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Interactive media resources

Interactive media resources
present knowledge in different and (if you do it right) compelling ways engage active participation by the entire class instead of broadcasting to it like a passive audience This Mindmeister mindmap lists collaboration and interaction tools. Storify Drag and drop elements from Twitter, Flickr, Youtube, blogs to create a story that you can Tweet, blog, embed. Screenr Make screencasts instantaneously, then Tweet, blog, embed. Voicethread "Online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) - and share them with anyone they wish. Wikibrains "WikiBrains is a free platform to brainstorm and create mind maps with the rest of the world. How to make RSA style videos and another one on whiteboard animation This is a bit of work, but the result is spectacular. Popplet Prezi - "The zooming editor" Rizzoma Vic's Picks Creaza

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Creating Infographics with Students  I have been mesmerized by Infographics for a while now. Take a look at my previously written posts. What are infographics? Pandia Powersearch, all-in-one list of search engines and directories The databases used by search engines are made by "robots" or "spiders" that automatically map the Web by following the links between sites. The directories, on the other hand, contain sites that are hand picked by human beings. Still, most search sites present search engine as well as directory results. Metasearch engines gather results from several search engines and directories. They are not that good at advanced Boolean searching, but may provide you with a broad sweep of the Web. Traditional search engines list normal webpages and some other file types that are interlinked to from such webpages.

The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”) NOTE: First, Wallwisher, the popular virtual “corkboard” or “bulletin board” Web tool changed their name — they’re now known as Padlet (though all their old links using the Wallwisher name work fine). Now, Corkboard.Me, a similar tool, just announced they’re changing their name, too — they are now known as NoteApp. Wallwisher was the first online application that let you easily place virtual post-it notes on a virtual corkboard or bulletin board, and allow you to post text, images, and/or videos on them. This kinds of apps have many uses. I particularly like them for easy social bookmarking (my students, for example, post their favorite language-learning games on them so their classmates can try them out. I also have students use them to supplement inductive data sets (a series of pieces of information about a topic( they have categorized in the classroom.

50 Online Tools to Convert Documents and Media Files Downloading a document only to find that you do not have the application to open it can be frustrating. Thankfully however there are numerous web apps that help you out of this predicament. We have gathered 50 such online tools that help you convert not only digital documents but also images and various other media files.

50 new tech tools you should know about Many have referred to Path as the "anti-Facebook" for its attempts to make social networking more personal . CNN social media savant Victor Hernandez offers his biannual list of 50 new tech toolsThese apps can help you shoot better smartphone photos or catalog your bottle-cap collection (CNN) -- You may have dozens of apps on your phone and scores of websites bookmarked on your laptop, but that doesn't mean you have all the latest tech tools at your fingertips. New mobile apps, services, social networks and other digital tools pop up so frequently that keeping up with them is a nearly impossible task. Just when you think you're up to date, something newer and hipper comes along.

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The Best Sites That Show Statistics By Reducing The World & The U.S. To 100 People Reducing statistics to “if _________ were 100 people, then __________” can make them very accessible, engaging, and thought-provoking. For example, there’s the well-known “If Twitter Was 100 People” infographic. There are also several sites that use “gimmick” to illustrate much more important data about the world around us. » 2011 Top 100 Tools List and Presentation finalised Learning in the Social Workplace Yesterday, I finalised the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 list. In the last few days of voting there was a surge of contributions (both online and by email) that brought the number of contributions to 531. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to share their Top 10 Tools and help me compile this, the 5th annual survey of learning tools. The final list and presentation is available in full on this page HERE, but below I embed the presentation that I have created that is also available on Slideshare. This year as for the last couple of years, the #1 tool is Twitter. But here are a few observations on this year’s list.

The LMS as a mixing panel for social learning Photo by Sergiu Bacioiu, cc licensed on Flickr (This post is cross-posted from a guest blog post I wrote for Hazel Owen at Ethos Consultancy NZ community site) I have a hard truth to share with you. Our learning management systems are letting us down. They are not getting the job done. The slow rise of social learning This Is How to Use Twitter to Search for Educational Content Twitter search is a great alternative to the conventional ways of searching the net. This socially-based kind of search allows students to access content and resources that are both timely and relevant. And most importantly, students do not need to have Twitter accounts to search its database. Below are some of the ways students can leverage the power of Twitter search to look for educational content: 1- Twitter Search Operators similar to Google search operators, Twitter search provides a set of powerful operators that students can use to conduct focused search queries. They can use a combination of search operators to look for tweets from specific persons, sources and locations.

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