T4LT - TouchCast

A video production app for an imagined "future of video on the web" is here today with TouchCast. Free to download on the Apple App Store or as a Desktop version for Windows 7 or 8. Add video app elements to your video as you record - you become the talent, producer and editor all in one.

T4LT - Interlude

Interlude.fm is a mashup video + branching scenario editor. And it's more than that as the scripting platform they call the Treehouse allows for loops and skips and a menu layer over the video. An app like this will require some planning and storyboarding, but the results can be really engaging.

A few notable videos to check out:
Khan Academy - Basic Fractions Demo: http://in.fm/v/AnprBM
Doona Instructions Interactive: http://in.fm/v/V1xQGA
Panera Interactive Training: http://in.fm/v/MYOprA
Healthcare Example: http://in.fm/v/V1wpGz

T4LT - Draft

Collaborative editing and revising is at the heart of Draft -- An alternative to Google Docs, perhaps with even easier to compare, accept, reject, re-revise suggested edits. If you struggle getting all your students set up with Google accounts or need them to write and re-write without formatting tools obscuring the way, Draft is worth checking out. Find it at http://draftin.com.

T4LT - Inline Feedback

A couple of inline feedback tools for written work in this episode: Crocodoc and Kaizena. With these tools, you can comment on and mark up student work (or your own work), on the web and on the original document.

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T4LT - Writing Apps

Check your prose with a couple of writing analysis applications on the web. Both Hemingway App and Expresso provide insights into readability and common writing errors for you pasted in compositions. Useful tools for students, instructor and instructional designers.


T4LT - Quizzing Games

Learning and play really do go hand in hand. And while quiz games might not be the same as engaging in creative manipulation of the world around you, they can help to organize and deliver materials in a way that promotes improvement and engagement. To learn, we must continue to challenge ourselves in novelly repetitive ways.

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T4LT - Badges

Digital badges are signs of achievements and accomplishments that describe our digital identity. Educators are increasingly turning to e-portfolios and additional demonstrations of competencies. Digital badges can be easily incorporated into a personal portfolio, resume or blog. They can promote skill mastery which can fuel motivation. And the tools for making and managing badges are now easy and open to everyone. Claim your own T4LT Viewer badge to show your passion for technology and learning: https://credly.com/claim/14079/F9D-B7F4-386

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T4LT - More Video Tools

We've looked at a few animation video tools in previous episodes. Naturally, there are more to talk about. In this episode we focus on videos that offer engaging, interactive experiences for the viewer.

Sites mentioned in this episode: Powtoon (http://www.powtoon.com/) EDpuzzle (http://edpuzzle.com/) Wideo (http://wideo.co/) Blubbr (http://www.blubbr.tv/)

Where to find T4LT blog: http://t4lt.blogspot.com iTunes: http://goo.gl/9j4gI

T4LT - Open Educational Resources - Part 3

More Open Educational Resources!

Websites mentioned in this episode:
-OER Consortium (http://oerconsortium.org/)
-Connexions (http://cnx.org/)
-OpenStax College (https://openstaxcollege.org/)
-Saylor Academy (http://www.saylor.org/)
-Coursera (https://www.coursera.org/)
-EdX (https://www.edx.org/)
-Canvas Network (https://www.canvas.net/)
-Education Portal (http://education-portal.com/)
-Annenberg Learner (http://www.learner.org/)

T4LT - Branching Scenarios

Remember choose-your-own-adventure stories? Take a look at Twine, Inklewriter, Powerpoint or Google Forms as tools to help create such digital stories for your courses.

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