Category Archives: Tips

Creating Presentations with Images (Oct 2018)

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This 15 minute tutorial video by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) highlights a variety of techniques and resources to use finding and using images effectively in presentations or slideshows. Use this OneTab link to access all webpages and resources referenced in this video.

This screencast video is openly linked for anyone to view / check out from Octobeer 14-21, 2018 via Wes Fryer’s “Moving at the Speed of Creativity” weekly newsletter. After that date, the video will be available only for

Find more tutorial videos like this on: PlayingWithMedia.com.


Mobile Podcasting with Anchor vs. Opinion (Sept 2018)

In this 14.5 minute screencast, Dr. Wesley Fryer shares search tips and techniques for creating and editing podcasts “on the go” with the free iOS apps Opinion and Anchor.

This video is available for non-members of the Videos by Wes Video Library till 7 October 2018. After that date it will just be available to members. Please join today!


Tips for Search & File Organization in Google Drive (Sept 2018)

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In this 15 minute screencast, Dr. Wesley Fryer shares search tips and techniques for staying organized in Google Drive.

This video is available for non-members of the Videos by Wes Video Library till 30 September 2018. After that date it will just be available to members. Please join today!

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File Formats & Conversion Options for Teachers (16 Sept 2018)

In this 15 minute screencast, Dr. Wes Fryer highlights different ways to convert between PDF and image file formats, using built-in keyboard shortcuts and programs for MacOS, free programs for MacOS, and web-based alternatives for any computer platform including Chromebooks and WindowsOS computers. One reason you might want to do this (highlighted in the video) is so you can convert PDF files into image files to use in Seesaw activities for students.

Access all the links shown in this tutorial video using this OneTab link.

This video is available for non-members of the Videos by Wes Video Library till 23 September 2018. After that date it will just be available to members. Please join today!

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How to Create a Texting Story / SMS Conversation Video (13 Sept 2018)

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This is an 12 minute screencast highlighting FREE apps and websites along with the steps to create a “texting story” or SMS conversation video. Access the 15 links referenced in this screencast using this OneTab list.

This video is available for non-members of the Videos by Wes Video Library till 23 September 2018. After that date it will just be available to members. Please join today!

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Tips for Downloading & Converting YouTube Videos for Podcast Publishing (3 Sept 2018)

This is an 14.5 minute screencast highlighting several techniques for downloading YouTube videos you create on your channel and converting them to lower resolution / smaller versions to publish as video and audio podcast versions. Access the 12 links referenced in this screencast using this OneTab list.

This video is available for non-members of the Videos by Wes Video Library till 9 September 2018. After that date it will just be available to members. Please join today!

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3 Great Image Websites for Media Projects (Aug 2018)

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Add Creative Commons Photos with ImageCodr to Blog Posts with Attribution Links (Nov 2014)

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This screencast demonstrates how to find Creative Commons licensed images on Flickr, use the free website ImageCodr (www.imagecodr.org) to obtain embed code for a desired CC Flickr photo including attribution links, and insert that code into a WordPress blog post. We are a visual society, so it’s very important to include at least one photo or image in every blog post you share. ImageCodr is one of the best tools to use when embedding Creative Commons licensed images in a blog post.

This screencast was originally recorded and shared in November 2014, but is being re-reshared and openly linked for anyone to view / check out from Octobeer 8-14, 2018 via Wes Fryer’s “Moving at the Speed of Creativity” weekly newsletter.


Create an Online Radio Show with Spreaker DJ for iPad (April 2013)

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Free Browser-based Screencasting with Screencast-O-Matic

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Infrequently I’m required to use a Windows computer to create something, and today I needed to combine 2 PDFs for our school newsletter and post them to our website. Our district is using DotNetNuke as our CMS (content management system) and for some reason our site pages need to be edited in Internet Explorer for Windows. (Strange things have happened when I’ve edited with my favorite browser on all platforms, Google Chrome.) I recorded a 7 minute, 45 second screencast today demonstrating how I use the free Windows software program “PDFmate PDF Converter Free” to combine 2 PDF files into a single file, and then publish that file to our school website.

I recorded and posted this screencast to YouTube using the free, browser-based website and service Screencast-O-Matic. Since I don’t have a Pro account it created a small, unobtrusive watermark in the lower left corner of my final video. Screencast-O-Matic (@screencasto on Twitter) works almost identically to Screenr, which used to be my favorite browser-based screencasting tool. Unfortunately, Screenr hasn’t been updated for awhile and now it’s not compatible with the latest version of Java. I added Screencast-O-Matic to the Narrated Slideshow / Screencast page of Mapping Media.

(cross-posted from Moving at the Speed of Creativity)


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