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Cool New App Lets You Make Futuristic Comics on the Fly | Storytelling

Cool New App Lets You Make Futuristic Comics on the Fly | Storytelling | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Last week, Pocket Gems’ storytelling app Episode registered its 500,000th writer—not bad for a product that launched less than six months ago. While many of those half-million would-be creators are obviously amateurs, veterans of Marvel Comics and the CW’s Supernatural have signed up to created interactive animated serials, what Pocket Gems CEO Daniel Terry describes…

 

How Episode works is simple; readers download the app (via Apple’s App Store,Google Play or the Amazon App Store), select one of the available stories—choosing from “Hollywood Crush,” “Campus Crush,” “Rich Witches,” “In A Perfect World,” or “Stranded at Sea”—and follow along, safe in the knowledge that, at certain points in the story, you’ll get to make choices that decide what happens next.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=storytelling



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Thanks to Gust MEES for sharing this post.  This app for choosing multiple stories and selecting directions for the story is a great addition to my "Create Your Own Adventure" resource site inspired by Bill Selak http://delivr.com/2xxbs ;

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 15, 6:01 AM

How Episode works is simple; readers download the app (via Apple’s App Store,Google Play or the Amazon App Store), select one of the available stories—choosing from “Hollywood Crush,” “Campus Crush,” “Rich Witches,” “In A Perfect World,” or “Stranded at Sea”—and follow along, safe in the knowledge that, at certain points in the story, you’ll get to make choices that decide what happens next.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=storytelling




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Kano Computer Kit Lets Anyone Build a PC From Scratch [VIDEO]

Kano Computer Kit Lets Anyone Build a PC From Scratch [VIDEO] | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Kano is a computer kit designed to help people of all ages put together a computer together from scratch, and learn basic coding skills.

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I see this being a great option for students interested in learning more about computers and the key components that allow them to work. 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:48 AM

 

A MUST CHECK!!! The kit, which costs $119, is scheduled to ship worldwide in July 2014.

 

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alexklein/kano-a-computer-anyone-can-make

 

 

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to impprove their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.


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Profesor Mills's curator insight, January 25, 4:59 AM

Great for preparing for language assessments

Training in Business's curator insight, January 28, 7:32 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators