#1minuteCPD · Copyright · Creative Commons · Digital creation · Images

#552 Canva: Quickly add Pixabay images to your project

In #444 we introduced you to Canva, which allows you to quickly and easily create beautiful designs. Adding images to your designs is a really effective way to make them stand out. Pixabay is my favourite place to obtain free images that don’t have copyright issues. You can now search for Pixabay images directly within… Continue reading #552 Canva: Quickly add Pixabay images to your project

#1minuteCPD · ICT proficiency · Microsoft Office · Word · Writing

#547 Listen to your writing with Word

A great way to proof read work is to hear the words out loud. Word has an awesome feature that allows you to listen to your words being spoken, straight from the desktop application. Watch the video to find out how:   Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/illustrations/communication-head-balloons-man-1991850/

#1minuteCPD · Digital creation · mmutube · Video

#542 Add hotspots to your videos with Kaltura

Kaltura has a range of features that can be accessed through the mmutube platform. In this video, I will demonstrate how to add a hotspot to a video. This can be a really useful way of sharing a link to some information that you are talking about in a timely manner. You can also link… Continue reading #542 Add hotspots to your videos with Kaltura

#1minuteCPD · Classroom Technologies · Classroom technology · Digital communication · Twitter

#537 Beam your Tweets with TweetBeam

Having a hashtag at an event can be a really effective way of engaging the audience. TweetBeam is a really aesthetically pleasing way to display the Tweets that include the hashtag, producing a web page that updates every time a new Tweet is posted. TweetBeam is really easy to set up – watch the video… Continue reading #537 Beam your Tweets with TweetBeam

#1minuteCPD · Accessibility · Microsoft Office · PowerPoint

#532 Get live captioning with PowerPoint Online

If you use PowerPoint online, it has an awesome feature that allows you to add captions to your live presentation. Once you turn it on, it shows a written version of everything that you say at the bottom of the page. It is quite accurate, although you may find that it doesn’t quite get some… Continue reading #532 Get live captioning with PowerPoint Online

AI Technology · Digital creation · Images · Timesavers · Windows

#531 Don’t like the background? Remove it with Paint 3D Magic Select

There are times when you want to separate an object from the background of an image. Paint 3D has a super easy to use tool that allows you to do this. Watch the video to find out how to use this tool. Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/photos/image-editing-ebv-unleashed-101040/

Communication / Collaboration · Excel · Microsoft Office · Office 365 · OneDrive · OneNote · Outlook · PowerPoint · Word · Writing

#527 Immersive Reader: visual and grammar options [2/2]

In #522, we introduced the immersive reader. In this post we explore this further by looking at the visual and grammar options within the tool. Watch the video to find out more. Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/photos/swan-water-swim-head-under-water-4017568/