Watching web videos in the classroom is sometimes scary when the attached ads and sidebar ads are showing something quite different. A very helpful website to clean up your video is called Viewpure. Just copy and paste the website address (URL) of your desired video from any source into the field on Viewpure, then click "Purify". From here, you can embed the video into other … [Read more...] about Take away the Ads!
Animoto is an intuitive web app that allows user to create short video collages consisting of music, photos, short video clips, and text. Accounts and educator upgrades are available for free. It's an excellent tool for creating artistic pieces with emotional impact. A side benefit is that it requires almost no technical ability and is quite easy to use, so it works well with … [Read more...] about How to Make an Animoto
A lot people are surprised to learn that the Google search bar has a lot of other powerful features embedded within in. For example, did you know that the search bar is also a calculator? To learn more, watch this one-minute video: Want to learn more about Google Searches, earn CEU Credit, and meet the Minnesota technology relicensure requirement for … [Read more...] about Google Calculator
If you've been using Twitter for a little while, you might be interested in making Twitter work a bit more easily for you. The regular Twitter site, if you access Twitter on a laptop or desktop, is quite limited, and there are a number of free programs available that can make using Twitter easier and more efficient. In this tech tip, I take a look at TweetDeck, which is a … [Read more...] about Twitter & TweetDeck
Students and teachers are often using Google to find images for projects. However, many people don't know some of the more advanced features of image searches that can make it faster and easier to find just the right image. Watch this 4-minute video to learn a handful of advanced image searching techniques that you can share with your students. Want to learn … [Read more...] about Advanced Google: Finding the Right Image