Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Copyright answers, Google Education on Air, Convert Audio Files, Work Smarter: RWW, Subtext, Creative Common Photos, 7 Docs Shortcuts, Chrome App, Extensions & Add-Ons, Gravity, Memorial Day Messages, DIY Folding Letters

Did you know?
Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 2.42.56 PM.pngThe Google for Education on Air session and keynote recordings are now available online?  With Mother’s Day and our Amazing Shoot for the Stars event, the weekend of May 8th was crazy busy.  For those who missed it, this is a way to view sessions from the Google Edu professionals for FREE!  Go take a look on your conference or save the link for later, but make sure you take time to take a peek!  You can watch recordings and/or access session materials. https://educationonair.withgoogle.com/

Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 2.01.26 PM.pngWhen is it okay to use Copyrighted Material in my video?  A nice, short article that answers What is copyrighted material?, What is and isn’t copyrighted? and Are you allowed to use copyrighted material? - a good resource for you and your students: http://blog.mastcom.com/blog/when-is-it-ok-to-use-copyrighted-material-in-my-video

What if?
You need to convert audio files?  Audio Converter for Chrome is a quick tool to use. For information, see the article at http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2015/05/a-handy-google-drive-app-for-converting-audio-files.html   App in the Chrome Web Store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/audio-converter/ojfphighcpfimfhblaigjckljcoeipga

Something to think about…
Work Smarter: Using Tech Tools to Promote Reading and Writing Workshops a nice article discussing apps that promote thinking and leveraging the power of a Google Form for RWW. (Thank you @ShakeupLearning) https://www.edsurge.com/n/2015-05-12-work-smarter-using-tech-tools-to-promote-reading-and-writing-workshops?utm_content=buffer7b1a3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Subtext - an iPad app for enhancing students reading skills.  The Teacher imports whatever text they like and can then customize it by highlighting selected portions of text, annotate it, add comments, etc.  You can also create polls and add questions.  For information go to http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2015/05/subtext-excellent-collaborative-readingapp-for-students.html

How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos This great infographic by Foter gives some key information about Creative Commons work and how to attribute it properly. http://foter.com/blog/how-to-attribute-creative-commons-photos/

Chrome App, Extensions & Add-Ons from my session last week https://docs.google.com/document/d/1piVQFrfySzc2xQ3t_koPeNTtF7da9RimXjwHmA5UaaM/edit#

For Fun…
Visually beautiful analog experiments with gravity https://vimeo.com/125471012
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For Memorial Day - Make a Soldier Smile: “Let's honor the fallen by reaching out to those who are serving and protecting us.  Show how much you love our troops. In 3 easy steps you can send your very own heart warming PowToon to a US soldier” abroad. https://www.powtoon.com/lp/memorial/#?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=make+a+soldier+smile&utm_source=email-link
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DIY: Folding Letters (Thank you @swissmiss)

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