Thursday, July 21, 2016

Add interactive presentations to your class using Nearpod!






Instructional Strategies: Lecture, Critical Thinking, Reflecting, Didactic Questioning, Presenting

Bloom's Level: 1-5 (Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing, and Evaluating)

Nearpod is a free, web-based platform that allows instructors to design presentations that include live, formative assessment opportunities. Presentations can be created by using existing PowerPoint presentations, or by creating a new presentation from scratch. Share presentation live during class, or add to any D2L course. Add polls and quiz questions throughout the lecture presentation to gauge student understanding and promote student-centered learning. 


 
If prompted, enter this classroom code: REFAK

Nearpod Features (Free Platform):
  •   Add PNG/JPG images, and PDF files.
  • Add interactive, formative tools including polls, quiz questions, and short videos.
  •  Share Nearpod presentations in D2L via a link or embed code, or live during lecture.
  •  Compatible on Android/ iOS mobile devices, and PC/ MAC computers.
  • Students can respond to polls/quiz questions live during class.
  • Use the Reports tool to track student progress.


Capture students’ attention and increase engagement with this all-in-one interactive presentation platform! If you’d like to learn more about Nearpod please visit their website at www.nearpod.com or visit the How it Works page at https://nearpod.com/how-it-works. Please note that users can elect to upgrade to a paid account to gain access to additional features and tools. 


Come visit the eLearning team in TLC 427 for assistance getting started or to gain ideas for integrating this tool into your online, hybrid and face-to-face courses. If you are unable to visit in person, please contact us by email at lcc_elearning@lcc.edu, or by phone at (517) 483-1839.  


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Aviary Photo Editor

 
Aviary is a photo editing platform, available as a free web application, as well as a downloadable app (with in-app purchase options) for both IOS and Android. The photo editor provides dozens of ways to enhance, accessorize, and apply unique effects to pictures. When your photo is ready, download and save it as a .png, or share it instantly through the mobile app!






Variety of Editing Options:
  • Adjust lighting, focus, and color.
  • Erase blemishes and brighten whites.
  • Personalize pictures with playful stickers, frames, and overlays.
  • Experiment with dozens of filters to create artful effects.
  • Sharpen, soften, or saturate photos.
  • Draw your own captions and doodles. 

Prepare to let your creativity soar! If you’d like to learn more about Aviary, please visit their website at www.aviary.com. Additional information is available on their Support page at https://aviaryhelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us.


Come visit the eLearning team in TLC 427 for assistance getting started! If you are unable to visit in person, please contact us by email at lcc_elearning@lcc.edu, or by phone at (517) 483-1839.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

EDpuzzle - Create Customized Video Clips


Instructional Strategies: Concept formation, Compare/Contrast,
                                           Reflection,Digital Storytelling
Lecture Bloom's Level: 3, 4, 5, 6 (Application, Analyze, Evaluate, Create)

EDpuzzle is a free, web-based tool that allows users to select and customize video by editing, cropping, recording audio, and adding questions to make an engaging presentation or lesson. Simply search for a video using the video channels provided, including YouTube, Kahn Academy, and National Geographic, or upload a personal video.

Create a free account to begin customizing videos for both face-to-face and online classes! Instructors can choose to share videos within their EDpuzzle classroom, via email, or use the embed code to post the video into their D2L course, or other websites and blogs.

 Features:
  • Crop and customize video length
  • Track views and monitor student progress
  • Eliminate existing audio and add personal narrations to better match your personal teaching style
  • Add audio notes throughout the video
  • Add quiz questions throughout the video 
Click the video below to view a video customized using EDpuzzle versus the original length video from YouTube. 







If you’d like to learn more about EDpuzzle please visit their website at https://edpuzzle.com/, or visit the Getting Started page at https://edpuzzle.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/201076232-For-Teachers.


Come visit the eLearning team in TLC 427 for assistance getting started or to gain ideas for integrating this tool into your online, hybrid and face-to-face courses. If you are unable to visit in person, please contact us by email at lcc_elearning@lcc.edu, or by phone at (517) 483-1839.