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Reference! Reference! - free database for animation

Reference! Reference! - free database for animation

How to create an animated presentation in 5 easy steps You’ve probably seen one of these really cool flash animated presentations on YouTube and thought to yourself: Wow I want one of those animations….but you soon found out that it’s too expensive to have one made, and doing one yourself is just impossible because there is no tool out there that lets you do it….right? Well, you’re wrong! Now you can Do-It-Yourself! Once you have learned the five steps to “creating an awesome Powtoon”, you will be able to create your very own cool animated “presentation-cartoon” (Powtoon) using PowToon’s brand new online presentation software. Functionally it’s as easy as creating a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation, but there are a few new things that you need to consider – (after you finished reading this article please refer to our video tutorial: How To Create A Product Demo Powtoon) So here are the steps to create an awesome 90 seconds product demo clip:

The 10 Most Important Educational YouTube Channels for Teachers YouTube is packed full of educational stuff to share with students. It is usually our first choice when thinking about video resources online. It is true that YouTube interface is not student friendly particularly with the annoying ads and sometimes irrelevant and indecent content on the list of the featured videos but thanks to web technologies , we can now use these awesome tools to easily control the content that is displayed on YouTube and make it educationally relevant platform for our students. The other thing that YouTube offers for us in education and that is of high importance to teachers and educators is YouTube Channels. These are pages created around a certain topic providing different videos all related to the development of a certain cause. In this regard, I have went through some of these channels and compiled a list of some of the best ones that are useful for teachers.

9 Great Animation and Video Creation Tools Integrated with YouTube for Teachers You might have wondered how those beautiful animated videos you see on YouTube are made. Sometimes you think people use expensive software ( well some do especially advertising companies ) but most of them are created using simple and free tools but with so much of creativity. Today I am introducing you to an awesome set of tools that are integrated into youTube and that will allow you to easily create videos without needing cameras or having to upload files or do any editing. They are very self explanatory and you can have a great video to share with your students in less than 10 minutes. If you use YouTube with your students then don't miss These Educational YouTube Tools. check them out they are also great. 1- GoAnimate

Ten Fun Ways to Use YouTube Videos in an Online Literature Class April 2, 2012 By: Yvonne Ho in Teaching with Technology I have always enjoyed watching YouTube videos and when I noticed that some of the videos dealt with serious literary topics and had re-enactments of Shakespeare plays, I began to wonder if I could incorporate them into my literature classes. Instead of students just reading a text version of Othello, why not have them also watch a live performance of Othello to get them more motivated to learn literature? I started exploring YouTube and found many different kinds of videos that I could use to supplement my online literature classes.

Cube Creator Summarizing information is an important postreading and prewriting activity that helps students synthesize what they have learned. The interactive Cube Creator offers four options: Bio Cube: This option allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read; it can also be used before students write their own autobiography. Specific prompts ask students to describe a person's significance, background, and personality. Mystery Cube: Use this option to help your students sort out the clues in their favorite mysteries or develop outlines for their own stories. Reality TV and E-Learning: The Next Frontier? Three Possible Edu-Reality Shows You don't want to watch, but once you do, you want more and more. You ask yourself why, and all you can come up with is that there is something cathartic about tragedy (not exactly a new finding -- but ranks up there with the eternal verities) -- and, the Aristotelian ideas / precepts still hold: the tragic hero is compelling because of the essentially flawed nature of his/her beingness, and hubris resides at the core. "There but for the grace of God ..." we intone because we all have a "hubris trigger" in our heart of hearts -- we all would love to be invincible and to somehow transcend / escape angst, pain, fear of death, and death itself.

YouTube and online video in the classroom – Features – ABC Technology and Games Using videos is as old as the hills, and so are some of the videos being used to teach key ideas in our classrooms. If you're my vintage you might recall the old Commander video system where the teacher called the library and had a cued-up VCR play through a TV bolted to the wall, cursing when the brick-sized remote failed to pause or rewind at vital moments. Now we can use our digital projectors or Interactive White Boards to show online clips from around the world at a whim. With all that in mind, I thought now was a good time to share the rules I have developed for using online videos in class: Deal with the YouTube distraction machine

Ten Terrific Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools Today, I am running a workshop about using mind mapping and brainstorming tools to help students meet some of the Common Core standards in English Language Arts. Below are some of the tools that we will be using today. On a related note, if you're interested in having me come to your school or facilitate a virtual workshop, please click here for more information. Popplet is a great service that combines the best of online sticky note services like Wallwisher with collaborative mind mapping functions.

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic. What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer.

22 Useful Online Chart & Graph Generators Have you ever encounter situations where you need to create a simple yet good-looking chart, graphs or diagrams and all you have is your browser? Charts are good and effective way to show relationship between entities but sometimes creating one can be pretty challenging especially when your favorite word processing software is not around. In today’s post, we want to highlight some of the best web services that allow you to create various charts and graphs online on-the-fly. Most of them are easy to use and don’t you even worry about the design. Your output will be as good as what you see in the screen shots below. Full list after jump.