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ThingLink – Another great web tool.

We recently discovered ThingLink, and we think it's worth sharing.  ThingLink is a web tool that allows you to annotate images with links that appear when you hover your mouse over it.  In some ways, it is similar to an image map you might create in html, but this interface is so easy to use,

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Murally – Collaborative Mindmapping

Here is a tool worth checking out. Murally allows you to create an image-rich mindmap and invite other users to contribute. Murally logs each user's contributions, and even allows space for a little chat window. This could have some interesting uses in the classroom, but also has potential for teachers to collaborate with each other.

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App Rundown – Creative Book Builder

Creative Book Builder is one of those apps for iOS devices that can be applied across all learning areas, and can enable the iPad to be a truly creative device. The app allows the user to create a fully published ebook by assembling content including: text images videos audio clips code music For older students,

AirPrint for iPad

If you are looking for a way to print from your iPad, it can be a little tricky trying to find a printer that does the job. AirPrint Activator from NetPuting is a great way for getting this done fairly easily. It's not ideal for large scale (Schools, Corporations, etc), but for single classroom or

Holiday PD with Winthrop

Learn how to create and use 21st Century tools in your class. Topics include. Develop an online presence, Blogs for learning, online tool kit. Content creation on the Mac, iPhoto, iMovie, Pages & Keynote. Download the Flyer and Register here  

Build With Chrome

Chrome has just released a new in-browser activity called BuildWithChrome. It allows you to browse maps of Australia and New Zealand, claim a plot of land, and build a lego structure on it. Build With Chrome (youtube) I did what any self-respecting nerd would do - staked a claim and built an 8 bit video

Sharing files on iOS devices

I was recently given the challenge of compiling video from multiple iPads into a single device's Camera Roll so that an iMovie could be made. If anyone has tried to do this, you will appreciate just how challenging this is. While iCloud and PhotoStream allow for the sharing of photos amongst my own devices, there

Aurasma | Augmented Reality App

Aurasma. Aurasma is a an app that allows you to provide information to your students via augmented reality. Use this app transform a static image into a video, much like you see in a Harry Potter movie. Put simply, record a video on your iPad, open the Aursama app, capture/set the trigger image, link to

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iMovie Trailers on the iPad

iMovie on the iPad is a great creation tool for both teachers and students. You can quickly and easily use the movie trailer feature to create dynamic video presentations. Have your students create trailers to review or summarise an event or concept. Capture some short video clips. Choose the trailer template that suits. Drag and

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