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10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint | Media Education | Scoop.it
When Used With Tact, These Techniques can Help to Make Your Presentations Fun and Engaging It'd easy to bash PowerPoint, especially given the poor uses we see

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10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

Character Minutes's curator insight, September 17, 2014 7:26 PM

Contains a few new ways to use PowerPoint

tom jackson's curator insight, September 19, 2014 8:41 AM

PPT isn't new, but have you explored all the ways you can make innovative presentations using it?  Worth your time just to ensure your getting your presentation opportunities from it

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How Ken Burns Approaches Storytelling - YouTube

The filmmaker discusses his process of bringing American history to life in a screening of his latest docu-series “The Roosevelts” hosted by Ted Leonsis at M...
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StoriesFrom | New Media. Better World.

StoriesFrom is a collaborative storytelling platform for immersive documentaries.
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Film language - how films work - Learn about film

Film language - how films work - Learn about film | Media Education | Scoop.it
Film language and how to use it: varying shot size, getting the sound right, editing your film together
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Huge amount of information in a small package.

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Shutterfly Photo Story iPad App Preview

Shutterfly Photo Story iPad App Preview | Media Education | Scoop.it
Shutterfly is launching an amazing classroom resource called Shutterfly Photo Story.
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64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information | Media Education | Scoop.it
"Julie Greller's blog A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet features some great content for teachers. Posts are sorted by subject and grade level, and there's also a link to some free ebooks. ...
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How to tell a story

How to tell a story | Media Education | Scoop.it
Why do we love our favorite stories? Do they need a beginning, middle and end, and a character who changes by the conclusion? Masters of storytelling explore new answers to age-old questions of the craft.
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Design Thinking for Educators

Design Thinking for Educators | Media Education | Scoop.it
Design Thinking is a mindset. Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future, and a process to take action when faced with a difficult challenge. That kind of optimism is well needed in education.

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Startup Focuses on Software for Deblurring Smartphone Photos | MIT Technology Review

Startup Focuses on Software for Deblurring Smartphone Photos | MIT Technology Review | Media Education | Scoop.it
A Canadian startup turns to software to improve the quality and reduce the size of smartphone cameras.
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How Digital Storytelling is Bridging Gaps And Preserving Cultures - Huffington Post

How Digital Storytelling is Bridging Gaps And Preserving Cultures - Huffington Post | Media Education | Scoop.it
How Digital Storytelling is Bridging Gaps And Preserving Cultures
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I'll never forget the Friday afternoon when an email from someone at LEGO landed in my inbox.
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Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling--Visualized

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling--Visualized | Media Education | Scoop.it
See the rules that make up the Pixar playbook, as image macros.
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Clyp - Record and share audio, simply.

Clyp - Record and share audio, simply. | Media Education | Scoop.it
Discover and share the world of audio. Clyp is a free, simple and fun way to record and share the sounds in your life with friends and family. Now available on iOS.
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At last a simple, free way to share sounds. Offers social networks, embed code etc.

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Academia and storytelling are not incompatible - how to reduce the risks and gain control of your research narrative.

Academia and storytelling are not incompatible - how to reduce the risks and gain control of your research narrative. | Media Education | Scoop.it
Rigorous research and attention-grabbing storytelling are very different trades and it is clear there are professional and personal risks for academics looking to translate complex data into bite-s...
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The 11 Laws of Great Storytelling For the Movies

The 11 Laws of Great Storytelling For the Movies | Media Education | Scoop.it
Professor, screenwriter and script consultant Jeffrey Hirschberg reveals the key elements of writing an engaging screenplay.
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Digital Storytelling for Social Impact : The Rockefeller Foundation

Digital Storytelling for Social Impact : The Rockefeller Foundation | Media Education | Scoop.it
##snippet-99####snippet-179##Without question, digital technology has accelerated the tempo of the world’s and a (A 21st century venue for #socialchange.
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Photo Editor | Polarr - Online Photo Editing Re-imagined.

Photo Editor | Polarr - Online Photo Editing Re-imagined. | Media Education | Scoop.it

From advanced image filters to professional local adjustments, Polarr is the most versatile and powerful photo editing tool in the web.


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I like the look of this. Adjustable filtering nice UI

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Evelyn Izquierdo's curator insight, September 12, 2014 11:27 AM

Great tool, indeed. It looks very versatile. Let's try it this new school year. ;)

John Bostock's curator insight, September 13, 2014 5:41 AM

Not the only product of this type available, and with limited effect filters; but very good  basic image adjustment controls - accessible from any modern web browser. 

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501 Commons Delivers Essential Digital Storytelling Tips for Nonprofits - Flip the Media

501 Commons Delivers Essential Digital Storytelling Tips for Nonprofits - Flip the Media | Media Education | Scoop.it
501 Commons Delivers Essential Digital Storytelling Tips for Nonprofits
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How can nonprofits best leverage tools and trends in digital storytelling to benefit their causes?
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MEA Conference 2014

MEA Conference 2014 | Media Education | Scoop.it
The Annual conference for the Media Education Association with a keynote from Julian Sefton-Green, a choice of workshops for all sectors from Primary to FE, a special UKLA Media Literacy event, the AGM of the MEA in the afternoon and on friday evening, a wine reception and screening of Grierson-award winning documentary 'Sodiq' with director Adeyemi Michael.
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Wisdom in the Age of Information: Maria Popova (Future of StoryTelling 2014) - YouTube

Wisdom in the Age of Information: Maria Popova (Future of StoryTelling 2014) - YouTube | Media Education | Scoop.it
http://www.futureofstorytelling.org http://www.brainpickings.org See the rest of our 2014 FoST films here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs6Vd3jEmIs...
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Shooting Stable Handheld Video Footage

Shooting Stable Handheld Video Footage | Media Education | Scoop.it
Just because your camera isn't on a tripod doesn't mean your footage has to be shaky. Tips to keep handheld shooting as stable as a table. (Love film making?? Sick of the shaky videos that often come with not having a tripod?
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Nuno Bernardo: The more we give away, the more people will pay

Nuno Bernardo: The more we give away, the more people will pay | Media Education | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, September 5, 2014 1:41 PM


"What is the true value of content? A thought-provoking post from beActive's CEO [Nuno Bernardo]"

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Why the iPad and Google Apps for Education are a bad mix.

Why the iPad and Google Apps for Education are a bad mix. | Media Education | Scoop.it
For an individual, classroom or school looking for a device to get the most out of Google Apps for Education and use it in a manner that makes it a productive option for teachers and students save yourself the time in considering the iPad.

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Creating interactive narratives

Creating interactive narratives | Media Education | Scoop.it

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Fiona Milburn talks with Ingrid Kopp, director of Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute in New York, about creating interactive narratives.

Simon Staffans's curator insight, September 4, 2014 5:57 AM

Interesting interview.

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Create a digital story - YouTube

This video shows you five tips to create a digital story: 1- Start with an idea 2- Write your story 3- Create a storyboard 4- Research and gather elements 5-...
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