Tuesday, November 19, 2013

30 Hands

This is a guest post by David Kapuler, K-12 educator, tech integration specialist, blogger, consultant, etc. It was originally posted here 

 30 hands is a wonderful free iOS app that is ideal for digital storytelling and mobile learning.  This is a very user friendly drag-n-drop app that allows students to create digital stories by importing photos from their iPhoto library.  Best of all, a user can add narration to a slide by recording their voice.  Finally, a finished story can then be published to their iPhoto library or shared to the 30hands Collaborative Learning Community.  There is even a very simple to follow walk-through that shows how to create your first story.

I highly recommend checking out 30hands by clicking here!!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013


This is a guest post by David Kapuler, K-12 educator, tech integration specialist, blogger, consultant, etc. This was originally posted here

Buncee is a innovative new (beta) site for creating interactive presentations/lessons. This is a fantastically simple site to use to create not only beautiful looking slideshows but e-cards, posters, and more. I like to think of it as a combination of Glogster, Smore, and Biteslide. Best of all a user can embed a Buncee (presentation) into their site/blog. Finally, there are a ton of educational resources to browse through such as: lessons, projects, flyers, etc.

Here are some ways Buncee can be used in the classroom (from their site)...

*A great learning tool for Blended or Project Based Learning, as well as Flipping a Classroom.

create interactive lessons or projects that flip your classroom in a fun and easy way
introduce technology w/ Buncee projects and assignments that spark creativity and help support common core standards
have students of any age easily create multimedia projects
share engaging school event invites, or class news w/ students, parents, and the community.

I highly recommend checking out Buncee by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo....

Monday, November 4, 2013

Make quick animated videos for free

Wideo is a web-based platform for creating animated videos and is completely free. You can either create an account or log in using your Facebook account and be creating animated videos in seconds.

The interface is very user friendly meaning that someone with zero artistic talent like me can create something with ease. I can see this being used effectively by students as a way to do short presentations or for teachers looking to add a bit of fun to presenting concepts.

This video (or should I say Wideo) shows what it can do.