Saturday, March 11, 2017

Turn Web Pages to PDF Documents

Sometimes you want to keep a web page or share it in a text format for yourself, colleagues or students. Bookmarking is fine, but what if connectivity is a concern? Working offline may be an option, but sometimes you may want to keep a copy of the page. There are Chrome extensions and Chrome apps that allow you to do this with relative degrees of flexibility. (to learn about Chrome extensions and apps see this Installing and Managing Chrome Extensions video tutorial).

Print Friendly & PDF. This Chrome extension allows you to create a PDF document form as web page. You can delete sections and images, as well as reduce the size of the text and images. The document can be emailed and printed as well. Links are kept active.

Save as PDF. Less flexible as the Print Friendly & PDF extension but links are kept live and images are included.

Web Page to PDF Converter. This Chrome app (different from extensions) allows you to save the PDF to Google Drive directly, and send the PDF by email using your Gmail account directly.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

YouTube Editor: Getting the Most From Your YouTube Channel

YouTube Tutorials Playlist:

We all love YouTube videos to enhance learning in our classrooms. There are some educators that are getting the most out of YouTube, and others who would like to get more out of it. This series of tutorials shows how you can take your channel development to the next level, whether it is for your classroom, school, or private use. You will learn to use YouTube editor in the same way as you would iMovie. (but with fewer options, meaning fewer distractions) Videos can also be shared with your students as they develop their use and understanding of social media, and in particular how YouTube works technically. Look below for links to free, self-paced lessons on everything YouTube.

Learn to create and edit videos; highlight specific elements of your video with Annotations; access copyright-free audio; add pop-up Cards and Annotations to direct people to your other videos.

The tutorials cover:

Basic Features Overview
Uploading, Visibility, Tagging, Descriptions & Sharing
Edit Multiple Uploaded Videos to Make One Video
The YouTube Audio Library
Add Cards to Your Videos
Add Enhancements for Aesthetic Appeal & Blurring
Add End Screens to Your Videos
Add Annotations to Your Videos

Each video has a description to help you quickly understand what you will be learning.

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You can also take free, self-paced YouTube lessons online, complete with PDF files and video introductions with advice from top YouTubers. Take a stroll through YouTube Creator Academy and YouTube Creator Hub (for the more serious YouTubers).