New Learning

July 16, 2008

iTunesU and ZoomIt

Filed under: Uncategorized — kevhickeyuk @ 10:10 am

iTunesU is avalable via the iTunes store in iTunes and is a collection of free video and audio content form Universities arond the world.  From the UK, the Open University and University College London (UCL) have added some content.

I had a look around the Teaching & Education Category and found “Free is Good” which is a series of video tutorials about free programs and websites for teachers. The videos are created by Frank Miracola and are avalable via  Michigan’s MILearning page on iTunesU.

I’ve had a look through some of the videos and so far the best thing it has shown me is ZoomIt which provides some useful shortcuts for onscreen presentations.

  • CTL + 1 zooms into any part of the screen, great if you are demonstrating software or a website
  • CTL + 2 write on the screen with a mouse, just like an Interactive whiteboard.  Type R, G, Y, B to change the pen to Red, Green,  Yellow or Blue
  • CTL + 3 Bring up a timer counting down (10 mins is the default but you can change that)

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