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Find Open Source Alternatives to commercial software | Open Source Alternative - osalt.com

Find Open Source Alternatives to commercial software | Open Source Alternative - osalt.com | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
osalt.com helps recommend a open source software alternative or replacement for commercial products and even shareware. Remember that open source software is also a freeware alternative.
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When Memorization Gets in the Way of Learning

When Memorization Gets in the Way of Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A teacher's quest to discourage his students from mindlessly reciting information
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The ‘Snow Fall’ effect and dissecting the multimedia longform narrative | MultimediaShooter

The ‘Snow Fall’ effect and dissecting the multimedia longform narrative | MultimediaShooter | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

By Jeremy Rue

“It’s become a verb in our newsroom,” a New York Times graphics producer tells me. “People are now saying, ‘can we snowfall this story?’”

Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek has become a watershed in multimedia journalism. The story by John Branch recently won a Pulitzer prize in feature writing, and as noted by the Pulitzer website it was “a project enhanced by its deft integration of multimedia elements."

 

As a journalism educator, I’m constantly collecting links to examples of stories that attempt innovate and redefine the narrative form online. For years, story structures online have mostly been a repurposing of legacy formats — TV, radio and print. While we are starting to see the journalism industry leverage digital media in very powerful ways, more often it’s a complementary component to a more traditional story structure. For example, you might see an interactive graphic or map or audio slideshow off to the side of a text story.

 

Then came Snow Fall.

 

It was posted on the front page of the NYTimes.com website in late 2012. The day it published, I received a dozen e-mails from faculty members, students and non-journalism colleagues with messages akin to ‘Hey, did you see this?’..." 


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Kate Ames's curator insight, October 1, 2013 8:10 PM

Support reading for JOUR12010 Feature Writing

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Gmail: Email from Google

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10+ GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access. Gmail is email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful. And maybe even fun.
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5 Minute Classroom Tech Tutorials | EdTech Moment

5 Minute Classroom Tech Tutorials | EdTech Moment | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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Great 5-minute tutorials on a range of topics useful to teahers. . . Check out Screencasting specifically

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Screencast-O-Matic - Free online screen recorder for instant screen capture video sharing.

Screencast-O-Matic - Free online screen recorder for instant screen capture video sharing. | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Online screen recorder for one-click recording for free.
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Phillip Toledano - Days with My Father

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Incredibly moving example of digital storytelling at its best. Simple, visual, moving.

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Lígia Blat's curator insight, October 28, 2013 11:22 AM

PhillipToledano registra os útilmos anos do pai e o declínio de sua memória. Em 2006 sua mãe faleceu, e então, começou a perceber o quão grave estava a memória de seu pai. Assim, decidiu registrar o cotidiano do pai, morando junto com ele e publicando no site "days with my father" os registros, o que acabou se transformando em um livro. Acompanhe no site algumas das imagens tocantes do convívio dos dois:

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Embed Videos with Google Drive- A Useful Tip fo...

Embed Videos with Google Drive- A Useful Tip fo... | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
If for any reasons you do not want to upload your classroom videos to YouTube and are looking for another free hosting video that can allow you to upload and share your videos Google Drive is one of your best options.
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