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Free Technology for Teachers: Color Uncovered - An iPad App About the Science of Color

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Exploratorium’s Color Uncovered iPad app is essentially a seventeen part ebook with some nice interactive activities and videos built into it to support the articles. In Color Uncovered students will why we sometimes see colors that aren’t really there, how light influences the colors we see, and why dogs would have trouble with traffic lights if they drove. One of the interactive features on Color Uncovered that I particularly like is the “Colors Add Up” activity. In “Colors Add Up” students use a clear CD case (I’m sure any other clear piece of plastic will work too) to mix colors projected from their iPads. The app also gives students a couple of short lessons on how and why artificial colors are added to foods like salmon, candy, cheese, and fruit.

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4 Secrets of Effective Brand Storytelling Across Channels | Say Daily

4 Secrets of Effective Brand Storytelling Across Channels | Say Daily | game writing, social game writing, | Scoop.it

"Today, audiences have much of the power, choosing where and when to engage with branded content (if at all). So brands must not only have a good grasp of how to unearth a brand story, but how to tell that story across a variety of channels. Both are tasks that don’t come naturally to many brands."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these rules in multi-channel brand storytelling:

- Don’t embrace a new channel without getting your story straight first

- Don’t think in terms of single campaigns—think like a media company

- Define your authority to publish

- Make informed channel decisions


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, September 4, 2013 4:10 PM

Thanks go to Kim Zinke who found and shares this article! What I love about it -- and the point Kim makes -- is that doing the prep work about the story beforehand creates greater success when you share it across channels.


Hey -- business storytelling is hard enough. Sharing our biz stories across different media channels adds another layer of complexity. Think strategically and do your homework first. It will make all the difference in the world. It's known as "going slow to go fast". Read this article for its insights.


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

jaynalocke's curator insight, September 7, 2013 10:25 AM

What an excellent collection of ideas about brand authority and consistency. If you've never taken the time to really deep dive into a particular company's brand strategy, and how and where they choose to show up, Red Bull is an excellent place to start.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 10, 2013 1:57 AM

Really valuable storytelling advice for brands, marketing and PR...

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Capitalising on social media to grow your business

Capitalising on social media to grow your business | game writing, social game writing, | Scoop.it
A host of PR and marketing strategies exist for building customer awareness, but one area often overlooked is social media

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Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, June 11, 2014 12:45 PM

are you "connected with your Clients?"

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Gooru | A Free Search Engine for Learning

Gooru | A Free Search Engine for Learning | game writing, social game writing, | Scoop.it

Create a Gooru collection to engage your students and tier instruction either with different levels or learning styles. Collection narration allows you to provide teacher instruction so that students are well supported while away from the teacher.


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Marie Arndt's comment, September 19, 2013 6:38 AM
Sounds as if you have positive experience from using this tool, Victor.
Marie Arndt's comment, September 19, 2013 6:48 AM
Ok, do let me know how you get on.
Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:22 PM
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An interesting search engine directly used for educational purposes. It creates a mediated yet reciprocial intimacy between students and teachers outside the classroom environment. I'm quite fascinated with how students can engage in different lessons or levels according to the different teaching they would prefer.:) But alas! It would take quite a while before it kicks off here.

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4 Secrets of Effective Brand Storytelling Across Channels | Say Daily

4 Secrets of Effective Brand Storytelling Across Channels | Say Daily | game writing, social game writing, | Scoop.it

"Today, audiences have much of the power, choosing where and when to engage with branded content (if at all). So brands must not only have a good grasp of how to unearth a brand story, but how to tell that story across a variety of channels. Both are tasks that don’t come naturally to many brands."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these rules in multi-channel brand storytelling:

- Don’t embrace a new channel without getting your story straight first

- Don’t think in terms of single campaigns—think like a media company

- Define your authority to publish

- Make informed channel decisions


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, September 4, 2013 4:10 PM

Thanks go to Kim Zinke who found and shares this article! What I love about it -- and the point Kim makes -- is that doing the prep work about the story beforehand creates greater success when you share it across channels.


Hey -- business storytelling is hard enough. Sharing our biz stories across different media channels adds another layer of complexity. Think strategically and do your homework first. It will make all the difference in the world. It's known as "going slow to go fast". Read this article for its insights.


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

jaynalocke's curator insight, September 7, 2013 10:25 AM

What an excellent collection of ideas about brand authority and consistency. If you've never taken the time to really deep dive into a particular company's brand strategy, and how and where they choose to show up, Red Bull is an excellent place to start.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 10, 2013 1:57 AM

Really valuable storytelling advice for brands, marketing and PR...

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Rewordify.com: Understand what you read

Rewordify.com: Understand what you read | game writing, social game writing, | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.

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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:47 AM

Interesting idea - this could be useful in EFL teaching or just for people who are reading in English as a second language and need a bit of help.

 

I tried it on the Adobe Connect website to see if it would demystify some of the 'Marketese' though, and it didn't help much! A sentence such as 'Powering mission-critical web conferencing solutions, end-to-end, on virtually any device' is full of everyday words which are being used in an unnecessarily obscure way. Which is why I'm in favour of simply writing in plain English (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_english).

 

On that subject, I recently discovered the absolutely wonderful Simple English Wikipedia (http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page), which does just that.

 

ytchquelia cargill's curator insight, September 7, 2013 9:37 PM

This website is made for children that have a hard time understanding a word or sentence in the English language. By breaking down a word or difficult sentence into word that the child will be able to know.

 

Info: Rewordify.com

Mikev Techpage's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:49 PM

Structure

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CristinaSkyBox: Sites For Educators

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Creative Writing: Turning Ideas into Story course details, Scarborough | 55064988

Creative Writing: Turning Ideas into Story course details, Scarborough | 55064988 | game writing, social game writing, | Scoop.it
Creative Writing: Turning Ideas into Story course run in Scarborough by Workers Educational Association (WEA) - Covering elements such as story structure and form and how to develop interesting characters, learn about the nuts and bolts...
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iPad Animation App Loop Captures The Fun Of Making Doodled Flipbooks | TechCrunch

iPad Animation App Loop Captures The Fun Of Making Doodled Flipbooks | TechCrunch | game writing, social game writing, | Scoop.it
Remember turning the corners of your class notes into flipbooks with a sequence of tiny drawings? iPad app Loop recreates the glee of watching your doodles come to life by making it easy to create frame-by-frame animations...

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TinyTake - Best Free Windows Screen Capture Software

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Make the most of your screen captures. TinyTake gives you all the tools to capture, annotate, and share screen captures and screen casts for free.

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John Bostock's curator insight, August 26, 2013 6:58 AM

This looks an interesting alternative to Jing, with better tools for annotation.

technologytoteach's curator insight, August 28, 2013 2:15 PM

Will try this out, just downloading so unable to comment on its usefulness

Terheck's comment, September 1, 2013 4:54 AM
You can also try Greenshot : very nice, free and Open Source : http://getgreenshot.org/
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Write Creatively | Culture Milk

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write-creatively. We live in an age where a lack of information is a concept seen as archaic, dismal, and all around obscene. Because of this, we're constantly bombarded with repetition. Providing the same information twice ...
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7 Ways to Tell Stories (Truthful Ones) to Sell Online

7 Ways to Tell Stories (Truthful Ones) to Sell Online | game writing, social game writing, | Scoop.it
Want to make social media work for you? Tell a story. A personal, honest one about you, or an employee. Not effective? Try again.
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Ten Skills for the Future Workforce

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Sense-making, social intelligence, novel & adaptive thinking, cross-cultural competency, computational thinking, new-media literacy, transdisciplarity, design mindset, cognitive load management, virtual collaboration. These are the 10 skills needed for the future workforce. For a full report, see the work done by Apollo Research Institute (formerly the University of Phoenix Research Institute) looking at the Skills Needed by 2020. A summery of the report and detailed findings about each of the skills are also available.

 

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Storytelling--The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years

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Last year, a pale woman with crazy eyebrows and a keytar strapped to her back made a video of herself, wearing a kimono and holding up hand-Sharpied signs on a street in Melbourne. One by one, the

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Karen Dietz's comment, August 27, 2013 12:48 PM
Thank you David, Penelope, and Ron for your comments and insights!
Penelope's comment, August 27, 2013 10:37 PM
You're welcome, Karen. Thanks for sharing this great article. Loved it!
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The Effects of Human Instinct on Creative Writing

Creative writing blog: http://creativewritingtutorials.blogspot.com/ Buy a solomation T-shirt! http://solomation.spreadshirt.com/ All profits go toward making "Terrible Immunity." http://solomation...

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Fundamentals of Google Docs Online Course

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ALISON Free Online Courses: Fundamentals of Google Docs

 

Google Docs is a free, Web-based office suite and data storage service offered by Google. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users. 


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M Dolores Solé Gómez's curator insight, September 13, 2013 4:34 AM

Getting the basics of Google docs

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, September 13, 2013 11:08 AM

Great resource to get started using the free office suite available to everyone!!

N Kaspar's curator insight, September 13, 2013 12:01 PM

Looks good at first blush.

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The very best storytelling games to light your imagination on fire | io9

The very best storytelling games to light your imagination on fire | io9 | game writing, social game writing, | Scoop.it

"Take an evening joking around with friends, add a pinch of D&D and a dash of Who's Line Is It Anyway?, and you've got some idea of what a story game is. These collaborative storytelling games cover Shakespearean tragedies, the careers of metal bands, heists gone wrong and all that lies in between.

 

Storytelling is the common goal — some games might name a "winner," but a story game is a success if everyone creates an entertaining, hilarious or scary tale."

 

Read the full article to find out about some storytelling games you could be playing right now:

- Nanofictionary

- Umläut: Game of Metal

- Fiasco

- Happy Birthday Robot

- Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple

- A Tragedy in Five Acts

- Psi*Run

- Nobilis

- Gloom

 


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, August 17, 2013 12:43 AM

These all sound very entertaining.  I like how they make you think on your feet and really stretch your storytelling ability.

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Film English

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The site promotes the innovative and creative use of film in language learning. All of the lesson plans revolve around the use of video and film to teach English. The site promotes cineliteracy, the ability to analyse moving images, and considers cineliteracy as a 21st century skill which our students need to learn.


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:52 PM

This is more and more important. Increasingly students are viewing stories and need to develop the skills to analyze what they see. A useful resource.

Marta Braylan's curator insight, August 15, 2013 10:12 AM

Good lesson plans with films!

Maite Gonzalez's curator insight, February 14, 2014 5:58 AM

Baliabide ikaragarria!!

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Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

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Ignacio Sáenz de Miera's curator insight, August 29, 2013 9:28 AM

Excelente site sobre Storytelling

Ronen Grinberg's curator insight, August 30, 2013 3:53 AM

מתאים לכתיבה של סיפור קצר

ENC Learning Commons's curator insight, September 10, 2013 6:58 PM

This is brilliant because......

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13 #E-learning theories

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E-learning theories are not new theories, but rather e-enhancements of existing learning theories (Mayes and de Freitas, 2004).  They form “sets of beliefs: about the nature of knowledge and compet...

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 9, 2013 9:51 PM

Once again, an infographic underscores the story.

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, October 4, 2013 9:13 AM

Belle mosaïque pour faire le point et réfléchir. Il faut sortir de notre zone de confort pour s'adapter, cheminer et mieux répondre aux besoins d'aujourd'hui!

 
ech08ravo's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:24 PM

Seriously worth printing our at high-res to digest...

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WOW – 3 words, 1 story!

WOW – 3 words, 1 story! | game writing, social game writing, | Scoop.it
“There's always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” ― J.K. Rowling Write Over the Weekend theme for this week Your (Can you write a blogpost with three words included - earphones, cough syrup and prank?
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5 Free iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Notes - iPad Apps for Schools

5 Free iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Notes - iPad Apps for Schools | game writing, social game writing, | Scoop.it

"One of the things that I love about the start of the new school year is that so many students have goals for making “this year the year they…” For many students that blank is filled in with “stay organized” or “take better notes.” If your students are going to be using iPads in your classroom this year, here are five free iPad apps they can try for taking notes and keeping those notes organized."


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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, August 24, 2013 9:32 AM

Evernote and Penultimate for me.

Dave Barry's curator insight, August 24, 2013 10:04 PM
Notetaking Made easy. Another reason every student should have an ipad...
Jan Eade's curator insight, August 25, 2013 11:51 PM

Some great free iPad apps that will aid students in using their iPads for note-taking.

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Storytelling--The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years

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Last year, a pale woman with crazy eyebrows and a keytar strapped to her back made a video of herself, wearing a kimono and holding up hand-Sharpied signs on a street in Melbourne. One by one, the

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Karen Dietz's comment, August 27, 2013 12:48 PM
Thank you David, Penelope, and Ron for your comments and insights!
Penelope's comment, August 27, 2013 10:37 PM
You're welcome, Karen. Thanks for sharing this great article. Loved it!
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5 Rules for Truth-Tellers

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Argue hard, argue for the right reasons -- but don't cherry-pick your facts.I’ve always been partial to Thumper’s dad’s advice about communication.
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The Adaptive Learning Technology One Company Depends On

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The Adaptive Learning Technology One Company Depends On

 

Adaptive technology for education might be the answer. The software has the potential to be a private coach with a perfect memory, able to change its courses and teaching methods to what works for you. It can be a teacher’s aid, which can track the performance and learning style of a student. The best news is that this kind of software already exists, or at least, it is being developed right now.

 

Personalized learning is not only about choosing the right material to introduce or review but also about being able to change the way it is taught. There is content, and then there is delivery. “We always approach learning from several angles. We allow users to switch between experiential and traditional learning so they can understand concepts deeply and from many perspectives,” says Geller.

 

“Beyond the main course which introduces content in order of real world usage, we also enable users to explore specific modules and areas of interest,” says Greenberg. “This lets users acquire good general vocabulary through the main course while promoting fluency in areas they really want to have deep conversations about.”

 

 

 


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