Video Maker Apps for Visual Storytelling in the Classroom
Storytelling has been around for 30,000 years, proven by cave drawings in Lascaux and Chavaux, France. It has been a form of entertainment and education for centuries. Everybody loves a good story. You, yourself, have probably picked up a good book or heard a very interesting anecdote from a close friend. The thing that makes
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Mixing humor and entertainment has proven to be a successful strategy in many arenas.  We need look no further than the lasting success of The Daily Show to see its viability; in fact, The Daily Show was just the first breakthrough of ‘infotainment’, leading to highly successful spinoffs (The Colbert Report) and others that were
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The idea of continuous learning is one that, paradoxically, seems to make perfect sense and still merits examination.  It seems that many businesses still seem to appreciate the concept, but not the practice.  Let’s look at the real value of continuous learning and see how it can benefit organizations—not in the abstract, but in the
creating multilingual content
Localization, or the process of modulating content for a new audience that may have linguistic, cultural, or other factors that differentiate them from your ‘home’ audience, has never been a one-to-one process.  Even with the numerous translation services available online and elsewhere, the practice has never been as simple as “original content in, localized content
How to Make Your Life Easier with a Video Maker App
Videos have been around for a long time, but this form of media started gaining popularity online in recent years. Online videos have become an indispensable visual content medium for a vast choice of purposes. Many businesses and brands across every industry use videos to attract attention and convert their audience into clients. However, videos
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Distance learning went from a possibility to a likelihood to a necessity faster than most of us could imagine.  With the pandemic unconcerned about our timelines or habits, few parents, educators, or students were ready for the transition, and many questions remain.  Perhaps the most salient one relates to classroom connections: how can educators form
Some of my students have no access to a computer or broadband internet at home, making it difficult for them to attend the zoom meetings or even access the course’s page. Before covid-19, those who did not have a computer or internet at home could utilize the computer lab on campus or go to the
Last spring, I had the privilege of teaching two courses. One, I co-taught with a colleague, and the other, I led independently. Compare to my colleagues in our department; I have the least teaching experience. Sure, I have taught some courses during my graduate school days, but that experience was a pale comparison to their
At this point in 2021, it seems considerably easier to name positions that haven’t been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic than to name those that have. It’s been a major shift for almost every organization, from public to private, but one that we’ll focus on today deserves special attention: educators. Faced with the daunting task
  What exactly is meant by the term “work-life skills,” and how important are they to your organization? Forbes writer Liz Guthridgeprovides a great starting place for understanding the term and its value by first addressing the idea of “soft skills,” which are now considered “more important than technical skills” by many CEOS, even as
It’s no revelation or surprise that remote work is now more common and needed than ever before. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to render in-office work difficult (if not impossible) for many, remote work will likely remain the predominant mode of work for millions for some time. Numerous challenges come from this shift, so let’s
What, exactly, is microlearning? Jack Makhlouf defines it as “a teaching style that involves short bursts of highly engaging and interactive information,” and relates it to the type of information you receive from blurbs and short posts on social media. While his argument that “the information you read on Twitter can be considered learning” might