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Adobe Spark - Communicate with impact

Turn your ideas into impactful social graphics, web stories and animated videos—in minutes. It's free, start now on the web or in the app store.
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Adobe Spark is an excellent application with huge educational potential. 
 Practitioners can use Spark to create a wide variety of multimedia materials to include in their course delivery. 
There are three main types of creations users can build and share on Spark... 
 ♥ Post (this is especially useful for sharing announcements, invitations, and inspiration quotes), 
  ♥ Page (great for photo journals, event recaps, portfolios, catalogs..etc) and 
  ♥ Video (great for creating animated stories, presentations, lessons and many more).
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Annotation types - YouTube

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YouTube Video Editor is a powerful tool to use to add annotations and text to your videos. 
It supports five different types of annotations namely... 
► speech bubbles, 
► spotlight, 
► notes, 
► titles, and 
► labels. 
 Users can add annotations right from Video Manager tab in their YouTube channel 
This links to a video that provides a - "HowTo" tutorial
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Geo Search Tool - YouTube Videoclips

Geo Search Tool - YouTube Videoclips | technologies | Scoop.it
This on-line Geo Search tool provides location-based YouTube search results
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This on-line Geo Search tool provides location-based YouTube search results, allowing users to discover if anyone's uploaded an video footage of specific places, to YouTube.
Just type the City and/or postcode you want to search for in the 'Location' box then, to narrow down your search results, click the link for 'Advanced search', and select from the 'Radius' drop-down.
Hit search, and you'll be presented with a list of all YouTube videos geo-tagged within the search area for the time period selected.
The tool's creators say it was developed "as a simple model of how News organizations could use Google APIs to help find citizen journalism on YouTube".
Search results can also be filtered by timestamp, radius or by adding keywords to the top search box.
It's not perfect - the site notes that "only a small percentage of videos are geo-tagged and this search will only query those videos".
NOTE: The geo-tag coordinates are generally the upload location, so the actual location of where the video was shot may differ.
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Bedtime Maths — fun, real world, mathematics activities

Bedtime Maths — fun, real world, mathematics activities | technologies | Scoop.it

Helping learners love maths!

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Bedtime Math provides fun, real world, mathematics activities for elementary school and middle school learners and, although the activities are designed for learners to do at home with their parents, they could also be used/adapted for older learners.
The Bedtime Maths activities incorporate common household objects. In addition to the written maths lessons Bedtime Maths has a few math videos that practitioners may want to check out.

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YouTube TV - De-clutter YouTube

Watch the videos and channels you love on the big screen using Chromecast, smart TVs, game consoles, and other devices.
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Visually speaking, YouTube’s web version has a lot going on that is annoying and distracting when used in Learning Environments. In contrast, YouTube’s TV version has a much cleaner layout and is well-suited for keyboard usage.
This provides a direct link the TV version or, all potential users have to do is visit the url http://youtube.com/tv.

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MashUp Math - YouTube

MashUp Math - YouTube | technologies | Scoop.it
MASHUPmath is our creative solution to ineffective traditional teaching methods, which often fail to meet the unique needs of visual learners. We believe tha...
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MashUp Math is a YouTube channel for teaching maths to visual learners.
Studies show that 65% of the population has a visual learning preference. Those who learn visually rely on imagery in order to process information. Such imagery is often absent in maths instruction and replaced with written notes and equations on a white board. One of the results of this absence of visual maths instruction is a growing population of disinterested learners who embrace the false idea that they are not “maths people.”
Anthony Persico, a high school maths and special education practitioner (and the founder of MashUp Math), is a visual learner himself, and began to make animated lessons and sharing them with his learners on YouTube.
The animated maths lessons translate information in a way that can...
   ● motivate learners,
   ● trigger learner emotions, and
   ● make learning maths a fun experience
His lessons are branded under the name MashUp Math and are on a YouTube channel with an ever-growing library of animated maths lessons.
The lessons are extremely popular with flipped classroom educators and learners seeking visual representations of difficult mathematics concepts.
The clips teach maths using animations that help learners to visualize concepts and organize and guide their thinking through colour coordination and movement.
NOTE: new lessons are added each week.

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Stock Footage : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Stock Footage : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive | technologies | Scoop.it
A collection of stock footage clips submitted by Internet Archive users. These clips are designed to be used in other videos. All clips in this collection must have one of the following Creative Commons Licenses: Public Domain Attribution (by) Attribution Share Alike (by-sa) Attribution...
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Archive.org offers stock footage of notable events in history as well as more mundane visuals, and all are absolutely free.

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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
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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, 2015 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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Baillie McKenna's curator insight, February 9, 3:03 PM

So far, Zaption seems user-friendly and easy to apply in the classroom. The search feature is not very accessible.

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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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Curiosity Makes You Smarter

Curiosity Makes You Smarter | technologies | Scoop.it
Get informed with 5 new amazing topics, delivered daily.
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The Curiosity website complies videos on almost any topic from all the various video services out there, presenting them all on one easy-to-digest webpage. 
 Hover the cursor over 'Browse' to view and select from the drop-down category menu. 
Create an account, tell the Curiosity website what you’re interested in, and their algorithms will do the rest.
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Pindex - a Pinterest for education

Pindex - a Pinterest for education | technologies | Scoop.it

Pindex is a pinboard for learning. Collect and discover the best material. Love teaching. Love learning.

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Pindex is a self-funded on-line platform that creates and curates educational videos and infographics for practitioners and learners.
Pindex calls itself “a Pinterest for education.”
It's well worth looking at the guide to Pindex itself, which explains how to use the site and what users can get out of it going forward, whether as a teacher, a student, or just someone into learning as much as possible; it's available at http://www.pindex.com/b/curiosity/a-guide-to-pindex-
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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, March 9, 12:15 PM
Pindex is a self-funded on-line platform that creates and curates educational videos and infographics for practitioners and learners.
Pindex calls itself “a Pinterest for education.”
It's well worth looking at the guide to Pindex itself, which explains how to use the site and what users can get out of it going forward, whether as a teacher, a student, or just someone into learning as much as possible; it's available at http://www.pindex.com/b/curiosity/a-guide-to-pindex-
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Woot Math - On-line Personalized Instruction for fractions, decimals & Ratios

Woot Math - On-line Personalized Instruction for fractions, decimals & Ratios | technologies | Scoop.it
Woot Math is a new hands-on approach to teaching fractions, decimals, and ratios using novel digital manipulatives, personalized video instruction, and research-backed adaptive learning technology. Our teacher dashboard provides standards-aligned, printable reports to keep the teacher in the loop.
John Dalziel's insight:

With a focus on fractions and decimals, Woot Math(s) allows learners many inroads to understanding.
Woot Math(s) can be used in any classroom configuration whether it be...
 •1:1 devices,
 • shared devices,
 • whole-class,
...or as intervention.
The Woot Math(s) system works on...
 • the web,
 • iPads, or
 • Chromebooks
...seamlessly; ideal for any learning environment!
Woot Math(s) is super user-friendly, and gives practitioners the ability to customize for each learner on their course as a starting point.
Woot Math(s) is adaptive, as learners use it, it gets “smart” and creates learning pathways based on the specific needs of the learner.
Beginning with foundational rational math concepts, Woot Math(s) makes these necessary foundational skills accessible for all learners.
If learners don’t understand a problem, the program adapts to approach the learning in a new way.
Woot Math(s) gives learners a solid understanding of fractions, laying the necessary ground work for algebra, geometry, physics, chemistry, and statistics.
NOTE: Woot Math is totally free for the 2015-2016 school year! No indication of future costs.
There are some great practitioner resources to download to help users implement Woot Math(s).

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blubbr - create interactive quizzes based on YouTube clips

blubbr - create interactive quizzes based on YouTube clips | technologies | Scoop.it
blubbr.tv allows people to play and create video trivia games about the things they love. blubbr is all about making the things you're interested in into fun, social games.
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Blubbr is a quiz creation service that enables users to create interactive quizzes that are based on YouTube clips.
Their quizzes can be about anything of their choosing. The structure of the quizzes has a viewer watch a short clip then answer a multiple choice question about the clip.
Viewers will know right away if they chose the correct answer or not.
Users may find the video available at https://www.youtube.com/embed/FSxkQdB_RuE useful as it demonstrates how to use Blubbr to create a video-based quiz.

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Zotero - Grab your research with a single click

Zotero - Grab your research with a single click | technologies | Scoop.it
Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that
helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then
share the results of your research.
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Zotero provides means to collect all users research in a single, searchable interface. They can add...
► PDFs,
► images,
► audio and video files,
► snapshots of web pages,
...and more.
Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of the resulting library, enabling users to find exactly what they're looking for with just a few keystrokes.
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help users...
► collect,
► organize,
► cite, and
► share
...their research sources.

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SnapStill - Extract Photos From Video

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about SnapStill - Extract Photos From Video. Download SnapStill - Extract Photos From Video and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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SnapStill is a handy iPad app for practitioners, learners, assessors, and or others, to use to extract photos from videos.
SnapStill allows users to pull out high quality shots from any video in their Photos library.
The way this works is very simple they...
   ● simply select a video,
   ● scroll to the frame where they want to grab a photo and
   ● press the save button or double-tap the video.
For precise frame-by-frame control, they drag their finger directly on the video.
SnapStill also includes ’Suggestions’ feature which enables the app to conduct automatic searches to find the best shots to snap from a given video.

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Clarisketch

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The Clarisketch application...
● is Free and
● works on Android OS version 2.3.6 Gingerbread or higher.
Users just...
● take a picture, then
● record a themself speaking and drawing on the picture and then
● Send to, and/or share it with others (They don't need the app).
To find out more take a look at the tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/embed/vbVCV428hl4

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ITNedu - a source of educational video content

ITNedu - a source of educational video content | technologies | Scoop.it
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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, .
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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

Hairdressing Training | technologies | Scoop.it
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.
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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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