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Mazwai – Free to use HD video

Download free creative commons HD video clips & footages.

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The e-textbook transformation

A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes designed to engage students more deeply in their learning.

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Social media in numbers (July 2014)

Looking for some social media stats to use for your strategy or in your next presentation? You will find what you need in the list below.

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Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains?

A group of Harvard researchers is teaming up with schools in Oakland, Calif. to explore how kids learn through making. Through an initiative called Project Ze

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5 Cool PowerPoint Slide Design Tools

Tired of the same-old presentations? These five free tools can help you add visual oomph to your PowerPoint slides.

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10 Ways to Integrate Mobile Phones in Class

Phones, tablets, iPads and e-readers… What do these mobile devices have in common? It’s probably a pretty safe bet to say that most students own at least one of them in this day and age. So, instead of continually confiscating these items or telling students to put them away, why not take advantage of the handheld gadget craze and leverage these tools for learning?

 

Allowing students to utilize their own devices provides them with access to a variety of digital activities, essentially creating a 1:1 environment with a tool they already know how to use.

 

Furthermore, with many schools experiencing limited budgets, the BYOD concept is one that should be seriously considered. Without devices to complement learning, students are missing out on a modernized education as well as the development of important life skills. Yeah, that means actually having the know how to use technology beyond gaming and social media!

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A round-up of interactive video options

“We take for granted that we can interact with text, but up until recently it’s been a challenge to interact (read/write/talk) with media…

Being able to interact with video allows us to personalize video-based instruction, by leading learners to the segment of video we like them to watch, by adding voice-overs, notes, pop-ups, screenshots, maps, references, pauses. It also allows learners to create video with even more depth and features and can the interaction can be used to support media literacy learning.”

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