Prepare to share with students: Export to a video format

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Creating Flipped Lessons in Keynote

Sending just the Keynote means that students can play the Keynote from beginning to end, but only from beginning to end.  Think about that for a minute: By sending the presentation file, you lose the big advantage provided by rewindable video.  Fear not, for these instructions will guide you through how to get that feature Read More …

Re-recording a segment in a narrated Keynote

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Creating Flipped Lessons in Keynote

Having an interruption in your recording can be a distraction to your listeners/students.  Unfortunately, there is a limitation to re-recording in Keynote: you cannot clip something out of the middle of a recording, just from the interruption point to the end.  Here’s a description of your options: If your recording is interrupted (and you’re aware Read More …

Ready, Set…Record voiceover narration in Keynote

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Creating Flipped Lessons in Keynote

Steps in italics have been copied from Apple’s support site with annotations added so you are prepared to make a more professional-sounding recording.  Would you rather see this process step-by-step?  A video how-to can be found on YouTube. Select the slide on which you want the recording to start. From the Play menu at the top, select Read More …

Unlock Calculator Capacity in OSX

There are many hidden functionalities to the Calculator app built into OSX.  On this tip sheet, learn how to unlock Scientific functions, a ticker tape and other quick tips. Add more functions Unlock logarithms, trigonometric functions and programmer functions by using the View menu. View the history of your calculations With Paper Tape, you can Read More …

Prepare your environment for a Keynote recording

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Creating Flipped Lessons in Keynote

Did you know you can force any PowerPoint to convert to Keynote? That way, you don’t have to rebuild any of your presentations to start flipping your lessons. When opening Keynote, use the File > Open command to find the PowerPoint. It will convert automatically and report any bugs in the conversion process. Recording should Read More …

Three ways to create narrated content, explanations or demonstrations on a MacBook for your snow days

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Letting Learning Snowball

Snow days can cause a lot of joy for your students, but a headache when it comes to instructional planning.  Just when you have student’s knowledge built to a point, Mother Nature buries your school and community in the powdery white stuff. Fortunately, there are some technological solutions that can help users of OSX devices Read More …

One URL shortener to rule them all: Goo.gl

Here’s one way to save time and space in your next professional development (PD) session: Use the only URL shortener that generates a QR code at the same time! For teachers, students and presenters in BYOD or mixed-device environments (say, at a conference, etc.) a URL shortener as well as a QR generator are the Read More …