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|Rescooped by Jimun Gimm from 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners|
Kids learn best when they see how things work, when, where and why they happen. Watching educational videos is a great way to learn because it allows kids to build a visual picture or model in their mind. The visual dimension not only helps them understand concepts better but also stimulates curiosity and encourages self-training.
This piece was posted by Loren Sorenson for Hubspot, I selected it because as she says "If you aren’t prepared for the visual content revolution, you may be left in the dust.
Not convinced? Let's take a look at exactly how visual contentis positively contributing to marketing strategies -- it may just give you the push you need
"Learn why visual content is a critical part of your content creation strategy.
Here are some highlights:
**People remember only 20% of what they read
**83% of learning is visual
Condenses and Explains Large Amounts of Information
**Today, there is too much information on the Internet you have about 3 seconds to catch someone’s eyes so they'll consume your information.
Gives Your Brand an Identity
**Visual content draws people in, letting viewers better understand your brand's identity
Drives User Engagement
**If you've ever read a book with a child, you probably know they find pictures more interesting than words; but are adults really that different?
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/Ifujbp]
Robin Good: Chill, the video sharing and discovery site, has just introduced a new feature that allows anyone to clip and share, on a Pinterest-like thematic board, all of the video clips he finds on the web.
The new Chill bookmarklet works very much like the Pinterest one. When you click it, a page shows you all of the video clips found in that page and offers you to clip and "post" the one you want, with your comments.
It's as easy as that.
The generated "curated" Chill video boards are easy to scan and browse, though, in my view, a great boon would be the ability to check a few of those videos and to click a play button that plays them full screen back to back. This way I have the best of curated content, my own selection, and the final lay-back and watch gratification option.
Go try it out now: http://chill.com/bookmarklet
PresentationTube provides a video presentation desktop recorder (PC) to record, publish and share quality, accessible, and interactive video presentations.
PresentationTube synchronizes presenter's audio and video, PowerPoint slides, whiteboard, drawing board, and Web content.
PresentationTube also integrates a vertical thumbnail slider allowing the user to jump through presentation slides while keeping the video in sync.
Engagement options in each presentation include a discussion board and a self-assessment quiz.
The video part of each presentation can be uploaded to PresentationTube or imported straight from YouTube.
Presentations created with PresentationTube can be easily shared across social media networks as well as embedded on any site or blog.
Free, with no ads, no banners.
Unlimited bandwidth and storage space.
Presentation showcase: http://presentationtube.net/index_watch.php
Presentation Recorder software (free) for Windows and how to use it tutorial : http://presentationtube.net/index_record.php
Find out more: http://presentationtube.net/
(Reviewed by Robin Good)
"Thanks to social networks, we’ve naturally been driven to a host of metrics that include attributes of “engagement” and conversations shared online."
"This, in turn, has fueled the content marketing race – and ultimately, the quest for producing what is most relevant or valuable to a company’s current and prospective customers."
"As we compete in this context to draw attention for our brand and offerings, perhaps one element has remained constant above all others: the power of visual storytelling."
Creating stopmotion and timelapse videos can be a good way for students to tell a story that they have developed.
Stopmotion and timelapse videos can also be helpful when teachers are trying to help students see how a lengthy process like osmosis works.
While good stopmotion and timelapse videos can take a long time to create, there are some tools that can make the process a little easier.
Here are three stopmotion video creation tools that are worth trying.
Download free video recording software for PC or Mac. Record video from video capture devices, webcams, screen capture or even streaming video.
Features: capture video directly to your hard drive, record video in many video file formats including avi, wmv, flv, mpg, 3gp, mp4, mov and more, capture video from a webcam, network IP camera or a video input device (e.g., VHS recorder), screen capture software records the entire screen, a single window or any selected portion, digital zoom...
|Rescooped by Jimun Gimm from Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications|
Wibbitz is a text-to-video platform that can automatically turn any text-based article, post or feed into a short video. Using Wibbitz almost any article, post or feed on the web can be instantly turned into a short video clip. Rescoop in part because of comments
Robin Good: If you are frequently unable to see YouTube videos stream smoothly to your screen, either because your computer is starting to show its age or because your Internet connection is not that fast, this experimental opt-in feature from your YouTube may solve your problem.
Called YouTube Feather, this new feature allows you to access msny YouTube-hosted videos by severely limiting the features available on the page and optimizing the delivery of the video by drastically reducing the amount of data transferred.
"YouTube Feather removes the information panel, share button, most of the related videos, video responses, vote counts on each comment, the medium-size player option, like and dislike counts for the video, and the capability to add the video to a list."
You can try it out now by going to http://www.youtube.com/feather_beta and clicking on "Join the Feather Beta" blue text.
You can also turn off the feature at any time by going back to the above URL and clicking on "Leave the Feather Beta".
You can provide feedback to YouTube about this experimental feature here: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/label?lid=31a878cd44b81c60&hl=en
N.B.: The Feather feature may not work on all videos.
(Image credit: http://www.technobuzz.net)
A scholarly project that showcases relevant ideas about media amd journalism while showcasing an effective visual communication approach.
(Motion- Graphics Video about Journalism, Information and the Media. Bachelor Project at the BTK-FH Berlin.)
Original video: http://vimeo.com/36408806
Robin Good: Redux has recently revamped its curation features especially in the direction of providing a unique platform to curate thematic video channels.
Anyone can easily sign-up, create a custom channel, and add URLs of video clips that they like to add to their video channel.
The TV-like interface REDUX has created is very cool and allows you to watch any channel in full screen mode with clips in your channel that play back-to-back.
You can test out and watch this full screen video channel I have curated exclusively with "curation-related" video content: http://bit.ly/curationtv
Check out the channel content here: http://redux.com/stream/channel/ContentCuration
N.B.: There is not yet a browser bookmarklet that facilitates the clipping of new video content as you browse, the ability to delete a channel, or to scan other video clips to watch as you watch a channel, but these are likely upgrades coming soon.