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How to Create an Infographic with easel.ly

Digital Tools | October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to Create an Infographic with easel.ly

Infographics can be useful tools whenever you are trying to convey information with a strong visual approach. Infographics are especially good at making numerical data easy to see and understand. By creating an infographic, your information can take on a life, tell a story, and make a more persuasive argument, which is why you encounter infographics in all kinds of situations from advertising and marketing to educational presentations and publications. It used to take a lot of work and graphic design know-how to make effective infographics, but now there are a number of easy to use, mostly free or low cost online tools that you can use to jump into making your own infographics right away. This video focuses on easel.ly, a free website that offers users the tools to make their own infographics.

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How to Make an Animated GIF

Digital Tools | October 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

How to Make an Animated GIF

Animated gifs (also pronounced jiffs) are a type of file that have been around for a long time but have seen a recent resurgence in popularity. You can treat GIFs like still images in the way that you upload and share them, but they are animated, so they can behave like tiny little looping videos or slideshows.

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How to Make a Meme

Digital Tools | September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to Make a Meme

This is a two-part video educasts series that overviews how to create a Meme with an introduction to the phenomenon of internet Memes and a step by step guide to using a simple tool for making and sharing your own. A meme can be any kind of idea, action or creative output that is picked up, copied and repeated within a culture. ‘Internet Memes’ has become a popular way to describe various internet trends that you might associate with viral videos, images or phrases that originate and spread quickly online. But most often, if someone refers to a ‘meme’, they mean a specific type of meme characterized by a familiar still image captioned with text based on a particular style of joke associated with that image. These sorts of images with text were originally called image macros, but are now popularly known as memes.

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How to Use iMovie for the iPad

Digital Tools | August 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

How to Use iMovie for the iPad

The following videos are a 9 part series on how to use iMovie for iPad. iMovie is a proprietary video editing software application which that is compatible with Mac computers, tablets, and mobile devices. The videos in this series explain how to use iMovie for iOS devices which include iPod Touches, recent versions of iPhone, and iPads.

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Windows Live Movie Maker Video Educast Series

Video Educasts | May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Windows Live Movie Maker Video Educast Series

The following videos are a 9 part series on how to use Windows Live Movie Maker. Live Movie Maker is a proprietary video editing software application which allows Windows operating system users to edit their own videos. This version of Movie Maker is compatible with Windows 7 or more recent operating systems. It is not compatible with earlier versions of Windows OS like Windows XP.

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Media Ripping Tools 1: Easy YouTube Video Downloader

Video Educasts | October 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Media Ripping Tools 1: Easy YouTube Video Downloader

Remixing video has become a popular cultural movement. We see it all over the internet where people re-purpose video to convey an alternative message. The Mister Rogers remix entitled Garden of Your Mind, produced by PBS Digital Studios takes hundreds of clips from dozens of episodes to create an inspirational song about learning. The audio […]

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Windows Movie Maker Educast Series

Video Educasts | July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Windows Movie Maker Educast Series

The following videos are a 9 part series on how to use Windows Movie Maker. Movie Maker is a proprietary video editing software application which allows Windows operating system users to edit their own videos. There are nine videos in this series although you can only see one player. The single player hosts all nine […]

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iMovie ’11 Educast Series

Video Educasts | April 2, 2012 | 2 Comments

iMovie ’11 Educast Series

The following videos are a 9 part series on how to use iMovie ’11. iMovie is a proprietary video editing software application which allows Mac, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPad 2 users to edit their own videos. There are nine videos in this series although you can only see one […]

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Using FlipShare

Video Educasts | December 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Using FlipShare

Here is a four part video educast series on how to use FlipShare, the video editing program that comes with the Flip Camera. Each section will take you through a particular part of the process. Part 1 is a general overview of the application’s interface along with an explanation of how to download the software […]

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Audacity Educast Series

Video Educasts | November 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Audacity Educast Series

The following videos are a 5 part series on how to use Audacity. Audacity is a free sound recording and sequencing program that can be downloaded on-line for either Mac or PC. It is great for recording audio for a podcast or creating a more complex soundtrack for a digital story — that includes voice-over, […]

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