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wideo - Anyone can make cool videos.

wideo - Anyone can make cool videos. | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
A new tool to make cool videos. You just choose a template, insert objects, animate and share! Go meet Mr. Wideo :)

Via Mark Rounds
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Really like this concept.  Great for classrooms, but also great for any organization looks to create simple explanations for ideas and concepts.  The fact that it's free makes it a no-brainer to try.

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Mark Rounds's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:49 PM

Wideo allows you to create short, animated videos and Common Craft like videos in your web browser. Today,Wideo announced that you can now upload your own audio files into your video projects. This means that you could record a voiceover and add it to your video.

With Wideo's new voiceover tool you could really have your students creating explanatory videos in the Common Craft style. The art of Common Craft videos is the way in which confusing topics are boiled down to a concise explanation. If your students can do the same with a topic in your class, they can prove that they know the material. 

Mark Rounds's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:50 PM

With Wideo's new voiceover tool you could really have your students creating explanatory videos in the Common Craft style. The art of Common Craft videos is the way in which confusing topics are boiled down to a concise explanation. If your students can do the same with a topic in your class, they can prove that they know the material. 

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Mobile Usage Today [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Today

Mobile Usage Today [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Today | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
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The stats shouldn't be surprising, but when all placed organized in one place, it really makes a compelling reason for thinking mobile first from your business perspective.  And it's still growing exponentially!

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Google Launches 'Chrome Apps' for When the Web Falls Short

Google Launches 'Chrome Apps' for When the Web Falls Short | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Google Launches 'Chrome Apps' for When the Web Falls Short - Ever since Google and its hardware partners launched the first Chromebooks in 2011, they've argued that a browser-based operating system could be enough to...
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The Future of Advertising: 'Pay-Per-Gaze' Is Just the Beginning

The Future of Advertising: 'Pay-Per-Gaze' Is Just the Beginning | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it

Advertising is going to change more in the next 20 years than it has in the last 100. If you need proof of that, just look at the patent Google was granted Thursday for a Google Glass-based ad system.

Dubbed "pay-per-gaze," the content would charge advertisers for the number of times someone literally looked at their ad. The concept is buried pages deep in a patent for a "gaze tracking technique ... implemented with a head-mounted gaze-tracking device that communicates with a server."

Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/08/15/the-future-of-advertising-pay-per-gaze-is-just-the-beginning/

 

 


Via Igniva Solutions
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"Pay per gaze", huh?  It was obvious that wearable technology such as Google Glass would make a huge change in everything we do.  Just didn't think the new terms would be defined so quickly.

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Fabiola Hermosilla Alegria's curator insight, August 16, 2013 9:33 AM

¿Que opinión tenemos de la publicidad?

JMTTQ's curator insight, August 17, 2013 6:03 AM

Pay per live...

luke sumich's curator insight, August 4, 2014 11:31 PM

predictions for future advertising. seems like some very scary stuff.

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Google Glass-Like Products Can Launch For As Low As $400

Google Glass-Like Products Can Launch For As Low As $400 | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Google's experiment with Google Glass is taking a long time. Is the search giant now being beaten to market by cheaper, and possibly better products?
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Can't wait to get this to try it out.

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Easily Curate Thematic Video Channels with Rockpack (iOS)


Via Robin Good
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Like it.  A Flipboard for video?  Perhaps.

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Robin Good's curator insight, July 5, 2013 9:51 AM



Rockpack is a free iOS app for iPhones and iPads which allows you to easily clip and organize together video clips already published online.


Similar to Flipboard and Pinterest, it provides a one-click operation to add any YouTube video to one of your video channels.


Rockpack integrates with Twitter and Facebook and it allows you to follow your favorite channels easily. A browser bookmarklet is also availanle for desktop use.


My comment: A quick way to easily create thematic video channels based on existing published material. Easy to use.



Free to use.


App Store download: https://itunes.apple.com/app/rockpack/id660697542?mt=8&ls=1


Find out more: http://rockpack.com/


FAQ: http://rockpack.com/#/content-providers



Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 6, 2013 8:50 AM
The app that makes it easy to create, share and subscribe to personalized video channels. Add your favorite videos from across the web with just one tap.

People are always looking for new ways to express themselves, especially online, and Rockpack provides a unique way for users to do so.

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LiveSlide - Capture Every Teachable Moment

LiveSlide - Capture Every Teachable Moment | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it

Via Sam Gliksman
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Looks really promising, though I wish the video on their site had audio as well (or audio that worked, at least).  Still, I'll keep my eyes out for this one.

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Donna Bownds's curator insight, July 2, 2013 9:28 AM

Super excited for BISD to use this great new product.

Jenifer Rettler's curator insight, July 2, 2013 1:18 PM

LiveSlide to be available in August 2013 is designed to allow interactive slide technology to go mobile. 

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Twitter opens up its analytics platform. Now everyone can check the performance of their tweets

Twitter opens up its analytics platform. Now everyone can check the performance of their tweets | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Twitter has quietly opened up its various analytics tools to the public, giving everyone access to in-depth data about the people and brands who follow them, as well as the performance ...
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Infographic: How Facebook Graph Search Affects User Privacy

Infographic: How Facebook Graph Search Affects User Privacy | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
As Facebook Graph Search is being rolled out to it user base, it’s important to be aware of the "searchable" content you post. Public information is sure t
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Since Facebook is known to frequently change privacy settings, everyone should understand what the upcoming graph search means.  No need to panic...just understand and make informed decisions.

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News and Topic Monitoring: Eight Alternatives If Google Kills "Alerts"

News and Topic Monitoring: Eight Alternatives If Google Kills "Alerts" | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it

"Google Alerts have become a critical part of my business from brand monitoring to topic monitoring, but it may be going away."


Via Robin Good, Howard Rheingold
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Great list...I've been using Mention for the past month and really like it.

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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:12 AM

 some good alternatives for alerts..

Robyn Mather's comment, June 8, 2013 3:07 PM
Looking at talkwalker.com/alerts as a possible replacement for google
Robyn Mather's comment, June 8, 2013 3:07 PM
Looking at talkwalker.com/alerts as a possible replacement for google
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Intelligent Content: Soon your media will know you better than you know yourself

Intelligent Content: Soon your media will know you better than you know yourself | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Though tablets and ebook readers are now mainstream, the revolution in the way they display content – and how that content will be generated dynamically – is yet to come.

Via Arabella DeLucco
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The content curation movement keeps growing.

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Gilbert C FAURE's comment, April 6, 2013 3:24 AM
curateurs, restez vivants! vos cerveaux valent mieux que le meilleur logiciel
Cees Franke's curator insight, April 11, 2013 3:29 AM

Het algoritme wordt (en is het soms al enigszins)  de nieuwe curator ...

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 23, 2014 7:39 PM

One note from the article regarding content curation:


Curation will guide content

Some argue that readers no longer want curated content, however we believe people always have and always will look to trusted sources for guidance, and that’s where books and magazines will continue to add value.

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Jango Radio: Like Pandora With More Customization & Fewer Ads [Android]

Jango Radio: Like Pandora With More Customization & Fewer Ads [Android] | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Really? Pandora is already so cool that we're looking for alternatives? Even so, Jango looks pretty cool.
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Why the new Facebook News Feed matters to your business | PCWorld

Why the new Facebook News Feed matters to your business | PCWorld | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Changes to Facebook's News Feed offer new opportunities for businesses with a Facebook presence.
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Whether we like it or not, businesses need to keep updated on how Facebook is changing their interface, so we can see how best to use the new tools.

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Bill Nye officially launches space web-series on NASA's journey to Jupiter

Bill Nye officially launches space web-series on NASA's journey to Jupiter | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
What does putting together Bill Nye, YouTube, and NASA get you? A pretty awesome Friday night, if you ask me. Nye, better known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is back on the small screen to teach you...
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For students of all ages, the Science Guy, Bill Nye, is back, helping to explain why the Jupiter probe is of importance to us all.  The fact that he's using YouTube to do so is wonderful.  What a great classroom opporutnity for students to learn about this important voyage.

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4 Great Apps And Extensions To Renovate Chrome’s New Tab Page

4 Great Apps And Extensions To Renovate Chrome’s New Tab Page | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
For the Chrome users, these four tools allow you to customize your new tab page. Good alternatives that blend visual and practical.
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BeanGenius

BeanGenius | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence for coffee? I guess we're ready for it: A specialty coffee subscription and discovery service.
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Report: Samsung's Smart Watch Coming Sept. 4

Report: Samsung's Smart Watch Coming Sept. 4 | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Samsung's rumored smart watch, the Galaxy Gear, will be announced on Sept. 4, according to a report.
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Will 2014 become the year of the Wearable technology devices.  Interesting that Samsung is coming to market before the availability of Google Glasses. Apple will also be in that mix.  We may not gravitate to these devices immediately, but they will be the foundation for other wearable technologies to be better accepted.

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How To Help Your Content Rise Above The Noise | #Infographic — socialmouths

How To Help Your Content Rise Above The Noise | #Infographic — socialmouths | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Your mission is to cut through the noise to get the attention of your audience. Here are a few tips you can implement in your content marketing strategy today

Via Maria Cristina Terenzio
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Nice infographic!

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Maria Cristina Terenzio's curator insight, July 15, 2013 1:54 PM

" Whenever you talk about Content Marketing, you have to start by considering two main obstacles:

There is an overload of information on the Internet. Virtually on any topicPeople are busier than ever in history and they are bombarded with thousands of messages each day

With that in mind, you’ll understand that…

Your mission is to cut through the noise to get the attention of your audience [Tweet this]

 

I know, I know, easier said than done.

LookBook HQ has published this useful infographic to help you understand how you can improve your content marketing strategy, I’ll summarize it and then I’ll leave you alone with the infographic..."

 

Contiunue reading here : http://socialmouths.com/blog/2013/07/15/how-to-help-your-content-rise-above-the-noise/

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10 SEO Tips for 2013

10 SEO Tips for 2013 | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
The team at Cognito just put together the following 10 tips on search engine optimization for our clients.

Via Maria Cristina Terenzio
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Excellent advice to follow when creating or managing a site.

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Car Tech Outlook: Self-Driving Cars Are Just Around the Corner

Car Tech Outlook: Self-Driving Cars Are Just Around the Corner | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
The technology inside cars is accelerating, and this explosion of innovation is expected to get even more profound in the coming years. This infographic shows the near-future of car tech, revealing what might happen in the next five years.

Via Marjorie Messinger
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...and Google's self driving car is also part of this conversation.

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Everything announced at the Google I/O 2013 keynote in one handy list

Everything announced at the Google I/O 2013 keynote in one handy list | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Google has completed its mammoth 3-hour I/O 2013 keynote, and many announcements were made. We've compiled a handy list so you can catch up and make sure you haven't missed anything.

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Hotel Marketing with Proximity Marketing and Geofencing

Hotel Marketing with Proximity Marketing and Geofencing | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Learn how hotels can drive repeat visits, deliver rich content to guests and track foot traffic with proximity marketing and geofencing.

Via Sébastien FELIX
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Might be a year old post, but I think the idea of Geofencing for the hospitality industry is just becoming a reality to many.

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With the addition of Behavio, the future of Glass becomes clear. - LivingThruGlass.com

With the addition of Behavio, the future of Glass becomes clear. - LivingThruGlass.com | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
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Google Glass is coming soon.  This article provides an interesting insight as to how it may be used.

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How to discover space hogs on your hard drive | PCWorld

How to discover space hogs on your hard drive | PCWorld | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Really useful info from PC World: If you have a hard drive that is quickly approaching capacity, sorting through the files and folders and looking for the ones taking up the most space is a real time consuming process. There's an easier way to do it.
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Trakdot Luggage Tracker up for Pre-Order | Geeky Gadgets

Trakdot Luggage Tracker up for Pre-Order | Geeky Gadgets | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
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Sounds good...but what will TSA have to say about it?

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