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
Grammarly has a free browser extension that you can add to Chrome to help with your spelling, grammar and punctuation whilst writing on the web. It is also available as an MS Office Add-in and is GDPR compliant. You can add the Grammarly extension here. Here is an example of Grammarly in action… Photo by Pereanu… Continue reading #535 Grammarly for Chrome
Milanote is an easy to use tool for organizing projects and ideas visually. You can write notes, upload files and images, tag websites, make to-do lists. If you have the phone app you can add notes and photos from your phone. You can also share and edit with collaborators in real time. Photo by Glenn… Continue reading #534 Organise Visually with Milanote
As we mentioned in one of our previous posts, we are huge fans of the auto-generated captions in YouTube. There is also a way now to export YouTube’s auto-generated captions to create a downloadable transcript of your video, which is great for accessibility especially if you don’t have access to a professional transcription service. This… Continue reading #530 Export YouTube’s Auto-Generated Captions
Last week some of the @1minuteCPD Colin, Kate and I delivered an immersive escape room style professional development workshop as part of the Manchester Metropolitan University’s Festival of Learning. It aimed to enable participants to experience using the technology we advocate, as they would be used by students. Participants worked in small teams to complete… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 7: Escape rooms for professional development
At Manchester Met we have a branded Kaltura video site called MMUTube. This Kaltura site integrates into our Moodle area and staff will often use the integration tool to add videos to their unit areas in Moodle…if you want a colleague to be able to publish one of your videos, a quick and easy fix… Continue reading #525 Need a co-editor on Kaltura? No problem!
Wheel Decide is a free online spinner tool that helps you make decisions when a coin toss won’t do! You can use it for all sort of things such as where to go for dinner or what film to see. From a teaching and learning perspective, you can use it in your classroom to randomly… Continue reading #524 Can’t decide? Let Wheel Decide for you