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Timelinely : include pictures as well as annotations on video clips

Timelinely : include pictures as well as annotations on video clips | technologies | Scoop.it
Create interactive video stories on Timelinely
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The option to include pictures as well as annotations on video clips, would be a bonus for Educators and/or Learners.  A relatively new tool for annotating videos that are hosted on YouTube, allows users to do just that. 
Timelinely makes it easy to get started. 
Users just have to...
  - copy a YouTube URL into the Timelinely homepage
  - click get started
...a new screen appears that allows users to add tags or annotations to the timeline of the video. 
NOTE: users can do this while the video plays or they can simply jump to a place on the video to add annotations. 
Annotations can include...
  - text or
  - images. 
NOTE: users will have to create an account in order to save and share their work. 
They can create an account by using their Google or Facebook account, or by signing up with any email address. 
Educators and/or Learners can share their annotated version of a video via email and social media. 
Timelinely is working on a feature that will hopefully enable Educators and/or Learners to embed their annotated versions of the clips. 
Well worth trying and, with embedding arriving in the future, a tool to enhance the use of video clips.
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ClassHook | Educational Clips from Popular Media

ClassHook | Educational Clips from Popular Media | technologies | Scoop.it
Teach your students using their favorite TV shows and movies.
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ClassHookuses YouTube as a source of videos and can...
  - save Educators time when searching for a video clip to support a point in their lesson plan.
  - also be helpful in finding a video to build a flipped lesson upon. 
ClassHook enables educators to search for video clips according to subject and topic. 
Most of the video clips found on ClassHook come from television shows and movies. 
ClassHook has also introduced a new feature that filters profanity from videos. This new feature is called "profanity skipping" and it does what the name implies. As a video plays back, any profanity in the clip is skipped. Profanity skipping was developed by ClassHook in response to educators who said they had found a clip that would be useful in a lesson except for one or two swear words. ClassHook's profanity skipping feature will let those educators use such clips. 
Learn more about ClassHook by watching the video clip at https://www.youtube.com/embed/nfJr3DW1cYE ;
Go on, it must be worth while creating a YouTube playlist to organise the clips found via ClassHook.
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ABCya Animate - Make an Animation - Digital Art Skills

ABCya Animate - Make an Animation - Digital Art Skills | technologies | Scoop.it
Animation for Kids | Create an animation online with ABCya! Animate
John Dalziel's insight:
Looking for ways that educators and/or learners can build animations by drawing, typing, and inserting images? 
Well ABCya Animate is a simple, fun tool from ABCya that enables learners to create animated GIFs containing up to 100 frames. 
A nice feature with ABCya Animate is that learners can see the previous frames of their animations while working on a current frame. 
This helps learners know where to position items in each frame in order to make their animations as smooth as possible. 
When users click "save" on ABCya Animate, their creations are downloaded as GIFs. 
Educators could use simple animated GIFs to...
  - display the steps of a solving a math problem.
  - illustrate parts of presentation.
  - illustrate STEM concepts. 
...and those are just a few of the ways they could use animated GIFs in their learning environments. 
NOTE: Educators and their learners do not need to register on ABCya Animate in order to use the tool or to save their animations. 
P.S. Users may find cloudconvert at https://cloudconvert.com/gif-to-mp4 useful, to convert the gifs to mp4 
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Econ Ed Link - Economics Lessons, Lesson Plans, Videos & Educational Games

Econ Ed Link - Economics Lessons, Lesson Plans, Videos & Educational Games | technologies | Scoop.it
Learning about personal economics
John Dalziel's insight:
Econ Ed Link offers Educators lesson plans that are appropriate for younger learners. 
Many of the free lessons are designed for use not only in the learning environment but in the home as well. 
The parent/guardian section of Econ Ed Link offers good material that educators can send home with their learners (Flipped learning) to get parent(s)/guardian(s) involved in their youngsters' learning about personal economics. 
Educators can search the lesson plan index by...
  - grade level,
  - concept, standard, or
  - length of lesson (one class period vs. multiple class periods). 
Most of the lessons attempt to provide "real world" context. 
The videos and games, located in the interactive section of Econ Ed Link, can be used as stand-alone activities or as part of a lesson plan. 
With 300+ Free Economics Lessons, Videos & Educational games, this must be worth looking at!
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Scratch - Introduce your Learners to programming concepts - Imagine, Program, Share

Scratch - Introduce your Learners to programming concepts - Imagine, Program, Share | technologies | Scoop.it
Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
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Scratch is a is a free program designed to introduce learners to programming concepts. 
There are plenty of tutorials abound for getting started with using Scratch but possibly the best place for Educators to start is on the Scratch for Educators site at https://scratch.mit.edu/educators/ ;
Using Scratch learners can create...
  - animations,
  - games, and
  - videos. 
Learners program in Scratch by a process of dragging and dropping blocks into sequences. 
Each block represents a command. 
Learners assemble sequences, & in turn programs, by arranging command blocks. 
Initially Scratch was only available as a desktop application which is still available today at https://scratch.mit.edu/download ;
However, learners can now use Scratch's on-line version. 
NOTE: for learners under the age of eight to learn programming basics on an iPad, an Android tablet, or on a Chromebook, ScratchJr - https://www.scratchjr.org/ - a program based on Scratch, is specifically aimed at them. 
This has to be worth a closer look and try-out!
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Gabsee: - apps that learners and/or educators can use to create avatars and more...

Gabsee: - apps that learners and/or educators can use to create avatars and more... | technologies | Scoop.it
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Today I've had a play with Gabsee another web tool to create avatars. 
With Gabsee learners, and/or educators, can not only create a 3D avatar that resembles them, they can then project the avatar, according to their selected mood/activity, anywhere with augmented reality to create short video clips. 
Those clips can then be saved or shared with others. 
Available for...
So to sum up... 
With Gabsee users can fully express themselves through their own avatar in augmented reality. 
They just...
  - Create their 3D avatar, customise it as they like and dress it with their favourite clothes
  - Choose what they are feeling like doing.
  - Place their avatar in real life with their smartphone camera. They can move around it, thanks to the augmented reality
  - Record a short video, with audio, of their 3D avatar
  - Save or share the video with others #GABSEE 
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Educational Documentaries

Educational Documentaries | technologies | Scoop.it
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John Dalziel's insight:
Many Educators spend time looking for some good websites that provide curated educational documentaries. 
These links feature some options that may be worth a closer look. 
These links are to platforms where Educators, and/or Learners, can get access to a plethora of documentaries spanning different topics and subject areas. 
Educators can...
  - browse through the wide range of categories on offer,
  - pick appropriate documentaries and
  - share with learners. 
The Documentaries are provided with a short written synopsis and an embedded clip usually from popular video hosting sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. 
If learning providers block these websites, Educators probably won't be able to watch some documentaries from these sites. The sites are...
  - Documentary Heaven - http://documentaryheaven.com/watch-online/ - over 30 categories from Education and Human Rights to to Science and War
  - Documentary Storm - https://documentarystorm.com/ - educational documentaries from different on-line sources and 
  - Free Documentaries - http://freedocumentaries.org/ - full-length documentary films free of charge, with no registration needed. 
I hope there is something here for all of you.
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iSLCollective video quiz maker - Video lessons

iSLCollective video quiz maker - Video lessons | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:
The iSLCollective video quiz maker is a 'free web-based tool that allows Education Practitioners to create interactive video quizzes around YouTube and Vimeo videos. 
This is how it works, either... 
Practitioners...
  - Register and login (It's FREE)
  - choose videos from YouTube or Vimeo.
  - write questions that will pop up throughout the video.
 - can also add a lesson plan, vocabulary list, and discussion questions. or... 
There is also an option for Practitioners to...
  - search for already-made video quizzes in the iSLCollective library.
  - tailor the quiz questions to meet the needs of their learners'. 
Once the new or tailored video quiz is ready, Practitioners...
  - click on ‘publish’ and
  - provide data about the video such as title, summary, lesson type, level, etc. 
Video quizzes created through iSLCollective provide different ‘play mode’ options. 
Learners can...
  - watch the video without quiz,
  - play video quiz in interactive mode,
  - use the Casino game mode, or
  - play it in non-interactive mode. 
There are several reasons why Practitioners would want to try out iSLCollective in their learning environments.
  - the quizzes allow Practitioners to focus on their learners during class, rather than handling the video.
  - the iSLCollective video quiz maker gives them a break from keeping track of video pauses, printing the questions beforehand, etc., and
  - the interactivity and gamification adds playfulness to video work
  - with various play modes (e.g. the classic Casino game where you bet on the right answer) and features like the tapping game where students tap on objects seen in the paused video screen. 
It’s a great homework/flipped learning tool as well! 
For an overview, watch the video tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/embed/XmjDqTT7wzA
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Teach - When I Worry About Things - BBC

Teach - When I Worry About Things - BBC | technologies | Scoop.it
A collection of short films that explore mental health issues faced by young people.
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BBC Teach have a range of resources to help Educational Practitioners if they're looking to talk about mental health in the classroom
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Kiddom - Collaborative Learning Platform for Educational Practitioners

Kiddom - Collaborative Learning Platform for Educational Practitioners | technologies | Scoop.it

Kiddom is the easiest way to plan, assess, and analyse learning. Practitioners and learners sign up for free.

John Dalziel's insight:
Kiddom provides an easy Way to Plan, Assess, and Analyse Learning which is similar to Google Classroom;. there is also a free iPhone and iPad app at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/kiddom-collaborative-learning-classroom/id986718947?mt=8 
Kiddom provides a collaborative learning space where Educational Practitioners can...
  - plan,
  - assess and
  - analyze 
...learning. 
Kiddom is ideal for...
  - blended learning or
  - flipped learning environments. 
Kiddom is also integrated with Google Drive allowing users to easily create and share documents with learners. 
To help both Educational Practitioners and learners stay organised, Kiddom automatically creates folders for documents and assignments shared through Google Drive. 
Educational Practitioners can use Kiddom to monitor learners progress using the app’s integrated grade book. 
Based on generated progress reports, Educational Practitioners can track learners' learning and assess classroom performance. 
Kiddom’s assessment library provides... 
  - quizzes, 
  - videos, 
  - assessments, 
  - lessons, 
  - real-world exercises,
...and more. 
Learners can use Kiddom to see all of their papers, videos, quizzes, practice worksheets and more. 
Kiddom also allows them access to ‘detailed achievement reports in real-time. 
Easily understandable graphs to show what they mastered, what needs work, and what to focus on next. 
Free for learning environments: Kiddom is an easy way to plan, assess, and analyse learning.
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Spiral's Clip- turn video clips into a live chat with questions and quizzes

Spiral's Clip- turn video clips into a live chat with questions and quizzes | technologies | Scoop.it

Spiral - get learners to focus and concentrate on course video clips

John Dalziel's insight:
Spiral's Clip turns any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes. 
Educational Practitioners can provide instant feedback and see how their learners are performing. 
Go on, try it out...
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Stockio - Download Free Vectors, Photos, Icons, Fonts & Videos

Stockio - Download Free Vectors, Photos, Icons, Fonts & Videos | technologies | Scoop.it
Download free Vectors, Photos, Icons, Fonts and Videos and more. We're constantly expanding our content with exclusive Stockio.com files
John Dalziel's insight:
Yes I always recommend that whenever possible, learners should use their own pictures, sounds, and videos. However, it is not always possible for them to use their own creations in multimedia projects or other assignments. 
That's when they need to look at websites like Stockio to search for images and video clips that they can download and use for free. 
According to the notices that accompany each file on Stockio, attribution is not required but is appreciated. 
To download an image, an icon, or a font set from Stockio individuals don't have to register on the site. 
Simply... 
  - browse or search then 
  - hit the download button when they find something that they like. 
However individuals have to be a registered user (registration is free) in order to download videos from Stockio. 
Another website to share with learners, and/or try out yourself.
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Stampede.it - video & audio assets for both personal and commercial projects for free

Stampede.it - video & audio assets for both personal and commercial projects for free | technologies | Scoop.it
Free audio and video assets to download for your projects.
John Dalziel's insight:
Finding high-quality video clips that can used in Teaching and Learning, for free, can be a challenge. 
After all... 
“You get what you pay for” 
...is a cliche for a reason. 
However, within the Creative Commons world, there are some sites striving to provide free content, even for use in commercial projects. 
Stampede.it has both video and audio assets that practitioners can use for both personal and commercial projects for free, and they don’t require attribution at all. 
NOTE: The selection is somewhat small but is extremely high quality. 
Users can download video and audio reflecting all sorts of indoor and outdoor situations... 
  - in a forest (Forest), 
  - by the beach (Waves), 
  - under a tree (Leaves), 
  - at a coffee shop (Coffee), 
  - out on a breezy day (Clouds), 
  - sailing (Ocean), 
  - sitting near a fire (Flame), 
  - out in the cold (Winter), 
  - sheltering from rain (Rainfall), 
  - in an office setting (Work), 
  - next to a stream (Water), 
  - in the moonlight (Night), 
  - near a waterfall (Niagara), 
  - near a barbecue (Smoke) and 
  - more gentle wind (Chimes) 
Some of the available sets above, have bundled video and audio, while others are just video files that users can use with their own audio tracks. 
These resources are well worth downloading.
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Math in Real Life -Lessons Worth Sharing | TED-Ed

Math in Real Life -Lessons Worth Sharing | TED-Ed | technologies | Scoop.it
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch
John Dalziel's insight:
Math in Real Life is a series of TED-Ed lessons (79) and TED Talks. 
The "real life" context found in the videos, in the Math in Real Life series, is broad in nature and like most TED-Ed videos, could make nice extensions to an educators learning environment instruction. e.g. educators will find lessons about how maths is used to guide ships and calculating rates of travel in space. 
Well worth a closer look by STEM/STEAM Educators.
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KeepVid On-line Video Converter - Free, Easy and Fast!

KeepVid On-line Video Converter - Free, Easy and Fast! | technologies | Scoop.it
100% free online video converter – convert videos to MP4, MP3, MOV, AVI, 3GP, MKV and more online without installing any software.
John Dalziel's insight:
KeepVid Video Converter allows educators and learners to convert media files from and to different formats. 
The process is straight forward. 
Educators, and/or learners, can...
  - use the on-line converter directly from the website or
  - download the software onto their Windows or Mac computer (trial version is free) then register and start working on their videos. 
KeepVid also provides a number of editing tools to...
   - trim,
   - crop,
   - add watermarks,
   - add subtitles, and
   - apply effects to a video prior to its conversion. 
KeepVid Converter allows users to convert the following...
   - any video to MP4 files,
   - any audio to MP3 files,
   - any video to AVI files, and
   - any video to MOV files. 
KeepVid also offers guides - https://www.keepvid.cc/guide/get-started.html - to help users learn how to use each of these features. 
NOTE: - KeepVid Convert works in almost all the popular web browsers including Chrome, Firefox and Safari. 
Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/yZkJXnRmKKk to learn more about how the KeepVid Converter works. 
As you can see, KeepVid Video Converter is easy and simple to use and no advanced video editing experience is required.
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KeepVid Video Converter allows educators and learners to convert media files from and to different formats. 
The process is straight forward. 
Educators, and/or learners, can...
  - use the on-line converter directly from the website or
  - download the software onto their Windows or Mac computer (trial version is free) then register and start working on their videos. 
KeepVid also provides a number of editing tools to...
   - trim,
   - crop,
   - add watermarks,
   - add subtitles, and
   - apply effects to a video prior to its conversion. 
KeepVid Converter allows users to convert the following...
   - any video to MP4 files,
   - any audio to MP3 files,
   - any video to AVI files, and
   - any video to MOV files. 
KeepVid also offers guides - https://www.keepvid.cc/guide/get-started.html - to help users learn how to use each of these features. 
NOTE: - KeepVid Convert works in almost all the popular web browsers including Chrome, Firefox and Safari. 
Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/yZkJXnRmKKk to learn more about how the KeepVid Converter works. 
As you can see, KeepVid Video Converter is easy and simple to use and no advanced video editing experience is required.
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Historypin - Connecting Communities with Local History

Historypin - Connecting Communities with Local History | technologies | Scoop.it
An ‘archive of historical photos, videos, audio recordings and personal recollections.'
John Dalziel's insight:
Historypin is an ‘archive of historical photos, videos, audio recordings and personal recollections'. 
Educators, and/or Learners can...
  - access collections created by others and explore their stories and learn more about the history surrounding their world.
  - start their own collections, add pins (e.g., images, videos, or notes) to illustrate particulate places in the map and share local stories with others. 
Historypin allows learners...
  - to compare different cultures,
  - see how places and communities looked in the past.
  - to upload their own materials and tell their stories. 
To learn more about Historypin watch the introductory video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/FdT3eKdto4w OR... 
Find out How to upload photos, sounds and videos at https://www.youtube.com/embed/k19wqBMqUwM ;
There are more video clips to help individuals start participating on Historypin at https://about.historypin.org/how-to-guides/ ;
This is an excellent website for History & Social Studies Learners & Educators.
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ScienceFriday - Audio Science Lessons

ScienceFriday - Audio Science Lessons | technologies | Scoop.it
Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science. It's brain fun for curious people
John Dalziel's insight:
Listening is an important skill for all learners and many Educators use podcasts to enhance those skills. 
Science Friday is a weekly podcast (hosted on Sound Cloud) that features science stories spanning a wide array of topics, but most topics that are related to current news stories. 
No surprise, new episodes appear on Fridays 
Educators, and/or learners, can listen to each episode in its entirety or they can choose to listen to the individual segments as featured on the Science Friday homepage. 
Science Friday's education section - https://www.sciencefriday.com/educate/ - offers many free STEM activities, lesson plans and resources. 
The lesson plans are generally connected to one of the Science Friday segments. 
Educators can search for lesson plans in the Science Friday education pages according to grade levels, duration and subject. 
Options include...
  - English Language Arts
  - Physical Science
  - Mathematics
  - Life Science
  - Engineering and Technology
  - Earth Science
  - Chemistry - Media Guide and
  - Science Club 
Video clips - https://www.sciencefriday.com/videos/ - are also available in the Explore section of Science Friday. 
This is one that STEM Educators, and others, should visit!
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Embed Responsively - a free web app that auto-generates embed codes for a wide array of media sites and even supports default iframe elements.

Embed Responsively - a free web app that auto-generates embed codes for a wide array of media sites and even supports default iframe elements. | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:
Many Educators already know how to embed videos within their courses, blogs etc., as embedding is the easiest way to share content and improve their articles, content, resources etc., with relevant media. 
However, there’s a problem with iframes and other similar video embeds: the lack of responsive solutions. 
The goal is to keep the video flexible while maintaining the aspect ratio — that's not an easy task. 
Today, all modern sites are fully responsive and the addition of a "fixed video" can really break that flow on mobile devices. 
To overcome this problem, Educators, and/or learners, should take a closer look at Embed Responsively. 
By default, users can choose from a handful of multimedia sites that support native embeds...
  - YouTube
  - Vimeo
  - DailyMotion
  - Instagram
  - Twitter
  - Google Maps
  - Soundcloud
  - Scribd 
Users just...
  - copy the URL of whatever item they want to embed
  - paste it into the web app and
  - click the “Embed” button. 
Users are provided with a preview that they can test in their browser by resizing, to see how the video adapts. 
Underneath the preview pane, they’ll find a block of code that they can copy/paste and use to embed on their site(s). 
Embed Responsively is one of the simplest solutions to the responsive embed problem.
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ReClipped - Take & Share Notes on Educational Videos

ReClipped - Take & Share Notes on Educational Videos | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:
Looking for ways that your learners can share educational video clips, that they find, and observations/notes that they make? 
Well look no further... 
ReClipped lets users...
  - take notes,
  - share notes, and
  - share clips from educational videos. 
With a ReClipped account users can clip sections of videos that they find on...
 - Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ ;
 - DailyMotion - http://www.dailymotion.com/gb ;
 - Coursera - https://www.coursera.org/ - and
In addition to clipping they can create time-stamped notes about the videos that they clip. 
A Pinterest-like aspect of ReClipped appears if users choose to share their clips and notes on a board. 
ReClipped boards can be shared publicly or kept private. 
Take a look at the...
  - Reclipped Guide at https://www.reclipped.com/guide or
  - "How To" video clip at https://www.youtube.com/embed/EiAOfRqwXCY ;
ReClipped has lots of potential for learners to both discover and share notes about educational videos. 
Note: Because of the public search for ReClipped boards I'd be cautious about letting younger learners use it.
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GoAnimate: Create Animated Videos for your Learners 

GoAnimate: Create Animated Videos for your Learners  | technologies | Scoop.it

Make animated videos on-line for your learners with GoAnimate. Create animated marketing videos, sales videos, explainer videos, training videos and elearning videos. Make video presentations and produce video advertising. Use our powerful animation software to increase the ROI on your video.

John Dalziel's insight:
One of the many new tools for eLearning development is GoAnimate to Add Animation to your eLearning Whether educators want to create...
  - an animated whiteboard video (moving hand draws objects on your screen right before your eyes!), or
  - a more character-based video (animated characters walk, move, talk, and emote), 
...GoAnimate makes it possible. 
Even for those of us with limited or no drawing skill or knowledge of how to create animation. 
Some Educators are integrating GoAnimate clips with screen captures (e.g. created using Captivate or other software). 
This can be done by using GoAnimate's Camera Effects to zoom in on the screen of a PC, until the initial image of the screen capture is full size. That's when the GoAnimate video ends and the screen capture starts. 
By creating and/or integrating GoAnimate videos within eLearning, Educators can add humour, engagement, and a fun element that learners will love. 
But what may be more important to educators is they can publish their projects as fully SCORM-compliant training that can be uploaded to their LMS, with all of the record-keeping and reporting that they may need. 
Yes it will take some time but it's well worth giving it a try.
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Magisto - Educational Practitioners can use it for microlearning

Magisto - Educational Practitioners can use it for microlearning | technologies | Scoop.it
Magisto online video editor is the easiest and fastest video maker. Make inspiring video stories and business videos in minutes, with Magisto video editing
John Dalziel's insight:
Magisto is a tool for making short marketing videos but Educational Practitioners can use it for microlearning in a workplace in two ways:
  - Making educational videos for courses.
  - getting learners to make videos to revise the material they've learned. 
This type of ‘assignment’ is more fun, so learners will be more excited to do it. 
Practitioners can use the assignment as a final project, and boost the learners’ motivation by making it a contest for the best or most creative video. 
Another worth a closer look.
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Planboard - Digital lesson planner

Planboard - Digital lesson planner | technologies | Scoop.it
Get organized and reduce your classroom prep time. Accessible from anywhere to plan lessons, align to curriculum sets, and manage your schedule with ease.
John Dalziel's insight:
Planboard is an organisational tool (website and app) for lesson planning and tracking. 
Users start by...
  - creating a free account, then
  - create colour-coded subjects -- which can be further organised into sections if the subject is taught to more than one group, or class, of learners. Then
  - add subjects to a schedule using a built-in calendar. 
Creating and organising lessons is the final step; templates are available and editing tools allow users to... 
  - embed videos, 
  - attach documents,
  - include links to Google documents, 
...and more. 
Additional features are well worth exploring and using after the basic setup is complete. Curriculum sets can be added to subjects; lessons can be copied, shifted, and exported for collaboration with other educators; and standards can be added to lessons. 
Users can sync Planboard with other apps from Chalk.com, including Markboard, Attendance, and Collaborate. 
Markboard helps users manage assessment, Attendance tracks learner absences, and Collaborate is a comprehensive sharing tool. 
NOTE: There's quite a steep learning curve, and requires quite a lot of setup time. However, Planboard should save educational practitioners time in the long run and reduce the stress of managing course schedules and trying to keep lesson resources organised. 
The Tutorial videos do an excellent job of walking users through the features and how to use them. 
Download Planboard for...
View and edit your lessons anywhere 
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Alejandro Rodríguez's curator insight, October 6, 2017 10:36 AM
Merece la pena echar un vistazo a esta herramienta. 
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Live Science - Bring Science Courses to life

For anyone who ever wondered 'why', Live Science makes every day a little more interesting by illuminating the amazing world around us
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Live Science launched in 2004, offers a fascinating window into the natural and technological world, delivering comprehensive and compelling news and analysis on everything from dinosaur discoveries, archaeological finds and amazing animals to health, innovation and wearable technology. 
A STEM/STEAM Portal where Educational Practitioners and Learners can access tons of interactive activities, video tutorials, guides, lesson plans, and news articles covering the latest in the world of science. 
Well worth a look.
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convert anything to anything - CloudConvert

convert anything to anything - CloudConvert | technologies | Scoop.it
convert anything to anything - more than 200 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats supported.
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CloudConvert is an excellent converter to use for converting almost anything Educational Practitioners and/or Learners will want. 
CloudConvert stands out from the crowd. 
It is... 
  - fast (even with large files), 
  - simple, 
  - easy to use, and most important of all, 
  - integrated with Google Drive and other cloud services such as Dropbox. 
This makes it possible to start a large video conversion, leave the app and just wait until the file appears in the users Google Drive / Dropbox.
It is possible to use Google Drive or Dropbox both as input or output destination for user converted files. 
CloudConvert supports over 200 different formats including... 
  - audio (MP3, AAC, FLAC…), 
  - video (MP4, AVI, MPG…), 
  - document (PDF, DOC, DOCX, ODT…), 
  - ebook (MOBI, EPUB, CBC…), archive (ZIP, RAR…), 
  - spdreadsheets (XLS, XLSX, ODS, CSV…), and 
  - presentation (PPT, PPTX, ODP). 
Some of the types of conversions users can carry out using CloudConvert include: 
  - Extract ZIP, RAR etc directly on Google Drive / Dropbox 
  - Merge multiple PDFs, JPGs, DOCs into one PDF 
  - PDF to DOC 
  - AVI to MP4 
  - M4A to MP3 
  - MOBI to PDF 
  - DOCX to ODT 
  - PNG to JPG 
CloudConvert does not require any software installation, users simply upload their files to the site and once the conversion is finished, files are permanently deleted. 
NOTE: The free version of CloudConvert supports up to 1GB maximum file size and provides you with 25 minutes maximum conversion time per file. 
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Free stock videos – Pexels Videos

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Pexels Videos makes it easy to find free stock footage for your website, promo video or anything else. All videos are free for personal and commercial use.
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Pexels offers completely free videos. 
All videos are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. 
That means learners, and/or practitioners, can edit or change the videos and use them free for personal and even for commercial projects. 
All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. Visitors to Pexels can search for videos using keywords or browse the most popular videos. 
Most clips range from 10 seconds to just over one minute. 
There is a lot of out-door footage in city streets and in nature. Visitors will also find indoor activities, including mixing cocktails, writing notes and many other videos. 
Well worth a closer look. 
P.S. Pexels free stock photos - https://www.pexels.com/ - are worth a visit as well!
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