EDpuzzle: Make any video your lesson

Delivering presentations using technology is a very much needed skill every teacher and student should be acquired with.So,if you are you looking for a way to turn your lessons into engaging presentations and thrilling educational videos, look no further than EDpuzzle.it is a free browser-based website,no software needed, allowing its users to:
  • Crop videos
  • Add your voice by inserting audio notes or recording your own voice
  • Embed quizzes
  • search for videos from Khan academy,Youtube, LearnZilion...etc
  • Upload your own videos to your class
  • Helps teachers to monitor and track their students'progress and check their understanding
Edpuzzle also works well for the flipped classroom


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unmissable tips to stimulate online discussion

in our time being wherein e-learning has become an integral part of our daily life,discussing online with students  is a skill most teachers seem to belittle in their teaching practices.below is an infographic showcasing great tips to stimulate and encourage online discussion

16 online discussion tips

The Seven Elements of Digital Storytelling

''Digital Stories are multimedia movies that combine photographs, video, animation, sound, music, text, and often a narrative voice. Digital stories may be used as an expressive medium within the classroom to integrate subject matter with extant knowledge and skills from across the curriculum. Students can work individually or collaboratively to produce their own digital stories. Once completed, these stories are easily be uploaded to the Internet and can be made available to an international audience, depending on the topic and purpose of the project''                  Roland, C. (2006). Digital stories in the classroom. School Art,105(7), 26.
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13 iPad Apps to Make and Edit Videos

 with the technological boom the educational field is witnessing,making and editing educational videos no longer require expensive sophisticated materials and expertise.with just an iPad,teachers and students alike can do wonders.below is a list of well-known iPad apps to make and edit videos on the go.
1.Splice
Splice allows you to create and edit videos from start to finish via your iPhone or iPod Touch with no laptop or desktop computer necessary.It enables you to Splice together HD photos and videos in an amazingly simple way. Add music tracks from your iPod library, sound effects, transitions, borders, effects (like Ken Burns, slow motion and fast forward), trim video and audio, narrate with your own voice, and much more.
 2.Video Editor
"Video editor for free" is perfect and essential for anyone who loves to create and share clips, video blogs, and short films. And best of all, it’s free!it is a fast and easy to use video-editing tool that let’s you trim, merge, and share your video clips!



 3.Vimeo
Vimeo,free app,is designed both for iPad and iPhone.it is the simplest way to store and share videos right from your Camera and Photos apps. And now you can enjoy instant playback — even offline.You can Instantly share synced videos with nearby friends, no Internet required



4.Movie 360
Movie360 is a Phone Filming App. with real-time filming function. Memories, Sketch, Elegancy, Charm, Magic, Silence, Jelly, Aesthetic, Jewelry, Coldness, Love, Sweet, and Bloom, with these 18 effects, and distinguishing “Pause” function, Movie360 makes it possible for you to record the whole fantastic movie without any trash part at one go. It also can save 1/2 memory space for you by decreasing size of movie files. Easier, better, and wonderful, Movie360 can make you a cool life director.
 5.ScreenChomp
 Share a great idea... Explain a tricky concept... Help kids with their homework...ScreenChomp for iPad helps you do it all.A simple doodling board, markers, and one-click sharing tools make spreading your ideas and know-how easy and fun! Just - Record It. Sketch It. Share It. - to create a sharable, replay-able video that tells your story clearly.


6.Videolicious
 Videolicious 2 is completely rebuilt to make video creation even easier and faster! Instantly combine your videos, photos, music and stories into a stunning movie masterpiece. Just talk and tap to create the perfect video. Super fast and easy movie making -- now with incredible cinematic filters!


7.Magisto

 Magisto is a fun and easy way to automatically edit videos and photos and share them with your friends and family. Magisto will turn your video and photos into beautiful edited movies, complete with music and effects, in minutes.


8.Vintagio
 Easy-to-use, but extremely powerful and artistic vintage video app packed with amazing and powerful features, that no other app offers.
▶ HD Filters from 20s to 80s
▶ Authentic Soundtracks
▶ Powerful, Easy-to-Use Editing tools
▶ And much more inside the most awesome vintage video app on App Store
 9.iMovie
 Movie puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips, with a beautifully streamlined interface and Multi-Touch gestures that let you enjoy your videos like never before. Browse your video library, quickly share favorite moments, and create beautiful HD movies and Hollywood-style trailers. And with iCloud, you can enjoy them in iMovie Theater on all your devices.
 10.Animoto Video Maker
Turn your camera roll into beautiful, pro-quality videos. Choose your music and photos and share your amazing videos with everyone!
Features include:
- 40 different video styles
- Huge music library to choose from
- Caption, edit, trim
- Sharing via email, text, Facebook and Twitter
- Much more!
 11.Animation Creation HD 
Animation Creator HD allows your creativity to come to life on your iPad or iPad Mini. Be the director! Simple, yet powerful drawing tools, color options, and easy frame management, limited only by your imagination! Create amazing, life-like animations with Retina quality and the high frame rate playback of Animation Creator HD!



12.Cinema-Trix
 Cinema-trix lets you use real-time video effects to turn your iOS device into an augmented reality filter where you get to pick the effects that pepper everything you point your device at!




 13.Reeldiretor
 ReelDirector is a powerful, easy-to-use, and fun iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch app for creating videos with titles and effects."

6 Amazing iPad Apps to Create Digital Portfolios

Digital portfolios are increasingly becoming popular in the ELT community thanks to their availability and easy accessibility anytime and anywhere.Today students,wherever they are, can access their portfolios and share them with their peers and teachers and parents can also track their kids educational progress.As our world is getting more tech-oriented,traditional portfolios,which were restricted just to in-class space and time,give way to to digital portfolios.In this respect,I am sharing with you some great Ipad apps teachers and students alike can use to create digital portfolios on the go.

1.Easy Portfolio
Easy Portfolio is the easiest and most powerful way to create an electronic Portfolio. Let your digital and analog work shine with this professional and truly gorgeous tool.
Students and Teachers will be able to capture and share their work with ease allowing them to showcase their learning in ways never before possible



2.Open School ePortfolio
This app allows you to create and assign student projects, take pictures, video and audio recordings of student work to upload right to a student’s ePortfolio and utilize our built-in rubric creator to gain access to Common Core State Standards, as well as other standards, to facilitate authentic assessment.





3.Three Ring
This is the easiest way to capture qualitative evidence of student learning.Three Ring allows teachers and students to document *anything*, organize it in seconds, and have it seamlessly available at school and at home, both in the app AND on the website: www.threering.com.





4.Kidblog
Create and manage Kidblog accounts from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. Teachers can monitor blog activity and moderate comments and posts. Students can easily upload photos and videos directly from their iOS device - with no embed codes or HTML. Happy blogging!



5. Flexfolios
Flexfolios app for the iPad is an innovative and groundbreaking way to present and showcase virtual, digital portfolios content.With Flexfolios you can create stunning visual presentations with multimedia capacities in seconds so you never miss an opportunity to promote yourself



6.Voice Thread
Create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos -- basically anything there is to talk about. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen. VoiceThread takes your conversations to the next level, capturing your presence, not just your comments. Anyone can join the discussion from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC -- anytime, anywhere.

64 iPad Apps for Educators

In this tech-inundated society,it's not only that the teacher is no longer the sage on the stage but also the classroom is no longer the solely place of learning.with the iPad revolution in education teachers can communicate with their students anywhere and at anytime.Today's post is about some must-have iPad apps educators can use with their students

Amazing Teacher Tools to Create Online Assessments

Teaching is by default related to assessment.That's to say, if you are a teacher you need to assess your students to pinpoint their weakness points and provide remedial work.
Since we live in the 21st century,wherein technology is indispensable in our daily life,harnessing the power of educational tools to assess today's students is the norm rather than the exception.

Below is a list of teacher tools to create online assessments