Digital communication · Google Chrome · Information literacy · Social Media

#485 – Refind – creating personalised newsfeeds

Refind allows you quickly to generate a personalised news feed and you can choose the time of day its presented to you. You can combine sources from Twitter and various news channels to provide a customised feed. You can then curate these into a reading list either public or private and can re-share via various… Continue reading #485 – Refind – creating personalised newsfeeds

Audience response system · Classroom technology · Curation · Social Media · Uncategorized

#484 Hootfeed to share your tweets

Hootfeed is a great way to share a twitter search with your students or to view twitter discussions during a conference. It’s really quick and easy to set up and is based around a key word search or hashtag, it even has a built in profanity filter! You will need a Twitter account to use… Continue reading #484 Hootfeed to share your tweets

Digital communication · Media literacy · Uncategorized · Video

#482 Renderforest for free funky animation creation

Renderforest is a free tool that enables you to quickly and easily create short (3 minutes max) animations for free. The tool is really straightforward to use and once created you can choose to download your video or publish to YouTube or Facebook. Take a look: Featured image CCO from Pixabay

Information literacy · Top tip

#481 Wunderlist: To-do lists made simple

Wunderlist is a seriously good to-do list app that has really helped get my life in order!  Once you have created an account you can download Wunderlist to all your devices and it works seamlessly across all platforms. I can create a list on my phone and view it on my laptop and vice versa. I… Continue reading #481 Wunderlist: To-do lists made simple

#ios · Accessibility · android · Apple · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Images · iPad · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Mobile · OS X · Top tip

#480 WhatsApp: An overview

WhatsApp is a cross platform messaging service where you can send messages, images, video, location, content details, documents, set up group chats, check on messages sent / received. It’s my number 1 goto messaging service. This first 1minutecpd is just an overview. In future posts will be looking at features and functionality more closely. Image… Continue reading #480 WhatsApp: An overview

Classroom technology · Timesavers · Uncategorized

#479 Haiku Deck: quick, easy and awesome looking presentations

In a rush but want to make your presentation look awesome? Haiku Deck may be just what you need. It is a super easy way to make visually pleasing and effective presentations. This video will show you how you can create a slide in a minute! Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/gifts-background-decoration-present-2998593/  

Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital participation · ICT proficiency · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Media literacy · MMU: ISS Themes · Social Media

#478 AnswerGarden: Easy word clouds

AnswerGarden is a very simple tool that quickly and easily allows you to create an audience response wall online. Your audience can respond to questions and it generates a word cloud based on responses with the size of words increasing with the frequency the audience responds with that word. Really simple and easy to use… Continue reading #478 AnswerGarden: Easy word clouds