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flea palmer's insight:
This is a brilliant resource. Users compile boards of 'tools' giving an overview of price, availability and target age, complete with reviews from educators that use them. I shall be referring to this a lot! Thanks @Sue Beckingham for tweeting your Data Visualisation Collection! :o)
'Skitch' by Evernote looks interesting as you can easily annotate pictures and videos. 'BaseCamp' looks great for assigning and managing student projects. 'WeVideo' supports Project Based Learning through students working together on video projects. VoiceThread, Padlet and Ease.ly are also recommended.
MarginNote Reader also eliminates the need for users to lug around heavy, bulky textbooks and notebooks. All of their data is ready for them in one place, and users can organize and reorganize their notes with the swipe of a finger! This ease- of-use is one key difference between MarginNote and other note apps.
This tool not only enables you to annotate PDFs with highlights and sticky notes - you can also record audio notes, re-arrange your pages into mind maps, share with others and sync with Evernote. A fantastic tool for students and researchers.
Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.
With SlideIdea, presentations are no longer a one-man show. SlideIdea gives presenters the tools to engage their audience through their audience’s smart phones, laptops, and tablets. Each SlideIdea presentation is provided a unique URL (i.e, www.sld.im/12345 ). Regardless of the location, an audience can simply input the URL into their internet browser and then immediately follow along with slides, participate in polls, ask questions, or even network.
Developed by Google, this is totally awesome and I can see me (and others) spending alot of time playing with it! Great that you can click on an album and listen to a preview/ buy via Google Play too... Great for teaching music - via @trishiels
This video defines what Digital Literacy is in Common Craft's nice easy-to-understand style. What I also didn't realise is that you can download their 'cut outs' to create your own presentations - sweet! See http://www.commoncraft.com/cut-out-library
On Monday I published a short guide to digital storytelling with comics. This evening I gave a free webinar presentation based on that free guide. More than 200 people registered for the webinar in less than 48 hours. If you wanted to join and missed it, the recording of the webinar, sponsored by Storyboard That, is now available here and as embedded below.
Excellent guide about how comics can be used to create short stories or to storyboard a larger project. Links to free versions of related software too - StoryboardThat.com; WeVideo.com (for turning comic strips into movies) and WidBook.com (for creating multimedia ebooks - and it's also a collaborative writing platform).