#ios · Apple · Digital wellbeing

#501 Take control of your iPhone use with ScreenTime

If you are anything like us them you’ll also find that sometimes you need a break from screentime and a rest from scrolling through twitter and pinterest. However, these pesky social media designers work hard to make their sites as attractive (and addictive) as possible! So what can we do to make sure we give… Continue reading #501 Take control of your iPhone use with ScreenTime

#5MinuteReflection · Digital wellbeing

#5MinuteReflection 1: New year, new us, new you?

Happy new year! ….And welcome to our new post type for 2019, a #5MinuteReflection. These posts, in addition to our familiar #1minutecpd posts, will provide some wider context and embed the technologies that we cover in #1minutecpd within practice. Each post should take approximately 5 minutes to read, so sit back and take a moment… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 1: New year, new us, new you?

Communication / Collaboration · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Video

#499 Creating GIFs with BB Flashback

Have you ever wanted to create a GIF? BB Flashback has a built in export option to GIF. If you work at Manchester Met you’ll find BB Flashback is installed on your computer as standard, if you’re not sure where to start with BB Flashback, check out one of our earlier guides: #41 Introduction to screen… Continue reading #499 Creating GIFs with BB Flashback

Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital creation · Media literacy · Video

#494 Collaborate with Kaltura

At Manchester Met we have a video hosting service called MMUTube, which is provided by Kaltura. Recently I have discovered the collaboration feature, which means you can set up colleagues as co-editors or publishers of your content, very handy when you are working in a team! Featured image CCO shared via Pixabay

Audience response system · Classroom technology · Curation · Social Media

#483 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 #483 Hootfeed to share your tweets

Digital communication · Media literacy · 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