Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 16

Prezi

Prezi

Prezi is a website that lets you create “zooming” presentations.  Instead of presenting linear PowerPoint slides, you can zoom in, zoom out and rotate the canvas in a Prezi presentation. You can also embed a Prezi on your own website. Prezi’s basic educational account gives you a few more goodies than a typical account (e.g. …

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May 13

FaceFlow

FaceFlow

FaceFlow is a website that lets you have group video calling with up to four people.  Just sign up for a free account, and then send the URL it creates for you to people you want to connect with.  It’s that simple.  No downloads required! More than four people can be in the web conference, …

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May 09

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is a free audience response (or polling) system.  Audience members (or students) can vote using their mobile device, Twitter or the web and their responses are updated in real-time. Once you have opened a poll, you can view it online or download it as a PowerPoint (or Keynote) slide.  This feature comes in …

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May 06

Aviary for Education

Aviary

Aviary is an impressive suite of online tools.  They have an image editor (Phoenix), a vector editor (Raven), and an audio editor (Myna) among other things.  Phoenix is comparable to Adobe Photoshop, Raven to InDesign and Myna to Garage Band or Audacity.  If you sign up for a free account, you will be able to …

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May 06

Мосфильм (Mosfilm) on YouTube

Мосфильм (Mosfilm), a Russian film studio, has started publishing some of its films for free on its YouTube channel.  According to Mosfilm’s website, http://www.mosfilm.ru/, Mosfilm will upload five new movies each week and by the end of 2011, the number of uploaded films should reach 200. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/mosfilm

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May 06

PBS Video

PBS

PBS has a selection of full-length episodes of its TV shows such as the American Experience, Made in Spain, the Ken Burns collection, and Black in Latin America on its website.  You can even grab the video’s embed code and embed it directly into your Blackboard site. Check it out here: http://video.pbs.org/

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May 02

JayCut

JayCut

JayCut is a free, online video editor.  You can upload your own video (and image) files and optionally add transitions, text and audio.  Once you are finished working on your video project, you can download or publish it in a variety of ways and formats (e.g. .flv, .mp4 or .avi). This is a great tool …

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