Wideo is fantastic video creation tool that lets educators and students make their own tutorials, in-class presentations, and so much more. Users create animated videos that are perfect for students of all ages. It’s a great way to breakdown complex topics, explain an idea, or demonstrate understanding. Not only will you get the information across to your students but you’ll grab their attention thanks to the easy to use templates for teachers.
In addition to watching your animation come to life, users can add different audio and sound clips and access hundreds of graphics to add to their creation. Wideo’s Freemium Pricing Model lets users pay for the extra features they want and upload their creations to YouTube for free. Their Startup and Pro Plan gives users a handful of extra options and there is also a new Education Discount for users who sign up for a year subscription with an “.edu” email address.
Learn more about Wideo by visiting their website and watching an animated video!
I’ve shared how Canva is one of my favorite web tools and now it’s available on iPads! Canva is a great example of how a website can transfer its high quality user experience to an iPad app. You’ll love how quickly you can make posters for your classroom and how easily students can demonstrate their understanding of a topic through visual art. Not only is this app simple to use, it’s also completely free!
Transform a reference chart in your classroom, have students make persuasive posters for their favorite book, or give kids a new way to add visuals to a research report. How will you use Canva in your classroom?
Tiggly Counts is a wonderful iPad math designed for pre schoolers. These physical toys let students interact with their iPad screen in a completely unique way. After opening up one of Tiggly Counts apps, like Tiggly Addventure or Tiggly Cardtoons, kids can use the counting toys to tap their way across the screen. These apps have beautiful animations and fun characters that your children will absolutely love.
With Tiggly Counts kids can combine digital games and physical play. Children will interact with the screen of their iPad in a completely new way as they build their understanding of foundational math concepts. Tiggly Counts comes with five colorful counting toys that were inspired by the classic cuisenaire rods used in Montessori classrooms. Winner of the 2014 Tillywig Brain Child Award, Tiggly Counts is an awesome addition to a preschool classroom, after school program, or at home exploration.
This year I’ve had the opportunity to try out a wonderful document camera that has tons of great features. iZiggi HD Wireless Document Camera for iPad, PC and Mac lets users wirelessly stream video of documents, objects, devices and more straight from your iPad and computer. It’s a great tool for turning your iPad into an interactive whiteboard and gives teachers and students lots of flexibility. A huge plus is that it’s super powerful and can be used without wireless connectivity when you plug it directly into your computer.
I’ve giving away one iZiggi HD Wireless Document Camera this month – learn how to win yours!
It’s no secret how much I love QR codes and here’s a super cool product you’ll want to check out. The Multimedia Enhanced ME Journal lets users add visual or audio files to each page of their written journal entries. Each page has a unique QR code preprinted at the bottom of the page and a free app that makes it easy to connect digital content. Using the iOS or Android companion app students and teachers can easily add photos, videos, audio and more to each page.
The ME Journal comes in a few different sizes and colors – they can even be customized for your school. This is a neat way to get students to practice traditional writing and connect to digital content at the same time. There are plenty of ways to use this as part of a daily writing routine in an English Language Arts class or a weekly record of experiments in a science class.
Learn more by visiting their website!