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Create Visual Social Media With Instagram

Digital Tools | September 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

Create Visual Social Media With Instagram

Instagram is a very popular social media platform for taking and sharing photos and video. Launched in 2010, Instagram is available for iOS, Android and Windows mobile operating systems.

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Exploring Social Media With #Hashtags

Digital Tools | September 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Exploring Social Media With #Hashtags

If you’ve seen the last couple of Educast posts and videos about Vine and Instagram, you may have noticed that we’ve been trying to expand the conversation a little bit and really think about the context in which these sorts of creative social media tools function.  We’ve been looking at similarities and differences amongst social […]

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Make Short Social Video Loops With Vine

Digital Tools | July 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Make Short Social Video Loops With Vine

Vine is a smartphone app for iOS, Android and Windows that allows you to make and share short looping videos. Follow the video to learn how to get started.

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Write and Read Online With Medium

Digital Tools | June 5, 2014 | 3 Comments

Write and Read Online With Medium

Medium is a web based platform for reading and creating great writing. It has a beautiful, simplistic interface that’s free of distractions yet has just the right feature set to be a powerful tool.  It also has a nice balance of collaborative and social features to help you connect with others through your work and theirs. […]

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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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