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A great pic collage App for Digital Storytelling

Written by Gianfranco D'Aversa.

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Layapp Pro is a wonderful iPad app that allows users to design beautiful photo collages and turn them into exciting stories. This is a very good app for students to use for digital storytelling. Layapp Pro is free today and only for a limited period of time. Download and try it to see if this is something you want to use with your students in this school year.

Layapp Pro offers a set of powerful photo editing features that are normally found in a professional photo editor. You simply choose your pictures and use the app’s tools to customize them the way you want. You can adjust collage patterns, change things such as indent size, shades, thickness…etc, then apply filters and effects and when it’s ready sign it in and decorate it with stickers before you share it with others.

Other interesting features provided by Layapp Pro include:

  • More than 80 backgrounds patterns and frames to choose from
  • A large number of text fonts to use with your collages
  • Easily change photos inside collage
  • Add a wide variety of stickers and text to your collages to make them more expressive
  • Auto Layout function enables you to create your collage instantaneously: just choose the pictures and the app will suggest the best collage options
  • Create collages in the shape of a rectangle, triangle, circle, and even heart
  • Share your collage in instagram, facebook or import it to any other application

We learned about this App from Apps Gone Free

A handy tool for turning PowerPoint presentations into interactive lessons.

Written by Gianfranco D'Aversa.

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Office Mix is an excellent PowerPoint add-in that allows teachers to create engaging and interactive presentations using multimedia materials including images, links, videos, audio and text. Office Mix offers a number of features that would turn your PowerPoint presentation into a live interactive online lesson. Some of these features include: screen recording, directly writing in the presentation as you would at a whiteboard, creating interactive quizzes and polls and many more.

As a teacher, you can use Office Mix to record yourself explaining a lesson to students using both audio and video. You can also use its screen recording functionality to create instructional videos and tutorials integrating your own voice-over. Office Mix is also a great tool for flipped classrooms. Check out this page to learn more about how teachers are using Office Mix in their classes.

Watch this video to learn more about Office Mix

Integration of ICT in learning-teaching

Written by Gianfranco D'Aversa.

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The use of information and communication technology (ICT) such as Internet applications, video technology and various computer attachments and software programs have caused many changes in society. These changes have not just been of a technical nature but more importantly of a structural nature. Many of the major institutions of our society have changed and the way we live our daily lives have been impacted. However, the impact on education may just beginning to be felt as teachers integrate this new technology into their teaching. In the early stages of the use of ICT in teaching, looking at the experiences of teachers at a high school in the forefront provides some clues as to what possibilities and problems may be presented with this new technology. The purpose of this study is to answer the following research questions: "How does the use of ICT change the work of teachers?"

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