Interactive Whiteboard as a Green Screen

This is something cool to give a try. With the growing number of interactive whiteboards that are showing up in classrooms teachers are finding more creative ways to use them. While playing around one day, I found that the IWB can be used as a green screen. All you have to do is create a new page, pick the closest color to lime that you can find. Fill the whole page with this color and switch to full screen mode.

Be sure that you stay out of the way of your projector or your body parts may disappear in the middle of your movie.

This is a great way to take your classroom video’s to a new level. Give it a shot! For ideas for green screen’s in the classroom take a look at this page.

For chroma keying tutorials (MAC) take a look at this.

Also for a good quality and cheap camera take a look at “Digital Wish

How are you going to use this in your classroom?






Recently I was talking with my girlfriend who is studying Nuclear Medicine at the University of Findlay and she showed me all of the note cards that she creates for her classes. She goes through hundreds of note cards a week (25 Credit Hours) and she has to carry them with her wherever she goes so she can study. Me being the technologist that I am says that is a waste of tree’s, money, and time. I thought, there has to be a better way. There is. Cramberry.


Google Doc’s Blocked? Check out these resources.

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Recently I was told that a school would not allow access to Google Docs and they would not be moving forward with Google Apps for EDU. Why? I have no idea. The teacher was frustrated because she saw all of the educational benefits that Google Docs provided as well as the 21st century skills that our students need.

I started looking around and I found a couple of tools that although they do not do everything that Google Docs does, you can still bring in cool tools to help facilitate 21st century learning.