replaceface No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world. Bangers and mash! Bubbles and squeak! Smoked eel pie! Haggis! Now, what we got here is a little game of show and tell. How to self-publish an ebook A while back I wrote a column titled "Self-publishing: 25 things you need to know," which was mostly about how to create and sell your own paper book. After folks asked me to do something similar for e-books, I created this article, which has now been updated a few times. I begin with one caveat: The whole e-book market is rapidly evolving, and a lot of self-publishing companies are offering e-book deals bundled into their print book publishing packages, which makes them harder to break out and evaluate. It's all quite complicated, and in an effort to sort through the confusion, I've decided to offer a few basic tips and present what I think are some of the best options out there for creating an e-book quickly and easily.
Visualize This: How to Tell Stories with Data by Maria Popova How to turn numbers into stories, or what pattern-recognition has to do with the evolution of journalism. Data visualization is a frequent fixation around here and, just recently, we looked at 7 essential books that explore the discipline’s capacity for creative storytelling. Today, a highly anticipated new book joins their ranks — Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics, penned by Nathan Yau of the fantastic FlowingData blog. (Which also makes this a fine addition to our running list of blog-turned-book success stories.)
Media and Learning S.H.A.R.P European network introduces a new and FREE pedagogical resource for professionals interested in media education and new technologies. The pedagogical kit "Teaching and Learning Digital Media" is intended for teachers, educators... The Digital Children’s Folksongs for Language and Cultural Learning (Folk DC) project is a European Union project designed to motivate young language learners to engage with language learning through using Folk songs, and activities around... New educational material on the use of documentary film in the classroom developed during one of the MEDEAnet workshops in 2013 in Romania by ActiveWatch.
Songify by Smule Just speak into your Android device, and Songify will magically turn your speech into a song. Join the over 9 million people worldwide addicted to Songify! Songify is the official app of the Gregory Brothers, creators of the AutoTune The News series on YouTube, and other viral video hits like “Bed Intruder Song”, “Can’t Hug Every Cat”, “Double Rainbow”, and “Winning!” Songify has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, MSNBC, The Guardian, Washington Post, Mashable, and more! “The very definition of fun!” - The New York Times"Turns your speech into song!"
25 Best Online Tools to Create Your Own Infographics Today’s article is dedicated to all those users who’s looking for some of the best Online tools to Create Infographics. So must try this opinion piece covered by us. We all know that visual representation speaks more than words written on paper and slideshow. The reason, is that it’s very easy to convey knowledge and engage its viewers. Education Program - Free Digital Storytelling Software for Educators #1 Rated photo book service by TopTenReviews Mixbook is an easy and fun way to engage students, parents—and build school spirit. With Mixbook, there are no contracts, no commitments, and no fees to create and share a project among students, faculty, and parents online. With a community of over 5 million, Mixbook is the most trusted and secure site of its kind. Here are a few ways educators have used Mixbook:
Teachers Customize Textbooks Online Uncategorized Flickr: Arvindgrover By Sara Bernard Once upon a time, textbook writers would write textbooks and teachers would teach what was in them. Teachers would make up their own lesson plans, and if they were willing, shared them with their colleagues. But technology is changing the scenario.
17 Free Tools for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos When you're trying to teach people how to do something new on their computers having screencast videos or annotated screen capture images can be invaluable to you and the people you're trying to help. Here are some free tools that you can use to create screen capture videos and images. Vessenger, producers of a group messaging system, offers a free program for capturing and annotating images on your computer screen. The free program, called Snaplr, is available for Windows and Mac. With Snaplr installed you can capture all or part of your screen. Snaplr's annotation tools include text boxes, highlighting, and free-hand drawing tools.
Trading Cards ReadWriteThink’s Trading Cards app allows kids and teens a unique way to share their understanding of various topics, to build study aids for school, or to create their own fictional world of characters. Create trading cards for any number of categories, including: Fictional personReal personFictional placeReal placeObjectEventVocabulary word Each category has specific guiding questions for creating a dynamic, information-rich trading card. Summarizing skills are critical as they drill down to the most important information to fit on the card. Free Flash Animation Tool – Vectorian Giotto Features We created Giotto for designers, not coders Giotto is the free Flash animation package made for you to design, not to code. With Giotto you can relax and focus your imagination on creative concepts, integrating stunning graphics and music into masterpieces of design. The latest versions of Adobe® Flash® are moving away from designers. They are becoming more and more oriented towards coders.