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Create Visual Social Media With Instagram

Digital Tools | September 18, 2014 | 0 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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A Video Explaining the Safety Net

News & Civics | August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Video Explaining the Safety Net

  Presidential candidates argue back and forth about the value of the “safety net”, but what exactly is it? In general, the safety net refers to the various  government funded social welfare programs such as food stamps and subsidized health care that help lift lower income individuals and their families out of poverty. However, liberals […]

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Make Short Social Video Loops With Vine

Digital Tools | July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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Eight Helpful Videos that Explain Conflict in Ukraine

News & Civics | May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Eight Helpful Videos that Explain Conflict in Ukraine

Confused about the conflict in Ukraine? Shortly after the Olympics, the crisis in Ukraine escalated to a breaking point. The media flashed images of protests in Ukraine, reported on the latest developments in Crimea and even highlighted the growing tension between Russia and America. But what exactly does it all mean? Explore these eight short […]

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Animated Videos About the Math of Percentages and Discounts

What's New in News & Civics! | March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Animated Videos About the Math of Percentages and Discounts

Percentages come in handy in understanding anything from sports to news and of course, shopping. However, around 80% of the population struggle with understanding percentages. Animator Josh Kurz explains the math behind common percentages in three videos clips. The Math of Percentages and Discounts Explained in Three Animated Acts KQED – Math of Percents Find […]

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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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Calculating Credit Card Debt, An Animated Video

What's New in News & Civics! | February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Calculating Credit Card Debt, An Animated Video

From small transactions at the grocery store to larger priced items at the mall, consumers swipe their credit cards to pay for items on a daily basis. But how do credit cards actually work? In 2013, an average U.S household owed more than $15,000 in credit card debt. While credit card debt is less than student loan or mortgage debt, consumers still struggle to pay it.

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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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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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What’s All The Fuss About Fracking in California?

News & Civics | September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

What’s All The Fuss About Fracking in California?

Governor Jerry Brown approved California’s first set of regulations on hydraulic fracturing. Also known as fracking, this particular technique creates ruptures that release oil or natural gas. KQED’s The Lowdown explores what this will mean for oil drillers, possible environmental concerns, and how it will impact not only California, but also the nation. Animated Explainer: What’s […]

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