by Megan - Thursday, September 26, 2013 - Permalink
Wired Educator, the go-to source for tips on the latest and greatest software in the educational realm, is getting back into the swing of things now that school is back in session. They are giving educators the inside scoop on the best school-friendly software to use for the 2013-24 school year, and luckily for us, Boinx is on the list! Click on over to their full “Back to School with Boinx” post, or read on for a quick synopsis of the post.
Wired Educator uses Mouseposé (more info) for classroom and auditorium presentations. Mouseposé allows the user to focus on a specific part of a photo, dimming the rest of the screen and putting a spotlight on the main feature. “If I am doing any type of demo, I am using Mouseposé,” Wired Educator says. “It is better than any other similar program. Want your presentation to look great and be effective? This is it!”
They also use iStopMotion (more info) to create memorable video introductions and highlights. “iStopMotion is an amazing stop motion animation application that is easy to use,” says Wired Educator. “To get my students’ and audience’s attention, I will create a short iStopMotion animation introduction or segment to spice up what I am talking about. You can actually see the wonder on people’s faces as it plays.” Wired Educator’s students use iStopMotion with their digital storytelling productions, and they come out fantastic!
“Boinx’s FotoMagico 4 (more info) makes all the pictures I take during the school year look like the most professional slideshow you have ever seen,” Wired Educator says on the popular media-showcasing app. Until they demoed the program, they didn’t think they needed a new tool for slideshows at school. But after seeing FotoMagico’s high tech transitions, sound, and amazing customizations, Wired Educator had one word: “Wow!” I guess there really is nothing better to keep a student’s attention than technology!
Wired Educator’s highest praise goes to BoinxTV (more info), the complete studio video broadcaster. They say that it’s a must-have software for schools, and that “it brings together all of the skills students are learning in English, math, and school in general to make something powerful – a professional production for your school.” Wired Educator suggests using BoinxTV for creating a school television program, educational webcasts, professional video of live events, and more. “BoinxTV makes your videos look AWESOME and the user interface makes it easy to use … have your school purchase this software and put it to use. It pays for itself with the first production.”
Looking for some ideas to add Boinx to your back to school lineup? Try these fun projects in the classroom to give your students a fresh take on new subjects.
• Use iStopMotion to create an educational stop motion film. Have your students animate processes in the subjects they’re learning, such as photosynthesis, a scenario that explains a math problem, a scene from a history book, or character development in an English novel.
• Have your students prepare a presentation of their summer adventures with FotoMagico. Learning a new language? Students can include titles in the language they’re learning and give the FotoMagico presentation in that language as well. Additional Boinx apps such as Mouseposé might even help the other students see the focus of the presentation better.
• Use BoinxTV to put on a student production. Students can put together a news report outlining a notable scene from a book as if it were happening present day or they can act out that scene themselves and broadcast it to their peers! BoinxTV is a great way for students to learn how to communicate effectively, work together, storyboard, and much more. The possibilities are virtually endless!
Do you have another idea that’s not on the list, or that you’ve tried out in the classroom with success? Let us know, and share your projects! Plus, check out the video above from the Chilmark School in Martha’s Vineyard to find out how they are using iStopMotion for iPad to not only teach children about film literacy, but the serious issue of bullying and how to stop it.
by Cara - Thursday, July 21, 2011 - Permalink
Although there were only very minor problems with Mouseposé on OS X Lion, we have updated Mouseposé and version 3.2.2 is now fully compatible with OS X Lion and available at the Mac App Store. Get it now!
by Cara - Thursday, April 21, 2011 - Permalink
MyMac reviewer Elisa Pacelli recently took a look at our favorite presentation tool, Mouseposé. "This is an excellent tool for anyone looking to capture their audience's attention during a presentation... I wish I had gotten it months ago," says Elisa. She gave Mouseposé a fantastic 9 out of 10 rating. Watch her in-depth video review here!
Read more outstanding reviews of Mouseposé here!
by Cara - Monday, March 28, 2011 - Permalink
L. Davenport of the Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group, and Review Editor of the Silicon Summit recently reviewed Mouseposé, saying, "Have you ever suffered through a training seminar where it was difficult to follow what the presenter was trying to show on the overhead screen, e.g. "Click here, do this and slide that...?" Only the cursor was so small you couldn't see where he was pointing? Do you have a presentation coming up and don't want to lose your audience too? Then you might want to look into getting Mouseposé. What was lost, is now found."
Our resident tech-expert, Bastian Woelfle, also made this issue of the Silicon Summit, as he recently gave the User Group a live demo of FotoMagico via iChat. "FotoMagico is a multimedia presentation and slideshow applications. Bastian told us that FotoMagico will accept media from your hard disk, iPhoto & Aperture libraries, as well as from your Flickr account. He also demonstrated how to Pan & Zoom your slides... we appreciate his staying up until 3:00 am to give us this demo from Germany!"
by Sarah - Friday, February 04, 2011 - Permalink
Mouseposé, un indispensable pour réaliser un tutoriel vidéo
by Frank - Monday, March 29, 2010 - Permalink
MacTopics Screencast (in German) showing the features of Boinx Mouseposé.
by Frank - Monday, November 02, 2009 - Permalink
You-hoo! Educators, trainers, presenters, and anyone who presents FCP or does other types of demos via a projector screen. How many times do your students ask you to repeat the keyboard shortcut you just typed to access an FCP command or feature? Maybe 3, 4, 5, or 10 times? If so, you'll want to know about Mouseposé by Boinx Software. This German-based company has created such an effective aide for trainers and presenters you won't want to teach a class without it (...).
by Sarah - Friday, August 28, 2009 - Permalink
Mouseposé 3.1 has been tested for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard compatibility. No issues have been found. Please let us know as soon as possible if you encounter any unexpected behavior.
by Frank - Monday, December 08, 2008 - Permalink
Munich, Germany—December 8th, 2008. Boinx Software today introduced BoinxTV 1.1, an update to its live-video production software that turns a Mac into a TV studio.* BoinxTV 1.1 improves the stability and is strongly recommended for all BoinxTV users. BoinxTV 1.1 comes with additional layers and a new template for a shopping channel. The previous demo period has been extended from 5 to 30 days, giving users more time to explore all the fascinating possibilities of BoinxTV to create great looking shows.
by Frank - Monday, December 01, 2008 - Permalink
Munich, Germany - November 27th, 2008. Boinx Software announced today the release of Mouseposé 3.1, the essential mouse pointer highlighting tool for everyone doing presentations, screencasts or demos. When activated, it dims the screen and shines a spotlight on the area around the mouse pointer, easily guiding the audience's attention to an area of interest. The new version adds a new filter option for displaying keystrokes and improves stability and performance on startup.