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Make Interactive Mashups With Pop

Digital Tools | May 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Make Interactive Mashups With Pop

Pop is a smartphone app for making interactive media mashups and remixes out of GIFs, still images and short video clips. Pop has a smart, intuitive approach that packs a lot of functionality into a deceptively simple package.

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Remix Websites With Mozilla’s X-Ray Goggles

Digital Tools | May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Remix Websites With Mozilla’s X-Ray Goggles

X-Ray Goggles is a tool from Mozilla that lets you remix live web pages right in your browser. This means you can start out with any website on the Internet and go right into its code to swap out text, images, links and more, creating your own distinct version that you can save and share with others.

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Collaborative Website Building With Tumblr

Digital Tools | April 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

Collaborative Website Building With Tumblr

Tumblr is a hugely popular, highly social blogging platform with an emphasis on images. Tumblr is a great tool because it’s free, easy to use and a lot of fun. Many Tumblr sites are dedicated to gathering and sharing images on a particular theme. Lots of individual users use them for social networking, and it is also common for groups and businesses to use them as part of their online identity and for social marketing outreach.

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Using Google Forms and Spreadsheets

Digital Tools | April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Using Google Forms and Spreadsheets

Google has a whole host of online document creation tools that are browser based and free to use. You may already be familiar with Google docs for word processing, and if so, you probably know that it can be a powerful tool for collaboration and cloud-based document creation.

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How to Save Streaming Videos for Offline Use Using Dirpy Studio

Digital Tools | March 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

How to Save Streaming Videos for Offline Use Using Dirpy Studio

Dirpy Studio is a free web-based tool that allows you to save online streaming videos as offline files. Before diving into the use of this tool, it’s important to consider some of the ethical and legal issues surrounding this tools and others like it. It is not the intention of this post to encourage or condone any illegal or unethical activities.

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How to Make Dynamic Video Experiences with Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker

Digital Tools | March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

How to Make Dynamic Video Experiences with Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker

Popcorn Maker is a free online tool for creating enhanced web-based video experiences. It is part of the ‘Webmaker’ set of tools from Mozilla that are designed to help everyone be able to make dynamic work on the web. Popcorn Maker allows you to do simple edits, remixes and mashups of online videos, and to enhance them with images, text, popups, links and info from Wikipedia and Google Maps. You can even incorporate 3D models, all in a layout that you determine and in sync with the video you choose.

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How to Make a Popplet, a Collaborative Mind Mapping Tool

Digital Tools | February 21, 2014 | 4 Comments

How to Make a Popplet, a Collaborative Mind Mapping Tool

Popplet is an online tool for visually organizing your ideas and projects. This process is also referred to as ‘mind mapping.’ Popplet is available as a browser-based web tool or as an app for mobile devices and tablets. We will be focusing on the web tool as it presents the most functional free version of the experience.

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How to Make a Quick Video with MixBit

Digital Tools | February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

How to Make a Quick Video with MixBit

Mixbit is an app and platform for making and sharing videos. Along with Vine and Instagram video, it is one of a number of new platforms that aims to make video sharing faster and easier within a social media context. What’s interesting about Mixbit is it’s emphasis on video editing and the fact that it lets users create remixes and edits from each others content.

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How to Create an Interactive Timeline with Timetoast

Digital Tools | January 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

How to Create an Interactive Timeline with Timetoast

Interactive timelines are a great way to create dynamic projects exploring topics that lend themselves to a chronological presentation – topics could include a wide variety of content areas including history, of course, but also cultural and creative trends, personal timelines and more. Here’s a video to show you how to create one using Timetoast.

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How to Build a Wall Using Padlet

Digital Tools | December 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

How to Build a Wall Using Padlet

Welcome to the video tutorial about the visual authoring tool Padlet. The basic idea of Padlet is simple, yet powerful – it gives you a blank ‘wall’ where you can assemble all kinds of visual media. It’s a great way to create visual arguments, presentations, timelines or more.

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