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Front-end Five. Advice. Online Simulation Games. Games & Simulation. 3D. Resources on Virtual Worlds and Games for Learning. This blog discusses issues concerning learning, e-learning and transferring knowledge from retiring baby boomers to incoming gamers. The goal is to share information and knowledge to create a better understanding of learning design. Using Games and Gamification for Employee Screening I was interviewed a while ago about the use of games and gamification within the employee selection process, here are some of the questions and responses.

This blog discusses issues concerning learning, e-learning and transferring knowledge from retiring baby boomers to incoming gamers. The goal is to share information and knowledge to create a better understanding of learning design.

Can you give an example of a gamified hiring process? One example is to gamifiy the process of selection of people to work in the cyber security industry. So […] Continue Reading → Playing with the Definition of “Game Thinking” for Instructional Designers Soon I will be presenting at the ASTD International Conference in Washington, DC. Continue Reading → CAC, RFP and Bigfoot I have had the privileged of teaching a great number of really talented and smart students, this semester has been no exception. Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collabora. Home - Learning in 3D. Second Life For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)): Sarah Robbins, Mark Bell.

Education Links - Second Life Resources. Sloodle connects Second Life to Moodle cms.

Education Links - Second Life Resources

Some very handy tools indeed. Arwenna Stardust's blog post on SL Core Education UK Moodle site with Core Competency Introducing your RL Students to Second Life... Kippie Friedkin Keyboard Shortcuts for Hobo Helpers website How to get into SL without really Georgia State University's website on Second Life Annotated Bibliography of Second Life Education Resources Articles Hanson, Kami, and Brett E. Salt, Ben, Clare Atkins, and Leigh Blackall. Introduction to Second Life Ondrejka, Cory, (2008) Education Unleashed: Participatory Culture, Education, and Innovation in Second Life, THE ECOLOGY OF GAMES: CONNECTING YOUTH, GAMES, AND LEARNING, Katie Salen, ed., MIT Press, 2008. Robbins-Bell, Sarah. Education Links - Second Life Resources.

Fernando Cassola in Virtual Worlds. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research. Lunar Quest. InstaGrok. Radbox - The best way to watch videos online. Unfurlr. The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet. Funny. Make Any Dead URL Work Again. Story Creator.

MathTV - Videos By Topic. Print Friendly & PDF. Create tutorials in one click ! B U B O L E. Creative Thinking Is a Specific Process That Can Be Replicated.

The Illustration Cupboard. The Graffiti Creator. Fleex. Fleex. Comic Master. Piktochart - Create Easy Infographics, Reports, Presentations. Piktochart - Create Easy Infographics, Reports, Presentations. Game-based blended learning & classroom response system.

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Best Tools to Create Animated Video. How to Make a Cartoon Yourself: Top 7 Animated Video Makers Compared Video production is not an easy and cheap matter.

Best Tools to Create Animated Video

A short video for your YouTube channel or website may cost several thousand dollars if you address to professional video studios. No doubt, there are free and low-cost alternatives which can be easily mastered by any web user. A self-made cartoon or an animated video is one of the options. Animated Video Makers: Pros & Cons Animated videos are illustrations existing in a purely fictional world. Storify · Make the web tell a story. Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro. Duck Duck Moose educational iPhone iTouch, iPad Android apps for kids. Game Chaser. Create your own Interactive Fiction.

What is Interactive Fiction?

Create your own Interactive Fiction

Interactive Fiction (formerly referred to as Text Adventures) are a cross between reading a book and playing a game, where you control the main character. Rather than reading the story from start to finish, you interact with everything by typing commands at a prompt, discovering things as you go along. Well written games give you, the player, the impression that anything you type is understood by giving a sensible and meaningful response. Indeed, part of the fun of playing interactive fiction games is discovering responses to things you didn't expect to have been catered for.

Gameglobe Action Adventure Games. Quest - Write text adventure games and interactive stories. Quest lets you make interactive story games.

Quest - Write text adventure games and interactive stories

Text adventure games like Zork and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Gamebooks like the Choose Your Own Adventure and Fighting Fantasy books. You don't need to know how to program. All you need is a story to tell. Your game can be played anywhere. Quest - Write text adventure games and interactive stories. Google Forms - Create Surveys & Quizzes. Inspired Picture Writing.

Inspired Picture Writing. Storybird - Artful Storytelling. Digital Storytelling. Tools4 e learning. Cool tools for schools. Cool tools for schools. The Teacher Tap: Professional Development Resources for Educator. Top 50 Education Technology Blogs.

Education technology has many supporters in its movement to alter traditional teaching methods.

Top 50 Education Technology Blogs

This list of the top 50 education technology blogs includes writers, technicians and social media experts…but they all are teachers. The “movers” are teachers who facilitate learning among other teachers and in the classroom, the “shakers” teach new philosophies and innovations, and the folks “on the ground” offer news, tools and methods of using those tools in the classroom. This list is divided into those three categories, and each link within those categories is listed alphabetically. The links lead straight to the recently updated blogs, and the descriptions supply information about that blogger’s achievements, including careers and jobs. Movers Shakers Absence of Limitations: Through over two decades of IT experience, Mr. On the Ground. Top 50 Education Technology Blogs. Safe Browsing Tool. SlidePoint - Online Presentations that Do Not Require Flash!

iTools - use the best tools. Story Creator – Create Your Own Narrated Picture Books on Your iPad. Last week I attended one of Kathy Schrock’s excellent presentations about teaching with iPads.

Story Creator – Create Your Own Narrated Picture Books on Your iPad

I quickly filled up five pages in a Penultimate notebook while listening to Kathy. One of the apps that she shared that was new to me was Story Creator. Story Creator is a free iPad app that makes it easy to create narrated picture books on your iPad. All subjects. PowerMyLearning Educational Games & Learning Activities for Kids. OpenEd: Lesson Plans, Assessments, Videos, Games. Gameshow-style Quiz Boards for Educators. Jeopardy game creator for teachers. Zaption - Learn with Video. WebQuest Maker. Capzles Social Storytelling. Find, create and share lesson plans and teaching tools to empower your classroom.

Find, create and share lesson plans and teaching tools to empower your classroom. 5 Excellent Tools to Convert Photos to Cartoons. 1- Cartoonize It allows you to make a cartoon of yourself.

5 Excellent Tools to Convert Photos to Cartoons

You can cartoonize your photo in one click. It is very easy and totally free! You need simply to select your photo from the button below, and in the second step you choose the cartoon effect. Keeping Up with New Tools. There are hundreds and hundreds of web-based tools available!

Keeping Up with New Tools

There seem to be a dozen or more new tools online every day! Here are some of the newest ones that I'm exploring (from my Pinterest boards): Donna BaumbachWebTools-New 2 Me! See On Many of these have potential for increasing our own productivity, for enhancing our teaching, for organizing our information resources and/or for helping students learn. For Teachers- Digital Learning Tools and Resources. Beautiful and easy to use newsletters. Super Action Comic Maker. Super Action Comic Maker.

Beautiful web-based timeline software. KeepVid: Download and save any video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, iFilm and more! Download YouTube Videos and Convert them for Free. Cool Websites, Software and Internet Tips. WEBDESIGN. The Press Release Sites Lose Search Engine Visibility After Panda 4.0. By now, many of you have learnt that Google has rolled out its Panda 4.0 update.

The Press Release Sites Lose Search Engine Visibility After Panda 4.0

The main focus is still to refine the search results by pulling out the poor quality and spammy websites. Google has actually released two updates simultaneously – the Panda 4.0 and the Payday Loan 2.0 update. You can learn more about the updates here “Google is rolling out Panda 4.0 and Payday Loan Algorithm Updates”. Interestingly, some of the top press release sites, such as the, BusinessWire, PRNewsWire and PR Log, have witnessed significant drop in their Google rankings and this has happened just after the release of Panda 4.0 update. Should we assume that the Panda 4.0 is responsible for this visibility loss of the press release sites? SEL’s research using searchmetrics confirms that all these sites have lost significant rankings in the search engine since the release of Panda 4.0.

Website Development Made Easier With These Excellent Online Resources For Developers. A professional website along with a user-friendly and SEO-friendly design is what you primarily need for your business. Here comes the role of a website development company to provide you with this nuclear weapon called “website” suited perfectly for your business and aimed at increasing your visibility and conversion rates. Now, to offer you a great website development service, web developers are always in a mission to improve their skills, their technical knowledge and keep themselves updated with the latest trends in the development and designing industry. In this endeavor, what comes to their rescue are a bunch of excellent online resources. These resources help the web developers in a variety of ways such as choosing a new coding language, learning new standards, brushing up their best practices or simply learning new things from the experts.

Accelerate Your Website Development With 3 Amazing Tools. It is just the beginning of the rising demand for website development or web application development. Well, I know the ‘Future’ is now but there are people who are yet to completely switch to mobile devices. As more and more people start disavowing the use of traditional desktops and switch to mobile devices for the portability factor, there will be an increased need to accelerate the overall website development process. Currently, the demand and supply ratio of the web-based applications is not so balanced.

Open Web Tools Directory. Nomly - Discover Trends. 30 Illustrator Tutorials for User Interface Designers. Public-Domain Language Courses from the U.S. Foreign Service Institute. Curation Tools by Areas of Application. Modern WordPress Development. Remarketing Strategy Using Google Analytics. As the Internet grows, it will continue to offer new ways for people to get what they want.

Now, more than ever, it’s important to remind visitors who engage with your site, but don’t convert, the reason they visited and why your product and service remains attractive and valuable. Retargeting (aka remarketing) campaigns offer that opportunity, and using Google Analytics segmentation, we’re able to identify which visitors would be most likely to convert upon a returning. As you can see from the graph below, search terms for “retargeting” have been growing steadily since 2009. Google Trends: Retargeting (Jan 2009 – Present) The moral of the story: The sooner you can learn how remarketing campaigns work in Google Analytics, the better. How to Create Tracking URLs for Google Analytics. Did you know you can create tracking URLs for Google Analytics, even if you are not currently using a third party tool that will do this automatically for you?

Just because you don’t have fancy tools doesn’t mean you can’t use the standard tracking URLs in Google Analytics. If you would like to be able to track URLs, but you are doing it mostly on a budget and without tools for automation, you can still tag those URLs with parameters which will make it easy for you to evaluate through Google Analytics. Google has a handy tool that is somewhat hidden in Google Analytis called their “URL builder form”. This allows you to enter in the parameters for whatever you would like to track, and then Google will convert it into a Google Analytics tracking friendly URL for you to use for your campaigns.

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