Mobile Learning Tools for Facing Inclement Weather
Do you think inclement weather is in our future? Did you have trouble catching students up after missed class sessions in February 2015? Did you feel rushed in getting everything done in last Spring’s classes? Want to keep in touch with students and supply them with instructional materials even if the snow and ice piles up?
We have an app for that!
What is Remind....
- (formerly Remind101) is a free, safe, and simple way for teachers to communicate with students.
- Send updates, questions, and more to any device—students can receive notifications by text message, on the app, on the web, and by email.
Following are some Remind how to videos.
What is Zoom...
Zoom, a 2014 Gartner Cool Vendor, unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings and group messaging into one easy-to-use application. Start or join a 25-person meeting with crystal-clear, face-to-face conversation, high quality screen sharing, and instant messaging – anytime, anywhere, on your iPhone or iPad.
It's super easy; install the free Zoom app, click on "Host a Meeting" and invite up to 25 people to join!
Following are some Zoom how to videos.
What is Movenote...
Present your documents with video. Movenote lets you record video alongside documents or pictures to create an integrated video presentation with slides.
Creating presentations is easy and fast. Simply record video with your device and swipe to synchronize the slides to the video. Presentations are shared by sending a link to the recipient and can be viewed without the app.
First add the material you want to present to form a slideshow. Add pictures from your photo albums or take them directly with your camera. Alternatively bring a document from your mailbox or cloud storage like Dropbox. Also you can combine material from all these different sources. Secondly, record the video and simultaneously change slides by swiping. The recorded presentation will play out with the exact same timing.
Following are some Movenote how to videos.
What is a YouTube Channel...
With a Google Account, you can watch, like, and subscribe. Google Accounts don't come with a YouTube channel by default; without a channel, you have no public presence on YouTube.
To upload, comment, or make playlists, create a public YouTube channel. Currently this can't be done in the Android or iOS YouTube apps, but you can use the mobile site or a computer:
Create a personal channel with your name
- Make sure you're signed in to YouTube.
- Try any action that requires a channel: e.g. upload, post a comment, or create a playlist.
- If you don't yet have a channel, you'll see a prompt to create a channel.
- Check the details (with your Google account name and photo) and confirm to create your new channel.
Following are some YouTube how to videos.
What is Screen-O-Matic...
Screencast-O-Matic is a free screen recorder for instant screen
capture and sharing. Use it right in your browser without an install at Screencast-O-Matic.com or download to run anytime.
What is Periscope...
Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live will instantly notify your followers who can join, comment and send you hearts in real time. The more hearts you get, the higher they flutter on the screen.
[+] REPLAY: When your broadcast is over, you can make it available for replay so viewers can watch later. Viewers can replay your broadcast with comments and hearts to relive the full experience. Replays currently last 24 hours. You can delete your replay at any time.
[+] PRIVATE: If you want to broadcast to specific people, press the lock icon before going live and choose who you want to invite to your broadcast.
[+] TWITTER: You can choose to share your Periscope broadcasts on Twitter by tapping the bird icon before you start broadcasting. When you go live, you’ll tweet a link so that your Twitter followers can watch on the web (or in the app)
[+] MANAGE NOTIFICATIONS: Periscope will suggest people for you to follow based on your Twitter network. You can always follow new people, or unfollow them if you don’t want to be notified when they go live. You can also adjust notification preferences in Periscope Settings (in Profile)
[+] HEARTS: Hearts are a fun, easy way to let the broadcaster know you're enjoying the broadcast. Tap the screen to share the love!
Following are some Periscope how to videos.
More to come.... :-)