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Content Curation Applications & Tools for for Journalists, Educators, Community Managers and so on
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Render, Embed and Publish Interactive 3D Objects with Cubize




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Robin Good's curator insight, May 11, 2013 10:29 AM


Cubize is a web app which allows you to upload standard 3D CAD files and have them rendered as 3D interactive, manipulable objects that can be embedded on any web site.


Supported 3D file formats include:

  • Collada (.dae)
  • Wavefront (.obj)
  • 3DS (.3ds)
  • Lightwave (.lwo)
  • Polygon File Format (.ply)
  • Standard Tessellation Language (.stl)
  • Object File Format (.off)


With Cubize it is also possible to choose how the 3D objects are rendered (materials and textures, shininess, reflectivity, bump maps and more) and displayed in terms of size and aspect ratio, whether they are floating or on the ground, its background and more.


3D objects rendered with Cubize can be annotated, commented, tagged and easily shared on all social media channels.


To run Cubize your browser must support WebGL. Check here for compatibility.



Free plan available.


Pricing: http://www.cubize.com/plans/


Features: http://www.cubize.com/features/


Find out more: http://www.cubize.com/


Check more video demos: http://www.youtube.com/user/Cubize3D?feature=watch








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207 of the best free internet resources for education

207 of the best free internet resources for education | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it

Latest update 15th April 2013 - These are some  (207!!) of the best free internet resources for education. This page is constantly updated; every time I come across a new piece of software or an exciting website, I list it here. This list is not exhaustive in any way. In fact, if you think there is a tool or application for use in education that should be added to this list, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and suggest it!


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.. one of the best lists I have ever seen  -  a very goog curated List !


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YvB63's curator insight, May 3, 2013 9:16 AM

Ressources internet gratuite pour l'éducation. Une liste collaborative simple à comprendre et à partager.

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Free Technology for Teachers: gClassFolders Version 2 Improves Google Drive File Management

Free Technology for Teachers: gClassFolders Version 2 Improves Google Drive File Management | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it

gClassFolders is a Google Drive script that will create folders for you for as many course sections as you need. The concept behind it is this; students have a "dropbox" folder in their Google Drive accounts that you have shared with them. To submit work students drag files into that "dropbox" folder. From there gClassFolders sorts submissions to the correct folder for each student.

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Creating Great Images With Quotes Is Like Creating Flags For Your Fans To Wave: 3 Free Tools To Create Your Own

Creating Great Images With Quotes Is Like Creating Flags For Your Fans To Wave: 3 Free Tools To Create Your Own | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it

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medienfundgrube's comment, July 12, 2013 2:34 AM
https://findings.com/ seems to be quite interesting, too. Kind of quotes community.
Kate Williams's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:01 AM

November's focus for Soical Biz is IMAGES (following the focus on Pinterest in October). There are some really helpful free tools available to help any entrepreneur, image-challenged or not, make an impact at image hungry social sites e.g. Pinterest, Facebook and Google+. There's no doubt images draw attention and drive visibility and traffic.

Maria Eva Blaiotta's curator insight, March 24, 2014 10:24 PM

Free tools which will help you create your own images with quotes.

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News Discovery: 23 Alternatives to Google Reader

News Discovery: 23 Alternatives to Google Reader | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it
So the really big news yesterday, outstripping that of a new Pope is the news that Google is Powering Down Google Reader, which for many people is a total disaster.

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Jen Fuhrman-Kestler's curator insight, March 28, 2013 11:15 AM

Will  be interesting to see how brands use the new version of Flipboard

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 31, 2013 3:30 PM

I recently moved all of my Rss feeds over to Feedburner. However FB doesn't display results in any kind of sophisticated graphic format. It might be time for another change! 

Ruth Bass's curator insight, April 1, 2013 12:24 PM

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Where Did Google Reader’s Users Go? Check Your Phone

Where Did Google Reader’s Users Go? Check Your Phone | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it

“If I walk into the street,” says Ashley Harrison, “ and say to someone, hey, what’s RSS? And I’ve done this, they’ll say, it’s that orange button but I don’t really know what to do with it.”

But that hasn’t stopped him from building a business on the “Really Simple Syndication” technology. His company, Mediafed, monetizes RSS feeds for publications by inserting display ads in them. By working with more than 2,000 publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Guardian, it has accumulated more than 200 million active users across different RSS readers.

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Chromakey, Higher Quality Exports and CCs Debut In the New ScreenFlow 4.0 [Mac]

Chromakey, Higher Quality Exports and CCs Debut In the New ScreenFlow 4.0 [Mac] | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it
Full list of What's New in ScreenFlow 4.0. With ScreenFlow screencasting and screen recording software, capture the contents of your Mac desktop, your video camera, microphone and computer's audio.

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Robin Good's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:58 PM



The new ScreenFlow 4 for Mac is out and it offers a number of valuable new features including:


1. Nested Clips: Merge multiple elements into a single (nested) clip whose content can be accessed and edited on a separate tabbed timeline.


2. Closed Caption support: Use ScreenFlow's caption editor tool to add, edit and publish ADA Compliant soft subtitles as caption tracks to your MPEG-4 movies.


3. Chroma Key: Replace your green (or any color) background with your own video or still image background with a single click.


4. MPEG 4 Export: Export faster, higher quality MPEG-4 files using the x264 codec.


5. Faster, more robust 64-bit: ScreenFlow 4 runs as a fully 64-bit application under OS X 10.7 Lion and above which improves overall performance, memory usage, export speed, and scalability.


If your goal is to record your computer screen to demo a product, explain a subject or put your voice over a presentation, ScreenFlow is one of the two top choices you have available (the other one being Camtasia).


Find out more: http://www.telestream.net/screenflow/whats-new.htm


Download free trial: http://dynamic.telestream.net/downloads/download-screenflow.asp?prodid=screenflow



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Mahara 1.5: The future is here

Presentation by Kristina D.C. Hoeppner at the MUG (Mahara User Group) meeting about Mahara 1.5 which was released on 17 April 2012. The meeting took place onlin
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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

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Pola Panagiotou's comment, May 7, 2013 10:10 AM
what is the comment about Cyprus?
Hector Ariceaga's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:01 PM

From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

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Get your YouTube video captions professionally translated into 36 languages - Google Translate Blog

Get your YouTube video captions professionally translated into 36 languages - Google Translate Blog | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it
Information about Googles translation and language technologies

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Back in September, we launched a feature that made it easier to make your YouTube video accessible in more than 300 languages and help grow your audience globally, by translating the video’s captions yourself or inviting friends or people you know to help translate. Now you can connect directly with translation vendors and pay to get your captions translated quickly and professionally.  
When you request a translation for your captions in YouTube, we’ll display a list of vendors along with their estimated pricing and delivery date so you can easily compare. We’ve initially collaborated with two companies, Gengo and Translated.net, to make their services available to you and to streamline the ordering process.
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Posterous is closing - how to import your blog into Wordpress

Posterous is closing - how to import your blog into Wordpress | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it
Looking to move your content from Posterous to WordPress.com? This page is for you. Happily, you'll be able bring your Posterous Space over in just a few quick steps! Export from Posterous First, y...

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Andy Bull's curator insight, February 20, 2013 4:40 PM

Posterous has been a great platform, not least because of the ease with which it could be used as a universal publishing channel, with posts to it being pushed on to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and a wide ragne of other platforms. Its puchase by Twitter has led to an imminent shut-down. If you have blogs on it, this guide tells you how to export all your material to Wordpress. 

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List of Free Screen Capturing Tools

List of Free Screen Capturing Tools | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it
Are you interested for a list of free screen capturing tools? Would you like to create for free video tutorials? Upload, create, and share screen captures with your learners?
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Google Drive can now automatically sync all your Docs, Sheets, and Slides so you can access any file offline

Google Drive can now automatically sync all your Docs, Sheets, and Slides so you can access any file offline | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it

Less than three hours after the last Google Drive update, Google has announced a very useful feature: automatic syncing of all your Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. You can now also create and edit drawings offline. The two features are rolling out over the next “few days” so you should see them soon if you haven’t yet.

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To take advantage of offline access, you’ll need to use Chrome OS (it’s all set up for you) or Chrome. If you’re using the latter, here are the steps you need to take:

  1. In Google Drive, click More on the left-hand side of the screen.
  2. Select Offline Docs.
  3. Click the blue button that says Get the app.
  4. You’ll be taken to the Chrome web store. Click Add to Chrome in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  5. Once the app is installed, you’ll be taken to a Chrome page with the Google Drive app icon. To return to Drive, click the Google Drive icon.
  6. On the right side of the dialog on the Offline Docs page, click the blue button that says Enable offline.

If you change your mind, click the gear icon in the upper-right corner of your browser window and select “Stop using Docs offline.”


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Tools for Following, Unfollowing and Managing Lists on Twitter

Tools for Following, Unfollowing and Managing Lists on Twitter | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it

It’s been a while since SocialTimes did a round-up of the various tools that helped users manage their Twitter accounts by finding who to follow, following new people, unfollowing many people at once and organizing groups of users they follow into lists.

Since our last round-up, Twitter has restricted use of its API significantly, causing several tools to shut down. No longer functional areUntweeps, Just Unfollow, Twit Cleaner, Who Follows Whom and Tweet Effect. Tweeter Karma is still functional but has had to remove its bulk unfollow tools.


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Samuel Pustea's comment, May 26, 2013 7:57 AM
Oh, yes ManageFlitter is included in the list! I love that tool, I am even paying for the pro version. It's that good. All the other tools are great! Shared to Pinterest, G+, and Stumbleupon.
Mott Marvin Kornicki's curator insight, May 26, 2013 10:01 AM

Twitter Tools are great to sort, organize and improve our twitter presence!

Dillon Thomas's curator insight, June 7, 2013 12:55 AM

Managing Twitter ..to make it an effective tool, creating groups .  understand who is following you who you should follow... All things Twitter  

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How to install Google chrome extensions on Firefox | Arunkumar's Blog

How to install Google chrome extensions on Firefox | Arunkumar's Blog | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it
How to install Google chrome extensions on Firefox

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, April 16, 2013 2:31 PM

Great tool as I use both browsers

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Die ultimative Liste der Online-Tools Listen

Die ultimative Liste der Online-Tools Listen | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it

Hier findet ihr die ultimative Liste der Online-Tools. Egal ob Social Media, Infografiken oder SEO. Die Liste der Listen hat alles auf Lager!

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Listen für diverse Online-Tools sind ein beliebter Content für Blogs. Denn Listen sind praktisch, man muss sie nicht selbst pflegen (Bookmarks oder gar in Excel) und “irgendwo” ablegen. Dass man eine Liste selbst angelegt hat, vergisst man ohnehin schnell.

Da ist es praktisch, wenn man bei Google einfach mal zum Beispiel “Social Media Monitoring Tools Liste” eingeben kann und schon die relevanten Listen übersichtlich präsentiert bekommt. So ist Google und deshalb auch ein solcher Erfolg.

Ich dachte mir jetzt einfach mal, ich mache eine Liste aus Listen von Online-Tools, so dass potenzielle “Listensucher” einen Platz haben, wo sie sich austoben können. Darüber hinaus schaffe ich mir endlich einen eigenen Platz, auf dem ich meine Listen ablegen kann:

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Free Technology for Teachers: Six Free Alternatives to PowerPoint and Keynote

Free Technology for Teachers: Six Free Alternatives to PowerPoint and Keynote | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it

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Google Docs Collaboration In Hangouts Is Now Available To All Users [Updates]

Google Docs Collaboration In Hangouts Is Now Available To All Users [Updates] | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it
Google Docs integration has graduated from extras, and is now a regular Hangouts feature available for everyone.
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MindMeister Update - Boundaries, Custom Styles, Dropbox and Evernote

MindMeister Update - Boundaries, Custom Styles, Dropbox and Evernote | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it
We’ve just successfully deployed a major update to MindMeister with lots of cool new functions! A stand out feature of this release are the topic boundaries

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 16, 2013 4:49 AM

A good news for those who are using MindMeister! They have updated the tool with new features. Now you can group branches together graphically, use the quick styles function, upload Dropbox and Evernote attachments.

A reminder - you can make 3 mind maps for free before you want to pay for more.

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Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons

Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it

Content curation will play a major role both in the way we teach and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem"

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In this article I outline ten key factors, already at work, which, among others, will very likely pave the way for a much greater and rapid adoption of curation practices in the educational / academic world.

These factors are:

    1. An Overwhelming Abundance of Information Which Begs To Be Organized

    1. A Growing Number of "Open" Teaching / Learning Content Hubs

    1. Constantly Changing Information

    1. Real-World Info Is Not Held Inside Silos

    1. Fast-Food Info Consumption in Decline

    1. Job Market Changing - New Skills Needed

    1. Alternative Certification Systems Emerging

    1. Teachers Can Curate Their Textbooks

    1. Educational Marketplace Open to Thousands of Competitors

  1. Demand for Trusted Guidance


Here all the details:

The Educational / Learning Climate Is Ready for Massive Change


There is a growing number of key trends that are both rapidly revolutionizing the world of education as we know it and opening up opportunities to review and upgrade the role and scope of many of its existing institutions, (as the likeliness that they are going to soon become obsolete and unsustainable, is right in front of anyone's eyes).

George Siemens, in his recent Open Letter to Canadian Universities, sums them up well:


"I’m concerned that the ossification of higher education institutions, and a complete failure to build capacity for adaptation, will produce a bonanza for educational technology startups at the expense of the university’s role in society.


The current generation of leaders are overseeing the large-scale dismantling of the public university. Piecemeal outsourcing, growing prominence of adjuncts, and tendering key functions of the university (online course development), are creating a context where the university will no longer be able to direct its own fate.


Link: http://www.masternewmedia.org/curation-for-education-and-learning/#ixzz2Ljbqe3Nt

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The Use and Abuse of Technology in the Classroom

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The Use and Abuse of Technology in the Classroom

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Sigi Jakob's curator insight, February 22, 2013 4:26 AM

"Technology should not just allow us to do things in a more engaging way; it should allow us to do new things that we thought were not possible. It is those new things that are the real value technology provides.  It is not enough to USE technology. You must use it well."

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LernKult 2.0: Unterschiede zwischen einem MOOC und einem Fernstudium

LernKult 2.0: Unterschiede zwischen einem MOOC und einem Fernstudium | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it
"Ein cMOOC bringt im Gegensatz dazu ganz klar den kollaborativen, konnektivistischen Aspekt ins Spiel. Dies geht auf Kosten der Strukturierung der zur Verfügung stehenden Lern- und Lehrmaterialien.

Bei einem xMOOC sind im Gegensatz zu einem Fernlehrgang die Taktungszeiten des Konktakts zum Facilitator geringer. In einem Fernlehrgang wird in der Regel ein komplettes Lernheft mit ca. 60 Seiten durchgearbeitet, bevor ein Kontakt stattfindet. Hinzu kommt, dass bei einem xMOOC weitere interaktive Medien wie z.B. Filme etc. eingesetzt werden.

Wichtigstes Auszeichnungskriterium eines xMOOC ist wohl der Begriff "Massive", d.h. es können sehr viele Personen am Kurs teilnehmen. Als Feedbackinstrument werden Abfragemethoden wie z.B. Quiz oder Fragebogen eingesetzt. Es können aber auch andere interaktive Elemente, die man von "gewöhnlichem" eLearning kennt einfließen. xMOOCs arbeiten häufig mit Experten, deren Vorlesungen aufgezeichnet wurden. Auch das findet sich in Fernlehrgängen eher selten."
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Classrooms: WordPress.com just rolled out a new education vertical #edtech create good-looking educational websites

Classrooms: WordPress.com just rolled out a new education vertical #edtech create good-looking educational websites | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it

WordPress.com just rolled out a new education vertical that is meant to help educators easily create good-looking websites for their classes. Over the last few months, WordPress.com, the fully hosted version of the popular open-source WordPress content management system, started introducing a number of verticals that focus specifically on certain types of sites, be theyrestaurant siteshomepages for musicians orpersonal portfolios. Today’s announcement marks WordPress.com’s first direct foray into the education business.

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citebite : educators’web2.0 tool for creating and publishing quotes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

citebite : educators’web2.0 tool for creating and publishing quotes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications | Scoop.it

Citebite is a very important web2.0 application in education . It allows its users to link directly to quotes on WebPages . If it happens that you come across an interesting  paragraph in a certain webpage that you want to share with your students or friends just highlight the targeted  chunk of text and paste it into Citebite together with the source URL and send the link to whomever you want to share this text with . Once they click on the link they would instantly  access the website and see the highlighted text you want them to read .

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