"Technology also changes the way teachersteach, offering educators effective waysto reach different types of learners andassess student understanding throughmultiple means. It also enhances therelationship between teacher and student.When technology is effectively integratedinto subject areas, teachers grow intoroles of adviser, content expert, andcoach. Technology helps make teaching andlearning more meaningful and fun.“Edutopia Staff (2006)
www.Capzles.comAudience and Context:Capzles is an awesome free time lining tool that meetsthe needs of teachers and students of all ages andability levels.Capzles is also a free and beneficial tool for businessesto use to show case their products or services over theInternet. For example: a landscaping company couldshow the progression of a project from start to finish.Because personal photos and videos can be added tothe themes, colors and backgrounds of Capzles, parentscan make free, one of a kind timelines of their childrensgrowth. Sound clips of the children talking or singingcan also be added along with video clips!
Capzle’s Features:Combine multimedia content into an easy to view timeline called a capzleAbility to add “moments” consisting of video clips, images, sound clips or textAbility to share capzles on the site or by sending links or invitations via emailSocial networking aspects such as Friends, messaging, and sharing of contentContent creation tools very easy to useSite is very well designed and easy to navigateIntegrate Capzles into the classroom:Capzles is a great way for students to create timelines about any subject. The Web 2.collaborative aspect of Capzles makes it very appealing to students. It allows them togather photos and information and place their work in a visually appealing sharedlocation.There are web applications that let you create photo albums (Picasa, Jalbum), and thenthere are applications that allow you to create videos and animations (i.e. Animoto).Sometimes you want something in between those and that is where Capzles comes in.
Before beginning a Capzlesbe sure to have all of theimages, audio, music, Worddocuments and any otherinformation saved to yourcomputer for easy access.
Home ScreenClick “Create” tostart a new Capzlespresentation.
The tools bar on the leftis all you need to create!! You can view your Capzles as you create it in this window.
Using the bars on the left of the screenYou can add tags to find yuour Capzles,add descriptions, add your content, designthe background, add music to play whileyour Capzles is open and set privacy settings.The Add Content selection is where youupload all your images, WordDocs, Audio, etc…
Tagging your Capzles canmake it easy for others toSearch for your presentation.You can add as many tags or“search words” as you want.
You can select a pre-made backgroundor design your own.
You can share your Capzlespublicly meaning anyone canview it or you can set privacysettings that only allow certainpeople to view it.
When you have completed your Capzles, this is what it will look like on your screen. Youhover your mouse over the uploaded portion and click on it and you can view thedocument, image or audio. The documents will move back and forth as you move yourmouse or you can use the right and left arrows to move the uploads.
Referenceshttps://teachwithweb2.wikispaces.com/file/view/Capzles.pdfEdutopia Staff (2006). Why Integrate Technology Into the Curriculum?; TheReasonsAre Many. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/technology-integration-introduction
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