Author Archive: Tim
emaze: an online presentation tool for people who want “more than PowerPoint”.
Personally, ANY tool can be used badly, and any tool can be used in magical, different and effective ways. It is not the tool. It is how it is used. However, with emaze, you can create interesting presentations, in minutes.
It is Cloud Based, so your presentations can be accessed from “anywhere”. View and edit your presentations on any computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Using HTML5, it works well on most browsers, and platforms. Some interesting 2D & 3D templates make this worth exploring.
Remember, though: as ever, it is what is said, rather than what is used to say it.
Pancake is an easy way to create and maintain a web page.
All you need to do is create a text file, and save it into the special Pancake folder you create in your Dropbox account. Pancake.io turn that file into a web page for you.
Updating your page is as easy as opening the text file up in Notepad, TextEdit or any other text editor, making the changes you want, and save the file. Your website gets updated automatically. If you follow a few guidelines, they’ll even take care of the formatting for you.
When you connect your Dropbox account, Pancake request permission to create a single, new folder. They cannot access anything outside of that folder. A fascinating exercise in text editing.
Share your powerpoint presentations, eLearning content, and tutorials as engaging talking videos, by using high-quality and multilingual text-to-speech technology, with no need for expensive, time-consuming voice recordings.
SlideTalk, is free requires sign up to claim your free subscription, but then create your first talking video right away. How? Just import your presentation and type a comment for each slide.High quality text-to-speech, with 20+ languages and 70+ voices, will convert your text into a voicever speech. The slides & audio are turned into a video. The video is published on YouTube, or available for download to let you decide how to share it.
Got classroom iPads? Harness them to let your students ask & answer each other’s questions with text & their own videos, with Ask3. Classroom sharing is one free app away. This is a comprehensive app, especially as it is free.
- Create quick, visual lessons & narrate as you go. Students can answer each other’s questions before asking the teacher. Provide an open forum for discussion, even when you’re offline. Encourage your students to give constructive feedback & praise. Useful in a flipped classroom, or remote learning context too.
Create pamphlets or slideshows, easily, with Chalktips. Instead of “submit a paper”, think “publish a booklet”.
Chalktips lets you cull the web for videos, photos, websites, and documents, organize, and annotate them. (Requires Facebook, Twitter or Google sign up).
Get ahead. Planboard helps you streamline your lesson plans, find resources, and collaborate with others. Get organized now, completely free. Collaborate between teachers worldwide to create the best lesson plan for a particular subject.
Planboard helps you easily plan and view your academic year. It’s quick and easy to add items for each class. Need a synopsis on weekly schedules? Just hit the week button. Have a lot on your plate? An overview of your day is just a click away. You can also find public lesson plans by searching for keywords. Free but requires email sign up.
“A picture is worth a thousand words”. With SpiderScribe you can visualize your ideas by connecting various pieces of information together. Unlike other mind mapping applications, SpiderScribe allows you to create free-style maps by connecting your elements in any way.
The free plan allows for unlimited Public Maps, 3 Private Maps and 3 Mb of Files & Image space. Worth an explore.