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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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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Vocaroo

Do you ask students to hand in a rough draft before turning in the final paper?  Why not have students send you a rough draft for oral presentations?  No, not a paper with words on it, but a recording of what they are going to say.  Practice readers’ theater, newscasts, presentations, and more at Vocaroo.com.

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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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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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