Adobe Spark (formerly Adobe Voice) is an awesome multi-platform application (Chromebooks, IPads, PC, MAC) that lets students demonstrate their understanding of concepts through the use of photos, icons, video, text and voice recordings. The output is a movie file that is easily viewed in the classroom or embedded on websites. Multiple templates that include background music and color palettes enable students to create professional presentations in one or two class sessions. This tool is successfully used from kindergarten on upward. This twelve-minute video explains everything you need to start using Spark in your classroom.
If you are looking for Google Slide templates with some pop, check out these freebies from Slides Carnival.
This video explains how teachers can manually approve YouTube videos so they are viewable by students.
Updates to Google Classroom are driven by user feedback and released on a continuous basis. In 2016 there were several great new features released. This video summarizes the changes made to Classroom over the past year. If you are not familiar, with “topics,” guardian emails, draft scheduling assignments and a host of other topics, this video is well worth 17 minutes of your time.
If you are a new user for Classroom, or need a refresher, this video provides a great introduction to setting up your classroom and the basic steps for creating assignments.
This video explains how you can use time tags to let people jump to specific parts of your video by just clicking a link in the video’s description. This only works for videos you create and post to YouTube.
Naviance supports the following file types for upload. There is a 10MB limit for any single file.
- Video: mp4
- Audio: mp3
- Images: jpg, png
- Office: ppt
- Adobe PDF
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Google released an update to Classroom to accommodate individual student assignments and small group projects. This video explains the process.