Gamification

19 03 2012

Via Scoop.itIT & education

Today’s 21st century students are not like their parents’ generation. Never before have we, as a civilization, experienced such a large generation gap — and the reason behind it is video games. Within the span of only one generation the world’s dominant form of entertainment has shifted from passive (TV, Novels, Comic Books, Theater, etc) to interactive. This represents a fundamental shift in individual interactions with the community, and other segments of society are struggling to keep up.

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Spice Up Your Video Creations with Vibop for YouTube

17 03 2012

Via Scoop.itAudio & Video Tools for Educators

Robin Good: Vibop is a new YouTube app that allows you to create personalized video clips that can be “embellished” with preset themes, decorative graphics, introductory captions and visual effects. 

 

You can also add your own photos, use existing clips or record a live video in front of your webcam. Video features include the ability to add many different filters, to auto-adjust bad quality-video, brighten dark images and fix shaky camera footage.

 

At the end of the process your video is automatically uploaded to your own video channel.

 

“Add an animated intro, a vintage filter, a cartoon look, a silent movie theme, and dozens of other effects. Brighten dark images and fix a shaky camera. Fun, fast, and easy, Vibop will take your memories to the next level!”

 

Supported video formats: mpeg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, flv, 3gp/3g2. (Max video size 200MB)

 

Free to use.

 

Video intro: http://youtu.be/tYvmX_bFKqk 

 

Go try it out now: http://www.youtube.com/create/Vibop 

Via www.youtube.com





Stykz • Home

16 03 2012

Via Scoop.itAudio & Video Tools for Educators

Completely Free – No Strings Attached
Stykz is freeware, meaning it’s completely free to download and use to create animations that you can show off to others or import into other applications. No hidden costs, license or permission are required to use Stykz to its fullest.

Via www.stykz.net





Facebook Introduces Interest Lists, ‘Your Own Personal Newspaper’ | Search Engine Watch

10 03 2012

Via Scoop.itIT & education

Excerpted from the original article:   “Facebook has announced the launch of Interest Lists, a new feature designed to help users curate the content of Pages and public figures in which they’re interested. The service promises to deliver the top posts from each interest group (list) in the user’s newsfeed.   Over the coming weeks, users will see “Add Interests” appear in the left-hand sidebar on their newsfeed. Users can also create lists from “Create List” in the “Interests” page.   Interest lists can help you turn Facebook into your own personalized newspaper, with special sections—or feeds—for topics that matter to you. You can find traditional news sections like Business, Sports and Style or get much more personalized.   Interest Lists are, of course, similar in concept to Google+ Circles, though they are limited to curating content from public figures and Pages…”   read full article here: http://j.mp/xmbXuO
Via searchenginewatch.com





ShareSquare – Mobile Websites With Ease – Free HTML5 Mobile Design – Take Your Mobile Experience to the Streets

9 03 2012

Via Scoop.itIT & education

Via getsharesquare.com





Sourcefabric – The open source platform to write and publish print and digital books.

2 03 2012

Via Scoop.itIT & education

Sourcefabric provides open source tools and services for journalists including Airtime for radio automation and Newscoop CMS for newspapers.
Via www.sourcefabric.org