Tuesday, March 22, 2011

VoiceThread: The Perfect Online Class Collaboration Tool

Extend your classroom online!
Your students spend countless hours online surfing the internet, posting and following others on Twitter, or updating their Facebook statuses. Wouldn't it be nice to have those students spend some of that time on your class assignments? With VoiceThread, you can engage the "digital natives" in your classroom in an online, collaborative learning adventure. It's easy and FUN!

VoiceThread is an online interactive tool  that allows you and your students to collaborate and share information using images, documents, videos and more. Everyone can comment and collaborate with voice, text, audio and even video. You can post your VoiceThread on your website or save it to an MP3 or DVD or provide a direct link.  More about VoiceThread...

Don't worry! There are plenty of ideas and resources  to help you start using this tool.  As always, your Instructional Technology Specialist is there to help you too.

Convert Powerpoint To Images
Did you know that you can convert PowerPoint slides to images to use in other applications? It's easy to do. Just open your PowerPoint, select File, Save As and select the jpg option as your file type. All the slides you choose to convert become images to be used in other applications.

Fill in any PDF Form onYour Computer
FillAnyPDF.com is a website that allows you to upload any PDF form to make it interactive so you can fill in the blanks. No software is required and it's free. There is a paid version as well. If you must fill out a form, you will find that this site is a time-saving resource.

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