Sway

First PowerPoint, then Prezi, now Sway. A new way to “create…visually stunning presentations” according to the website. Sway is a Microsoft product that opened with little fanfare but deserves more. Presentation templates are preset for various purposes, e.g., persuasion: here is the main point slide, the evidence slides, and so on. All students need to […]

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Buncee

From the Buncee website: “A creation and presentation tool with unlimited possibilities for bringing learning to life. Transforming people of all ages into creators, storytellers, and future-ready digital citizens.” Buncee will allow you to add text, drawings, web images, animations and stickers from Buncee, and more to a slide. See an example here. Premium versions […]

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mysimpleshow

A simple way to animate talks and make engaging presentations! As they say at the mysimpleshow website, “A great explainer video can have a huge impact. It allows you to reach your audience and get your message across in a simple and engaging way. It doesn’t matter if you need to communicate in a professional […]

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Soapbox–a webcam & screen recorder

Soapbox allows you to record your screen AND use your webcam at the same time. You can show viewers a split screen with you talking next to your screencast or you can show either the webcam or the screen full size. See more at https://wistia.com/soapbox.

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Voice Thread

Voice Thread allows you and your students to have “Conversations in the cloud.”  Why limit discussion to class time?  Why limit presentations to PowerPoint in school?  Click on the picture to learn more.  

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Seesaw–Digital Portfolios for Students

From Seesaw’s site: CAPTURE STUDENT LEARNING IN ANY FORM Seesaw empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school. Students can “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. You can also import directly from most popular apps. Find Seesaw at http://web.seesaw.me/

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Voki

Voki (www.voki.com) is a fun way to focus on speaking skills. Students can select a character and give the character their voice. In the words of the site, Voki can be used to “INTEGRATE technology into the classroom, MAKE teaching and learning fun, EDUCATE engage and enjoy!” See an example here.  

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Photo Booth

Every Apple device has Photo Booth installed on the dock. Photo Booth uses the devices webcam to take snapshots or record video.  Use the video feature to record students doing the rough draft of a talk; to record students explaining daily procedures for Back to School night; to record discussion prompts; to record videos that […]

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