Film Directly to Google Drive

It is very easy to add film of photos directly to your Google drive with an iOS device. I think it is the easiest way for students to share media when working in groups. Follow the steps below.

Download this handout: Film to Drive

Film Directly To YouTube

This week I discovered a great tool for filming & then posting directly to YouTube. The free iOS app YouTube Capture allows you to film in the app and then post your footage directly to YouTube. This is is very easy to use. I created a step by step handout for first time users (below).

YouTube […]

Keynote Workshop

Please download the Keynote file below for today’s professional development session. The presentation has everything you need to be able to practice what we have learned.

Advanced Keynote Work Deck

I was inspired by Dr. Bill Rankin to leverage the power of Keynote to strengthen my message as a presenter. Below is an example of how he […]

Introduction To Keynote

I recently created this presentation to help teachers new to Apple’s Keynote learn some of the basic features. The idea of the presentation is that you download it, follow the instructions on each slide, and learn the basic features by completing the task on the slide. When we ran the PD sessions on campus there […]

Film Making Tips

This past week I was helping students with storyboards in preparation for the movies they will be making to try to inspire others, a la Kid President. I found this video by Jeremy Cathey on film making tips that really hit the spot for these 5th graders. Great tips, and very appropriate for their level.

How To Get More Twitter Followers

I was recently asked about my strategies for getting more followers on Twitter. I’ll give you my best guess as to why I have close to 6,000. It is definitely a combination of things.

I have always tried to be active on Twitter & to tweet regularly. Even if it is only 5-10 minutes a few […]

Learn Final Cut Pro X

I have wanted to learn how to use Final Cut Pro for quite some time. Unfortunately, I don’t know anyone who knows how to use it and can teach me. I finally decided to jump in. Over the past couple of months I struggled through creating a couple of movies using FCP that I could […]

How To Reduce The File Size of a PDF

I recently was given the challenge of reducing a large, text-filled pdf file to 50% of its size. Unfortunately, I had to figure out how to do this without losing too much of the document’s quality, and I don’t have Adobe Acrobat on my MacBook Pro. No, Preview could not reduce the size and maintain […]