Friday, February 8, 2013

Pictures that Speak

What if you could attach an audio recording to a picture and then share it with your friends and teacher?  Photobabble lets you do that easily.  Simply upload a picture from your computer, or from Facebook or by inserting the URL.  Choose a theme (or not) and then record a 60 second comment about the picture.  Sharing is a cinch and as you can see below, can easily be embedded on a blog.

I can imagine how much fun this would be to use in a language class or in any learning situation where students would like to add an audio commentary on an image. Download the free app from the App Store and enjoy!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Google Drive for Easy Collaboration

This year many more teachers are using Google docs for creating word documents, presentations and especially for collecting work from students.  Here is a video that I made "on the fly" for one of our teachers who will be organizing her French class with Google folders.  Actually, I was showing her how to use Screen-Cast-O-Matic but it turned into an impromptu session about Google docs and shared folders.

 Sorry it's only in French.  If you would like an English version, leave me a comment and request!