Instagram launches ‘time lapse’ app
Want to create time lapse videos? A new app from Instagram could be the answer. Using clever algorithm processing, Hyperlapse (www.hyperlapse.instagram.com) lets you create moving, handheld time lapses with your iPhone (an Android version is coming soon). And the resulting videos look quite astounding.
YEAR 10 Model Electricity Part 1 The coal trucks
A simple model for electricity – explaining that it can be thought of a coal mine trucks with a track – like all models it has its limitations but could help students get the idea of the major concepts, by Kevin Barron, Pakuranga College, Auckland.
You can make your own galleries to add to Google’s World Wonders Project (www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/world-wonders). Load images and descriptions, and share what you like about a location. In addition, the ability to link to Street View add a unique dimension to the service.
Meet Haiku Deck – Now available on the web!
Haiku Deck (www. (haikudeck.com) makes it fast and fun to create beautifully designed slideshows that you’ll be proud to share.
The ShowMe Story
ShowMe (www.showme.com) a tool for creating and sharing whiteboard-style lessons from your iPad. You can record handwritten sketches and notes, add images and a voice over, and then save. Once you’re finished, keep the file private or upload to share with the ShowMe community, where there are 1000s to search and use.
Based around a ‘Wonder of the Day’, this fun website and app offers a range of content that aims to fire kids’ imagination and curiosity – from a question or written text, to images and video. It’s also possible to post content and interact with other users. More at www.wonderopolis.org
What is Moodle?
Moodle (www.moodle.org) is an online learning management platform that offers a range of free tools for creating personalised learning environments. An acronym for ‘Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment’, it can be used for storing video, audio and links relevant to a lesson, discussion forums, classroom blogs, collaboration between teachers and/or students on wikis or group-edited documents. Teachers can also assign, collect, review and grade assignments
You can organise your videos with Teachem (www.teachem.com). The site lets you easily turn YouTube videos into online classes that can be private or public. You create your own online ‘school’, then add classes within it with you videos. It also provides a variety of additional teaching and learning aids, such as flash cards.
EdPuzzle (wwwedpuzzle.com) enables you to add your voice and questions to educational videos. Take just about any video off the web – or search videos through the site – edit it down to the portions you want, add audio notes and questions for students. Questions are inserted along a timeline that matches the video, meaning students don’t have to wait until the end of a video in order to answer the questions.
eduCanon’s introduction video
eduCanon (www.educanon.com) is an online learning platform for building and delivering interactive video lessons. Take video content created by you or others, and turn it into a lesson, with questions, annotations, and more.