25 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier Chrome has a buttload of hidden little tricks that you may not know about. Browsers have evolved far beyond their original mission of providing one-way windows into the world wide webosphere. Indeed, as more services migrate to the cloud, browsers only reinforce their new role as multi-function boxes of digital magic. All the important Internet things are available in browser form—from communication tools to productivity suites to disposable escapist entertainment. It's almost like the browser has become an OS in and of itself.
Create Digital Stories Toontastic now offers all of its features for free. Students can create cartoons using characters, backgrounds, and then built-in story arc and then narrate with their own voice recording. Students can choose from hundreds of characters and special effects or create their own. Completed stories can be saved to the Camera. Price: FreeEase-of-use: MediumUsefulness: 4 out of 5 With ThingLink, students create "touchable" images. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer - Project "Voz Alta" Relational Architecture 15 "Voz Alta" (Loud Voice) is a memorial commissioned for the 40th anniversary of the student massacre in Tlatelolco, which took place on October 2nd 1968. In the piece, participants speak freely into a megaphone placed on the "Plaza de las Tres Culturas", right where the massacre took place.
#BabyRP is so creepy, and it's why you should be VERY careful posting baby pictures Did you know that the average new parent posts 973 photos of their child on social media before their fifth birthday? Seems harmless, unless you're oversharing, right? Wrong. 17% of those baby photos have no privacy restrictions at all, leaving them wide open for use in a new, online role-playing game called #BabyRP.
36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Once upon a time, there was a teacher looking for ways to help her students tell a story. She wanted to give them a variety of tools from which to construct their stories. At their school were computer labs, iPad carts, and a BYOD policy.
Filmmakers Collaborative FC offers low cost fiscal sponsorship to independent producers across the country. Many foundations will not issue grants to individuals but only to non-profits, so instead of starting their own 501(c)3 organization, filmmakers often align themselves with an established non-profit, allowing them to apply for a wide range of grants and offer their donors a tax deduction. FC is not simply a “pass through;” it is a member organization that accepts and administers contributions made to our members’ projects, monitors reports to ensure that grant funds are spent in accordance with funder requirements, and acts as the liaison between foundations and filmmakers. Since 1986 FC has managed more than $25 million in grants and donations for over 200 projects. Our films have been shown nationally and internationally, and have won awards at festivals and competitions around the world.
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Jet Targets Amazon After $140 Million Funding Round E-commerce start-up Jet.com, the latest project of Marc Lore, who famously sold Diaper.com to Amazon for $545 million, has just announced it has raised another $140 million on top of the $80 million it already raised. The Wall St. Journal reported that the investment, in the form of debt that is convertible into equity, is expected to value the company at nearly $600 million, according to people familiar with the matter. Transmedia Services Rise of Pervasive Communications Today's most desirable target markets, Millennial young adults and Generation Z ‘tweens and teens, have come of age in a time of pervasive communications. As a result they are far more media savvy, interpersonally connected, and able to express themselves than any previous generation. The problem faced by corporations and big media is that many are communicating on old broadcast models, where the narrative is linear, the medium stands alone, and the narrative is only running one way. A new toolset and new techniques are necessary to reach and engage mass audiences in the digital age.