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Markup and Highlighting Tool for Live PowerPoint Presentations (PC only)

Markup and Highlighting Tool for Live PowerPoint Presentations (PC only) | immersive media | Scoop.it
Highlight, focus or magnify objects in PowerPoint presentations, on the fly and with zero preperation

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 25, 2013 11:56 AM

Useful tool for presenters.

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Thank you Robin for writing about us.
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Thank you for creating MagPointer.
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Are Smartphones The Future Of Feature Filmmaking?

Are Smartphones The Future Of Feature Filmmaking? | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 22, 5:28 AM

 

Damon Beres:  "Everyone takes snapshots on their iPhone, but maybe they should aim a bit higher. Smartphones are becoming a powerful tool for filmmakers who want to tell stories without spending thousands of dollars on high-end equipment."

Friilance's curator insight, April 22, 9:30 AM

Are Smartphones The Future Of Feature Filmmaking?

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CaptureCast Chrome: Google Chrome Screen and web camera recording app

CaptureCast Chrome: Google Chrome Screen and web camera recording app | immersive media | Scoop.it

Simple screen recording app for Google Chrome.
Record your screen & webcam in full motion HD video.
Create recordings for flipped learning or lectures.

 


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 22, 1:46 PM

Google Chrome extension for recording screencasts, aimed at educators and students. Upload your videos to YouTube or Vimeo and share them.

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digitaljam

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, April 22, 3:38 PM
Some essential reading on VR
The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 23, 2:07 AM

 

DRC:  Interesting infographic with link to VR Writers Room White Paper on immersive entertainment.

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Google's 360-degree monster short is the future of movies

Google's 360-degree monster short is the future of movies | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 24, 7:14 AM

 

Adario Strange:  "The film is short, but doesn't skimp on major movie style cinematic special effects and editing, delivering a peek at what big virtual reality movies may look like in the near future."

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, April 24, 11:52 AM
Impressionant Un très belle qualité d'image !
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At schools with sub-par Internet, kids face a poor connection with modern life | Chico Harlan | WashPost.com

At schools with sub-par Internet, kids face a poor connection with modern life | Chico Harlan | WashPost.com | immersive media | Scoop.it

Toward the end of a potholed country road, in the computer lab of a one-story school, the Internet one morning choked out a final quiz question about melting icebergs and then sputtered to a halt. The image of a spinning wheel popped onto Tatiana Flowers’s computer screen. Then Cedric Garner Jr.’s. Within 30 seconds, the problem had spread across the room, and 11 eighth-graders were again practicing the one skill their computer class seemed actually good for: patience.

“Miss Washington, my Learning.com buffering,” Flowers, 14, said.

“Mine buffering, too,” Garner, 13, said.

Another student tried to refresh his screen. “There is no Internet connection,” his Web browser said, and just above the type, there was an image of a dinosaur.

Monroe Intermediate, a K-8 school in rural Alabama, is a tech dinosaur only because it has little choice, sitting in an impoverished community of churches and trailer homes that telecom companies have little financial incentive to wire.


Over the past decade and a half, corporations including AT&T, Comcast and Verizon have laid cabling that is capable of transmitting high-speed Internet across much of urban and suburban America.


But educators say there is a problem: The companies have essentially finished building in every area where they believe they can profit. And several thousand of America’s schools sit outside these zones, according to EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit organization that measures Internet access in classrooms.


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Easy Visual Storytelling: 6 Quick Tips From the Experts

Easy Visual Storytelling: 6 Quick Tips From the Experts | immersive media | Scoop.it

Every presentation for a product or service can hugely benefit from a visual story that communicates its purpose, but building an effective one can be tricky. Where do you start? How many words should you include on each slide or frame? What kind of images should you use? Two presentation design experts are here to help: Alison Macondray and Matt Clark of the presentation design agency Alimat Inc. have whittled down their years of experience to six foundational design principles that can easily be applied to any presentation.


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 25, 4:56 PM

Need some simple rules for creating your next PowerPoint presentation? Then use this quick guide. You can also watch the video of the webinar.

 

The entire video is 1 hour long, but the first 35 minutes is the webinar. The rest of the hour is spent on Q&A.

 

There is advice here like "keep it simple" -- which means not only your story but also your visuals and slide layout. Most people still mess this up thinking their slides are fine but in reality the deck is a confusing jungle of too much information. 

 

That's why I like the video because you get to see real examples of what works and doesn't.

 

Use these 6 quick tips for a better presentation, and story on!

 

PS -- many thanks to fellow curator @Baiba Svencafor suggesting this post to me.

 

 

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11 TED Talks by brilliant women in STEM

11 TED Talks by brilliant women in STEM | immersive media | Scoop.it
These women are trailblazers inspiring a new generation of girls to follow their lead and change the ratio in STEM (science, math, engineering and tech).

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The difference between social learning and social collaboration

The difference between social learning and social collaboration | immersive media | Scoop.it
First published 25 March 2015 In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right)  I use the term social collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&…

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Four Tools to Help Students Uncover Hidden Histories

Four Tools to Help Students Uncover Hidden Histories | immersive media | Scoop.it
Digital tools have made history easier to uncover. These four sites help educators learn some of those histories from major figures to ones students can explore

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Tech It Up Tuesday: 50 Tools & Apps for Showcasing Student Knowledge

Tech It Up Tuesday: 50 Tools & Apps for Showcasing Student Knowledge | immersive media | Scoop.it
Greetings and welcome to “Tech It Up Tuesday”, a weekly series in which I share an edtech tool, app, site or other resource that can be utilized in the educational setting. This week features an ex…

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, April 28, 9:12 AM
Wonderful ways to engage students to show what they know. My students love many of these tools and we look forward to exploring more.
WEAC's curator insight, April 28, 9:51 AM

"With a myriad of web tools and apps available to teachers, it’s sometimes mind-boggling trying to identify which are the most effective for the classroom. But if you’re looking for some innovative ways to showcase student work, here’s an awesome visual collection of resources spanning 11 categories—audio recordings, collages, comics, posters, slides, digital books, narrated slideshows, movies, animations, screen casts and study aids—to help get you started!"

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Mastering Assessment Language: Trusty Tips and Tools via GDC

Mastering Assessment Language: Trusty Tips and Tools via GDC | immersive media | Scoop.it
If you are set on mastering assessment language, here are some tips and resources to help you use the best words at the right times.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 22, 8:18 AM
Thanks for sharing Tom!
Encarna Llamas's curator insight, April 23, 6:16 AM
personalizing education
cherimacleod's curator insight, April 24, 12:09 AM
Bloom's taxonomy matched with verbs ;)
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Free Technology for Teachers: Try Watchkin for Distraction-free YouTube Viewing

Free Technology for Teachers: Try Watchkin for Distraction-free YouTube Viewing | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Narrative Games: The Inside Story

Narrative Games: The Inside Story | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 7, 11:29 AM

Hey -- here's a commentary about 2 new story games that you might want to check out over the weekend.

 

There are lots of storytelling games out there like StoryCubes that we can use in business to stimulate stories. Or to use at home just for fun.

 

Check out these games because the difference here is that these are designed as a narrative. Sounds like a good time :)) I wonder if they could be used in business also.

 

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

The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 16, 12:53 AM

 

Christopher Chabris:  "We play games for many reasons: the thrill of victory, the excitement of competition, the experience of being “in the zone” that comes from complete immersion in a mental challenge. But we also play for the chance to create a story."

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Knovio: Online Video Presentations for Instant Multimedia

Knovio: Online Video Presentations for Instant Multimedia | immersive media | Scoop.it
Create instant multimedia content for learning & marketing. Explain, document, teach, pitch, document anything. Free versions available. Desktop & mobile.

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Rare Egyptian Amulet with name of Ancient Pharaoh Found in discarded earth from Temple Mount | HeritageDaily

Rare Egyptian Amulet with name of Ancient Pharaoh Found in discarded earth from Temple Mount | HeritageDaily | immersive media | Scoop.it

A rare amulet more than 3,200 years old bearing the name of the Egyptian ruler Thutmose III, Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty (who reigned from 1479 – 1425 BC) has been discovered at the Temple Mount Sifting Project located in Jerusalem’s Tzurim Valley National Park within earth discarded from the Temple Mount.

The project is conducted under the auspices of Bar-Ilan University, with the support of the City of David Foundation, the Israel Archaeology Foundation, and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.

Thutmose III was one of the most important pharaohs in Egypt’s New Kingdom and is credited with establishing the Egyptian imperial province in Canaan, conducting 17 military campaigns to Canaan and Syria and defeating a coalition of Canaanite kings at the city of Megiddo in 1457 BC.

The amulet was discovered by Neshama Spielman, a twelve year-old girl from Jerusalem who came with her family to participate in the Temple Mount Sifting Project.


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Introduction to Digital Art

Introduction to Digital Art | immersive media | Scoop.it
Photoshop is an excellent tool for manipulating photographs but it can also be used as a means to create stunning digital art. This tutorial is part of a 25-part vid

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Should I Download That App? A Ten Question Checklist for Choosing Tools by Kerry Callagher

Should I Download That App? A Ten Question Checklist for Choosing Tools by Kerry Callagher | immersive media | Scoop.it
Many educators are playing the student engagement game. They wonder, “How can I get my students excited to learn? How can I ensure they will not get distracted easily?” Since tablets, Chromebooks, and smartphones have become commonplace in classrooms, the easy answer is to find a new shiny tech tool

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 24, 6:35 PM

Good stuff! Thanks to Tom D'Amico.

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The Emoji Is the Birth of a New Type of Language (� No Joke)

The Emoji Is the Birth of a New Type of Language (� No Joke) | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 25, 6:05 AM

 

Clive Thompson:  "Emoji assist in a peculiarly modern task: conveying emotional nuance in short, online utterances. “They’re trying to solve one of the big problems of writing online, which is that you have the words but you don’t have the tone of voice,” as my friend Gretchen McCulloch, a linguist and author, says."

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ESA's Herschel provides stunning video of galactic panorama | Anthony Wood | GizMag.com

ESA's Herschel provides stunning video of galactic panorama | Anthony Wood | GizMag.com | immersive media | Scoop.it

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a stunning video constructed from data collected by the Herschel space observatory over the course of its short operational life. The video displays a detailed panorama of the Milky Way as seen from our perspective in the Orion Spur of the Perseus spiral arm.

Compared to other orbital observatories such as the Hubble Space Telescope, Herschel's working life could be considered excessively brief, spanning as it did just a few years between 2009 - 2013. Nevertheless, in this short time, Herschel undertook vast cataloging campaigns in the sub-millimetre and far-infrared wavelengths, which allowed the telescope to reveal the complex disposition of star-forming materials such as cosmic dust.


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Makey Makey | Lesson Plans

Makey Makey | Lesson Plans | immersive media | Scoop.it
Makey Makey: Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Alligator clip the Internet to your world and start inventing the future. Makey Makey: An Invention Kit for Everyone

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 26, 7:48 PM

YAaaaas! I SO HEART @makeymakey and @thejoylabz!

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How Tribeca 2016 Pushed Visual Storytelling Forward With ‘the bomb’ and More

How Tribeca 2016 Pushed Visual Storytelling Forward With ‘the bomb’ and More | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 26, 4:30 AM

 

John Fink:  "We discuss the thrilling multimedia documentary experience at Tribeca, along with select highlights from the festival’s VR arcade."

Vivalist's curator insight, April 27, 5:54 AM
The film festival just ended with a custom show called The Bomb which blew some minds with live music and immersive screening.

Earlier this year at SXSW, I met Brazilian film director Ricardo Laganaro who worked on the beautiful semi-spheric experience at the Rio's Museum of Tomorrow. He was also convinced that VR headset were killing the social bond and that other directions integrating a common experience should be explored.


Adding live music is definitely a plus. For example, it really served the No Man's Sky during last year's Playstation Experience: A night under no man's sky
Adding VR-like 360° degree display to this would have been incredible :)

Finally, the film selection in the Tribeca's VR Arcade was great, helping to uncap the potential for this new media.
Among the creators there were Chris Milk and his VRSE as well as Standford Virtual Interaction Lab...
It might be a great place for VR and experential story telling in the future for sure...


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Make a Book Map with Google Maps by Matt Renwick

Make a Book Map with Google Maps by Matt Renwick | immersive media | Scoop.it
I was filling in for my son's teacher in 3rd grade yesterday (no substitute). One activity I facilitated was their prepared book talks. The students had four minutes to talk to their classmates about a book they enjoyed and why they should read it too. I noticed that a few of the books that were…

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20 Ideas for Creating Perfect Infographics Infographic - via @eLearngraphic

20 Ideas for Creating Perfect Infographics Infographic - via @eLearngraphic | immersive media | Scoop.it
Infographics are becoming extremely popular nowadays. Qualitative content must be visualized. Here are 20 Ideas for creating perfect infographics.

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, April 27, 9:20 AM
Thinking in images...for teachers and students! #21rstCenturySkills
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, April 27, 9:34 AM
Engaging ideas to include infographics for sharing. Excellent!
Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 29, 1:50 PM
This article/infographic gives some great tips for anyone looking to create an infographic.
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The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup

The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 21, 5:53 AM

 

Kevin Kelly:  "Blockbuster MR and VR worlds will require the highest level of world-building. The inherent freedom of the audience to move around, to peek at the underside of things, to linger and appreciate the details, means that great effort and skill will be needed to preserve the chain of persuasion for all the things that make up that world."

 

DRC:  An in-depth look at virtual reality, mixed reality and the future of world building.  [This is a long read but well worth the effort!]

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The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure via TED

The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure via TED | immersive media | Scoop.it
"Great dreams aren't just visions," says Astro Teller, "They're visions coupled to strategies for making them real." The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes us inside the "moonshot factory," as it's called, where his team seeks to solve the world's biggest problems through experimental projects like balloon-powered Internet and wind turbines that sail through the air. Find out X's secret to creating an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring audacious ideas.

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