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Plotagon - Movie-making for everyone

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Plotagon is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.

Plotagon is completely free! It is in a beta stage, but you can start using it right now. No ads, no crap.

>Plotagon application for Mac or PC (system requirements).

>Comes with 5 characters and 6 environments.

>Export your movies and share them with the world.

>Expand with characters and environments from the built-in store.


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Ranjan Munshi's curator insight, January 5, 1:50 AM

The story of Fishing Village

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 23, 2:02 AM

Since Xtranormal ceased trading last year .. I have searched the web for a replacement without much success.  However, Plotagon runs a good close second; it is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.

I am piloting it now it's completely free and currently in beta stage, but you can start using it right now.


Patrizia Tirel's curator insight, January 30, 7:07 AM

not tested yet....

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Animation Library - Free animations for your presentations

Animation Library  - Free animations for your presentations | On education | Scoop.it

Over 14,000 Free Animations plus articles, reviews, tutorials, postcard, and everything else related to animated graphics.


Via Baiba Svenca, Gust MEES, Helena, R.Conrath, Ed.D., Rosa Martins, Rui Guimarães Lima, Jim Lerman
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Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension

Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension | On education | Scoop.it

This is quite a clever and helpful device to tie together a large number of ideas about Bloom's Taxonomy in the Cognitive Domain. I highly recommend that interested readers visit the website and play with it. It's done quite well (although it would be even better if the few misspellings were attended to). Access it at http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

But this gets me up on my soapbox because it highlights quite a significant oversight, in my opinion.

 

When Benjamin Bloom wrote his original work, he spoke of 3 domains, not just one. All 3 were, and are, of roughly equal importance in educating young people. The other 2 are the Affective Domain and the Psychomotor Domain. These correspond roughly to what, in today's parlance, might be called Social and Emotional Learning (Affective) and Mental and Physical Health (Psychomotor). Too much (or too little) emphasis on any one of the domains almost guarantees a lack of balance in childrens' learning and development. We can see this in the pejorative, hurtful names students call their peers when one of the domains assumes an unblanced priority over the others. Cognitive imbalance can lead to students being called eggheads or nerds, Affective imbalance to students being called geeks or loners, and Psychomotor imbalance to students being called dumb jocks or crazies.

 

It seems to me that the standards movement and the high-stakes testing movement have come to symbolize an educational environment that is seriously out of balance...with far too much emphasis on the Cognitive Domain, and too little on the Affective and Psychomotor. We have too many students who excel in one domain, and too few who are well rounded in two or three, as well as too many who do not reach their potential in any.

 

Furthermore, the emphasis on the separation of the Cognitive from the Affective and Psychomotor, has created structural imbalances in the operation of schools (read allocations of time, financial and material resources, personnel, and intellectual enegy) that work to the detriment of our young people and our communities.The drive toward home schooling and charter schools can be viewed as two manifestations of this structural imbalance...increasing numbers of parents view schools (especially public ones) as unsuitable places to send their children and clamor for alternatives that offer a better balance among the 3 domains.

 

This is a great graphic organizeer, but it represents only an exaggeratedly large part of a much more important whole. -JL

 

 


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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, July 16, 3:35 PM

La rueda taxonómica se irá enriqueciendo en la medida que las TIC sigan su propia evolución creativa e innovadora en lel proceso de implementación, evaluación y seguimiento en los entornos de aprendizaje físicos, virtuales y mixtos.

Al Post's curator insight, July 29, 5:32 PM

Pretty cool...interactive Adobe Flash site. Click on an area to see additional information.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, July 31, 7:20 PM

http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

Interactive animation that breaks down the 'wheel' - includes suggested 'tools' that could be used for different related activities.

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Create Animation - Sketch Star

Create Animation - Sketch Star | On education | Scoop.it

Sketch Star is a fantastic place where you can create animations and drawings, see them online and and share them with a community of fellow artists!


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Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, February 17, 2013 11:48 AM

Από αρχές Ιανουαρίου, δωρεάν σε όλες τις κατηγορίες και θέματα που περιέχει.

 

Lia Papapetrou's comment, February 17, 2013 3:23 PM
όλα θέλουν προσοχή Theodora :)
chdelmar's curator insight, March 15, 2013 4:06 AM

création d'animations

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Animation Library - Free animations for your presentations

Animation Library  - Free animations for your presentations | On education | Scoop.it

Over 14,000 Free Animations plus articles, reviews, tutorials, postcard, and everything else related to animated graphics.


Via Baiba Svenca, Gust MEES, Helena, R.Conrath, Ed.D., Rosa Martins, Rui Guimarães Lima, Jim Lerman
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