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Create Easy Infographics, Reports, Presentations | Piktochart

Create Easy Infographics, Reports, Presentations | Piktochart | Discussing Books Online in Grades 3-12 | Scoop.it
Piktochart is an easy infographic design app that requires very little effort to produce beautiful, high quality graphics. Make your own infographics here.
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YA Books and More

YA Books and More | Discussing Books Online in Grades 3-12 | Scoop.it
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This exciting blog by a school librarian reviews book trailers, has produced some of her own, and has a list of other technology tools to promote reading.

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Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder

Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder | Discussing Books Online in Grades 3-12 | Scoop.it
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When I started making book trailers, I recorded my voice or other colleagues' voices reading a narration over the music. There were times when the music was too loud for our voices, no matter how much we tinkered with it. Audacity could help to solve these problems.

 

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Digital Storytelling

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A Prezi on digital storytelling: experience using Prezi and learn something about digital storytelling!

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Pamela Schield's comment, August 6, 2014 8:58 PM
This an informative and engaging presentation. I learned some new things today, and that's always a good thing.
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Free Technology for Teachers: A Visual Guide to Creative Commons Licenses

Free Technology for Teachers: A Visual Guide to Creative Commons Licenses | Discussing Books Online in Grades 3-12 | Scoop.it
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Wow! There are a lot of different levels of "Creative Commons!"

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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Discussing Books Online in Grades 3-12 | Scoop.it
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An article that gives reasons to use digital storytelling tools and pros and cons of each

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Book Trailers for Readers - Home Student Book Trailers

Book Trailers for Readers - Home Student Book Trailers | Discussing Books Online in Grades 3-12 | Scoop.it
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Examples of student-made book trailers from middle elementary through high school

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Teen Lit Rocks -

Teen Lit Rocks - | Discussing Books Online in Grades 3-12 | Scoop.it
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Enthusiasm begets enthusiasm! This blog by a group of young adult literature fans may help steer teens to a book they would like to discuss or promote!

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TeachingBooks.net | Book Trailers

TeachingBooks.net | Book Trailers | Discussing Books Online in Grades 3-12 | Scoop.it
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Featuring almost 2000 book trailers for fiction and nonfiction books suited for a wide variety of ages and interests, TeachingBooks.net also has a general grade level and a pronunciation guide for authors' names.

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How to Set Up a Creative Commons License for Google's Image Search

How to Set Up a Creative Commons License for Google's Image Search | Discussing Books Online in Grades 3-12 | Scoop.it
How to Set Up a Creative Commons License for Google's Image Search
Google recently announced an update to their Image Search that allows you to filter your results to only display images with a Creative Commons license.
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Narrowing down a Google Image search to only those covered under a Creative Commons License is a great time saver.

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Sir Gorf With 9 Sources Of Legal Free Music For Your Videos

http://tinfoilchef.com Sources of free music that you can use in your videos http://incompetech.com/ everything on the site is licensed under the Creative ...
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Adding music to book trailers adds immeasurably to their effectiveness.

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Storyboarding | Multimedia Storytelling: learn the secrets from experts at Multimedia Storytelling Institute 2014 | kdmcBerkeley

Storyboarding | Multimedia Storytelling: learn the secrets from experts at Multimedia Storytelling Institute 2014 | kdmcBerkeley | Discussing Books Online in Grades 3-12 | Scoop.it
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Good ideas on planning your multimedia storytelling to promote interactivity

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Morguefile.com free stock photos

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Morguefile.com free stock photos
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Another good source of images for presentations

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Prezi for Education | Prezi

Prezi for Education | Prezi | Discussing Books Online in Grades 3-12 | Scoop.it
Prezi is a cloud based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery.
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It's cool how you can zoom in and move around the screen. Check out the prezi on digital storytelling!

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Is Fair Use a License to Steal?

Is Fair Use a License to Steal?
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An easy-to-understand analysis of what constitutes fair use.

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Upload, Share, and Discover Content on SlideShare

Upload, Share, and Discover Content on SlideShare | Discussing Books Online in Grades 3-12 | Scoop.it
Discover, Share, and Present presentations and infographics with the world’s largest professional content sharing community.
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This tool could make sharing presentations with multiple  school classes easier.

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Moodle - Open-source learning platform | Moodle.org

Moodle - Open-source learning platform | Moodle.org | Discussing Books Online in Grades 3-12 | Scoop.it
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a great platform  that I hope to use for facilitated book discussions

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soundzabound - Royalty Free Music for Schools

soundzabound - Royalty Free Music for Schools | Discussing Books Online in Grades 3-12 | Scoop.it
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Royalty free sound clips, many instrumental and others including sound effects, in a variety of tempos, lengths, and moods

 

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Web 2.0 Presentation Tools

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Tools that enable sharing presentations across the web and promote collaboration

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Pamela Schield's curator insight, August 6, 2014 8:15 PM

Nice tools. Google presentations and Prezi

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Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book trailer

Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book trailer | Discussing Books Online in Grades 3-12 | Scoop.it
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A good general description about the process of making book trailers.

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