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by Adrian A. Durlester

Adrian DurlesterWe’re back with another school year of apps/software/online resource tips. Last year I recommended SnagIt from Techsmith as one of the best screen capture tools around (it still is and just keeps getting better) and Zondle.com as one of the most useful gamification/multiple choice question sites around.

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Tech-i-ya 5.2 Reply

by Adrian A. Durlester

Adrian DurlesterWe’re back with another installment of software tips. Last time I recommended SnagIt from Techsmith as one of the best screen capture tools around. This time around, I’m writing about another program I hope many of you have already discovered.

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Adrian A. Durlester

Adrian DurlesterWe’re back with another year of Tech-i-ya, looking to share with you tips for making the best use of technology and online resources in service to Jewish Education.

Our first tip this year isn’t about a website, it’s about a terrific tool for making use of all the great stuff you find on the internet. It’s called SnagIt, from TechSmith. It’s in the category of “screen grab” tools. These are tools that let you capture what’s on your computer screen and use it in another presentation, document, etc. Now yes, it’s true, today’s operating systems have built-in screen capture capabilities, and there’s no shortage of free screen grab tools out there. SnagIt isn’t free (though you can try it free for 7 days.) Bucking the trend of using annual subscriptions, SnagIt is software you can just buy and use. It retails single user for $49.95, but their educational pricing allows individual purchases for only $29.95, and volume licensing at lower prices starts with only 5 copies. On the other hand, with this traditional software sales model, you’ll still have to pay for major upgrades to the software.

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Tech-i-ya 5.1 1

Adrian A. Durlester

Adrian DurlesterSorry for the hiatus between my last column and this one. As far as this school year goes, I have utterly failed at the charge I was given by the good folks at Torah Aura Productions to single out a single useful resource in each column. Some of that may just be due to my inability to be concise. However, some of it is philosophical, even if more at a subconscious level.

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by Adrian A. Durlester

Adrian DurlesterI’m still finding it challenging to single out only one online resource in each column. Sorry gang, but I’m going to cheat again and offer a related set of resources for a category: making good use of online videos. If it helps, I’ll share that I came to discover all of these tools through mentions on a single online resource, one with which you are probably quite familiar and which needs no additional promotion or recognition on my part: Edutopia. (If you teach, and you’ve never visited Edutopia, it’s high time to fix that oversight.)

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