision making app. Dotstorming takes the process of dot voting online to allow groups of people to collaborate on a topic.

  1. Create a Dotstorming board
  2. Invite participants
  3. Add your ideas
  4. Vote on the ideas you like

My good friend Mary Fraizer created the wonder PDF below, download it HERE

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Story Maps - Tell a location-based multimedia story using maps, text, images, and video.


Esri Story Maps are a simple yet powerful way to inform, engage, and inspire people with any story you want to tell that involves maps, places, locations, or geography. They make it easy for you to harness the power of maps to tell your story.

Esri Story Maps are web applications that let authors combine beautiful maps with narrative text, striking images, and multimedia, including video. The applications are designed to be attractive and usable by anyone, which makes them great for education and outreach, either to the general public or to a specific audience.

Webinar: Getting Started with Story Maps - ArcGIS Online from Esri