At MiGoogle, I learned a quick easy way to make photo slideshows in Youtube. Since Youtube and Google Photos all sync with your Google account, the process is very efficient.
- Go to Youtube
- Click Upload
- Choose Photo Slideshow Create
- Select Photos from Google Drive, Google Photos, or Upload Photos
- Next, choose audio and click upload
Change slide duration, effects, transitions if you choose or even explore the advanced editor to add titles and view a timeline.
Here is the final product. Just a tip: Do not use vertical pictures (hopefully my example shows you why)
OER or Open Education Resources are resources that are useful for teaching and learning. These resources could be a variety of media and documents that support blended learning. The Office of Educational Technology has a #GoOpen campaign to increase equity of openly licensed educational resources. Michigan has launched the #GoOpen initiative statewide. Some places to go for OER include OER Commons, OpenEd, Smithsonian Learning Lab and cK-12.
ThingLink is a great tool to use to spice up presentations, lesson materials, handouts, you name it. It allows you to annotate video, images, and 360/VR content to make them interactive. Things that you can link to (ba-dum-ching!) could be maps, text, other images and videos, links, and audio. After a thinglink is created, it allows you to view statistics on engagement with your particular thinglink. Images are free and the video and 360/VR are features of the paid versions. These are a great way to share thinking and learning that is happening in your classroom. To push your thinking, I’d like to challenge you to think about how you could make a tool like this work for you in your context.
Here are a few examples of ThingLinks I made…
My journey of global opportunities.
I created this ThingLink to show the amount of information you can gather from 140 characters.
This is a ThingLink I made when I presented on AR at MACUL with Mary Wever.