Tuesday Tech Tips
December 9, 2014
In This Issue - Shareable iPad Apps and Websites, Lapse It Video App, Kidblog, Legally Downloading Photos, and Tech Table Talks.
iPad Apps and Websites with Shareable URL Links
Click here to access a Google Doc that lists about 30 apps that provide students with a shareable URL. It also highlights ways students can get that URL turned into their teacher. This document also has websites that give a shareable URL of completed work for those districts that do not use iPad devices.
Lapse It Video App
There are many apps to use out there, but I have found that Lapse is a very simple app to use. It has a free version that supports 480P resolution and the paid for app ($1.99) provides 1080P resolution.
How to apply to education?
Students love to watch videos and, even better, they love to create them. Using this app in the classroom would allow teachers/students to show the hatching of eggs, the growing of plants, the progression of a painting taking place, categorizing clouds as they move across the sky, traffic patterns, etc. There are also many time lapse videos already created to show the beauty of nature that may fit right in your curriculum. Check out some of these videos: Icebreaker Ship, International Space Station, or the Night's Sky.
How to get FREE images off the web....... Legally!
- Photos For Class - Search for photos and download them on your computer or tablet. All images are already cited and have the Creative Commons licenses for school use. This is probably the best site to use.
- Pixabay - Search for photos and download them on your computer or tablet. Before downloading, it will ask for a three digit code that you have to read off the screen and type in. This site also has Shutterstock images mixed in which cost money to download.
- Openclipart - Browse 60,000+ clipart images and download/use them for free.
- Thenounproject - Create a free account to have access to black and white clip art images.
- Pics4Learning - Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and images for classrooms, multimedia projects, websites, videos, portfolios, or any projects in an educational setting.
Tech Table Talks
- SCECHs and snacks will be provided (you must attend all sessions to receive credit)
- Future dates are: February 5, March 3, April 9, and May 5 from 4 - 5 p.m.
If you have any questions about these meetings, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.