This past Saturday, I spent the day at Edcamp Sonoma. While connecting with other educators in the heart of Northern California, I realized that it's been a while since I took stock of new apps that can help me with my instructional goals.
Right now, I'm kicking off an asynchronous M.Ed class with a dozen or so students to explore teaching and learning with technology. One of the needs that I have personally is to provide as much feedback to folks as possible. Personally, I've found that providing feedback in ways that accentuates nonverbal cues (Read: audio and video) is particularly effective. Sometimes, this can be time consuming -- so I'm always looking for innovative ways to provide audio and video content to students.
So... here are my top 3.....
1) Movenote - Movenote is a plug in for GMAIL where you can instantly upload images and video to your email message. The files are not attached to the message, so there's no barrier based on file sizes or
2) Kaizena - Kaizena is a tool that connects with Google Doc to allow verbal/audio feedback comments on writing. By using this, you can provide audio comments right within the doc!
3) Tellagami - Tellagami is an app that allows you to create an animated video that includes your own voice. It seems like a fun, engaging way to share ideas and stories.
I'll experiment with these and let you know how it goes! Enjoy!