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Sharalike - Free HTML Photo Slideshow Maker Software & App

Sharalike - Free HTML Photo Slideshow Maker Software & App | technologies | Scoop.it
Learn how Sharalike's HTML photo slideshow software and iOS app allows
you to quickly and easily make custom slideshows
John Dalziel's insight:

Sharalike is another option for learners, and/or practitioners, to consider when they want to create an audio slideshow.
To create an audio slideshow on Sharalike users simply
   - import some images from their computer or iPad,
   - drag them into the sequence in which they want them to appear, and then
   - add some music.
Sharalike offers a small collection of stock music that they can use or they can upload their own music.
Sharalike videos can be shared privately through email or can be made public through social media.
Users can also embed their Sharalike videos into blog posts, and/or other web presences.
Sharalike makes it quick and easy to create a video.

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TeleStory

Get TeleStory on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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TeleStory takes users behind the scenes to create and broadcast their own...
   - TV show!
   - music video,
   - teleport to an alien planet,
   - film of a high-speed-chase, or
   - performance on a reality TV show
TeleStory provides a TV studio in learners' pockets. Here is how it works: They...
   - Pick a theme, then mix and match over 30 animated scenes to film their own story
   -  craft a script using the provided options (or write their own)
   - Dress up in 50 different digital costumes with face tracking
   - Perform and record their own show with animated settings and special effects
   - Broadcast their resulting video, by exporting it to the camera roll and then sharing their creation with peers and/or family and/or friends and/or tutor etc. around the world!

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 26, 9:32 AM

This could be fun for a creative class!

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TouchCast

TouchCast | technologies | Scoop.it
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Video and the web are coming together. Experience both like never before with TouchCast- a new medium that looks like video, but feels more like the web.
TouchCast provides...
   - Professional Camera Controls
   - the ability to switch between the front- and back-facing cameras on    - the iPad or between multiple HD cameras on the Desktop
   - a built-in teleprompter.
   - adjustable focus and mic levels.
   - the ability to import video and place vApps and graphics over the existing video.

So many applications within education especially media courses.

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Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Lessons

Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Lessons | technologies | Scoop.it
Zaption provides free interactive video tools and ready-to-use video lessons to engage learners. Our video platform is perfect for K-12, higher ed & training.
John Dalziel's insight:

Zaption transforms video-based learning with interactive content and tools that...
   - engage learners,
   - deepen understanding, and
   - track progress.
Teachers, trainers and instructional designers can use Zaption to quickly add...
   - images,
   - text, and
   - questions
...to existing online videos.
With Zaption’s Analytics, practitioners get immediate feedback on how learners...

   - interact with content and

   - understand key concepts.

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BetterExplained | Friendly lessons for a lasting insight.

BetterExplained | Friendly lessons for a lasting insight. | technologies | Scoop.it
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BetterExplained shares Maths lessons based on clear, simple insights.
How?
Through...
   - videos,
   - diagrams, and
   - colloquial explanations,
...the site explains the logic behind mathematical equations and concepts, such as imaginary numbers or Bayes' theorem.
Practitioners as well as learners of all ages (or anyone generally interested in numbers) will love it.

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MooMooMath - Maths Help Videos & more...

MooMooMath - Maths Help Videos & more... | technologies | Scoop.it
MooMooMath provides Math help videos,step by step Math help,math equations,infographics, math calculators and more.
John Dalziel's insight:

MooMooMath provides video Maths lessons in...
   - pre-algebra,
   - algebra and
   - geometry.
They also provide...
   - summaries of each video,
   - Step by step instruction,
   - Calculators,
   - Infographics,
   - math tips,
   - teacher resources, and
   - a motivation page .
Note:
   - Research has found that watching videos can be very effective when learning Maths
   - Maths Instructional videos are very helpful for visual learners
   - Step by step Maths help videos can be used in a “flipped classroom”
   - Many Maths concepts are very difficult to learn using written step by step instructions. It helps watching someone else solve the Math problem.

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Graphing Stories - 15 seconds at a time

Graphing Stories - 15 seconds at a time | technologies | Scoop.it
Graphing Stories: Short video stories that help students learn to graph on a plane.
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Graphing Story is a maths project by Dan Meyer.
It’s a simple concept which asks learners to take a video of an everyday event (e.g. weight-lifting) and create a simple graph. The idea is to show the relationship between time and the event. Everything can be graphed, and their grasp of graphs grows better when they understand the event (or vice-versa).
Some of these may seem obvious, but scratch below the surface and practitioners will see how real-world events can trigger their learners curiosity and, from the learners viewpoint, make learning more interesting.

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Shoo Rayner - learn to draw better - YouTube

Shoo Rayner - learn to draw better - YouTube | technologies | Scoop.it
Everyone can draw. Anyone can learn to draw better. Forget about art. Drawing is a language that helps you communicate with others. Get some paper, make some...
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ShooRayner Drawing is YouTube channel that provides a variety of instructional videos to help learners and children (and anyone else interested in drawing) learn to draw better.
The videos are created by artist and children’s book author and illustrator Shoo Rayner.
Practitioners could probably use these videos with your own learners, especially with a flipped learning model, to teach them how to draw different things.
Most importantly, the videos provide younger learners a very solid starting basis into the concept of drawing which will, once mastered, enable them to create gorgeous drawings of anything they want.
There is also a section for artists and advanced creators where Rayner shares interesting pieces of advice about drawing and being a creative person.

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PresentationTube

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A network for recording, uploading & sharing online video presentations

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PresentationTube, a free service, allows users to add narration and more to their PowerPoint files.
Dedicated PowerPoint and Windows users may find PresentationTube to be a good tool for creating flipped lessons, and/or learners could use PresentationTube to practice speaking on camera about a topic that they're going to present in face-to-face sessions.
Completed presentations are displayed with a slide in the center of the screen and the slide navigator to the right. The slide navigator allows you to skip forward or backward in presentations with the narration in sync.
To use PresentationTube users need to download the PresentationTube Recorder (Windows only). This allows users to record for up to 15 minutes. Their completed recording can be uploaded directly to Presentation Tube or to YouTube.

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Virtual Lighting Studio

Virtual Lighting Studio | technologies | Scoop.it
interactive portrait studio lighting application
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The Virtual Lighting Studio...
   - is ideal for learners as a learning tool for photography, painting, cinema or CG scene lighting.
   - lets users experiment with multiple lights and see their combined effect when dealing with portraits.
Users have the option to choose between...
   - simple bare strobes,
   - ring lights or
   - soft boxes
...to model the mood of their portraits and find out what lighting equipment they need.
NOTE: Google Chrome is recommended for this site.

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Weavly - Easily create GIF and video mashups!

Weavly - Easily create GIF and video mashups! | technologies | Scoop.it
Weavly is an easy and fun tool for creating stunning GIF and video mashups online. Give it a try on weavly.com!
John Dalziel's insight:

Weavly EDU provides a "web tool" that learners can use to create "video mash-ups" and runs directly in their browser.
Mash-ups can include both audio and video clips taken from popular multimedia sites such as...
   - YouTube,
   - SoundCloud, and
   - Vine
...without leaving the Weavly page.

 

Note: learners don’t have to sign up they can get started right away and, practitioners can group and monitor learners' activity during video editing assignments.

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videoANT

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On VideoANT anyone can add annotations to any publicly accessible YouTube video.

To do this users...
   - copy the URL of a video and
   - paste it into the VideoANT annotation tool.
As the video plays click the "add annotation" button when users want to add an annotation.
Collaborative annotations...
   - Within education, a practitioner is the only person that has to have a VideoANT account;

   - their collaborators, learners and/or colleagues, do not need to have a VideoANT account to participate in the collaborative annotation process.
   - Just send chosen collaborators the VideoANT link.
Find out more at https://ant2.cehd.umn.edu/about

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Planet Nutshell - Education Library

Planet Nutshell - Education Library | technologies | Scoop.it
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Explore Planet Nutshell's Teacher Library for Educational Videos
Planet Nutshell have produced videos on...
   - Internet Safety,

   - Financial Aid,

   - Climate Science,

   - Health,

   - Mathematics, and

   - Physics.
NOTE: Target Audience is USA so Financial Aid uses US Dollars not £s
All of the education videos are available in one section of the site labelled Teacher Library.

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ITNedu - a source of educational video content

ITNedu - a source of educational video content | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Like the BBC, ITN is branching into the education business with the use of video in education.
How?
By provide publishers and digital learning providers with captivating video content to enhance their educational resources, making them more relevant and memorable.
ITN has one of the world's largest video archive resources to hand, ITN Source, which owns or represents global archives spanning 120 years, including Reuters, ITN, ITV Studios, Fox News, Fox Movietone, CCTV and ANI.
Although early days, ITNedu is offering incredible video from real world events designed to engage learners, whether making a ‘dry’ subject fun, or helping learners to relate their studies to real life situations.
Well worth taking a closer look

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200 Free Documentaries Online

200 Free Documentaries Online | technologies | Scoop.it
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Watch over 200 free documentaries online. The documentaries cover everything from music and cinema, to literature, religion, politics and physics. They're thought-provoking, eye-opening, and enlightening. For more great films, please visit our complete collection, .
John Dalziel's insight:

Looking for some interesting free documentaries to use with your learners and/or use for your own professional and intellectual growth?
This list, from Open Culture, is an excellent starting point.
It features around 200 free documentaries spanning a wide range of topics from history to arts and science.
All of the documentaries are provided with a short description about their content together with a link to the page where you can watch them and read more about the contextual information surrounding the topic they cover.
It takes some time to sift through the entire list but I'm fairly sure practitioners will come out with some good documentaries to share with their learners.

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Hairdressing Training

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Hairdressing Training provides resources covering male and female cuts and other hairdressing skills to hairdressing students
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Hairdressing Training provides...
   - exemplary step-by-step guidance videos,
   - self-evaluation tests,
   - worksheets and
   - guides
...relating to an expanding collection of hairdressing styles and techniques.
The service is mapped to the NVQ and SVQ Hairdressing/Barbering curriculum.
All video content has been created by those who teach hairdressing in UK FE colleges and are openly available.

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Watchkin - Watch videos without distractions

Watchkin - Watch videos without distractions | technologies | Scoop.it
Watchkin lets you watch youtube videos without all the distractions of related videos and comments, and creates a safer viewing environment for families.
John Dalziel's insight:

Watchkin is another on-line tool for "Distraction-Free" YouTube Viewing
Watchkin is a service that allows practitioners, and their learners, to watch and project YouTube videos without seeing the related sidebar content typically seen on YouTube.com.
Watchkin can be used in a number of ways. Users can...
   - enter the direct URL of a video into Watchkin to have the sidebar content removed or
   - search for videos through Watchkin and have family-friendly results displayed (if a video appears that is not family-friendly Watchkin has a mechanism for flagging it as inappropriate).
   - use the browser bookmarklet tool offered, that they can click while on YouTube to have the related content disappear from the page.
Note: Watchkin is not a work-around if a learning provider blocks YouTube and it is not a tool for downloading YouTube videos.

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MasterMath: On-line Maths Lessons

Math lessons, worksheets, quizzes, tutoring. Teen-friendly videos for 6th, 7th, 8th graders. Math Curriculum Calendar guides home-schoolers. Algebra, geometry, fractions, decimals, proportions, probability, ratios.
John Dalziel's insight:

MasterMath is an American website that provides all kinds of maths resources targeting middle school learners.

Resources include...
   - free video lessons (potential use in flipped learning),
   - practice worksheets,
   - self-grading quizzes,
   - downloadable worksheets,
...and many more.
Many resources are suitable, and/or adaptable, for Functional Skills, or similar, courses

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Auschwitz-Birkenau

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This website, for the museum and memorial, has been redesigned to include...
   - explanations of what can be visited;
   - the history of the site and
   - the horrifying acts that happened there.
There are also...
   - reports and
   - videos
...highlighting the camp's liberation, including...
   - interactive exhibits and
   - photography.
A resource for many educational courses.

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Mathematics Illuminated

Mathematics Illuminated | technologies | Scoop.it
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Mathematics Illuminated is a thirteen-part, well-organized learning resource/series for adult learners and practitioners.
Thirteen chapters with...
   - lessons,
   - videos, and
   - Java applets
...taking users through mathematics history, from the Pythagoreans to the cutting-edge mathematics used to reveal the shape of the universe.

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P1xt's curator insight, February 14, 10:42 AM

The unit on combinatorics is especially interesting.

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Screencastify

Screencastify | technologies | Scoop.it
A simple video screen recorder for Chrome,
Chromebooks and Chromeboxes
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Screencastify is a video screen capture software for Chrome.
Just press record and the content of your tab, webcam or desktop is recorded.
Users can easily create screencasts for video tutorials, record presentations etc.
Screencastify does not depend on any plugins (like Java, Flash or others), so runs on all platforms that run Chrome...
   - Linux,
   - Windows,
   - OS X or
   - ChromeOS (Chromebooks and Chromeboxes).
Screencastify can store their recordings on Google Drive, so they can access them from anywhere. This also helps to save local storage, especially on Chromebooks.
All Versions include:
   - Desktop capturing
   - Chrome tab capturing
   - Embed webcam videos
   - Direct upload to Google Drive and Youtube
   - Maximal privacy - videos are recorded locally
   - Automatic updates
Note: Free Version - Recording length limited to 10 minutes.

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Public Domain

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Download thousands of historic media files for your creative projects.Completely free & made available by Pond5.
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The Public Domain Project will soon become an important resource for educators, offering “thousands of historic media files for their creative projects, completely free and made available by Pond5.
Currently (Jan 2015) the Public Domain Project offers...
   - 9768 pieces of footage,
   - 2758 audio files,
   - 64,639 images, and
   - 121 3D models
...including
   - digital models of NASA tools and satellites,
   - Georges Méliès’ 1902 film, A Trip To The Moon,
   - speeches by political figures like Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King, Jr.,
   - recordings of performances from composers like Beethoven, and
   - a laid-back picture of President Obama playing pool.

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TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos

TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos | technologies | Scoop.it
TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it.
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TubeChop is a good way to just show a snippet of a longer film or eliminate parts that may not be suitable to your audience.
TubeChop couldn’t be easier. Head to YouTube to grab the URL for your video. At the TubeChop page, just paste the URL and determine the start and end point of the clip you want to show; TubeChop provides a unique URL for showing or sharing. Take that embed code over to your PowerPoint presentation. On the ribbon, find the “Insert” tab and choose video. Select “Video from Web Site” and past the TubeChop embed code. A dynamic content box is pasted on your slide, which you can resize and move as you like.

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blubbr - quiz creation linked to video clips

blubbr - quiz creation linked to video clips | technologies | Scoop.it
blubbr. Play & create video trivia with friends
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Blubbr provides a quiz creation service that's been about for some time.

Via Blubbr practitioners, and/or learners, can create interactive quizzes that are based on YouTube clips.
Their quizzes can be about anything of their choosing.
The structure of the quizzes has the viewer watching a short clip then, answer a multiple choice question about the clip.
Viewers will get feedback and know right away if they chose the correct answer or not.

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Tech Video Timeline | ITN Source

Tech Video Timeline | ITN Source | technologies | Scoop.it
From the Wright Brothers and the Atomic Bomb to the Apple iPad and the Internet; the world has seen some of the most incredible advances in science and technology in the last century. Check out our fascinating interactive video timeline, showcasing a celebration in how technology has changed our lives!
John Dalziel's insight:

ITN is a UK television news service which has been around for decades covering all the major technology news events as they happened.
Now they have assembled these news reports into one easy timeline which you can view by moving the slider along to the year you want to see.
Note: video clip start automatically.

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