Monday, January 30, 2017

My Simple Slideshow

My Simple Show is a technology tool students can use to create explanatory videos. The best part is that students are required to write a script before they can begin creating the video. 

A new feature allows students to upload Power Point slides to help them create their script and slide show. 

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Stencil

Instantly add text to any image - just right click!
The Stencil Chrome extension lets you highlight text anywhere on the web and turn it into an image instantly. See an image you want to add some text to? Just right-click any image and select Stencil.

Then you can start creating and customizing your image!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Nimbus Screenshot


Free extension and app that allows you to capture screen images and create screencast videos.  Screencasts recorded with Nimbus Screenshot can be saved to your local drive or to an online Nimbus account. Also allows you to annotate your screen shots. 

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Ziteboard

Zoomable realtime whiteboard for shared teamwork collaboration. Vector design, sketch drawing, shape recognition, tutoring, meeting. Ziteboard is the best zoomable online whiteboard for collaboration on any desktop or mobile device. Explain, sketch, teach anything. Design layouts, workflows, prototypes. 

Extend video conferences with visual teamwork: discussions, meetings, daily presentations, online training, tutoring or even mind mapping. 

Use bold colors on zoomable boards with intelligent line smoothing and see how great you express yourself visually. Feel confident while drawing. Turn on shape recognition and expect perfect circles and rectangles to appear. If you need words, just click and type. Drag an image directly from the web (max. 4MB) or your own computer (max. 500kB). Have your boards customized, pick colors, get a unique domain or embed fantastic zoomable boards to your website or blog. Ziteboard is ready for all your ideas, so share them with anyone you wish via email or social media. Don’t be concerned about data security - SSL protection and private boards are at your service. Collaborate, brainstorm and start seeing the big picture together with others in real time. Shared whiteboards are regularly used by public speakers, freelancers, designers, developers, teachers, tutors and even creative agencies. Ziteboarding makes discussions more effective and improves communication. It's great in complementing both PowerPoint and Prezi presentations and it adds a lot to Scrum as well.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Web Paint

Annotate any web page.  Draw shapes, lines, and add text to live web pages and take screenshot.Web Paint provides the following easy to use drawing tools:


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Please click the extension icon in the upper right of your browser to enable the tools. UPDATE: the latest version added support for touch screen

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Schoology

Transform blended learning in your classroom with this CODiE-award-winning learning management solution. Schoology is an online learning, classroom management and social networking platform that provides educators and students with more effective, efficient and engaging ways to learn.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Blendspace

Create digital lessons in 5 minutes!  Engage your students and differentiate instruction by creating interactive digital lessons. TES Teach with Blendspace makes it easy to plan, build, and deliver a lesson by integrating content from YouTube, TES resources, your own files, and other digital media. Personalize your students’ learning with free lessons!

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Calmly Writer

The best way to focus on writing. Traditional text processors include dozens of options for formatting text, distracting you from what really matters: writing. Calmly Writer is a professional text editor designed to focus on what you want to tell, with a simple, unobtrusive and distraction-free user interface. 


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Features 
*Cloud Backup: Your writing is automatically saved every time you make a change. 
*Import and Export: HTML, plain text, markdown, Microsoft Word™ .docx and PDF (print option). 
*Typewriter sound. 
*Full-screen mode. 
*Focus-mode, which highlights only the paragraph you are editing at the time. 
*Format your text by simply selecting and clicking on the toolbar. If you prefer, you can also do it using keyboard shortcuts or markdown. 
*Runs Offline. 
*Embed or link images. 
*Dark mode (white on black). 
*Estimated reading time. 
*Word and character counter. 
*OpenDyslexic mode: a font that improves readability for user with dyslexia (opendyslexic.org) *Responsive Design. 
*A carefully designed user interface. 



Announcify

Listen to your web. Announcify reads out loud every website you want. For example, if you're too tired but still need to study one more Wikipedia entry, Announcify can help your tired eyes relax. What others say about this extension: 

"This is a handy extension that will let you rest your tired eyes and at the same time, let you learn new stuff. This extension is similar to Chrome Speak, but is much easier to use, as it automatically reads out the entire page without requiring you to select text, so sit back and relax and listen to all those lengthy articles with Announcify." - AddictiveTips, http://goo.gl/LwSuG 

"Announcify is free and really handy for those times when your eyes are too tired but you're still eager to read." - Lifehacker, http://goo.gl/5xRPE 



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Grammarly

Check your spelling and grammar as you type. Grammarly's free writing app makes sure everything you type is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free. Adding Grammarly to Chrome means that your spelling and grammar will be vetted on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, and nearly everywhere else you write on the web. Once you register your new account, you will start to receive weekly emails with personalized insights and performance stats (one of our most popular new features). Working on a large project, an essay, or a blog post? No sweat. You can create and store all of your documents in your new online editor. 

★ Contextual spelling checker Grammarly detects correctly spelled words used in the wrong context. You can stop worrying about misusing homophones like lose/loose, affect/effect, lie/lay, there/their/they’re, and many other commonly confused words. 
★ Grammar checker Grammarly can fix hundreds of complex grammatical errors, including subject-verb agreement, article use, and modifier placement, to name just a few. 
★ Trusted by millions of users Grammarly is trusted by students, writers, business professionals, bloggers, and plenty of people who just want to write better. Grammarly adapts to your needs and writing style, giving you the confidence of mistake-free communication every time you write. 
★ Grammarly in the news Forbes: “Grammarly quickly and easily makes your writing better and makes you sound like a pro, or at least helps you avoid looking like a fool.” Harvard Business Review: “...good grammar is instrumental in conveying ideas with clarity, professionalism, and precision...Good grammar is simply good business.” ABC News: “Poor grammar is just as offensive as gross pick-up lines.” 


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