Bulldogger Tech Talk

November 5-9, 2018

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Cite This For Me Extension: Web Citer

  • Automatically create website citations in the APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard referencing styles at the click of a button.

  • Simply browse to the page you wish to cite and click the button to generate a correctly formatted citation. Then copy-and-paste the citation into your assignment, or add it to your online bibliography for safe keeping until later.

  • Sources are cited using the following format editions: APA: 6th edition Chicago: 16th edition MLA: 7th edition Harvard: N/A

3 Interactive Brainstorming Apps for Teachers

1. Padlet - Padlet is a digital canvas to create beautiful projects that are easy to share and collaborate on. It works like a piece of paper. We give you an empty page - a Padlet - and you can put whatever you like on it. Drag in a video, record an interview, snap a selfie, write your own text posts or upload some documents, and voilà! A Padlet is born. Make it even more beautiful by choosing custom wallpapers and themes. (Apple app or web based)

2. Ideament - Ideament lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. You can use Ideament for anything, such as brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, making lists and outlines, planning presentations, creating organizational charts, and more! (Apple App)

3. LucidChart - Lucidchart is great for creating flowcharts, process flows, diagrams, wireframes and many more. Some of the features it provides include:

  • Pre-built templates and hundreds of shapes
  • Share and collaborate with team members
  • Import your Visio and Omnigraffle diagrams to keep your old work and collaborate with colleagues
  • Export diagrams as PDF, PNG, or Visio (Pro only) to use them use natively in other apps
  • View recent diagrams offline
  • Diagrams save and sync instantly with your Lucidchart account, so you'll never lose your work.’
  • It offers in-app purchases. (Apple app or web based)

Good Places to Find Public Domain Video Clips

There are several places to find public domain images online, but when it comes to finding a video, it becomes much more difficult. Part of the reason is associated with cost. However, sometimes students and teachers need public domain videos and clips for projects or lessons. Here are four great sights for finding full videos or short clips that can be incorporated into the classroom.

1. National Screening Room - Last month the Library of Congress launched the National Screening Room, which contains about 300 videos from the 19th and 20th centuries. You can search by date, location of filming, or subject. You can even search other LOC collections. Videos can be watched online or downloaded for later use.

2. Pixabay - Pixabay offers a large library of video clips and images for public use. To search images, just simply pick the video option from the drop-down menu that appears at the right side of the search box.

3. Stockio - Stockio is very similar to Pixabay. You can download videos to embed in projects or lessons. Simply click the download button that appears at the bottom right of each video.

4. The Public Domain Review - The Public Domain Review has collections of books, essays, audio files, and videos that are public domain. Search for media by date, style, genre, or rights. There are download instructions included with each piece of media.

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