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All about fun, imaginative learning and training.
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End-of-Summer Photo Projects in Celebration of the Human Body

End-of-Summer Photo Projects in Celebration of the Human Body | Serious Play | Scoop.it
It's August, folks. Yup, that means: end of summer. And Olympics. Instead of boo-hooing our puny, non-Olympic abilities, the waning light, and the impending
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How To Use Photographs As Prompts for Writing Life Stories

How To Use Photographs As Prompts for Writing Life Stories | Serious Play | Scoop.it

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but when you actually attach words to a picture it gains even greater value. Photographs jog our memories, and as such make excellent prompts for writing short life stories, or as I call them, vignettes. Here are easy tips to get you started writing about your photographs and memories. By elucidating the stories associated with your family pictures, you leave a visual AND narrative history to your children, a gift from the past for the future.

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Improve your Images with Photography Projects

Improve your Images with Photography Projects | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Have you ever been in a situation where you are stuck for ideas about what to take photos of? I certainly have, and a lot of it comes from being so familiar with my surroundings that it’s hard to see the photographic potential in anything. A newcomer to my local area would probably see it …
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How to Make the Most of the World’s Top Photo Feeds in the Classroom | Edudemic

How to Make the Most of the World’s Top Photo Feeds in the Classroom | Edudemic | Serious Play | Scoop.it

While a good lesson in photography itself is a fruitful place to start, digital photography can be a launching point for lessons in writing creatively, thinking critically, expanding the student worldview and building empathy that extends far outside the classroom.

Let’s take a look at a few of the best photo sites out there today and discuss a number of ways you can make the most of them in your classroom.

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ffDiaporama - Movie creator from photos and video clips

ffDiaporama - Movie creator from photos and video clips | Serious Play | Scoop.it

ffDiaporama is an application for creating video sequences consisting oftitles, fixed or animatedimages or photos, fixed or animatedmovie clipsmusic


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 9, 2014 12:59 PM

ffDiaporama is an open source software that lets you create video slideshows by adding video clips, images, text, animations. You may also add background sound and save your video in different formats (avi, mpg, mp4, webm, mkv).

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Explore Dr. Martin Luther King Jr - An Interactive Image

Explore Dr. Martin Luther King Jr - An Interactive Image | Serious Play | Scoop.it

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So cool!

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Introducing the Slidely Creative Suite

Introducing the Slidely Creative Suite | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Create, discover & share photo collections in beautiful and creative ways with the Slidely Creative suite. Create slideshow videos, animated photo galleries and more from the creators of www.slide.ly.
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iPad Journals as an Exit Ticket

iPad Journals as an Exit Ticket | Serious Play | Scoop.it
» iPad Journals as an Exit Ticket |

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See Canva https://www.canva.com/ and Thinglink http://www.thinglink.com/learn

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Ali Lamb Brown's curator insight, January 3, 2014 9:24 AM

great for class closure

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, January 15, 2014 12:14 AM

Great idea. Five minutes at the end of the lesson to add to your journal - to ask questions, think and reflect on your learning. 

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Moldiv – Collage Photo Editor

Moldiv lets you combine and edit multiple photos to make amazing collages. Moldiv has fantastic frames and lots of professional editing options. Especially Moldiv offers awesome photo effects and great decoration features like text captions and numerous stamps.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:06 AM

This is a useful picture editor with a few more features than Instagram. Great for creating collages on displaying class projects. Works well on iPad too with good quality display. The free basic editor is good, but you have to buy premium packs for some of the more complex designs.

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How to Add Speech Bubbles to Pictures

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“I have some photos (JPEG files) and wish to add "speech bubbles". Do you know of a program or any online app that will do this? Many thanks!” 


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BookChook's comment, August 8, 2013 8:42 PM
I add speech bubbles often for my blog pics. Ribbet is online and very simple too.
BookChook's curator insight, August 8, 2013 8:43 PM

Lots of ways to add spech bubbles to pics. 

Mouhssine Kharbach's comment, August 10, 2013 10:17 AM
nice tool
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Pixntell - Create Beautiful Slideshows on Your iPhone or iPad

Pixntell - Create Beautiful Slideshows on Your iPhone or iPad | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Pixntell adds your voice to your pictures and creates a personalized video you can share on Dropbox, Facebook, YouTube, FocusTrain or email.

 

Features:

● Simple and easy to use
● (NEW) upload videos directly to Dropbox with auto email link.
● Upload videos directly to Facebook
● Upload videos directly to YouTube with auto email link
● Intuitive controls similar to top selling apps
● Creates .m4v movies out of your voice and pictures
● Get more “likes” and “shares” on your Facebook posts
● Share stories with old photos
● Reconnect with old friends and family
● Create a great time capsule


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Stephan Hughes's curator insight, June 17, 2013 10:08 PM

Looks like a great tool - I hope there is an Android version of it. 

StudentSupport@EdinburghCollege's curator insight, June 18, 2013 10:35 AM

Studying is not the intended function of this application, however, by uploading lecture slides as images, or taking pictures of the board during class, then uploading these images to Pixntell, would allow you to create your very own custom Flashcards. By recording your own audio notes to accompany the images, you could create short movies that could act as bitesize recap tools to support your revision, or prompts for studying, or a visual plan for your coursework.   

Mrs. Howard's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:18 AM

How could I use this to teach?

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Center for Digital Storytelling - Blog - BackStory: Small Fists – by Ryan Trauman

Center for Digital Storytelling - Blog - BackStory: Small Fists – by Ryan Trauman | Serious Play | Scoop.it

BackStory series... The Story Behind the Picture

 

Here's how it works:

Someone submits a photo, and we ask our readers to write and submit their 250-300 word BackStory- what they THINK the story behind the photo is... everything you can't see in the picture.

 

Small Fists by Ryan Trauman is the first post in our BackStory series... The Story Behind the Picture.

This first BackStory is made up by someone (Trauman) who has no clue about the photo.

 

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THINKing » Assignment Creativity: Urban Photo Adventure

THINKing » Assignment Creativity: Urban Photo Adventure | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Creativity happens when you let it, not when you try to force it. That’s why you get your best ideas when running or showering. Your mind is typically in neutral in those situations and ideas seem to occur spontaneously. So, what can you do to put your mind in neutral and spark some creativity?

You can go on an urban photo adventure. Instead of just seeing your city, observe it. Look at things you’ve passed by hundreds of times, but in a different way.

Here are a few suggestions to guide your photo excursion...

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Run Your Own Social Experiment Using PhotoFeeler - Profiled

Run Your Own Social Experiment Using PhotoFeeler - Profiled | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Running your own social experiment has never been easier thanks to PhotoFeele
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5 types of photos that make for strong photo essays, audio slideshows

5 types of photos that make for strong photo essays, audio slideshows | Serious Play | Scoop.it
How to create a photo essay that tells a complete story.
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Shooting Details to Tell a Visual Story

Shooting Details to Tell a Visual Story | Serious Play | Scoop.it
A visual story, although no longer used as frequently in magazines or media, is a powerful way to give your viewer a taste of a situation without having to be there. It’s also a great way to challenge yourself to produce a coherent body of work. A collection of images, or picture story, can be …
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A New Tool to Search for Images Licensed for School Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Tool to Search for Images Licensed for School Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Serious Play | Scoop.it
"A New Tool to Search for Images Licensed for School Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning" http://t.co/9aurx21pG4

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How To Make a Photo Story

How To Make a Photo Story | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Use photo story to make unique and interesting videos for the classroom. Or, use it to display classroom school work.

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livePics.io - Live Photo Sharing

livePics.io - Live Photo Sharing | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Live.pics.io recreates the experience of real-world slideshows, when your guests would come by to see photos and hear you tell the story behind the shots. Drag some images and start the conversation.

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See also Applications for Education here:

 http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/12/live-picsio-new-way-to-remotely-present.html#.UsFcUvRdWSo

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 28, 2013 8:25 AM

livePics.io enables you to share your photos and comment on them remotely in a live session, just drag-and-drop your files and send the link to your desired audience.

The service does not require a registration, and it is free.

I see it as a great channel for broadcasting e-lessons, guest lessons or simply sharing pictures with distant viewers.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 28, 2013 3:04 PM

Amazing

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, December 29, 2013 11:57 PM

An interesting way to share a chronicle of events such as how the world, personally and environmentally changes after an ice storm that knocked out urban power for 7 days

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Capture 360 degree images with sound

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After capturing, its time for our bubble-builder in the cloud to do its magic. State-of-the-art computer vision turns your raw video into a seamless immersive bubble.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 7, 2013 3:43 AM

This looks like a fascinating app to use for student projects. It captures a 360 degree video and converts it into a spherical image with sound.

Mike Dilger's curator insight, November 21, 2013 6:20 AM

Haven't had a chance to use it yet but this looks fantastic. Imagine outdoor ed students capturing their sites and sharing them with this system.  A step up to your stunning panorama photos Jules!  What about a virtual tour inside our chapel?  Over to you now to come up with other uses, or just ask your students.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create YouTube Photo Slideshows - A Good Alternative to Animoto

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create YouTube Photo Slideshows - A Good Alternative to Animoto | Serious Play | Scoop.it

YouTube Photo Slideshows don't have a time limit other than the standard 15 minute limit applied to all new YouTube accounts (there are work-arounds for this). YouTube Photo Slideshows allow you to specify the length of time that each image is displayed for. After uploading your images you can use the annotations tool to add as much text as you like to each frame of your video. 

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Klikaklu - Photo Treasure Hunts

Picture Treasure Hunts on Your iPhone

Like treasure hunting, geocaching, or scavenger hunts?

Here's a quick, fun way to create and play outdoor finding games using your phone's camera and GPS!

 
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Dumpr - Photo Fun

Dumpr - Photo Fun | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Addictively-fun and simple-to-use online photo effects. Upload photos, create something funny, and share them with your friends.
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Great for art projects. See an example here http://artiswhatiteach.blogspot.pt/2010/05/6th-grade-pop-art-portraits.html

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10 tips for creating photos that tell stories

10 tips for creating photos that tell stories | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Get supporters involved by telling your story with pictures! Check out these 10 tips to let your images shine.

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Margaret Waage's comment, June 12, 2013 7:02 PM
Your story telling tips are great. Thank you!
José Carlos's comment, June 13, 2013 8:54 AM
You're welcome :)
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Histórias em Português

Histórias em Português | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Um blog onde o Clube das Histórias coloca histórias de que gosta e que quer partilhar. Sirva-se e dê-lhes vida! Quer também recebê-las por email? Procura histórias sobre um algum tema ou para um fim específico? Escreva-nos! Os nossos objectivos são meramente pedagógicos, sem qualquer interesse financeiro.

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Encontra aqui:

 

Histórias por ordem alfabética


Histórias com sugestão de actividades

 

Actividades baseadas em imagens

Textos de reflexão

 

Actividades para crianças e adolescentes

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