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Parapara Animation - Create Simple Animations

Parapara Animation - Create Simple Animations | technologies | Scoop.it
A free animation creation tool developed and hosted by Mozilla
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Parapara Animation is a free animation creation tool developed and hosted by Mozilla. 
The tool is easy to use and it does not require registration in order to use it. In the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/rUCSvdnijQ8 Richard Byrne demonstrates how to create an animation with ParaPara Animation. 
Mozilla offers some lesson plan suggestions based on the use of ParaPara Animation and users can find those lesson ideas at https://learning.mozilla.org/en-US/activities ;
Worth a closer look! 
My first effort can be seen at https://mzl.la/2sO5LaM
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Explain Everything™ - Interactive and Collaborative Whiteboard

Explain Everything™ - Interactive and Collaborative Whiteboard | technologies | Scoop.it
Explain Everything is a unique interactive screencasting whiteboard app being used by over 2 million students, teachers, leaders, and learners around
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Explain Everything is an easy-to-use... 
► design, 
► screencasting, and 
► interactive whiteboard tool 
...with real-time collaboration that lets users... 
► animate, 
► record, 
► annotate, 
► collaborate, and 
► explore ideas, knowledge and understanding. 
Explain Everything provides Education Practitioners and Learners an opportunity to... 
► share thinking, 
► reflect upon knowledge building, and 
► assess both products and processes of learning. 
It's available for iPad, Chromebook, Android, and Windows Devices.
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Histography - Timeline of History

Histography - Timeline of History | technologies | Scoop.it
Histography is an interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015
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Histography provides sounds, animations, and visuals on an interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015.
The historical information comes from Wikipedia, and the timeline self-updates as new events are recorded.
Users can...
     ● move their mouse across the timeline to speed through history.

     ● focus on one historical event to know more about it and/or
     ● use the categories on the left bar to dive into related events
The timeline helps users understand the cascading impact of related events on the world.

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Hover.css - A collection of CSS3 powered hover effects

Hover.css - A collection of CSS3 powered hover effects | technologies | Scoop.it
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Hover.css is a free CSS library to easily apply animation, within web-based resources, using the hover effect.
Users can apply the hover in call to actions, buttons, logos, images and much more.
The library comes with over 40 effects to choose from and they’re categorized according to the following...
   - 2D transforms,
   - border transitions,
   - shadow and glow transitions,
   - speech bubbles, and
   - page curls.
When dealing with the issue of trying to get a learners attention, hover is a great way to draw their attention to a link or button.

As I'm sure you're aware, hover normally works by changing the element colour or gradient state when users move their cursors over it. But, with a lot of features in CSS3, a lot of things can also be customised with the hover effect.

One of them is applying animation. And Hover.css can make it happen with ease.

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Tellagami - a stepping stone for learners who may be hesitant or uncomfortable speaking in front of an audience

Tellagami - a stepping stone for learners who may be hesitant or uncomfortable speaking in front of an audience | technologies | Scoop.it
Tellagami is a mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated Gami video.
John Dalziel's insight:

Tellagami is a great idea and stepping stone for learners who may be hesitant or uncomfortable speaking in front of an audience.
Practitioners can ask their learners to record or script their own presentation based on a topic of study.
Tellagami is an app that's gaining more and more popularity in learning environments with a fun and interactive take on creating animated videos.
Tellagami lets learners create their own virtual performances using 3D digital avatars that they can design and customize themselves. By recording their own voice or simply typing the script, they can watch their own digital character bring their story to life.

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Animagraffs - Animated infographics by Jacob O'Neal

Animagraffs - Animated infographics by Jacob O'Neal | technologies | Scoop.it
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Have you searched websites for resources, to show learners how something works?
Are you looking for resources that allows users to dismantle something just to look inside and see all the moving parts?
If so, you will like Animagraffs.
It's a website that shows visitors how something works, by going inside the object.
It includes how a car engine works, and Inside a Jet Engine.

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Timelapse Stunning Satellite Images of Earth

Timelapse Stunning Satellite Images of Earth | technologies | Scoop.it
Exclusive timelapse: See climate change, deforestation and urban sprawl unfold as Earth evolves over 30 years.
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Timelapse a visual satellite timeline powered by Google.

Practitioners can get their learners to choose from some highlighted Timelapse views including: Las Vegas, Dubai, Shanghai, Oil Sands, Mendenhall Glacier, Wyoming Coal, Columbia Glacier, and Lake Urmia.
Alternatively, they can get learners to use the search box to view a satellite timelapse of any place in the world.
The speed of the timelapse can be altered or paused and users can zoom in or zoom out.
Imagery begins in 1984 and goes through to 2012.
Below the Timelapse, learners can read about how satellites are used to capture the imagery they are exploring. Well worth the read!

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Body Mass Index (BMI) | HHMI's BioInteractive

Body Mass Index (BMI) | HHMI's BioInteractive | technologies | Scoop.it
This animation shows a comparison of the change in BMI for a given height and varying weights. It also shows why BMI is inaccurate for muscular people.
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This animation, one of many excellent resources on this website.

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The We Do Listen Foundation

The We Do Listen Foundation | technologies | Scoop.it
Helping children learn how to listen, improve their self esteeem and deal with bullying and violence.
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The We Do Listen Foundation offers...
- free animated stories,
- games, and
- lessons for young learners.
The books and their corresponding lessons are designed to help youngsters learn about things like...
- how to be a good listener,
- what to do about bullies, and
- good sportsmanship.
All of the books feature the character Howard B. Wigglebottom.
Learners can create their own Howard B. Wigglebottom stories on the We Do Listen Foundation's website.
The foundation provides online tools and templates for writing and colouring their stories.
Visitors to the site will also find templates that they can print out and have learners colour offline as well.
Creating their own stories could be a good way for learners to express what they think are proper social interactions in school.

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10 Best Software Tools to Create Animated Videos Online

10 Best Software Tools to Create Animated Videos Online | technologies | Scoop.it
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Video is a powerful educational tool. An image is worth a 1000 words. But a Video is worth ten thousand words.
Animated videos are used more often for demonstrations, and have become a standard way of presenting information.
It is one of the powerful tools to communicate with learners.
This post has handpicked some of the tools available to create animated videos online.

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Julian D's curator insight, November 15, 2014 9:33 AM

Who doesn't want to create animated videos.

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LearnersTV

LearnersTV | technologies | Scoop.it
video lectures on physics,biology,chemistry,maths,computer science,engineering,medical,dentistry,accounting and management,literature,law,economics,philosophy,Communication,Astronomy,Science Animations,Lecture Notes,Lecture Presentations,Online Test...
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Learners TV has organized hundreds of academic videos. They've also organized more than one hundred science animations.

The science animations on Learners TV are organized into three categories; - biology,

-physics, and

-chemistry.

There are also...

- Lecture Notes

- Lecture Presentations and

- Online tests.

Well worth a closer look. Oh yes, they're free!

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Sketch Toy

Sketch Toy | technologies | Scoop.it
Draw sketches with animating lines and share replays with friends!
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As practitioners I'm sure you will have tried out a number of online drawing tools and explored what they have to offer. If you haven't tried it check out Sketch Toy.
Sketch Toy is a free to use website offering a simple drawing interface but with a unique twist – the lines drawn can be made to appear as various degrees of shaky animations.
The canvas you are given has a texture that highlights this animated effect of shaky lines. The images created can be shared through a direct link. When people visit the link, they see the entire drawing made from start to finish, just like the user created it. Users can also download the image as a PNG file and share it but, of course, the animation effect would is lost.
P.S. the app offers a Chrome app as well.

P.P.S. With screen capture,it can be used to demonstrate maths or Science equations etc.

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Create Animation - Sketch Star

Sketch Star is a fantastic place where users can create animations and drawings, see them online and and share them with a community of fellow artists!

 

Sketch Star is a free to use web application that lets users create animations online.

 

The website provides a frame where users can drag many objects such as...
- characters,
- props, and
- accessories;

 

These items can be
- moved around,
- resized, and
- adjusted
...since their individual parts are usually movable.

 

Added characters have plenty of expressions to choose from. By adding new frames and objects users can create a complete animation online.

 

Completed animations are published on the Sketch Star website and can be shared via email or on online social networks.

 

Note: The Sketch Star website lets you publish a maximum of 100 animations per month and save a maximum of 200 projects per month.

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Toontastic 3D - creative storytelling app

Toontastic 3D - creative storytelling app | technologies | Scoop.it
Toontastic 3D is a creative storytelling app that empowers kids to draw, animate, narrate, and record their own cartoons on their tablet, phone or Chromebook.
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Toontastic 3D allows learners to use their imagination and engage in creative tasks. 
They can use Toontastic 3D to construct many things including... 
 ► book and school reports, 
 ► design pitches, 
 ► narrating stories, 
 ► creating cartoons and 
...much more. 
Toonastic 3D is available for free download in both iOS App Store - https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1145104532 - and Google Play Store - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.toontastic 
It also works with select Chromebooks. 
All learners need to do is move characters around on the screen and tell their story. 
It’s like a digital puppet theater… but with enormous interactive 3D worlds, dozens of customizable characters, 3D drawing tools, and an idea lab with sample stories to inspire new creations. Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/c0I58rFe18Q to learn more about Toontastic 3D
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ezGIF - Animated GIF editor and GIF maker

ezGIF - Animated GIF editor and GIF maker | technologies | Scoop.it
Fast online animated GIF Maker and Editor. Upload and edit GIF images for free. Create, crop, resize, reverse, optimize and split animated gifs with ease.
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Gifs have progressed and are being used in the world of education; both practitioners and learners are learning how to use them creatively with an emphasis on being clever and not annoying.
ezGIF can be useed to...
● create,
● resize,
● crop,
● reverse,
● optimize, and
● apply some effects to gifs.
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Animaps - Create and view beautifully informative animated maps, for free!

Animaps - Create and view beautifully informative animated maps, for free! | technologies | Scoop.it
Create and view beautifully informative animated maps, for free!
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Animaps extends the My Maps feature of Google Maps by letting users create...
   - maps with markers that move,
   - images and text that pop up on cue, and
   - lines and shapes that change over time.
When users share their Animap with peers, and/or others, it appears like a video - they will be able to...
   - play,
   - pause,
   - slow and speed up the action!

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ajouter votre aperçu ...

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GIF YouTube | Make Animated GIFs from Youtube

GIF YouTube | Make Animated GIFs from Youtube | technologies | Scoop.it
Gif Youtube brings you the fastest way to create animated GIFs from YouTube
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A meme is a funny picture (often with a caption attached) which can go viral around the Internet. One form of this meme can be a GIF image. GIF YouTube enables you to take a scene from a YouTube video and turn it into a GIF image. All you have to do is type “gif” before “youtube” in the URL.
GIF YouTube can also be used to provide educational clips, (10sec max) to emphasise specific things.

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earth

earth | technologies | Scoop.it

An animated map of global wind and weather. Visit the community at https://www.facebook.com/EarthWindMap

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As we are all aware, at any one time, wind currents are flowing around the world, at different temperatures and speeds.
This Animated Map, Earth, enables users to...
   - spin the globe with their mouse
   - zoom in and out with the scroll wheel and
   - see where the wind currents are, and which ones are the strongest.
Open the full menu by clicking on the word "earth" at the bottom left of the screen; this, among other things, will allow users to view the wind, as it was earlier and/or will end up next!

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As we are all aware, at any one time, wind currents are flowing around the world, at different temperatures and speeds.
This Animated Map, Earth, enables users to...
   - spin the globe with their mouse
   - zoom in and out with the scroll wheel and
   - see where the wind currents are, and which ones are the strongest.
Open the full menu by clicking on the word "earth" at the bottom left of the screen; this, among other things, will allow users to view the wind, as it was earlier and/or will end up next!

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Google Story Builder

Google Story Builder | technologies | Scoop.it
Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.
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With Google Story Builder, Practitioners, and/or their learners, can build a video story that looks like it is being typed live between two collaborators in a Google doc.
It couldn’t be simpler, any age could create a fantastic little video with this tool!
Users can then choose music to accompany their video.
That is it!
When users are finished with their video, they can share it via a weblink.

View my 1st effort, complete with spelling error, at http://goo.gl/4QRPXm

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HippoCampus

HippoCampus | technologies | Scoop.it
The best multimedia instruction on the web to help you with your homework and study.
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HippoCampus is a free, website providing free...

- videos,

- animations, and

- simulations,

...to practitioners and their learners, free of charge.
The site can be used without a login - ideal for learners.

Practitioners can register to set up playlists, customise content and share them with learners.

Registration is free.
The content is aimed at the higher end of Secondary school – so GCSE and A Level classes might benefit most.

The main focus is on Maths and Science, but there are also resources for English, Religious Studies, Economics, History, Psychology and Sociology.

NOTE: - The site is USA-focused, so content may not match exactly with that taught on GCSE/A Level courses here in the UK.

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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | technologies | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.
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Moovly is a free online tool that lets practitioners and/or learners create interesting presentations and animations.
Moovly lets users...
- add voice,
- add sounds and
- add music
...and synchronize everything using the simple timeline interface. Animations can be added via the timeline.
Some of the clips from the library also have their own animations attached to them, such as globes which spin or chickens which feed.
Videos can be published via YouTube or Facebook, or, for those working in OLASS, can be downloaded for offline use as Flash or Movie files.
Note: Free videos are watermarked with a Moovly Logo.
Sadly there doesn’t seem to be a way to embed them directly from the Moovly website.
Registering is Free but, there is an annual fee if users want the more advanced features and options.

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Geemik Maria Açucena Da Silva's curator insight, November 21, 2013 3:52 AM

Une solution gratuite est proposée.

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Love this!!!

Shelley htp://www.creativewebconceptsusa.com

 

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Wondersay - Animate text with style

Wondersay - Animate text with style | technologies | Scoop.it
Make cool animations from any text (quotes, tweets, custom sentences) online for free
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Another tool that can be used for Reflection; an essential part of learning.
Wondersay...
- can make reflection something that doesn't seem boring and tedious.
- is an online tool that can be used to turn words, that sum up how a group,or individuals, feel, into animated text in seconds.
The resulting animation provides...
- a URL/link that can be shared and/or
- an embed code to add to web presences.
NOTE: a double space, or punnctuation followed by a space, will split the animation.

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ICTmagic - wiki

ICTmagic - wiki | technologies | Scoop.it
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The awarding winning ICTmagic wiki is packed full with thousands of free links and resources for educators.
Including...
Art, Craft & Design;
Early Years;
EducationalGames;
English;
Food & Cookery;
History;
ICT & Web Tools;
Languages;
Maths;
Music, sound & Podcasts;
...to name but a few.

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Graham O'Shanesy's curator insight, May 23, 2016 1:52 PM

Some links to some new and interesting ICTs - particularly like the look of Algodoo as a Physics playground

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wideo - Anyone can make cool videos.

wideo - Anyone can make cool videos. | technologies | Scoop.it
A new tool to make cool videos. You just choose a template, insert objects, animate and share! Go meet Mr. Wideo :)
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Wideo, provides a simple way to create animated videos.
Using Adobe Flash users can create simple animations with text, shapes and in-built characters.

By using keyframes, it’s possible to move elements around the screen, zoom and change other attributes.

The service is still in beta, so bear that in mind if you’re experiencing any issues.
Wideo lets practitioners and learners create fun, animated videos in record time.

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Coub: The next generation of moving images

Coub: The next generation of moving images | technologies | Scoop.it
Get inspired and create your own coubs.

If there is one flaw to the GIF animation format, it is the lack of audio. Here's a new way to easily share short animations, just like the GIF animations, but with the audio.

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Coub is a free to use web service that lets practitioners and learners create and share short videos that can be up to 10 seconds long in length. Users can create these videos by uploading their own videos to the website. Alternatively, they can use the URLs of videos that are present on YouTube or Vimeo. After their video has been loaded up, they can select which portion of it you want to be selected for the 10 second Coub.

After their Coub is created, it can be shared with colleagues, peers, assessors etc., or embed it in websites for a variety of professional uses.

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