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Technology in the Classroom

Instructional Technology Resources:
Annotating Course Content

Annotation software allows you to add custom content to a video, document, or image without altering it. Video annotating manipulates your lecture format to include pertinent images (like maps, graphs, or pictures) and text captions for key areas in the presentation, web capture tools seamlessly integrate annotations onto website content or documents, and social annotation platforms bolster classroom material with tracked annotations and interactions between students and teachers.


Annotating Course Content

SKITCH

A function out of Evernote, this software uses arrows and images to highlight areas in a document or screenshot.

• Where to find it: http://evernote.com/skitch/?utm_source=interspire
One-Page Quick Info Sheet
• iTunes summary page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skitch-snap.-mark-up.-send./id490505997?mt=8
• A review of Skitch: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2030186/review-skitch-lets-you-visually-highlight-images-to-help-your-point.html
• An overview of Skitch functions: http://www.techhive.com/article/2450075/skitch-is-a-multi-purpose-editing-tool-for-doodling-on-any-document.html

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INK2GO

Ink2Go is a video annotation and capture tool that lets you both easily record video and insert text or images into that video.

• Where to find it: http://ink2go.org/
One-Page Quick Info Sheet
• iTunes summary page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ink2go/id413610320?mt=12
• A brief video promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiMGw65TB5g
• A Help Page for Ink2Go Functions: http://ink2go.org/support/user-guide

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EDUCREATIONS

Educreations is an annotation tool for tablets that lets you customize and design a lesson using annotated video and images. It turns your tablet into a teaching platform.

• Where to find it: https://www.educreations.com/features/
One-Page Quick Info Sheet
• iTunes summary page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/educreations-interactive-whiteboard/id478617061?mt=8
• A video highlighting how Educreations works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oer20QtZdMo
• A review and overview of Educreations: http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/12/smartboard-make-way-for-educreations/

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BOUNCEAPP

BounceApp lets you easily paste a URL into the box that the app provides, and it will create a screenshot of the website that you can then annotate. You can also upload images.

• Where to find it: http://www.bounceapp.com/
One-Page Quick Info Sheet
• A review and overview of BounceApp: http://www.webgeekly.com
• A list of sites that have familiar functions: http://www.similarto.us/bounceapp.com/
• A designer released blog post outlining functionality: http://zurb.com/article/

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KAIZENA

Kaizena is an annotation tool that syncs with Google, allowing you to ‘get rid of the red pen’ and leave comments and notes via voice messages and integrated tags.

• Where to find it: https://kaizena.com/about
One-Page Quick Info Sheet
• A demo of Kaizena: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1Xdhm_l8ng
• A review of Kaizena for teachers: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/08/kaizena-adds-built-in-notifications-for.html#.VFPS1Pl4qtM
• A blog post about the educational capabilities of Kaizena: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/05/teachers-visual-guide-on-giving-audio.html

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DIIGO

Diigo is a hybrid tool that acts a social platform mixed with an annotation tool, letting you share and collaborate on annotated resources.

• Where to find it: https://www.diigo.com/
One-Page Quick Info Sheet
• Online overview of Diigo and its functions: http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/19/diigo-a-tool-for-highlighting-and-adding-sticky-notes-to-the-web-gets-a-facelift/
• Video made by Diigo on how to use it: https://www.diigo.com/learn_more/research
• Comparison of Diigo and Evernote: http://tech.facinghistory.org/diigo-and-evernote-helpful-tools-for-online-learning/

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