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How to Make a Cartoon of Yourself in PowerPoint

My newest tutorial video about ways to make a cartoon of yourself in PowerPoint, including using CrazyTalk Animator, which is a separate software you can get...

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Tdutec Innovación Educativa's curator insight, January 25, 12:28 PM

añada su visión ...

Teresa Torné's curator insight, January 26, 4:44 PM

Afegeix el teu visió ...

David Swaddle's curator insight, January 28, 11:01 PM

CrazyTalk is so much fun! Here's a quick demo of what it can do.

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Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools

Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools | immersive media | Scoop.it
You don't have to download an office suite to build great-looking presentations for work, a talk, or school. There are plenty of online options that work well from any computer with a web browser, whether it's your desktop, a PC at work, or a laptop on the go. This week we're looking at five of the best.

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Dr. Shauna Mayo's curator insight, January 26, 11:08 AM

I am always looking for tools that can make presentations more exciting and engaging.

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Fantastic Resources for Teaching Using YouTube ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Fantastic Resources for Teaching Using YouTube ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | immersive media | Scoop.it

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▶ Immersive Storyworld: Creative Process Inside Out - YouTube

Alison Norrington and Nataly Rios, give a detailed examination of the creation and development of The Chatsfield, a persistent interactive living soap opera ...

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, January 26, 9:26 AM

About The Chatsfield

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How storytelling has changed in the digital age

How storytelling has changed in the digital age | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 26, 1:19 PM


"Lance Weiler explores how technology is transforming the art of storytelling."

Kajsa Hartig's curator insight, January 26, 3:08 PM

'Together storytellers, game developers, makers, creative technologists and experience designers will experiment with new forms and functions of storytelling. '

Vivalist's curator insight, January 26, 4:50 PM

Columbia joins the MIT and Duke University in the search for 21st century storytelling. It is interdisciplinary, that's one thing.

 

There are probably a lot of other academic programs in other universities as well. It's exciting to see interdisciplinary programs such as Duke' GreaterThanGames initiative give birth to awesome projects.

 

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Download Free Digital Tools for Teachers Now

Download Free Digital Tools for Teachers Now | immersive media | Scoop.it
Get the first book in a new series of free digital tools to explore—"Digital Tools for Teachers" from the Global Digital Citizen Foundation!

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DailyEnglish's curator insight, January 27, 4:31 AM

For all Daily English Teachers, and also parents! 

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Write on Sports's curator insight, January 27, 9:54 AM

Who doesn't love free stuff?!  Check out this book download - Free Digitial Tools for Teachers"

Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, January 27, 10:41 PM

Free ebook with downloadbale digital tools

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20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning

20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning | immersive media | Scoop.it
Comic Strips and Cartooning can be a Fun Way for Students to Explore Learning Topics There are so many good free tools for creating comics and cartoons on the

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5 PowerPoint Shortcuts That Will Save Your Life

Looking for some ways to make the arduous act of presentation-making faster and easier? Look no further than BrightCarbon's top five shortcuts!

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 27, 3:48 PM

Watch this slideshow about PPT shortcuts and save your time when creating a presentation.


Tony Park's curator insight, January 28, 9:03 PM

Some great points.

Tony Park

Business Gardener.

Frank Napoli's curator insight, January 29, 3:57 PM

Great presentation and information.

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This Is How to Create Flipped Videos by Adding Interactive Elements and Annotations to YouTube Clips

This Is How to Create Flipped Videos by Adding Interactive Elements and Annotations to YouTube Clips | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Kelly's curator insight, January 28, 8:14 PM

Practical and easy ways to use YouTube's standard editing features to insert spotlights, text bubbles, clickable links, etc. at specific time-markers in an uploaded video thereby expanding available options and scope of learning.

 

Kristie's curator insight, January 29, 9:55 PM

Always looking for new ways to create interactivity. I had no idea you could do this with Youtube.

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Amazon Debuts Kindle Textbook Creator -- THE Journal

Amazon has launched a new segment of Kindle Direct Publishing, KDP EDU, targeted at educators and authors of textbooks and other educational content.

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Bridging the ADHD Gap

Bridging the ADHD Gap | immersive media | Scoop.it
To create education equity for children with ADHD, make the learning child-centered, differentiate, integrate movement and mindfulness, create supportive learning environments, and document the process.

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Bringing the Future to Life: Pervasive Transmedia Scenarios and the World of Worlding

Submitted to OCAD University for the degree of Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation.

This book reflects on a research project exploring the use of transmedia storytelling techniques to materialize speculative future scenarios. It also highlights a transmedia futures project called ZED.TO, created in 2012 in Toronto by Trevor Haldenby and The Mission Business.

ISBN: 978-0-9921464-0-5

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, January 16, 5:05 PM

interesting thesis

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Book Review: Transmedia Storytelling and the New Era of Media Convergence in Higher Education by James Marshall : Learning Solutions Magazine

Book Review: Transmedia Storytelling and the New Era of Media Convergence in Higher Education by James  Marshall : Learning Solutions Magazine | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, January 16, 11:58 PM

Review of a new, interesting publication.

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More than just a story: Now filmmakers build a whole new world

More than just a story: Now filmmakers build a whole new world | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 24, 1:31 PM


Ryan Gilmour:  "One of the most compelling developments in modern filmmaking is how evolving technologies influence the ways that artists express themselves" ...

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 2 Wonderful Classroom Posters on Close Reading

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 2 Wonderful Classroom Posters on Close Reading | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Alex Garland’s Ex Machina: can a film about an attractive robot be feminist science fiction?

Alex Garland’s Ex Machina: can a film about an attractive robot be feminist science fiction? | immersive media | Scoop.it
In Ex Machina, Alex Garland – writer of The Beach and 28 Days Later – suggests that the brave new dawn of artificial intelligence will not kill off our crappy old gender dynamics. Helen Lewis meets him.

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, January 26, 7:18 PM

YA story creators can't escape the Gender Issue in storytelling.

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5 Free Tools To Make Alternative School Presentations

5 Free Tools To Make Alternative School Presentations | immersive media | Scoop.it
Free EdTech to Make Alternative School Presentations. Check these 5 Free Tools to Make Alternative School Presentations to make your presentations unique!

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 26, 12:58 PM

A few tools that can be used to create a non-traditional presentation.

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Be suspicious -- very suspicious -- of stories

Be suspicious -- very suspicious -- of stories | immersive media | Scoop.it
Like all of us, economist Tyler Cowen loves a good story. But in this intriguing talk, he asks us to step away from thinking of our lives -- and our messy, complicated irrational world -- in terms of a simple narrative.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 26, 1:54 PM

Want to start your week off right? Then watch this irreverent video full of truth about storytelling. You will laugh, your eyebrows will raise, and you will periodically nod your head in agreement. OR -- you'll get cranky.


Economist Tyler Cowen has a few things to teach us about storytelling. For example: life is messy and today we treat stories like Mr. Clean -- tidy ways to organize ourselves into a series of 7 little narrative boxes. Ouch! But true.


I like this guy. He calls a spade a spade. Life is messy. Storytelling is messy. Storytelling as a practice is full of contradictions, ethical conundrums, along with rich and deeply meaningful experiences. 


Don't fall into the trap of simplistic storytelling. Get real. Get honest. Get aware. Run to listen to this 16.5 minute video with practical advice at the end. It will enrich your life and your storytelling.


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

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6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning | Terry Heick | TeachThought.com

6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning | Terry Heick | TeachThought.com | immersive media | Scoop.it

In 2015, no one should be hurting for compelling ed content. Sites like edutopia, The Tempered Radical, Langwitches, Justin Tarte, Cool Cat Teacher, Grant Wiggins’ blog, and dozens of others offer outstanding reading on a daily basis to help you improve the things that happen in your classroom. (And this list is frustratingly incomplete–they’re just the sites on my radar that I’ve been reading since I entered education.)

A bit more “fringe” are sites like TeachThought, Jackie Gerstein’s UserGeneratedEducation, the Connected Learning Alliance and DMLCentral.net, MindShift, and so many more–“fringe” due to their thinking that seems as interested in understanding what’s possible in a modern learning environment as they are what is. Pursuing excellence in the box while demanding to know what’s going on outside that box.

You could even call this kind of content less immediately practical when you’re just Googling for a lesson idea for tomorrow, but there’s room for everyone in a digital and infinite world. There are already fantastic sites that offer worksheets and classroom management strategies and assessment policies. We’ll do that from time to time, but near and dear to our mission at TeachThought is to rethink learning in a modern world, however we choose to characterize those modern qualities.

Along with the others, CLA is on our short list of thought leaders that help push us to think about how education is changing in a modern world, which is why we’ve shared some of their models in the past, including their iconic Connected Learning model. Recently, we also discovered that they’ve shared the design principles of that model, along with a description of each.

These ideas appear below–and of course, check out CLA and DML for further reading.


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Jennifer Hudgens's curator insight, January 29, 7:20 PM

This puts the whole idea of the new NGSS into terminology that focuses on the student and allows them to create meaning for their learning.  Very exciting path for learning science!

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Stories: What Sinks Organizational Change Infographic

Stories: What Sinks Organizational Change Infographic | immersive media | Scoop.it

Some aspects of organizational culture are visible on the surface, like the tip of an iceberg, while others are implicit and submerged within the organization. Because these ingrained assumptions are tacit and below the surface, they are not easy to see or deal with, although they affect everything the organization does.


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 28, 9:46 PM
Nice pick @Vicki!
Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 28, 9:46 PM
Nice pick @Vicki!
Jeremy Pollard's curator insight, January 29, 5:56 PM

Icebergs are a great metaphor. We use an iceberg in Shipley win-work sessions to highlight that deals are often won under the iceberg around unstated issues, then justified on the stated requirements. 

 

Later, when client agree they could make some powerful changes to their process for winning work, this iceberg about the hidden barriers to making that change comes into play.

 

The ratio of people and organisations that want to changes, but struggle to make it stick, is very high. We are fast approaching the point where effective change management becomes a bigger issue to work on with clients than the specifics of the solution being considered.

 

I recommend this article, and the powerful visual as a starting point for you own conversations with your team about making things happen.

 

I suggest starting with examples of projects or changes of significance that HAVE worked for you. Talk through why you think they worked.  Compare them to the projects or changes that stalled or ran late. What was different?

 

Talk to colleagues about their success and failures in change.

 

Leading a team, helping a customer - change is the foundation skill.

Where would you rank your ability to drive, lead and make change happen?

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Twitter's new 30-second video platform: 'A big day for tweeters' – video

Twitter's new 30-second video platform: 'A big day for tweeters' – video | immersive media | Scoop.it
Alex Hern discusses the new features offered by Twitter from Tuesday. They include a video-hosting platform for clips of up to 30 seconds

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Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader

Check your grammar right from your browser or Microsoft Office. Improve your writing in emails, documents, social media posts, messages, and more.

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▶ Transmedia Performance and Pervasive Theatre - YouTube

Sophy Smith presents the findings from her research project 'Pervasive Theatre', which explored the potential of transmedia tools to create a multi media cro...

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, January 28, 8:57 AM

More good stuff from the Conducttr conference - pervasive theatre

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Try This Choose Your Own Adventure Built On Twitter

Try This Choose Your Own Adventure Built On Twitter | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 16, 1:34 PM


Mark Wilson:  "Most of us remember at least one experience reading a Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) paperback, finding ourselves lost in an enchanted castle, flipping to page 45 to sneak past the guards or to page 89 to drink a mysterious green potion. Now, Terence Eden has squeezed that same experience into a hack of Twitter’s account pages."

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Video Boot Camp

Video Boot Camp | immersive media | Scoop.it
The rapid adoption of devices in the classroom has fundamentally changed the way we can create video. Every part of the creation process -- writing, recording, editing, and distributing -- is possible on the devices that can fit in our pocket. Vision is the most dominant of the five senses. Research shows that concepts are better remembered if they are taught visually. This is called the pictorial superiority effect, and it’s why video is such a powerful learning tool. A video is created three t

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