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A round-up of interactive video options - @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch - 0 views

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    "We take for granted that we can interact with text, but up until recently it's been a challenge to interact (read/write/talk) with media.  I last looked at tools for annotating and interacting with video more than a year ago.  The field has changed a bit.
    Why interact with video?
    Being able to interact with video allows us to personalize video-based instruction, by leading learners to the segment of video we like them to watch, by adding voice-overs, notes, pop-ups, screenshots, maps, references, pauses.   It also allows learners to create video with even more depth and features and can the interaction can be used to support media literacy learning."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Interactive Videos On ThingLink Video - 4 views

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    "ThingLink is a popular tool for collaboratively creating interactive images. Now, you can use ThingLink to create interactive videos too. ThingLink Video (still in beta, but you can register for early access here) allows you to select any public video on YouTube and add interactive pinmarks to it. Each pinmark can contain embeds of other videos, maps, text, and links to other pages of information. Learn more about the ThingLink video in the video below."
John Evans

Interactive Visual Featuring 6 Tasks You Can Easily Do Using iPad ~ Educational Technol... - 0 views

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    "This is an interactive image (created using Thinglink) that features a bunch of useful iPad apps that you can use to do tasks you would traditionally do using a pen and paper. I really liked the idea of providing alternatives to do things digitally. For instance, instead of taking notes in a notebook or on paper you can use Evernote or any other note taking app to do it on iPad. The good thing about doing things digitally is that you have the added advantage of accessing, editing, and sharing your work across different devices and platforms and also saving it on the cloud to access it anytime anywhere you go.

    As is the case with all the interactive Thinglink images I shared here in the past, the app icons shared here are hyperlinked, just hover your mouse over any of them to access it on the iTunes app store."
John Evans

Interactive Science Glossary for iPads | Class Tech Tips - 1 views

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    "Interactive Science Glossary: Earth Science and Interactive Science Glossary: Life Science are two fantastic resources for the science classroom.  These completely free interactive science glossaries are a great tool for teachers and students.  With videos, diagrams and flashcards, you'll find that these apps are great study tools.  The tutorials can also be shared with students straight from your device during whole class instruction or for small groups that need extra help."
John Evans

Great Interactive iPad Storybook Apps for Your Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile... - 0 views

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    "Looking for some good interactive eBooks for your kids to read this summer? The list below is a great place to start with. These are basically iPad storybook apps that are designed specifically to enhance kids early literacy skills most specifically reading. All of these  eBooks come with awesome graphics and animations and include a wide variety of interactive  activities to keep kids engaged in their reading."
John Evans

A Handy Interactive Visual on The Digital Storytelling Process ~ Educational Technology... - 0 views

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    "Here is a great interactive Thinglink image on the process of digital storytelling I want to share with you today. This graphic is created by Tonia and features a wide variety of iPad apps that go with each of the stages of the digital storytelling process."
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Walking with Dinosaurs: Interactive Informational Text | Class Tech Tips - 1 views

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    "Many television shows and museum exhibitions have companion apps that bring content to your fingertips. Walking With Dinosaurs: Inside Their World from BBC Earth is a fantastic app with tons of high quality content. Students can read articles about how fossils are formed or learn about dinosaur extinction before checking out encyclopedia style entries."
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Engage Their Minds | Interactive #GeniusHour Presentations - 4 views

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    "I've had many failures this year (which I will be outlining in some near future posts, I promise), but one message I definitely seemed to get across to my students was that I am done with ho-hum slide presentations that make everyone yawn. A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the awesome presentation that some of my 4th graders did recently. This past week, we had some great ones from my 5th graders.

    My consistent theme this year, when it comes to Genius Hour presentations, has been The Golden Rule. If you wouldn't want people standing in front of you for 20 minutes reading slides to you in a monotone, then why on earth would you subject your classmates to the same torture? I haven't outlawed slide shows, but I've shown the students that they are ineffective unless you are a passionate speaker with engaging slides. After I gave them a peek at 101 Ways to Show What You Know, things got a lot more interesting."
John Evans

Dragon Quest! A Google Slides Interactive Story - Apps User Group - 7 views

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    "Growing up in the 80's meant reading loads of "Choose Your Own Adventure" books. They were fun, and a little scary, and you died pretty much every time, but they got lots of kids into books. Recently I decided to bring this idea off the page and into the 21st century by using Google Slides to create an online, interactive story.

    Often we think of Google Slides in terms of linear presentations, with one slide after another in order. However, Google Slides allows you to add hyperlinks to your presentation which can link to other slides within the presentation when clicked. This allows you to create a nonlinear slideshow, where the user can branch off to multiple different slides from any one slide.

    Linking to other slides can be used to create quizzes where each answer choice leads to a different slide to let you know if you got the correct answer. It can also be used to build an interactive "Choose Your Own Adventure" story where each slide offers choices that lead to different parts of the story.

    And so was born "Dragon Quest"!"
John Evans

22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life | MindShift - 3 views

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    "Planning for Earth Day 2014 is well underway around the world. Bring environmental issues to your classroom with resources from PBS LearningMedia. Highlights include an animated video from Loop Scoop using orange juice consumption to teach about biodegradation, a lesson tracking waste in neighborhoods from America Revealed, and a QUEST video transporting viewers to the beginning of the environmental movement.

    PBS LearningMedia allows 3 resource views before it will ask you to create a free account to gain full access."
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Happy Numbers - an interactive numeracy website for IWB's and tablets | The Whiteboard ... - 2 views

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    "Happy Numbers is a new interactive maths resource aimed at young children from reception to Year 2 designed to work on interactive whiteboards as well as tablets and chromebooks."
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