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Making and using media to learn
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Pics4Learning | Free photos for education

Pics4Learning | Free photos for education | Media Education | Scoop.it
Thousands of copyright free and copyright friendly images and photos for teachers and students.
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Videos | The Creators Project

Videos | The Creators Project | Media Education | Scoop.it
Exclusive interviews, events, and video portraits surrounding the impact of technology in music, art, film, and design
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Some fascinating videos of artists exploring new technology

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DropTask - Visual Task Management for Individuals and Teams

DropTask - Visual Task Management for Individuals and Teams | Media Education | Scoop.it
Visualize your workload like never before with DropTask, a complete reimagining of task management on the web.

Via Nik Peachey
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It's a pleasure for personal use. Shame it doesn't do the work too...I could well try it for students' planning projects 

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AC Norman's curator insight, August 6, 2013 6:46 PM

To do-variant.

Mary A. Axford's curator insight, August 12, 2013 9:05 AM

Haven't tried it, but FYI.

Mike Carrington's curator insight, August 14, 2013 7:13 PM

Like the idea - should make dividing large tasks into manageable chunks much simpler. Could be useful for organising myself and for organising school group work.

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Online Speech Bubble Photo Editor - Create comic strips with phrase.it

Online Speech Bubble Photo Editor - Create comic strips with phrase.it | Media Education | Scoop.it
Put speech bubbles on your photos and create your own comic strips within minutes! Great looking results, no sign-up needed, 100% free. phrase.it is probably the best speech bubble photo editor on the web.
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Simple to use, works well.

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How to Create Your Own Illustrated Graphics in PowerPoint » The Rapid eLearning Blog

How to Create Your Own Illustrated Graphics in PowerPoint » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Media Education | Scoop.it
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I liked this post mainly because of its make-the-most-of-what-you've-got ethic.

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Web 2.0 tools: Publish an online book with MyEbook.com

Web 2.0 tools: Publish an online book with MyEbook.com | Media Education | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Creating a themed ebook from my blog. So far so good...

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What Transmedia Storytelling is Not

What Transmedia Storytelling is Not | Media Education | Scoop.it
Transmedia story telling is not simply multimedia.  Multimedia has come to be thought of as the kind of educational material one buys on a CD Rom.  In the 1990’s the name MultiMedia came to be thou...
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Clear unfussy explanation

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The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2013 – thanks to Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2013 – thanks to Larry Ferlazzo | Media Education | Scoop.it

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Joanne Reuther's curator insight, June 19, 2013 2:30 PM

undated list of web 2.0 apps

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Google Docs Research Template - A Stepping Stone

Google Docs Research Template - A Stepping Stone | Media Education | Scoop.it

Earlier this year I designed a template to introduce teachers to the usefulness of using Google Presentation as a tool for research. The purpose of the template is for use as a starting point to help teachers plan and implement technology driven learning experiences that are fueled by Essential Questions and aligned to Common Core Standards.


Via Susan Oxnevad
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...and did you know that in Chrome images can be added from a search page by dragging them to the presentation's tab and dropping them on the slide when it opens - superspeedy

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nihal abitiu's curator insight, June 17, 2013 6:06 AM

très intéressant pour les enseigants.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 19, 2013 7:29 AM

I tried the link to get a copy of the Google Presentation Research Template that is in this blog post. It was not found. I sent Susan a message so hopefully she will get the link corrected. 

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Sparkol VideoScribe - What's your story?

Sparkol VideoScribe - What's your story? | Media Education | Scoop.it
Sparkol VideoScribe - What's your story? Create engaging scribe videos easily
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Free 7-day trial. Then paid for. Might be worth some intensive use

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A Mathematical Reason Teachers Should Blog - Edudemic

A Mathematical Reason Teachers Should Blog - Edudemic | Media Education | Scoop.it
There's actually some simple math behind why teachers should blog. Here's the reasoning behind why one teacher puts in the effort.
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Storytelling in Web Design

Storytelling in Web Design | Media Education | Scoop.it
Denise explains the importance of storytelling in website and app design by comparing and contrasting two history-focused sites.
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Thoughtful and mercifully short on buzzwords...

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SpicyNodes: Media Toolkit

SpicyNodes: Media Toolkit | Media Education | Scoop.it
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Links to my current favourite free, online media apps. Some are password protected. The Useful Sites and Other Apps nodes are most useful.

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My blog and The Future of Educaion

Originally written for Edudemic this piece turned out to be an opinion piece that would probably sit ill amongst their upbeat edtech.
I  blog because I enjoy it.  I am paid the creative satisfaction of a post well done.
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How realistic is it to expect face to face teaching to continue in the face of elearning?

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MindMup: Getting Started

MindMup: Getting Started | Media Education | Scoop.it

Via Kathleen Cercone
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Mindmapping: no login, shares on Google Drive, embeddable, open-source

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:11 AM

MindMup is a free, opensource, online mindmapping canvas. It is:

Zero friction: Access your data anywhere, from any device. Use our free cloud storage for public mindmaps. Store private mind maps on Google Drive, with detailed access and sharing control. All this without the need to register, have accounts or remember passwords.
Jörgen Daniel's comment, July 11, 2013 5:39 PM
Integration with Freemind!
Elena Manou's comment, September 1, 2013 10:57 AM
You can use it straight from google drive after you add it as an app, (I think)
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Digital Storytelling Resource Kit

Digital Storytelling Resource Kit | Media Education | Scoop.it
The Digital Storytelling Resource Kit includes articles, lessons, and samples to help you begin using digital storytelling in the classroom. (Something fun for your summer professional learning!

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Tim Brook's comment, July 9, 2013 5:42 AM
Useful ideas - I'll write one about Web.20 tools one day...
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Scratch - paintball gove

Scratch - paintball gove | Media Education | Scoop.it
Make games, stories and interactive art with Scratch. (scratch.mit.edu)
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Made a while ago but still satisfying my childish streak...

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What is UtellStory?

What is UtellStory? | Media Education | Scoop.it
What is UtellStory? - An introduction of our community

Via Kathleen Cercone
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Free version seems well-featured though nothing staggeringly new

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Yasemin Allsop's curator insight, June 22, 2013 2:17 PM

I can see our teachers using this, really fun!