Showing posts from May, 2012

Camera Awesome App

The Camera Awesome app is made for the iPhone, but works on the iPad. Some nice features include the horizontal bar (for leveling) and the thirds grid. You can also focus on an object by touching it on the screen - so if there's something in the background you want to focus on, simply touch it. In the photo mode, there are several effects (none in video mode). You can even have slow burst and fast burst (series of snapshots).
You can set it to export to your camera roll as a default. From there, use Wifi Photo to connect to your computer and select which photos you wish to transfer (single or in mass).


If you love TED Talks as much as I do you will love TED-Ed. TED has recently taken their "Ideas Worth Spreading" to education with TED-Ed's "Lessons Worth Sharing." Each TED-Ed Lesson contains a video, a "Quick Quiz" with multiple choice questions, "Think" which promotes critical thinking about the video, and "Dig Deeper"which helps students to further explore the content of the video. TED-Ed also allows you to "flip" your videos by modifying any lesson or create lessons from scratch based on any Youtube video. If you want to get involved, you may nominate an Educator, Animator or Lesson Idea to the site. What is your favorite TED or TED-Ed Talk? How have you used them in your classroom?