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2 minute tech tips indepth

  1. 1. 2 minute Tech Tips<br />INDEPTH<br />
  2. 2. Today we will learn about…<br />Animoto<br />Museum Box<br />QR Codes<br />Go Animate<br />Evernote<br />Plus extra fun stuff!<br />
  3. 3. Animoto<br />
  4. 4. Animoto.com<br />Animoto allows you to create an engaging video from simple pictures, text, and audio.<br />It is SIMPLE!<br />
  5. 5. Simple steps<br />Log on to animoto.com<br />Create a FREE account<br />Click the “Create Video” box<br />First, select a style (that’s the background). Stay away from the PRO backgrounds. They cost money.<br />Next, follow the simple steps to upload photos/video, select music, and finalize your product.<br />Free videos can only be 30 seconds long.<br />
  6. 6. Ideas for use in school<br />Highlight pictures of students for an end-of-year video. <br />Create short slideshow of student art projects/work samples.<br />Promote school teams or clubs with a video.<br />Embed video for a jet TV announcement.<br />
  7. 7. Museum Box<br />
  8. 8. http://museumbox.e2bn.org/<br />Museum Box is an online animated display case. <br />It mimics a diorama, yet allows viewers to see all 5 sides of the individual boxes.<br />For a good example search “Georgetown” then “John Calvin” or “Atlantic Slave Trade.”<br />I’m trying to get an account for LHS.<br />
  9. 9. Ideas for use in school<br />Create a biographical box of famous people studied in class.<br />Highlight a specific time period with photos, audio, video, or text.<br />Use for differentiation on class projects.<br />
  10. 10. QR Codes<br />Why are QR codes SO COOL?<br />Anyone can make them.<br />They can be linked to anything.<br />
  11. 11. What are QR Codes?<br />QR codes are two dimensional bar codes.<br />They can be scanned by a smart phone or iTouch.<br />The scan will immediately link students to a web page, a phone number, an e-mail address, or a text message.<br />They are easy to create and you choose where they link.<br />
  12. 12. Get a scanner…<br />Use the following website to find a scanner for your device. http://www.mobile-barcodes.com/qr-code-software/<br />The website allows you to specify your device and select a scanner that will work. <br />
  13. 13. Scan it…<br />Once downloaded, open the bar code scanner on your device (The camera will be activated).<br />Center the code in the frame provided.<br />Once the code is read, the link will activate.<br />
  14. 14. Make a code…<br />http://goqr.me/<br />There are several websites that generate codes if this one doesn’t suit your needs. Just Google “QR code generators”<br />
  15. 15. QR codes in Google<br />For links to websites, try Google http://goo.gl/<br />Paste in the URL of the website you want to QR and click “Shorten”<br />Then paste the shortened URL into the address window and add .qr to the end<br />A QR code will appear<br />Copy the image and use it as you wish.<br />
  16. 16. Ideas for use in school<br />Add the code to student artwork to provide further information about the work.<br />Print the code on a handout to link students to a website.<br />Create a scavenger hunt of QR codes that leads students from one place to the next.<br />Use a QR code to link students to online surveys or quizzes.<br />Demonstrate a sports drill by linking to a video demonstration.<br />
  17. 17. Go Animate<br />
  18. 18. Goanimate.com<br />Summer Reading animation<br />A FREE animation program that features scenes, characters, props, and music.<br />It’s a fun way to create animation, or bring new life to an old project. <br />Fairly simple to use.<br />Online tutorial keeps getting better.<br />
  19. 19. Ideas for use in school<br />Students could replicate a story’s scene in go animate.<br />Have students create a storyboard and then turn it into animation.<br />Create biographical sketches of historical and/or literary figures.<br />
  20. 20. Evernote<br />
  21. 21. Evernote<br />Evernote syncs notes between your computer(s) and phone. <br />It works like Diigo and Dropbox combined, but better!<br />If you have a smart phone you can take photos, notes, or record audio on the go.<br />It might be my new favorite thing!<br />
  22. 22. www.evernote.com<br />Go to the website and follow the steps within Evernote to set up an account.<br />Download the software<br />Create an account<br />Starting adding stuff!<br />Save web content<br />Link all your devices<br />
  23. 23. Organize your life!<br />The main page looks like this.<br />
  24. 24. Ideas for use in school<br />ORGANIZE!<br />Take pictures to use in the classroom.<br />Make folders for school and/or personal use.<br />
  25. 25. Thank you for attending the session!<br />An online version of the PowerPoint can be found at lindberghlibrary.edublogs.org<br />