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Multimedia Tools for Educators


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Covers a variety of Web 2.0 and other Multimedia Tools educators can use to engage, excite, and educate students.

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Multimedia Tools for Educators

  2. 2. Web friendly presentations Engage diverse learning styles Self-paced resources Reusable course content ONLINE
  3. 3. Reduce PowerPoint files up to 97% Add Youtube videos Keep PowerPoint animations, trigger animations, styles, audio, video in Flash Convert .PPT, .PPTX, .PPS, .PPSX files to Flash (.SWF) Free! ONLINE PRESENTATIONS iSpring Free
  4. 4. OneDrive - Embed Microsoft OneDrive (formally SkyDrive used to embed a PowerPoint Presentation Convert presentation to online socially sharable format. Great place to find presentations too.
  5. 5.  Animoto automatically produces unique video pieces from your photos, video clips, text, and music.  30 Second Clips FREE  Educator Plus (Full Length Videos) plan for FREE  Easy Sharing & Upload to YouTube  iPhone, iPad, Android apps available
  6. 6. GoAnimate GoAnimate is a easy to use video makers with animation software with drag and drop functionality. FREE TRIAL to $50 a month
  7. 7. PowToon Powtoon is a cheap, but a fun-filled and easy way of creating presentations and animated movies. Using templates and built in voice elements you can have a product demo, feature walk-through, or marketing pitch without any equipment and talent at all. Various plans available: FREE to $57 a month
  8. 8. • Create and post avatars anywhere online • Uses text to speech, uploaded audio files, voice recordings, or phone recordings • FREE for basic characters and scenes up to 60 seconds in length • Voki Classroom $30 a year – additional scenes & characters up to 90 seconds in length, plus ability to add lessons, no student registration, and can leave feedback for students. •
  9. 9. Mashups videos & clip them Example: Cut videos Example: 4861 Remove Distractions Example: m/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8
  10. 10.  Combine multiple videos you’ve uploaded to create a new longer video  Trim the beginning and / or end of your videos  Add a soundtrack from Creative Commons AudioSwap library  Create new videos without worrying about file formats, and publish the new video to YouTube with one click (no new upload is required)
  11. 11. Edpuzzle ( is a site that allows users to select a video and customize it by editing, cropping, recording audio, and adding questions to make an engaging presentation or lesson. Currently FREE to use for both teachers and students.
  12. 12. FREE Web and Mobile Photo Editor FREE Web and Mobile photo editor FREE Photo Editor
  14. 14. Copyright-friendly images Example: _Science Getty Images Copyright-friendly images – search for open content images Example: ht&f=%22Open+Content+Images%22&rows=10&srt=a &dir=s&pg=1 Copyright-friendly images Example: r&terms_all=computer Option for Copyright- friendly images Example: r&m=text Creative Commons
  15. 15. Fluency - Students can record their voices and listen to check their intonation and pronunciation. Foreign Language - Teachers can record proper pronunciation of a foreign language so students can listen and practice. Students can record and listen to see if they are using proper articulation. Reading poetry aloud to hear rhythm and rhyme Podcasting - Use Audacity to record a "show" to inform others about class news, current events, and areas of interest. Audacity is a free open source software program that is used to edit, record or listen to digital audio files.
  16. 16. an interactive library of high- quality, legal audio downloads. Copyright-friendly audio clips—sound effects and loops Copyrightfriendly.wi Comprehensive list of copyright-friendly music and sound list of Copyright-friendly audio repositories—for use in podcasts and videos Creative Commons
  17. 17. Free, web-based tool designed to help individuals learn and practice vocabulary. Create flashcards online and allow others to collaborate on the stack. Then play several flash games (based on the information in your flashcards) to help learn the content.
  18. 18. SCREENCASTING TOOLS  A process that allows one to capture actions viewed on a computer screen, such as browsing a website, saving a file to a flash drive or performing a task in Excel or Blackboard. presenting video lectures along with narration demonstrating how a certain task is performed using specific database or software providing student visual and narrated feedback on assignments or projects
  19. 19. Vs.  PowerPoint add-in to record presentations  Quiz questions and Scorm compatabile (save grades in Blackboard)  Unlimited recording with timeline editor, Captions, Speech-to-text, Callouts, Zoom and Pan,  Premium  Free  Limited to 5 min video length and has no editing capabilities.  Screenshots with mark-up tools for images
  20. 20. Web based screen recorder Great for on the fly screencasts 5 minutes limit Shareable and Reusable: Embed in Blackboard, Get URL, Download mp4, or Publish to YouTube
  21. 21.  iPad App – FREE – Used to record on the fly tutorials using sketches with voice recording  Blank Background  Image Background  Multiple Color Markers  Easy to Share
  22. 22.  iPad App – FREE (limited) – Used to record on the fly tutorials using sketches with voice recording  Blank Background  Multiple Images  Multiple Color Markers  Easy to Share
  23. 23. SCREENSHOT TOOLS Office 2010 & up  Built in to the insert tab on the ribbon bar, use shapes and text boxes to label key areas of the image Techsmith Snagit  Image editor to mark up screenshot, delayed capture to snag menus, spotlight & magnify, interactive hotspot tool for URL links and/or text poppers Techsmith Jing  Capture whole screen or a portion of your screen, limited markup tools—arrows, highlight, textboxes Windows  Macintosh  Command – Shift – 3 Command – Shift – 4
  24. 24. Search for reusable content SoftChalk LessonBuilder is teaching software that allows users to create engaging, interactive lessons Create Web lessons in html format as if working in a word processor pop-up annotations, interactive learning activities, and comprehension questions Compatible with Blackboard and the Grade Center Mobile ready! Nutrition Lesson
  25. 25.  Tool for creating Exams  Print to paper or publish to Blackboard  Import Q’s from Word or Text File  Multiple Question Types  Exam wizards, spell check, tables, bulleted lists, fonts, enhanced formatting (e.g. bold, italics, etc.)  oducts/respondus.shtml
  26. 26.  Companion product to Respondus – Integrates with Blackboard  Ten different Flash-Based activities and Games using 4 simple templates  Import from Word or Respondus Test Bank Files  Access via computers, smartphones, and tablets. 
  28. 28. CONTACT Josh Murdock Twitter: @professorjosh Facebook: YouTube: Email: