Resources for Digital Devices
This section contains information about a variety of technological learning resources, including shareable digital assets, media resource tools and work-at-home software opportunities. You'll find information on using portable computing devices such as iPads, laptops, table PCs, PDAs and smart phones with wireless networks to enable mobile learning.
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Digital Asset Resources
Below is a list of great resources for shareable digital assets including stock photos, audio, video, and animation, etc.
Blinkx – Large video search sites with more than 7 million hours of video indexed. Users can search for video content, create personal video playlists or build a customized Video Wall for their blog or Facebook page.
Films Media Group (FMG) on Demand - EFSC Library’s Films on Demand streaming video collection has been upgraded to include over 3,900 titles.
LINCC - A versatile research tool which contains a broad collection of online resources, including databases and e-journals. Login required.
Free Photo Archive - collection of high-quality photos free of charge.
YouTube - Upload and share thousands of video clips.
Digital Media Resources
Advanced PowerPoint workshop packet - [printable PDF]
Backgrounds, Music, images, templates etc.
Public Domain Pictures
Free Sounds and Music
Free PowerPoint templates
PowerPoint 2013 How-to's
Collection of Presentation Tools: Cool Tools for Schools
Using Action Buttons in your presentation - [printable PDF]
Helpful PDFs and websites
7 Things You Should Know About iPad Apps for Learning - a two-page summary on the use of iPad application programs ("apps") in education
7 Things You Should Know About Android Apps for Learning;a two-page summary on the use of Android application programs ("apps") in education
Useful Mobile Apps for Apple Devices
NOTE: You will need to download these apps using iTunes.
Evernote - Allows you to copy web pages and screen shots on your PC, create notes, take pictures, then (like Dropbox) sync them immediately to any other device that has Evernote installed (iPad, iPod, iPhone, Android, PC, Mac)
Wikipanion - Designed for easy search, navigation and display or Wikipedia entries
Photoshop Express - Photo editing app and companion to Photoshop.com (2GB of free storage for photos and videos)
Dictionary.com - Dictionary and Thesaurus with nearly 2 million words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms (no Internet connection required after install)
Read It Later Free - Save web pages to read later, even without an Internet connection
PCalc Lite Calculator - Lite version of the PCalc Scientific Calculator (additional features can be purchased)
Quick Graph - Free high quality graphing calculator, 2D and 3D. Enter and/or edit equations and visualize them in mathematical notations
iBooks - eBook and pdf reader
Free Books - 23,469 free classics to go
Dragon Dictation - Voice recognition app to easily record your voice and instantly see the recording as text
Prezi Viewer - create a new kind of presentation on prezi.com (register with EFSC email to receive upgraded account) and view with Prezi Viewer app
Useful Mobile Apps for Android Devices
NOTE: You will need to download these apps using Android Market on your Android OS device.
Qik – This is a video app that lets you create video with your Android device. It also lets you send the video directly to an e-mail address, and has a two-way video call capability.
Dropbox – Take a picture with your Tab and view it on your computer, or drop any documents you’re likely to refer to during a workshop or meeting in the PC, then sync to your account on the Tab. All those docs are instantly available on the Tab.
Evernote – Allows you to copy web pages and screen shots on your PC, create notes, take pictures, then (like Dropbox) sync them immediately to any other device that has Evernote installed (iPad, iPod, iPhone, Android, PC, Mac).
Droid Scan – Lets you take pictures of documents or whiteboards, then enhances the image to make it more legible. Also, it can automatically sync with Evernote.
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