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Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. Th
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The 21 Most Creative Instagram Accounts Of 2013

The 21 Most Creative Instagram Accounts Of 2013 | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Follow all of these amazing artists for daily inspiration and magic. Technology is cool sometimes.
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If you have not explored Instagram, it isn't going away. So now is a good time to check out the best of the best.  The tribe has spoken

#8 Red Hong is my favorite!  
She has beauty, brains, creativity and humility.   

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New Benefits to Using Video in the Classroom – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Benefits to Using Video in the Classroom – Stephen's Lighthouse | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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I hate it when I find great resources like this the day after I give a big presentation.  Oh well.  I am glad that I have this for the next time.

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Mastering the 5 P's of Online Video

Mastering the 5 P's of Online Video | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
When considering the five "P's" of online video: Production, Packaging, Publishing, Promotion, and Profit, which questions should you be asking yourself as you enter into each phase of a video's life?
Ken Morrison's insight:

I really like this framework, however, I would like to add a 6th P: Psychochology.  "How can I design a video to help viewers want to take action?" 

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5 Viral Video Principles: How to Make a Viral Video

Think making a viral video is all luck? Think again! SmartShoot has created over 50,000 videos and photo projects for some of the world's biggest brands includi

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Ken Morrison's insight:

Here is a some pretty good advice on how to make your videos have a better chance of go viral.  I like how it included Seth Godin's quote that "Safe is the new risky".  With that said, it had balanced advice about being 'real'.  I wish it would have used other examples than GoDaddy's "the Kiss"  The Super Bowl exposure throws the statistics out the window in my opinion.

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Design for Presentation: The great eye learns to see

A fable about using design to help your audience see your message clearly. And what to avoid. For directors, designers, instructional designers, and presenters.

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Ken Morrison's insight:

What a wonderful way to help people learn the power of design.  This is a great use of a story to get and keep attention while teaching.

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tom jackson's curator insight, February 25, 2013 9:06 AM

An effective way to engage your audience in learning principles of many content areas!

tom jackson's curator insight, February 25, 2013 9:07 AM

another idea for delivering your lessons, sometime we overlook the fable.  An effective way to engage your audience in learning principles of many content areas!

N Kaspar's curator insight, March 3, 2013 11:07 PM

An interesting example of how to use a fable to teach a subject.

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Infographics ROCK Twitter and LinkedIn, Leave Facebook Cold: Measuring ROI [Infographic]

Infographics ROCK Twitter and LinkedIn, Leave Facebook Cold: Measuring ROI [Infographic] | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Infographics on Return On Infographics ROI on business for sales and conversion of product with search engine ranking, social interaction, page views

Via Martin (Marty) Smith, Luigi Cangiano
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Ken's Key Takeaway:  

I am sharing this link for two reasons.  I like that it shares a list of the most popular infographic.  I also like that it shows how to attempt to evaluate the ROI of an infographic.  

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Lynn O'Connell for O'Connell Meier's curator insight, February 8, 2013 4:05 PM

Facebook doesn't show enough of a infographic to allow it to have impact. To share there, make a photo of the top and link to another site.

255's comment, February 20, 2013 12:21 AM
Could be that infographics tells something in an easy way about relevant point ?
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12 Valuable Tips for Video SEO Beginners

12 Valuable Tips for Video SEO Beginners | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article on Search Engine Watch:

"If you aren't optimizing your videos to match what people are searching, your videos are likely to get lost and not reach their intended audience. Without reaching their intended audience, they serve no purpose.

 

Use the following 12 valuable tips to get your video to reach the first page of Google and YouTube, but most importantly build visibility to a large niche audience that is interested in what you have to offer.

 

1. Content Quality Check:
Ensure your videos are relevant, informative, and rich with content. Don't waste time producing videos that have nothing to do with your brand or service.

2. Title:
Capture the potential viewer's attention with a catchy title that contains related key phrases that are relevant to your brand or service.

3. Tags:
Optimize your video with important key phrases or keywords. Don't use complicated words or terminology that may not be common to the average person.

4. Description:
Optimize your video's description with relevant keywords and include a keyword-rich description of your video to allow search engines to index it and rank it higher, and for users to better understand your video before viewing.

5. Links:
Use video as a portal to other content on your site. Upload a couple of videos to portals like YouTube and Vimeo, and consider providing links back to related content and other relevant videos on your site.

6. Transcripts:
Provide transcripts of your videos. Good old HTML content is still a favorite with search engines.

7. Length:
Keep your video at five minutes or less. The average amount of time a user spends on a YouTube video is around 1 minute 30 seconds.
If you have video content that is of long duration, consider breaking it up into smaller pieces and tagging each accordingly, to be more appealing to the viewer.

8. Video Sitemaps:
Submit a video sitemap to Google to make sure that the search engine spiders can find your video content and index it accordingly. This is the easiest way for search engines to find your video content.

9. Branding:
As video is a great way to generate brand awareness with prospects, take advantage of this opportunity to incorporate your brand and logos into your videos.

10. Embedding Options:
Help your video go viral. Allow other users access to the coding that will allow them to embed your video on their website or blog. This can help gain valuable back links and shares that will boost your rankings in search engines.

11. Syndication:
Submit your video to RSS feeds and syndicate your videos to drive exposure across various online platforms and to optimize your videos even more.

12. Share, Share, Share!
Get on your social networks, look through your email contacts, write on your blogs, and get the hype going..."

Read full article here:

http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2234885/12-Valuable-Tips-for-Video-SEO-Beginners

 


Via Giuseppe Mauriello
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Twelve important steps to squeeze as much Google Juice (SEO) as possible from the hard work you do on your videos.

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malek's curator insight, January 10, 2013 8:56 AM

Time to try Syndication with RSS feeds

ben bernard's comment, January 13, 2013 9:11 PM
my topics here http://www.scoop.it/t/direct-marketing-services
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my topics here http://www.scoop.it/t/direct-marketing-services
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Beautiful Pictures of Korea by Trey Ratcliff | Travel Photography

Beautiful Pictures of Korea by Trey Ratcliff | Travel Photography | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Inspirational and amazing pictures of Korea taken by Trey Ratcliff specializing in HDR Photography, Landscape Photography and Travel Photography...
Ken Morrison's insight:

Today I learned that this Trey Ratcliff that I have been hearing so much about is the man behind one of my favorite desktop wallpapers.  I love his photography and his approach to life.  I've heard many of his podcast interviews but I finally visited his site today.

Ken

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Street View and Beyond: Google’s Influence on Photography | LightBox | TIME.com

Street View and Beyond: Google’s Influence on Photography | LightBox | TIME.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

An interesting look at "The Google Effect"

 

 

Google-based imagery has moved well beyond Street View and has become a photographic genre and aesthetic all to itself.

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These iPad Video Apps Will Make You Look Like a Professional | PadGadget

These iPad Video Apps Will Make You Look Like a Professional | PadGadget | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

I have not used any of these.  I have seen one student do a great job with the mobile iMovie app on his phone.  I think that greatest power is having a streamlined access to your movie, music, and photo library.

Ken

 

"After taking the best of the best video apps for a test-drive, I have narrowed down the list to three that can be considered must-haves for anybody with a little footage to edit."


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Russia in color, a century ago

Russia in color, a century ago | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

I absolutely love this beautiful collection of rare color photos from 100 years ago!  The process reminds me that I first started digitizing photos with the Digiview 100 on the Commordore Amiga using the same process with a BW camera.  Good times.  I had more patience back then (ironically) as a 13 year old.

Ken

 

With images from southern and central Russia in the news lately due to extensive wildfires, I thought it would be interesting to look back in time with this extraordinary collection of color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912.

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10 of the Best iPhone Photographers [by Photo Style and Genre]

10 of the Best iPhone Photographers [by Photo Style and Genre] | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Beautiful!  I promise that you will not believe that these photos are taken with and iphone.  Again, Beautiful!

Ken

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Best of Web 5 - HD - Zapatou

The list of 187 videos used for this compilation: http://bit.ly/12ViEMZ For mobile and people of France, Germany and Brazil: https://vimeo.com/68923932 Editi...
Ken Morrison's insight:

Please trust me on this one.  This video is one of the best copmilation videos that I have seen of dedicated people living their life.  Beautiful photography of talented people doing what they love!

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36 Realistically Colorized Historical Photos Make the Past Seem Incredibly Real

36 Realistically Colorized Historical Photos Make the Past Seem Incredibly Real | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
new artistic trend has broken out around the world which changes our perception of history dramatically.
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I really just planned on doing a token scroll through memory lane. I ended up spending a long time appreciating these images.

 

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ghbrett's curator insight, November 16, 2013 1:43 PM

How to make the past seem more real. I know a person who will not watch black and white films. This should make him happy.

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The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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Many of these tools can be used for helping students bring their writing to life.  It can save a lot of time (and money) by not creating videos.

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A picture is worth a thousand words....but it won't help your SEO.

A picture is worth a thousand words....but it won't help your SEO. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Learn how to search engine optimize your non-written marketing content.
Ken Morrison's insight:

This article serves both as a good reminder and also a series of practical steps and a sense of urgency to make you ask, "Why haven't I done this before.


EDIT:
I found this article through the wonderful Sccop.it page at http://www.scoop.it/t/marketing-strategy-business

 

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creativecommons - Nightfox on Diigo

creativecommons - Nightfox on Diigo | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Creative Commons allows us to share and use high quality photos as long as we give credit where it is due.

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A nice collection of creative oommons links

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2013 - The Year of the Video | FREE video marketing webinar with Mari Smith

2013 - The Year of the Video | FREE video marketing webinar with Mari Smith | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Join online marketing thought leader, Mari Smith, on her flagship webinar of the year all about how to EXPLODE your business in 2013 with video marketing! Thursday, January 24th. It's totally FREE!
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A free webinar on the power of video with the great Mair Smith

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Easily Create Custom Music Videos From Your Favorite Photos with Picovico

Easily Create Custom Music Videos From Your Favorite Photos with Picovico | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Online video slideshow maker. Converts photos into amazing video. Import pictures from Facebook, Flickr or computer, and adds music and text to it. Easy to use.

Via Robin Good
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I am hoping to try this out this weekend.  The big drawback is the inability to download the file.  There will be a paid version coming soon.

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IMA-EDU.GR's curator insight, January 31, 2013 1:11 PM

Σε απευθείας σύνδεση maker slideshow βίντεο. Μετατρέπει τις φωτογραφίες σας σε βίντεο. Εισαγωγή εικόνων από το Facebook, το Flickr ή τον υπολογιστή, και προσθέτει μουσική και κείμενο σε αυτό. Εύκολο στη χρήση.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:26 AM

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Lisa Simpson's curator insight, March 30, 1:38 AM


PicoVico is a web app, very similar to Slide.ly, which allows you generate a music video made out of your favorite photos. PicoVico makes it easy to select your preferred photos (either from computer or from your social media profiles) and to arrange it in a sequence, that you can personalize with your music and titles.


PicoVico also offers a set of pre-designed video "themes" from which you can select your favorite "style" and allows you to fully customize the pictures, order, titles and soundtrack that will be displayed in your clip.


Final videos are published to YouTube or Facebook at 360p resolution.


An upcoming paid version will allow for exporting and saving the video also at higher video quality levels including HD.


Free to use.


Features: http://www.picovico.com/en/features


FAQ: http://www.picovico.com/en/faq


Try it out now: http://www.picovico.com



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Royalty Free Music For Student Projects

Royalty Free Music For Student Projects | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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This is a nice collection of Royalty-Free music that you can use for student projects 

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5 Elements of Powerful Stories

5 Elements of Powerful Stories | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

 I think that the most important is #5

 

1. Powerful stories resonate within us. 
2. Powerful stories show the light and the dark.

3. Powerful stories point to a greater cause.

4. Powerful stories teach—but in a different way.

5. Powerful stories leave room for interpretation.

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New CNN debate digital experience allows viewers to play TV producer

New CNN debate digital experience allows viewers to play TV producer | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

KEN'S KEY TAKEAWAY:

This will be a cool way to share tv clips.  You can not collect clips in near real-time and share them online.

 

 

Unfortunately, I think this will mean that even more soundbites will be shared and viewed out of context.

Ken

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Using Screenshots effectively in Presentations

Using Screenshots effectively in Presentations | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Some good practices in using Screenshots tool to make effective presentations. (PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2010)


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25 Beautifully Colorful Websites [+ Marty Favs]

25 Beautifully Colorful Websites [+ Marty Favs] | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key takeaway:

My favorite on the list is "Alaska Sun"

Ken

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A gallery of 25 colorful websites that you won't want to miss.

 

Marty Note
Color is so important in web design. Color can overwhelm or leave you cold. Here are 25 examples of great uses of color. My favorites:

* Simplicity - wouldn't work for e-commerce but is a great look for entertainment sites.
* Marius Roosendaal http://www.mariusroosendaal.com

* Pixel House - http://www.pixel-house.com.au/ (design has changed but same careful use of gradient, tough to use full page color without it feeling overwhelming these guys can).


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