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YouTube in the Classroom: Practice What You Teach

YouTube in the Classroom: Practice What You Teach | Serious Play | Scoop.it
If there's one question I get asked a lot from educators, it's how to download YouTube videos. There are lots of reasons why you might want to do this, but truthfully, there aren't any good reasons...
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Alexandra Drebezova's answer to What are some great online tools for creating presentations? - Quora

Alexandra Drebezova's answer to What are some great online tools for creating presentations? - Quora | Serious Play | Scoop.it
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All Things Sticky – Care and Use of Sticky Walls | North Star Facilitators

All Things Sticky – Care and Use of Sticky Walls | North Star Facilitators | Serious Play | Scoop.it
What is this sticky wall tool? Many of you have seen me or others around the world use the infamous facilitator tool called the sticky wall. Sticky walls
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Ice Breaker Games for Small Groups | eHow

Ice Breaker Games for Small Groups | eHow | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Ice breaker games can help kids and young adults to get beyond shyness in small group situations. You might want to play an ice breaker game with a small group of kids or teens who will be collaborating in a school class or summer job. These games can make it fun and less stressful for kids to learn each other’s names and get to know each...
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5 Incredible Free Audio Editing Tools for E-learning Developers

5 Incredible Free Audio Editing Tools for E-learning Developers | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Audio plays a key role in enhancing the effectiveness of eLearning courses. It reduces the cognitive load on the learner and ensures better learning. But, how can you make sure that the audio you use in your eLearning course is first-rate? Well, efficient editing goes a long way in producing excellent audio.

There are a number of tools available in the market that can be used to edit audio. These audio editors have lot of features that can be used to apply different types of audio effects to our online courses. We can convert the audio file into different formats based on our requirements. Let us now look at a few popular audio editing tools.

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Marta Torán's curator insight, May 17, 3:43 PM

Herramientas para editar audio 

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Video note & messaging for collaboration

Video note & messaging for collaboration | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Vidopop is a free service that lets you send and receive video messages instantly, watch and interact live or later.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 16, 1:49 AM

This looks like a great free tool for enhancing homework tasks or distance learning online courses.

GOELANCE's curator insight, May 16, 4:39 AM
Pour annoter des vidéos, collaborer, dynamiser une séance.
Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, May 17, 1:17 AM

Cool for e-connecting

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A How-To Process: Using Storytelling To Build Decision Making Skills

A How-To Process: Using Storytelling To Build Decision Making Skills | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Build your employees decision making skills so that they learn to effectively tackle complex issues by playing this smart game today. Find out more here:

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 5, 2:53 PM

Mark Schenk at Anecdote (biz story folks from Australia) hit it again with this post on using stories to build decision making skills.


Not only does this article talk about why this can happen, Schenk actually shares the process with us. Yay -- concrete how-to steps! 'Gotta love that.


I curated this piece because it just goes to show how versatile storytelling is. It's a great example of another business storytelling application that works.


I have my own process for how to use storytelling to solve thorny problems that's been field tested and published by Pfeiffer (The 2012 Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting ). Schenk's article completes the picture.


Read the article, grab the process, and try it out.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Karen Goldfarb Copywriter's curator insight, May 6, 1:03 PM

Building decision making skills is good for anyone. Here's how refining your storytelling skills can help.

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Why Street Photography Is So Great for Creativity

Why Street Photography Is So Great for Creativity | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Street Photography is excellent for creativity partially because it exposes you to lots of different situations and subjects.

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My Video 101 – Video Tutorials | DIY Video. Made Easy.

My Video 101 – Video Tutorials | DIY Video. Made Easy. | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Our tutorials are created specifically with the busy, non-technical entrepreneur in mind. They're quick, easy to understand, and show you how to create quality videos with very little technical knowledge or specialized equipment. Your guide, Jennifer Jager, boils down her extensive knowledge of corporate video production into fun and simple tutorials. You'll get ideas, learn easy technical tricks from a pro and produce videos that benefit your business.

Don't wait! Start creating your videos today.

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11 Essentials for Excellent ePortfolios

11 Essentials for Excellent ePortfolios | Serious Play | Scoop.it
An electronic portfolio can helping students reflect on their learning, organize and share their products, and maintain a record of their accomplishments for the future.

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5 Improvisation Exercises for Improving Your Communication Skills

5 Improvisation Exercises for Improving Your Communication Skills | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Life rarely follows a script, instead it's a lot of improvisation. Here are 5 great improvisation exercises for improving your communication skills.
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Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools | Serious Play | Scoop.it
A curated list of resources to help students find high-quality, copyright friendly media for use in projects or presentations.
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Pablo by Buffer - Design engaging images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds

Pablo by Buffer - Design engaging images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Buffer makes it super easy to share any page you're reading. Keep your Buffer topped up and we automagically share them for you through the day.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 5, 6:22 AM

This is a great simple tool for mixing text with images. Create flash cards or get students to create example sentences or illustrate quotes.

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R U Engaging Your Students? Strategies and Tools for the Texting Generation — Emerging Education Technologies

R U Engaging Your Students? Strategies and Tools for the Texting Generation — Emerging Education Technologies | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Students and Smart Phones Go Together Like Reading and Writing. Let’s Put Them to Use in the Service of Learning! In the U.S., and increasingly abroad, students of high school and college age require a smart phone as a standard
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Embedded Videos in PowerPoint Aren’t Playing?

Embedded Videos in PowerPoint Aren’t Playing? | Serious Play | Scoop.it
BrightCarbon provide a quick and easy solution to the issue of videos not running in PowerPoint.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 19, 2:05 PM

The article gives some useful tips how to deal with this rather common issue in PPT presentations.

Donna Farren's curator insight, May 21, 12:12 PM

This is a fantastic and handy tool if you are ever sharing power points with embedded video!  Thanks to those who made it and shared it!

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6 of The Best iPad Apps for Digital Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 of The Best iPad Apps for Digital Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Here are some excellent iPad apps to enhance students creativity through digital storytelling. These are among the best apps teachers have been using with their students to create, narrate, and share stories. Using these apps students will be able to tell their own stories using a variety of multimedia materials that include: images, characters, avatars, photos, audio recordings, video clips and many more. The editing and creation functionalities differ from one app to the other but overall, the process is fairly simple and student friendly

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7 Research-Backed Tips for Creating Engaging Online Videos | MNIB

7 Research-Backed Tips for Creating Engaging Online Videos | MNIB | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Is there a certain type of video that is more likely be engaging? Research says yes - if you follow these 7 tips for creating engaging online videos.
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25 ideas para usar las nubes de palabras en el aula

25 ideas para usar las nubes de palabras en el aula | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Las nubes de palabras son representaciones gráficas de texto. Son un buen recurso para trabajar con los alumnos: ponen en juego la inteligencia lingüística y la inteligencia visual, ayudan a trabajar la capacidad de síntesis y fomentan la creatividad.
En este post te propongo una serie de ideas, ejemplos y herramientas para que puedas aplicar las nubes de palabras en el aula.

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Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools | Serious Play | Scoop.it
A curated list of resources to help students find high-quality, copyright friendly media for use in projects or presentations.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 11, 6:25 AM

Are you looking for resources that provide "copyright friendly" images, audio and video for your learners? This post, by Richard Byrne, provides six resources. Each one provides access to materials that are in the public domain.

* The Moving Image Archive. This is part of the Internet Archive and includes over 1.7 million clips.

* The Public Domain Review is a project of the Open Knowledge Foundation and provides access to images, books, films, audio recording and essays.

* The Free Music Archive (FMA) provides access to free music. This collection is curated and provides a range of genres.

* Sound Gator provides free sound effects. Do you need the sound of a horn honking, or whipped cream coming out of a can?  This is a great place to go.

* Pixabay and the Morgue File are both great places to search for images. The Morgue File is a collection of photos, and Pixabay provides high-resolution images in the public domain.

Byrne provides additional details on each of these six resources in the post. Click through to learn more.

Marco Favero's curator insight, May 12, 1:56 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Storytelling and Interaction: Engage Your Website Visitors w/ These Examples

Storytelling and Interaction: Engage Your Website Visitors w/ These Examples | Serious Play | Scoop.it

“How to engage visitors? It is an age-old question that worries all website owners. Regardless of the type of project, sphere of work and target audience, all we want is to win over as”


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 15, 9:17 AM

Want a better website? Then design for storytelling. That's the point of this post.


What I think is really great in this article are all the fabulous examples of websites from around the globe that have designed their website as a story. Doing so is tricky, so having examples to look at is key. And there are a lot here to investigate.


Dig into these websites and look to see how you can beef yours up with better storytelling design.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Learn how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint with these 10 free templates.

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Christelle Quillet's curator insight, May 18, 9:40 AM

Outil utile pour créer des posters rendant compte de résultats d'enquête, par ex.

No Boxes's curator insight, May 18, 5:25 PM

I love infographics!  Thanks to HubSpot for sharing these.

Marcelle Searles's curator insight, May 21, 8:15 PM

a good visual tool

 

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How to Create a Successful DIY Video on a Budget

How to Create a Successful DIY Video on a Budget | Serious Play | Scoop.it
This guide for beginners will help startups and entrepreneurs create a high-quality video at a low cost.
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60 free tools for modern storytellers

60 free tools for modern storytellers | Serious Play | Scoop.it
This post first appeared on Medium. In the Web age, being an exquisite wordsmith sadly no longer guarantees people are going to read you write.

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Free Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and How to Use Them

Free Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and How to Use Them | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Tips and Resources for Using Free Video Conferencing Tools in Your Classroom Video conferencing and chat tools can be a wonderful instructional resource, as most educators know. You can bring the outside world and guests into your classroom, enable a

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, May 17, 10:25 AM

Skype, Google Hangouts, Oovoo, FaceTime - with links from Nik Peachey

Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, May 18, 4:13 AM

Skype, Google Hangouts, Oovoo...

Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, May 18, 3:34 PM

The usual suspects, plus a couple of new kids on the block :-)

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17 ways of using MethodKit

17 ways of using MethodKit - MethodKit Stories - Medium
Put them on a wall or table and define and structure your thoughts with post-its around the cards. Work together or alon…
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