Host and Document Collaborative Brainstorming Sessions With Realtime Board

Realtime Board is a nice tool for hosting online, collaborative brainstorming sessions. I’ve featured the service a couple of times since its launch last fall. The service allows to work with any information and visual content on one board individually or with the team. You can work with images, videos, PDF-files, write notes and comment […]

Making Videos In the Common Craft Style – Rubric Included

A couple of years ago I had students in one of my classes create Common Craft-style videos to tell the story of Lewis and Clark. I was reminded of the project earlier this when Jeffery Shoemaker mentioned on Google+ that his students are doing a paper slide video project. A paper slide project is a […]

How to Screencast On a Chromebook

I’ve reviewed a lot of screencasting tools over the years (a list of seventeen can be found here). The problem with most screencasting tools is that they require Java. Java doesn’t run on Chromebooks. So if you’re a Chromebook user and you want to record a screencast the way to do it is to use […]

Flask – Quickly Create and Share To-do Lists

There is no shortage of to-do list tools available on the web today. Some are parts of larger services (see Gmail and Evernote) while others are stand-alone services (see Remember the Milk). One new stand-alone service that I tried this morning is called Flask. Flask is a simple tool for making to-do lists and sharing […]

90 Videos That Will Help You Make Better Videos

Last week I featured the Vimeo Video School’s series about stillmotion video creation. YouTube also has an extensive collection of videos designed to help you create better videos. The YouTube Creator Hub contains 90 tutorial videos covering all aspects of creating videos. In the collection of tutorials you will find video about things like white […]

Create Slowmotion Videos Using the YouTube Video Editor

Want to understand why my dogs make such a mess when they drink water? Watch a slow motion video of the process and you’ll see why right away. This week YouTube made it possible for anyone to create a slow motion video. The enhancements tool in the YouTube video editor now includes the option to […]

PDF Mergy Makes It Easy To Merge PDFs

PDF Mergy is a free tool for combining PDFs. The service does not require you to register unless you want to select files from your Google Drive account. To merge files just select them from your desktop or your Google Drive account and PDF Mergy does the rest. When your merged files are ready you […]

Create Infographics With Piktochart

It seems like every day I find a new infographic on at least one of the blogs that I follow. This is because a good infographic can deliver a lot of information in an easy-to-understand format. If you would like to have your students try their hands at creating infographics, Piktochart is a good tool […]

Room Recess – Educational Games for Kids

Room Recess is a free and advertising-free educational games sites developed by an elementary school teacher. The site currently features fourteen games. Room Recess offers seven math games and seven word games. Some of the games are one player games while others are two player games. All of the games can be played without creating […]