Watching web videos in the classroom is sometimes scary when the attached ads and sidebar ads are showing something quite different. A very helpful website to clean up your video is called Viewpure. Just copy and paste the website address (URL) of your desired video from any source into the field on Viewpure, then click "Purify". From here, you can embed the video into other … [Read more...] about Take away the Ads!
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Mindset, or more accurately the differences between having a Fixed Mindset and a Growth Mindset, comes from the work of Carol Dweck. In many ways it represents both a way of thinking and a way of communicating. In short, Growth Mindset takes the approach that intelligence and skills are malleable, and that we can improve them through effort. Fixed Mindset takes the approach … [Read more...] about Growth Mindset in 5 Minutes
There are often multiple ways to accomplish a single task while working on a computer. Over time, users build up habits of doing particular tasks without realizing that there are more efficient ways of executing that same task. Copying and pasting text is a common place where I'll see this happen. When working with teachers in a tech setting, I'll see them repeatedly go up … [Read more...] about Keyboard Shortcut ABCs
Animoto is an intuitive web app that allows user to create short video collages consisting of music, photos, short video clips, and text. Accounts and educator upgrades are available for free. It's an excellent tool for creating artistic pieces with emotional impact. A side benefit is that it requires almost no technical ability and is quite easy to use, so it works well with … [Read more...] about How to Make an Animoto
A lot people are surprised to learn that the Google search bar has a lot of other powerful features embedded within in. For example, did you know that the search bar is also a calculator? To learn more, watch this one-minute video: Want to learn more about Google Searches, earn CEU Credit, and meet the Minnesota technology relicensure requirement for … [Read more...] about Google Calculator