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Renderforest, cloud based online video and animation maker

Renderforest is cloud based video maker for creating intro videos for YouTube, explainer animations, kinetic typography, product or service promotional videos, music visualizations, wedding or travel slideshows, mobile app promotions, event invitations, corporate presentations, infographics etc.
Videos are created by selecting one of the templates from one of the five categories available: Promotional, Intros and Logos, Slideshow, Typography and Music Visualizations. The template is then edited, previewed and rendered on the Videos page on the Renderforest platform. Pricing is per video rendered in high quality. Tutorials available on the site.

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Moving Image Techniques

The website introduces children and teachers to moving image techniques.
The aim of the website is to assist in the teaching and creation of simple animation films by 5 short stop motion videos and guidelines explaining 5 different techniques to create moving images. The website has been created for school children aged 9 - 13 years old, although it can also be useful for other age groups.
It offers primary school students background information and guidelines to get started in creating an animation film themselves. It has also been used in the classroom to create films within a specific unit and during art classes, and has also been extensively used in adult education seminars and workshops. Teachers use the site to familiarise themselves with the techniques prior to introducing the topic in their classroom, as well as to show it to their students. The website materials have also been used during lectures of student teachers, helping their understanding of the media as well as creation of their own films.

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Christina dePian, freelance artist and art educator in Athens, Greece

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Anim 2.0

Anim 2.0 is a website dedicated to animated films: it includes a serious game, a creative module and educational complementary elements. Created by Rencontres Audiovisuelles, this tool constitutes a flexible and playful way to discover animated films as well as audiovisual creation and language! -

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Les Rencontres Audiovisuelles

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VideoScribe

VideoScribe is an application to create animated videos quickly and easily: with this tool also the unexperienced can create attractive whiteboard animations with stop-motion capture style of drawing that looks very professional.
Seven day free trial available on the site, after that license fees apply for monthly, annual or lifetime Pro users.

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Full HD output possible.
Output to QuickTime movie or Flash Video
Create PNG & JPG image sequences
Commercial use of the full image library
Commercial use of the full music library
Commercial use of the full font library

Available for PC or Mac and iPad.

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Creative Commons - Get Creative

Get Creative is a short (6 mins) film that covers the basics of Creative Commons: it starts off with the example of an album of the White Stripes and then continues to explain how Creatove Commons turns the copyright issue around by encouraging people to make their media reusable from the stage of creation. Excellent introduction and promotion of CC.

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Creative Commons

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2009

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6 mins 30 secs

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KidsTube - free educative video resources for your students

KidsTube is a free educative video resource for educators featuring thousands of approved and filtered videos, images and blogs: all of them are kids safe and/or specifically meant just for kids.
The website also allows to upload one’s own videos and create groups or join others’ groups and engage in educative discussions in such an awesome community of people.
It is possible to browse and watch videos without being registered. The registration is needed, though, to upload and share videos. The user-friendly interface makes the website simple to use.

Public Domain Review - Out-of-copyright works

The Public Domain Review is a not-for-profit project dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available online.
All works eventually falling out of copyright (from classic works of art, music and literature, to abandoned drafts, tentative plans, and overlooked fragments)are in the public domain, a vast commons of material that everyone is free to enjoy, share and build upon without restriction.
The Public Domain Review aims to help its readers to explore this rich terrain.
On the website it is possible to find:
- articles from leading scholars, writers, archivists, and artists provide fresh reflections and new angles on old material;
- the possibility to subscribe to the newsletter;
- browse public domain material organised in collections (films, audio, images and texts),
- a guide to finding interesting public domain works.

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PerúEduca

PerúEduca is the national educational portal of Peru. It is a learning environment providing educational resources and tools for educational use. It is structured as an interactive communication channel aimed at aiding both students and teachers in the teaching and learning processes by quickly responding to demands and needs of its users and by simplifying communication and interaction processes.
PerúEduca contains virtual courses for teachers which that are part of the ecosystem of virtual education provided by the Department of Educational Technology of Peru. The aim of these courses is to integrate and promote skills, knowledge and attitudes related to professional development. The portal also contains other types of material for teachers: articles, official texts, communities of practice.
With regard to the students, the portal offers resources as videos, games, e-labs, images databases, books, animations, audios, simulations, etc., as well as services as the calendar, careers guidance, etc.
Access to all the content on the website is free (although registration is needed). It is covered with a Creative Commons Licence.

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Ministerio de Educación 2012 del Perú | Dirección General de Tecnologías Educativas

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GoAnimate

Now with GoAnimate, you can easily make animations the way your want to. There is nothing to download and there is no need to draw. You can make your own animated characters, direct your own movies, and watch others' creations. It's easy, fun and free. You can customize your videos with a large number of features that allow you to create truly unique works of expression.

WissensWerte – animated video clips for political education

WissensWerte (http://www.edeos.org/en/project_wissenswerte.html) is a project by edeos - digital education (http://www.edeos.org), a small Berlin-based agency specialized in producing and distributing web-based knowledge content.
Within the project, the german nonprofit organisation /e-politik.de/ e.V. publishes and distributes a series of innovative animated video clips for political education. Technically state of the art and didactically elaborated, the clips offer an exciting way to learn about politics.

One of WissensWerte videos is about Human Rights and can be watched on the edeos YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/weareedeos. This video is available in English, French, Spanish and German.

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