Social Media Story-a-fy your content

Looking at the rise of short form direct content, there are several news outlets experimenting with their own content using an Instagram or SnapChat stories approach. Integrating video and photography into a short form digital-story, CNN has been trying it out hitting on world topics. https://edition-cnn-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/edition.cnn.com/ampstories/world/protecting-the-antarctic-a-journey-to-a-continent-in-distress What’s interesting about this content and style…is that it…

Screen Cap’n

Screencast-O-Matic (for WWU) Doing a search for “screen capturing” or “screen recording” software can lead you down a bumpy road. Luckily, WWU has Screencast-o-matic, a one stop shop for recording your presentation, webcam, app demonstration; and easily edit it. There are a number of Screencast-O-Matic tutorials available for you to review on the Screencast-O-Matic website….

Video games won’t rot your brain; but screen-time will (educationally speaking)

Cognitive development: What are the Effects of Tablets and Smartphones on Babies’ Brains? | Babies: Their Wonderful World 2016- TODDLERS’ FINE MOTOR MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENT IS ASSOCIATED WITH EARLY TOUCHSCREEN SCROLLING {LINK} Touchscreen technologies provide an intuitive and attractive source of sensory/cognitive stimulation for young children. Despite fears that usage may have a negative impact on…

“Creativity is the new Literacy”

A partnership between Oxford and CreativeLive (Chase Jarvis, Seattle) has been formed. “As of today, more than 24,000 University of Oxford students will have access to CreativeLive….”

Anchor.FM & Introducing Podcasting in a Classroom?

  With this second golden age of podcasting, podcast production is getting easier and easier. Anchor.FM (recently acquired by Spotify) allows users to use a free mobile app, or web browser, and any microphone, and allows anyone to get started podcasting without any real need of knowing “editing.” And accounts/hosting is free (at least at…

Shot, Animated, Produced; all on iPad

Apple’s newly released series of advertisements for the iPad Pro all sport the minimalistic design style that Apple is known for. But, this time, these ads were all done used the actual tool they are advertising for…

Google Sites; aiming its sights higher?

Historically, Google Sites has always been this quirky website platform: free for users, but always with a lackluster feature list. Recently, Google re-released their website platform (rebranding it previous service as Classic Sites) with an entire platform makeover and offering its users the ability to bond a domain to their site for free. The catch,…

A Tale of Three ‘Sparks’

Adobe Spark Available for free with an Adobe ID, Spark allows users to: Create graphics (think Canva) using Spark Post. Create single page websites using Spark Page Short narrative videos using Spark Video.   Samples Adobe Spark Video:   Adobe Spark Page:

Tiki-Toki; a free(mium) Timeline Maker

https://www.tiki-toki.com/ Basic account that allows you to create a fully-functional timeline Limited to one timeline Multiple timeline views Embed youtube and vimeo vids Share timeline with others Colour-code stories Choose background image Price: FREE EDU pricing available: