Thursday, January 26, 2023

Present and Record with Canva

Canva is an awesome tool. It is great for creating images, posters, signs, logos, documents, and presentations. Now, you can even take one of those presentations (or upload one you created in Office or Google) and record your voice and yourself presenting the slides for students or parents to watch later!

*Make sure you sign up for Canva for Education to get all the FREE upgrades!

Present and Record with Canva:

  1. Either upload an existing presentation or create one in Canva (

  2. When you are ready to record your presentation click the “Present” button.

  1. Click on “Present and record” and then “Next”. 

  1. Then go to “Go to recording studio”.

  1. You will be asked to approve/set up audio/video and then to click “Start recording”. 

  1. While presenting you can advance slides with the arrow on the right. You can click the pause button to pause. On the right, there is a place to add presenter notes that will not be seen by viewers. When you are done click the “End recording” button to end your recording.

  1. You will have 2 ways to share this video. You can click “Copy link” and share this with anyone to view or click “Download” and upload this to your own sharing platform.

Check out a Video Walkthrough available HERE!

If you want these directions in a Document click HERE!

Monday, January 9, 2023

TinyWow: an AI Writing Tool

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all over the news right now with the new ChatGTP AI tool launching. With ChatGTP an AI creates writing from a topic. It is really amazing, but also something to be keeping an eye on due to the ease of having writing created by an AI and not people. If you just want to have your existing writing “peer-edited” by an AI, there is an awesome and free tool to help you: TinyWow. I use this for converting and editing images, video, audio, and more, but it also has an AI Writers’ Tool to help you improve your writing. Check it out. 

Have an AI Edit Your Writing:

  1. Head over to

  2. Click on “Write” at the top.

  1. Choose the tool you want to use. There are many to choose from.

  1. Put your original text in the box on the left. Then click the “Generate” button.

  1. In a moment, the box on the right will fill with some AI-generated text. This is a usable version of what you wrote. You can copy/paste this and edit/use it as you see fit or you can click “Download” and save it as a text file on your device or to your Google Drive.

If you really want to be impressed try one of the writers (Paragraph Writer, Essay Writer, etc). They create writing based on a topic (similar to ChatGTP). They are pretty cool!

If you want these directions in a Document click HERE!