Category Archives: Tech Tips

Teach With video is a blog to help teachers integrate digital video projects in the classes they teach. The podcast provides tips for classroom management, unit and lesson design, and various resources to help teachers guide students toward the successful creation of curriculum-based videos.

Cloud Storage Comparison Chart

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This week in The Fish Bowl we are teaching about cloud storage, and the options for storing with different services. I put together this comparison chart on the clod storage pricing. I use all of these services, but if you are going to sign up for Dropbox, please use this link, and you and I will each receive and extra 250 MB of storage.

Online Storage Comparison Steve Katz

Update: We rarely use Microsoft products, which is why I didn’t include them. One of my old students shared the OneDrive pricing below:

Microsoft OneDrive offers 15 gigs free, but if you upload a picture using camera uploads from your phone, you get another 15 gigs free.. that’s a total of 30 GB free..

$1.99 a month for 100 gb more,
$3.99 a month for 200 gb more,
$9.99 a month for 1 TB + Office 365 (full downloadable version of Office for 5 household members)..

even with a free account, you can open and edit all Office files that you have stored in your cloud storage through any web browser..
it launches Word, PPT, Excel, Onenote, etc right in your web browser!

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Creating Classroom Movies With YouTube Editor

Presentation resources for the EdTech Team South Korea Summit featuring Google Apps for Education, September 28, 2014.


YouTube Editor

YouTube Editor Tutorials

YouTube Capture (for iOS)

Creative Commons Licenses

Movie Rubric Creator

How to:

Set up your YouTube channel

Upload videos

Use YouTube Editor

Promo from a Fish Bowl professional development session with similar objectives.

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Set Up A Blog Using Blogger

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Korea International School is starting the second year of our One To World program. All students in grades 3-5 are using iPads to enhance their learning. This year the One To World team created a “Boot Camp” for all students in the program. It is five weeks of activities that will help students to be comfortable using their devices, and teach them appropriate uses and etiquette.

Below are the instructions for setting up a blog, which will become the student’s portfolio while at KIS.

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Keynote Hyperlinks Only Presentation

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In Keynote 6.2, when you are making an interactive presentation and you do not want the user to be able to advance to the next slide, you can create a “Links Only” presentation. You would use this when the viewer of your presentation is clicking on objects that link to other slides. A vocabulary review, a quiz, or choose your own adventure slide show can really benefit from this setting. Change this setting by selecting Document, and under Presentation Type click on Normal and then select Links Only. (see below)

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Create Flickr Slide Shows

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Frustrated that Flickr no longer allows you to embed slide shows? Although Flickr no longer gives the option to create slides shows like the one below, you can still use the old code to embed a slide show in your blog or site. Here’s what you do:

1. Select the set you would like to make a slide show for.

2. Find the set ID number.

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3. Copy the embed code below & replace the red numbers with the set number you want in your slide show.

<object width=”500″ height=”375″ classid=”clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000″ codebase=”,0,40,0“><param name=”flashvars” value=”offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fstevekatz%2Fsets%2F72157640616498884%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fstevekatz%2Fsets%2F72157640616498884%2F&amp;set_id=72157640616498884&amp;jump_to=” /><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true” /><param name=”src” value=”” /><param name=”allowfullscreen” value=”true” /><embed width=”500″ height=”375″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” src=”” flashvars=”offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fstevekatz%2Fsets%2F72157640616498884%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fstevekatz%2Fsets%2F72157640616498884%2F&amp;set_id=72157640616498884&amp;jump_to=” allowFullScreen=”true” allowfullscreen=”true” /></object>


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Workshop in Ipoh, Malaysia

Come join us for a five day technology integration workshop in Ipoh, Malaysia May 1-5, 2014. There are a few spots left.

Ed Tech Jumpstart Flyer

For registration & hotel information contact Jessica O’Kelly or Amanda Stoddard.

Ed Tech Jumpstart Workshop Agenda

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Film Directly to Google Drive

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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

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How to Embed Videos in Blogger

How to embed YouTube & Screenbird videos into a blog post on Blogger. I created this video with QuickTime and edited it with the YouTube Video Editor.

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Keynote Workshop

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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 does this.

See the entire keynote from #TLAB13.

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Introduction To Keynote

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KeynoteI 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 was some explanation that went along with the activity, and we discussed presentation setup and remotes. But for someone new to Keynote, there is plenty to learn by just downloading the deck and completing the activities.

Keynote 101


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