Monday, November 28, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Quick Screen Shot - a Chrome extension

Alice Keeler, a well known educator (check out her website, , has commissioned a Chrome extension that will allow you to take a quick screenshot and save automatically in Google Drive. The link to the screenshot is copied into the clipboard allowing you to paste and share.
Alice recommends this for those using Google Classroom. You can take the screenshot and paste the link into Classroom to distribute to your students.
Well worth a look.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Watch Youtube clips in 360 degrees

Watch a Youtube clip on a mobile device and be able to rotate yourself to feel fully immersed in the video. See example below.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Is Mastery the goal? Salman Kahn at TEDTalks

VoiceThread - New features

1. The ability for students to add their own media to your Voicethread without being a teacher. This is a great way for them to add what they know to the topic using voice, video or a file. I believe it will also allow other to comment on other students slides as well.

2. Coming soon will be the ability to integrate with Google Drive. It will be easy to draw content directly from your Drive into your VoiceThread.

For more information on using VoiceThread at SFS, contact

Collaborate with Commenters
For over 10 years, VoiceThreaders have created vibrant, engaging conversations and projects. Now creating collaborative VoiceThreads is even easier!  Next week commenters will be able to add slides to VoiceThreads without needing full edit access.
This feature will be available on Friday, October 28.  Learn more here.
What else is new in VoiceThread?
Find Comments
It’s quick and easy to find all comments made by a specific person on a VoiceThread! Whether you’re evaluating student work or just want to hear everything a particular person has to say, use the new comment search feature to quickly pull up anyone’s comments.  
YouTube Imports
Just grab the share link for any YouTube video and use that in the URL import option when creating a slide. This will pull that YouTube video into your VoiceThread so that you can record comments and doodle on it.
Copied Settings
Now when you copy a VoiceThread, the preferences you set on the original are copied over to the new one.  This is a small update with a big impact, especially when it comes to using VoiceThread for multiple projects or courses.
Coming Soon!
Google Drive Integration
Import your documents and other Google Drive files into VoiceThread. Any files that VoiceThread can accept normally can be imported from your Drive, including your active documents.
Kaltura Integration
Integrate VoiceThread with your institution’s Kaltura License to quickly and easily pull your video content into VoiceThread.  This is a great way to have dynamic conversations around the content you’re already creating.