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VideoAnt - add annotations to any publicly accessible YouTube video

VideoAnt - add annotations to any publicly accessible YouTube video | technologies | Scoop.it
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Today's tool was one I've posted at in the past but it's been updated, it's now HTML5 rather than Flash based, making it mobile and multi-platform friendly. 
VideoANT is a University of Minnesota project that allows users to annotate any publicly accessible YouTube video with comments. 
To do this users... 
 ► copy the URL of a video and 
 ► paste it into the VideoANT annotation tool. 
Then as the video plays... 
 ► click the "add annotation" button when ever they want to add an annotation. 
If a user wants to collaborate with others, they can send them the VideoANT link. 
They are the only person that has to have a VideoANT account. Their collaborators do not need to have a VideoANT account to participate in the annotation process with them. 
IMPORTANT: Be careful with whom you share this URL. Don’t post it on a public forum or social media page if you want to keep others from seeing or making comments. 
Very much a tool for learners to view and make comments on YouTube videos without registering. 
 ► Practitioners can have learners view videos and add their thoughts. 
 ► Learners can share videos with their peers on a project. 
 ► Practitioners can make a bite-sized lesson out of clips by providing more information alongside the video, and 
 ► the resulting videos with comments can even be embedded in websites or other web presences. 
Well worth a closer look and/or revisit.
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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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Home - Movie-Sheets.Com

Home - Movie-Sheets.Com | technologies | Scoop.it
movie-sheets.com has one of the largest collections of privately curated Movie Sheets available, in a wide variety of genres. ...
John Dalziel's insight:

When learners are researching a movie, Movie Sheets will help them find out more about the movie, such as...
   -  the plot,
   -  the actors in it,
   -  images,
   -  running time,
   -  ratings,
   -  release date,
...and more.
NOTE: Do click the "Legal" Tab and read the text carefully.

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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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The Sounds of Street View

The Sounds of Street View | technologies | Scoop.it
Sounds of Street View is a digital explorative 3D sound framework for street view environments. Developers can now easily craft virtual-reality sound experiences with ease using the framework.
John Dalziel's insight:

Sounds of Street View currently features three Street View locations with sounds matched to them.
Google Maps Street View provides learners with a great opportunity to view the places that they learn about in their various courses.
Amplifon has undertaken an attempt to give learners the chance to hear what it sounds like to visit a place.
Hopefully, the gallery of sounds will expand soon.
Practitioners and learners are encouraged to attempt to create their own Sounds of Street View.

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WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker

WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker | technologies | Scoop.it
WeVideo makes video editing easy for everyone and accessible from anywhere.
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WeVideo allows practitioners, learners and other stakeholders to easily create and share videos and short animations.
Using the WeVideo app with Google Drive will enable users to create videos right from their Drive.
Not tried it yet but should work on a Chromebook.

Watch the overview of WeVideo for Google Drive™ at...
https://www.youtube.com/embed/WcLErv-Oauo

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All of Bach

All of Bach | technologies | Scoop.it
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Thanks to the new and certainly ambitious All of Bach web site, learners and their practitioners can eventually watch the Netherlands Bach Society (founded in 1921) perform each and every one of those 1080 compositions by Bach.
The site, at the time of posting this, features six performances, which means there’s only another 1074 to go.
A new Bach recording will go live every Friday.

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Small World | Nikon - Photomicrography Competitions

Small World | Nikon - Photomicrography Competitions | technologies | Scoop.it
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Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope.
The page that I feel has most use, for learners and practitioners alike, is the Galleries Page covering images from Actin to Zebrafish.

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Songwriter101

Songwriter101 | technologies | Scoop.it
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Songwriter101 is recommended as a place to learn all things related to song-writing.
The site’s main draw is its collection of articles.
They’re split into eight categories that cover various facets of song-writing...
   - Artists,
   - Technology,
   - Song writing,
   - Publishing,
   - The Band,
   - The Biz,
   - Copyrights, and
   - Finance.
Whether you’re a newbie or veteran, hobbyist or professional, there is something here for everyone.
The site also has an active forum where visitors can meet and discuss the various aspects of music creation.

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UtellStory - Tell Stories, Share Topics, Make Impact

UtellStory - Tell Stories, Share Topics, Make Impact | technologies | Scoop.it
A multimedia storytelling and sharing community.
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UtellStory is a multimedia storytelling and sharing community where practitioners, and/or learners, can easily create and share stories with...
   - audio,
   - image,
   - video and
   - words.
Users don’t have to use all of these media together in one story but they can if its necessary.
A story can be as simple as one photo or can be a combination of multiple images, video, audio recording and background music.
The idea is to empower users to tell their stories, engage learners and make an impact.

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Newseum | Today's Front Pages | Map View

Newseum | Today's Front Pages | Map View | technologies | Scoop.it
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At the Newseum site, Practitioners and their Learners can select a country and see front pages from around the world.
Through a special agreement with more than 800 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum website displays these front pages each day on its website.
The front pages are in their original, unedited form, and some may contain material that is deemed objectionable to some visitors.
A useful resource for those on language courses, media courses, and more.

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The British Library Flickr Collections

The British Library Flickr Collections | technologies | Scoop.it
The British Library’s collections on Flickr Commons offer access to millions of public domain images, which we encourage you to explore and re-use. The release of these collections into the public...
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One million public domain scans from 17th-19th century books from The British Library to Flickr!
A remarkable, public spirited, archival project, for which the British Library should be loudly applauded!

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Christiane DUPUY's curator insight, December 15, 2013 12:19 PM

Plus d'un million de photos libres de droit dans la galerie Flickr de la British Library's...

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Media Tools – Google

Media Tools – Google | technologies | Scoop.it
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Google Media Tools – a starting point for practitioners, and/or learners, to engage with Google’s suite of digital tools that can enhance newsgathering and exposure across...

- television,

- radio,

- print and

- online.
Whether it’s refining learners' advanced search capabilities, improving audience engagement through Google+, or learning how to visualize data using Google Maps, this website is intended to guide visitors through all the resources Google offers to journalists.

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Video Pad- Video Editing Software

Video Pad- Video Editing Software | technologies | Scoop.it
The award-winning VideoPad video editing program has all the features you need to make a quality movie. Easily edit, add effects/audio and share with friends.
John Dalziel's insight:
When using Video Pad, practitioners, and/or their learners, can trim video clips. 
 They can also add subtitles to the video or combine many video clips with transitions. 
Video Pad also offers 3D video editing, 2D to 3D stereoscopic conversion overlay text for captions, and chroma key greenscreen video production. 
Well worth a look.
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Woodberry Poetry Room

Woodberry Poetry Room | technologies | Scoop.it
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Stream Classic Poetry Readings from Harvard’s Rich Audio Archive: From W.H. Auden to Dylan Thomas
Founded in 1931, the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University features (among other things) 6,000 recordings of poetry from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Here learners can find some of the earliest recordings of...
   - W. H. Auden,
   - Elizabeth Bishop,
   - T. S. Eliot,
   - Denise Levertov,
   - Robert Lowell,
   - Anais Nin,
   - Ezra Pound,
   - Robert Penn Warren,
   - Tennessee Williams
...and many others.
In the “Listening Booth,” a section of the Poetry Room website, visitors can listen to recordings of classic readings by nearly 200 authors

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Eve de Roet's curator insight, August 4, 2015 9:39 PM

Stream Classic Poetry Readings from Harvard’s Rich Audio Archive: From W.H. Auden to Dylan Thomas
Founded in 1931, the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University features (among other things) 6,000 recordings of poetry from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Here learners can find some of the earliest recordings of...
   - W. H. Auden,
   - Elizabeth Bishop,
   - T. S. Eliot,
   - Denise Levertov,
   - Robert Lowell,
   - Anais Nin,
   - Ezra Pound,
   - Robert Penn Warren,
   - Tennessee Williams
...and many others.
In the “Listening Booth,” a section of the Poetry Room website, visitors can listen to recordings of classic readings by nearly 200 authors

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Storyboard That: A FREE Online Storyboard Creator

Storyboard That: A FREE Online Storyboard Creator | technologies | Scoop.it
Looking for an amazing, fun, free, and easy to use online storyboard creator? See why students, screenwriters, and businesses love Storyboard That.
John Dalziel's insight:

Storyboard That is an on-line service that provides templates in which practitioners, and/or learners, can create their stories in a comic strip style.
Storyboard That provides...
   -  dozens of scenes,
   -  characters, and
   -  text bubbles
...to fill users' storyboard's frames.
Each element that's dragged into a storyboard frame can be...
   -  re-sized,
   -  rotated, and
   -  re-positioned.
The completed storyboard can be saved as...
   -  a comic strip,
   -  a set of images (one image for each frame), or
   -  a set of PowerPoint slides.
In the teachers' resources section there are lesson plans for teaching language arts through comic creation.
NOTE: the free version allows only 2 creations per week, only 3 and 6 cell comic strips and the Powerpoint and High Resolution exports are watermarked.

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Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, September 5, 2014 6:12 AM

Mi sembra di averlo già segnalato, ma meglio abbondare comunque.

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Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes | technologies | Scoop.it
Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content.
John Dalziel's insight:

Blendspace makes it easy for practitioners to organize and share educational materials in a visually pleasing format.
On Blendspace users can arrange...
   - videos,
   - links,
   - images, and
   - files
...around any topic of their choosing.
Blendspace has built-in search tools so that users don't have to leave their Blendspace account in order to locate resources. When practitioners share a set of Blendspace materials with their learners, the learners can provide feedback to show that they understand the materials or they can ask questions about the materials.
Practitioners can also see if their learners actually looked at all of the materials that they have shared with them.
Using Blendspace can be a good way to create and deliver flipped lessons.

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Pocket - store new ideas, tools and resources

Pocket - store new ideas, tools and resources | technologies | Scoop.it
When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.
John Dalziel's insight:

With so much information flying around on the web it is actually quite easy to find new ideas, tools and resources for any learning environment.
What's difficult, is finding a place to store them all and finding the time to assess, organize and put them into practice.
Pocket is one solution that many practitioners are using to organize ideas and clear this clutter. It’s really quite simple…

   - Find something you like online,
   - click the button and
   - it is saved to your Pocket.
Pocket also allows users to tag all of the different articles, videos, images and other pieces of content they save. By setting up an organised tagging structure, Pocket can be used as their own searchable resource centre.

This means that regardless of what device they are using or where they are, they will always be able to access every resource they have ever saved.

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John Dalziel's insight:

With so much information flying around on the web it is actually quite easy to find new ideas, tools and resources for any learning environment.
What's difficult, is finding a place to store them all and finding the time to assess, organize and put them into practice.
Pocket is one solution that many practitioners are using to organize ideas and clear this clutter. It’s really quite simple…

   - Find something you like online,
   - click the button and
   - it is saved to your Pocket.
Pocket also allows users to tag all of the different articles, videos, images and other pieces of content they save. By setting up an organised tagging structure, Pocket can be used as their own searchable resource centre.

This means that regardless of what device they are using or where they are, they will always be able to access every resource they have ever saved.

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scoopmap

scoopmap | technologies | Scoop.it
View the latest world news on a map. Discover hot spots and articles written by high quality newspapers. Stay up to date on scoopmap.net
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An interactive map, designed by the UK Guardian newspaper, which shows news events happening all around the world, as they happen in real-time.

If users click on a marker, they will get a pop-up describing the news event.

On the right of the screen are the biggest stories of the day.

All news stories are linked to the main article on the Guardian website.

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Tapestry: Beautiful Storytelling/"writing"

Tapestry: Beautiful Storytelling/"writing" | technologies | Scoop.it
Tapestry is a growing collection of short, wonderful stories made for reading on your phone.
John Dalziel's insight:

For me, Tapestry isn't so much about the growing collection of short stories ideal for reading and enjoying on a smartphone.
It's more about a new way for learners and/or practitioners to tell stories, embracing some of the most important elements of telling a great story: succinctness, pacing, and creativity.
To be fair, the growing collection of short stories are ideal for engaging Functional Skills learners learning to read and/or express themselves.
Oh yes, the app (iPhone & Android) allows them to create and read stories on the go!

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Booktrack Classroom - Amplify your story

Booktrack Classroom - Amplify your story | technologies | Scoop.it
Booktrack has created a new genre of digital storytelling entertainment. The patented technology lets anyone add a synchronized movie-style soundtrack—including music, ambient audio and sound effects—to an e-Book or other digital text content, with the audio paced to each individual’s reading speed. This innovative platform enables users to create and share stories—on a mobile or tablet device—in a unique and exciting way, transforming the “written” word.
John Dalziel's insight:

Booktrack Classroom – delivers an experience for today’s generation of digital-savvy learners, providing new ways for learners to study and enjoy reading and writing.
Booktrack Classroom is a new technology that synchronizes audio with text to create an immersive reading experience.
Stories and essays published with Booktrack include a customised, movie-style soundtrack that complements the story.

Booktrack can be used in a variety of ways to engage with learners. Here are just a few examples:

Narrative Writing – Learners add music and audio to their original stories.Informative and Explanatory Writing – Learners compose essays and articles selecting suitable audio to accompany their text.Literature Study – Learners gain insight and increased understanding of the text by creating their own soundtracks for novels, stories, and plays they are reading in class.Read-Alouds – Practitioner and learner led read-alouds are enhanced through the addition of sound and music to the chapter or act being presented.

Booktrack Classroom can be used on both an individual basis as well as in group learning exercises.

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TwistedWave Online

TwistedWave Online | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

TwistedWave is a must have audio track creation and editing tool for learners and practitioners that using Chromebook. It's also good for those using other platforms.
The integration with Google Drive makes it easy for learners to save their works and share their recordings with their practitioners, and/or peers.
Users can create and edit spoken audio recordings from scratch.
Their completed tracks can then be exported to Google Drive and SoundCloud.
If users have existing audio tracks in their SoundCloud or Google Drive account they can also import them into TwistedWave and edit them.
TwistedWave's audio editing tools include options for...
   - fade-in,
   - fade-out,
   - looping,
   - sound normalization, and
   - pitch adjustments.
The editor also includes the typical track clipping tools that you would expect to see in an audio editing tool.
NOTE: Users will have to create a free TwistedWave account in order to create and or edit a track of more than thirty seconds in length.

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Exposure - Create Beautiful Photo Narratives

Exposure - Create Beautiful Photo Narratives | technologies | Scoop.it
Exposure enables photographers to easily tell vibrant stories with their photos. Assemble a more complete narrative than you could with a feed or lonely photo on a permalink page.
John Dalziel's insight:

This is for photographers who want a more meaningful and effortless way to publish their work — in the context of a narrative, instead of a feed or single photo on a permalink page.
Exposure helps users tell a great story, while putting their photography front and centre.
Just Drag-and-drop to create photo sets laid out in creative grids that look good on all devices.

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Classmint.com - Create & Share Great Cornell Notes

Classmint.com - Create & Share Great Cornell Notes | technologies | Scoop.it
Classmint.com - Create & Share Great Cornell Notes
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In their words, "...helps to score well in exams and life through research-proven scientific techniques like Cornell Notes, Active Recall and timely revision of study notes."
Classmint lets anyone create interactive, audible, annotatable and creative study notes that can be folded like paper. It also maintains automated revision list to aid in 'timely revision'.

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Peanut Gallery

Peanut Gallery | technologies | Scoop.it

Peanut Gallery is a Chrome Experiment that lets you create silent films using your voice.

John Dalziel's insight:

PEANUT GALLERY is a Google Chrome Experiment that lets users...
- add intertitles to early film clips using their voice,
- share those clips with others.
It uses the computer/laptop/other device’s microphone and the Web Speech API in Google Chrome, to turn speech into text.
PEANUT GALLERY has the potential to be great, as a fun and interactive language development activity.

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