You may access this SMORE to learn about the introductory pieces of SMART Notebook software. A compact version of the tutorials can be found here.
Take a look at this ThingLink of a plant cell diagram. What a great tool to use while you do the flip. You could also really easily have students make a ThingLink to express their learning.
I recently learned of this new tool called Lucidpress. It’s an amazing desktop publishing tool that reminds me a lot of Microsoft Publisher. The differences exceed the similarities, however. For instance, there is great potential for making the presentation interactive. You can have multiple pages, hyperlinks wherever you’d like on the page, and even embedded YouTube videos. To top it all off, once the presentation is published, it has its own URL that may be shared. The presentation itself may even be embedded. Check out this embedded presentation I’ve made about Using Twitter in the Classroom.
You may also share the presentation with just a link. Here’s the link to my Twitter Presentation.
Here is a brief overview video:
Here’s a site I learned about during ISTE 2013. It’s a great resource for educational videos without ads. Have a look at this video for more information.
What I like the most about Mobento is that each video that has been uploaded has a scrub bar at the bottom of the screen. Whatever keyword you used to search with is represented by a little dash in the scrub bar. If you click on any dash while viewing the video, you will be forwarded to that point in the video when the keyword was spoken! Pretty cool…
Viewing the videos is a free service, but uploading with an account is not.
Here is a playlist that will help you get started with My Big Campus.
I was recently introduced to TouchCast. It’s an amazing screencasting app that allows users to record themselves while bringing peripherals onto the screen. Such things as web pages, photos, and titles can be called up to the screen while a lesson is going, to create a seamless learning experience for students. I could even see students using this themselves to make an awesome presentation.
Another nice thing this app does is allow the user to either write or type on the screen, so things like diagrams and charts may be annotated while recording. This is a great app. Please download it today and have a look!
Here’s yet another tool for recording your screen!