Friday, October 28, 2016

IT Chalk Board: Stop motion Annimations



Stop Motion Animation is a great educational tool.  Here is a way you can have students do this on a Chromebook.

1. I suggest one of the IPEVO document camera's.   I have one in the IT office that I am willing to lend out.

2. Go to http://www.gifpal-edu.com to get started creating your stop motion animation.  You have the ability to do onion skinning, or annotate over the frame, but there is a limit of 48 frames per gif.

3. The gif file can be imported into Wevideo if you want to add audio or combine several gifs together to make a longer video than 48 frames. 











Here is the end result:




Friday, October 14, 2016

Update your Chromebook

It is important to keep your Chromebook up-to-date.   Chromebooks download the updates in the background, but only get applied when you restart.   If you ever see a little arrow by the clock this means there is an update waiting and you need to restart your Chromebook.


Friday, October 7, 2016

Google Cast for Education

Google Cast for Education allows students to share their Chromebook screens with the teacher's computer that is connected to a projector.

App:  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-cast-for-education/bnmgbcehmiinmmlmepibeeflglhbhlea/related


Monday, October 3, 2016

Google Docs Columns feature

The Google Docs column feature will allow you to easily add columns to your google documents.  You can set the number of columns from 1-3, and the spacing in-between them.