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RawShorts - Explainer Video Software

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RawShorts is the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective solution for producing professional-looking explainer videos, animated presentations, demo & marketing videos for business.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 9, 2014 12:31 PM

RawShorts lets you create an animated video presentation adding your own content and using a wide choice of templates and graphics. The developers are aiming at business users but the tool can be perfectly applicable in education as well. 

Free account is available.

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, January 10, 2014 11:43 AM

Interesting...

Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, January 10, 2014 12:35 PM

Free resources are always good for schools and libraries.  This doesn't look as slick as Animoto, but would be great for short explainer video projects that teachers, librarians and even students could create. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks fairly easy.

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Just some really cool Instructional Technology related stuff I found on the "Internets" for my fellow, like minded- nerdy Educators out there!
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Blended learning pilot means a new role for teachers in 16 Memphis schools

Blended learning pilot means a new role for teachers in 16 Memphis schools | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
At the Shelby County district building on Wednesday, school board members were digging deep into 10th grade English language arts—and […]
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Top 10 Best Online Video Editors for Video Editing Online

Top 10 Best Online Video Editors for Video Editing Online | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
This article list the best 10 online video editor for your reference. Use the best online video editing software to edit and retouch your videos.
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Inquiry-Based Learning: Developing Student-Driven Questions

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Wildwood IB World Magnet School uses the inquiry-based model to put students in charge of their learning, with lessons that stem from student questions and harness the power of curiosity.
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Be The Change You Want to See By Shifting Traditional High School

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At this big traditional high school teachers are taking the lead in the push for interdisciplinary, future-focused teaching practices.
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Are We Teaching With Technology or 'Brain Hacking'?

Are We Teaching With Technology or 'Brain Hacking'? | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Teaching and modeling the use of technology is our duty as is being certain screen time is an educational advantage and not an unhealthy habit. Screen time matters.
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There’s an emotional side of edtech—and it’s affecting school innovation

There’s an emotional side of edtech—and it’s affecting school innovation | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Change management expert Rob Evans discusses how to understand the human side of integrating change in schools and manage the loss of control.
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3 Steps for Educators to Start a High School Help Desk

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Student technicians at high schools nationwide are offering on-site tech support to their peers and teachers.
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Ed Tech Strategies Publishes K–12 Cyber Incident Map -- THE Journal

Ed Tech Strategies Publishes K–12 Cyber Incident Map -- THE Journal | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Ed Tech Strategies, a Virginia-based research and counsel consultancy, has published a K–12 Cyber Incident Map, an interactive visualization of cybersecurity-related incidents reported about United States K–12 public schools and districts from 2016 to the present.
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How Memphis is taking lessons from its Innovation Zone to other struggling schools

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Shelby County Schools is seeking to magnify the success of its iZone by replicating less expensive components of the school turnaround model.
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A New Kind Of March Madness Hits Schools

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It's March Mammal Madness, a bracket with real animals facing off in fictional battles. Hundreds of science classes are playing in schools around the country.
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7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Leaders

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Stephen Covey created a list of habits that he found true in highly successful people. Unfortunately there are also leaders who have the 7 habits of highly ineffective leaders. Read here to see where your leadership falls.
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More Female Instructors Could Narrow the Gender Gap in STEM, Coursera Finds (EdSurge News)

More Female Instructors Could Narrow the Gender Gap in STEM, Coursera Finds (EdSurge News) | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

WOMEN IN STEM: Coursera knows it has a gender representation problem in its Massive Open Online Courses. “On Coursera, 34 percent of our course completions in STEM fields are by females—substantially higher than the share of STEM degree graduates, but still far from full parity,” the company wrot
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Discovery Education: Live from the National Institute of Standards and Technology | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Discovery Education: Live from the National Institute of Standards and Technology | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Celebrate National Pi Day with a virtual field trip to the National Institute of Standards and Technology
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UW study: Exposure to computers, robots boost STEM interest in young girls

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Confidence and laughter for one little girl who just learned how to program a robot. It goes against the long-held stereotype that girls wouldn't be interested in robotics, but a new University of Washington study proves that wrong. 
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Education in ABCs and density

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Preschool math performance predicts future academic achievement more consistently than reading or attention skills, according to new research from New America and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.
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The Heart of Teaching: What It Means to Be a Great Teacher

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We share evidence and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.
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Greatest lesson: Teacher buy-in is overrated

Greatest lesson: Teacher buy-in is overrated | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
While consensus and collaborative decision-making is important, waiting for full teacher buy-in can also be paralyzing to innovation.
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Report Assesses ELA Programs In-Depth -- THE Journal

Report Assesses ELA Programs In-Depth -- THE Journal | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Last year, four "all-star" educators sat down to examine nine popular digital resources specifically intended for improving reading and writing in the classroom.
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CoSN Survey: Mobile Learning Top Priority for K–12 IT Leaders -- THE Journal

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Mobile learning is the top priority for K–12 IT leaders, according to the fifth annual K–12 IT Leadership Survey published by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). It’s the first time mobile learning ranked as the highest priority in the survey.
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Principals matter — and Tennessee wants to do a better job of equipping them

Principals matter — and Tennessee wants to do a better job of equipping them | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
The State Department of Education launches an initiative to cultivate aspiring leaders who want to become principals, as well as to support existing principals.
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Building collective leadership from the central office | CTQ #CTQCollab

Building collective leadership from the central office | CTQ #CTQCollab | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
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Later school start times catch on nationwide

Later school start times catch on nationwide | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Many district administrators seem to agree that teenagers need more sleep. A new study released in February indicates that attendance and graduation rates may match the science, too.
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As Instructors Experiment With VR, a Shift From ‘Looking’ to ‘Interacting’ (EdSurge News)

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Most introductory geology professors teach students about earthquakes by assigning readings and showing diagrams of tectonic plates and fault lines to the class. But Paul Low is not most instructors.
“You guys can go wherever you like,” he tells a group of learners. “I’m going to go over to the
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New Research Proves Game Based Learning Works—Here's Why That Matters (EdSurge News)

New Research Proves Game Based Learning Works—Here's Why That Matters (EdSurge News) | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

A great deal of initial research exists about blended learning techniques such as game-based learning, but adoption has stalled because of a lack of scalable, practical techniques that have also proven effective. Without proof of success, many school districts have opted not to adopt new technolo
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Somali Students Help Teachers Learn What It's Like To Be A Refugee

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Research shows that schools treat black and white children differently. But in one town in Maine, Somali students are leading workshops on their culture for teachers and administrators.
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