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EDpuzzle - prepare a video for your lessons

EDpuzzle - prepare a video for your lessons | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.

 


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tom jackson's curator insight, August 27, 8:45 AM

Yes, Barb's insights are right on target.  I have been using EdPuzzle and find it easy to use and providing a complete package for teachers who want to ascertain which students viewed the video, answered the embedded questions, which questions were answered correctly or what did they understand from the video!   Highly recommend.

tom jackson's curator insight, August 27, 8:45 AM

Yes, Barb's insights are right on target.  I have been using EdPuzzle and find it easy to use and providing a complete package for teachers who want to ascertain which students viewed the video, answered the embedded questions, which questions were answered correctly or what did they understand from the video!   Highly recommend.

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, September 1, 6:04 AM

Edpuzzle -> Add voice or embed questions to ease your students understanding. 

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4 Fab Storytelling Tips From Filmmaker Ken Burns

4 Fab Storytelling Tips From Filmmaker Ken Burns | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
The master documentarian returns with a stylistic departure--a cinema verite-style film that captures a group of boys at a small Vermont school as...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 17, 2:05 PM

These are 4 essential principles for effective storytelling and filmmaker Ken Burns explains all really well.


I don't call them tips, because they are more than that. They truly are some of the best ways to think and be with your business stories. Principles like Find the drama and characters of your story and let them speak; tell the story your own way; and find the format in the story -- as opposed to stuffing a story into a predefined one-size-fits-all structure.


To quote the article, "Burns says that storytelling isn’t so much a process of arriving at a previously determined end, but about an investigation of the material."


If you can get that thought, it's revolutionary. The quote speaks to the teller's ability to learn more about the story by continually reflecting on it, becoming more self-aware. That self-awareness leads to not only better storytelling, but also deeper listening and greater empathy/connection with your listeners.


There is lots of food for thought here that will help make you a better teller of your business stories. And there are some terrific clips to illustrate the points. Have fun with this one.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Verone Medley Travis's curator insight, April 18, 5:42 PM

Ken Burns is a visual story teller.

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Toufee - create flash movies without programming

Toufee - create flash movies without programming | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

The traditional approach to flash movie making has been to use complicated desktop software which are difficult to learn and require advanced programming skills. Toufee on the other hand requires absolutely no technical skills, and its so simple to use that you can get started instantly!

Toufee is the only flash Maker that supports YouTube!


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Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, January 6, 12:27 PM

This is another great tool for thos who want to creat a flash movie without the software and without technical skills. I love things like this for the rest of us.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, January 6, 4:48 PM

Werkt niet op de iPad natuurlijk... Maar wel goed om morgen te proberen

GwynethJones's curator insight, January 12, 10:32 AM

Toufee is the only flash Maker that supports YouTube!

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Motionshows - Create Stunning Professional Video and Web Presentations in Minutes

Motionshows - Create Stunning Professional Video and Web Presentations in Minutes | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Motionshows is an online-based SaaS based short video and web presentation tool that allows you to make fantastic multimedia video presentations and on the fly video webpage creation without any editing expertise. Transform any product, promotion or idea into a video slideshow masterpiece complete with special effects, music, text and natural voice then compliment it with an instant customized webpage and URL address to host your new video.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 9, 4:07 PM

A program that will make multimedia presentations if you add your images, text, music, voice, special effects to the video timeline.

Basic account (30 sec video) is free.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, June 9, 10:00 PM

Took less than 30 minutes to sign up, create a movie, and publish it to YouTube. A good prep before introducing iMovie to younger grades. Very simple to use. Perfect for Google Apps for Education.

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Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

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"Living on One Dollar is a full-length documentary made by four college students who traveled to rural Guatemala to live on just a dollar a day. Upon their return, they created Living On One, a nonprofit to raise awareness and inspire action around global issues like hunger and poverty -- and started by publishing the Change Series of video shorts. I found it so compelling I've dedicated this whole film fest to it. Each episode not only succinctly frames an issue faced by people in the developing world and makes it personal, but also offers resource links to learn more -- and even better -- to do something about it."


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Several character traits could be empasized using theses videos. The wheels in my mind are turning!

 

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Dean Haakenson's curator insight, March 13, 10:30 AM

Thanks Seth Dixon!

Marianne Naughton's curator insight, March 13, 8:14 PM

Fundraiser event taught by kids

lyn chatfield's curator insight, March 17, 11:49 PM

The links