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Use Zaption to Enhance Video Content

This is reblogged from my post on FreeTech4Teachers.

Video has become a more ubiquitous element in education today: YouTubeVideos, Kahn Academy, Flipped Content, iTunes U, and more. However, most teachers don’t want their students passively absorbing content. Rather, they want to make sure that students are engaged with the material. A great tool for incorporating more responsive features in your lessons is Zaption, which you can use to create interactive videos via a web browser or their free iOS App.

Take the Zaption Tour to see what’s possible.

Screen Shot 2015-03-29 at 1.55.49 PMWhile Zaption does offer a robust, subscription model, the free tool will allow teachers to do a lot with both existing videos as well as those they create. After you sign up for an account, select “New Tour” on the top left of your screen. This will open the editing screen. The great thing about Zaption is that everything is drag and drop. So if you’re a bit lost, just try clicking and dragging something! If you want to add video, you can search for content online (YouTube, Vimeo, PBS, Nat Geo, etc), the Zaption library, or upload your own videos…

Read the rest of the article here: Use Zaption to Enhance Video Content.

Free Web-Based Screencasting Tool

Screencasting is a popular feature that allows for flipped classroom, instructional, and explanatory videos. Screencast-O-Matic, a free too, allows users to download their software or simply use the feature as a web-based tool.

The free service will allow videos up to 15 minutes, publication to YouTube HD, and download in mp4, avi, and fvl formats. It’s an excellent, free tool that will meet many people’s screencasting needs. The fact that it is web based and cross-platform (Mac and PC) also makes it incredibly valuable!

 

Four Great Ways to Use Explain Everything in Your Classroom

The History 2.0 Classroom has a great list of four ways to use Explain Everything (a powerful screencasting iPad app) for everything but screencasting! If you’re unfamiliar with Explain Everything, here is a brief and information video:

Explain Everything 2.0 from MorrisCooke on Vimeo.

Screen Shot 2013-06-06 at 9.05.41 PMYou can use this powerful application (that costs a mere $2.99 and is available for educational pricing) to:

  1. Create Graphics/Posters/Diagrams
  2. Brainstorm ideas and projects (recording the process)
  3. An interactive white board with a recordable option!
  4. A powerful platform for presentations

For step by step instructions, check out the full blog post by Greg Kulowiec here!