OTR Links 07/15/2012
VitaminCM.com – How to Create an Interactive YouTube Video
YouTube has a feature called Annotations which allows you to create links from one video to multiple others. You can use this feature to create a sort of interactive navigation path through a series of videos. The whole process allows for a lot of interesting possibilities; such as interactive games, story telling, training sequences, or product overviews.
MapBox | Fast and beautiful maps
Make beautiful maps.
Share them anywhere.
Splash Page | Zimmer Twins
The Zimmer Twins is a site devoted to kids and creative storytelling. Since 2005, the Zimmer Twins has invited children to create and share their own animated stories.
What Exactly Is GitHub Anyway? | TechCrunch
What the heck is GitHub and why are developers so excited about it? You may have heard that GitHub is a code sharing and publishing service, or that it’s a social networking site for programmers.
6 Free Presentation Apps for your iPad
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already assembled a great list of free presentation making tools for desktop version and in this post we are going to introduce you to some of the best free presentation apps for your iPad.
Top 4 Team Visual Collaboration Tools | Social Media Today
More and more companies are turning to cloud services for storage of email, documents, spreadsheets and presentations. But as far as collaborating with a team on image-based projects, what are the tools you can use that combine the collaborative ease of Google Docs for teams and the beautiful presentation and inviting interface of Pinterest, while maintaining efficiency?
3 Reasons Teachers use Technology in the Classroom #edtech #infographic – eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time
This infographic on ‘Components of a 21st Century Classroom’ has some interesting facts and figures (not all do) but the real interesting point is in the top-right corner: “top 3 reasons for teachers to use technology in the classroom”:
Will Google take to the streets with its own retail stores? | Internet & Media – CNET News
Google is establishing some “zones” in Best Buy and a few other outlets, buy it may end up being compelled to follow Apple and Microsoft with a chain of retail stores worldwide.
What Is PBL Really?
Do you want to engage your students in Project Based Learning (PBL)? Maybe you are asking yourself what is PBL really? Am I doing it right?
New Detroit schools contract allows up to 61 students in grades 6-12 | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
Class sizes in Detroit Public Schools could get much larger this fall — up to 61 students each in grades 6-12 and 41 students in grades kindergarten through 3 — before school officials take action to level them out.
How Twitter can be used as a powerful educational tool | eSchool News
Think Twitter is just a waste of time? Think again. Its organizational structure makes it an effective tool for connecting with students and others online
7 Strategies for iPads and iPods in the (Math) Classroom — THE Journal
Touch devices–such as iPods and iPads–represent a fundamental change in computing. They are unobtrusive, powerful, and intuitive devices that support authentic acts of learning through exploration, collaboration, consolidation, creation, and communication. Although the ideal may be a 1-to-1 deployment, even a single device can have a positive impact.
Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC] | PB&J Publishing
Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats tweeted these rules that she learned from her more senior colleagues. We thought they were so good, we chose to share them the best way we know how – through design.
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