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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EJN 5-point test for hate speech
This infographic has been created by the Ethical Journalists Network (EJN) and although primarily aimed at journalists can also be used by teachers as part of their media literacy activities. The idea behind the infographic is to help navigate through the current media landscape minefield and take into consideration the wider context in which people express themselves. What is important is to focus not just on what is said, but what is intended. It’s not just a matter of law or socially acceptable behaviour; it’s a question of whether speech aims to do others harm, particularly at moments when there is the threat of immediate violence.
MIL - Media and Information Literacy
The United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC) and UNESCO have joined efforts developing a multi-lingual clearinghouse focusing on Media and Information Literacy (MIL). The clearinghouse’s aims at facilitating access to MIL resources on any language, creating at the same time a global network of MIL practitioners. Content can be uploaded by all registered users.
The goal is to provide a user-friendly tool which will help educators, researchers, policy makers, young media makers, and students to find the information they are looking for in a timely and organized manner. You will find information and direct links to ORGANIZATIONS from around the world that are active and are relevant to media literacy education. You can search by keywords or limit and better target your search by specifying language, country, other topics, type, etc. You can also use the world map and while having an overview of a particular area you can also identify the country you would like to search regarding media literacy education.
Content can be uploaded by all registered users. The resources can be uploaded in many different languages: French, German, Russian, Catalan, Portuguese, etc.
Wikiversity is a learning community which aims to further the discovery and distribution of knowledge by helping people to learn and to share learning resources. Users can use Wikiversity to find information, ask questions, or learn more about a subject, to explore knowledge through advanced study and research and also to share their knowledge about a subject with others by building learning materials.
Wikiversity is available in 15 different languages, with a different number of learning resources for every language, varying from a few hundreds to over 20k.
The library of learning materials is growing and contains materials of all types, including a wide variety of multimedia course materials. They are designed, not just for self-study, but also as material which can be used in your classroom.
Everyone can create and revise teaching materials. Anyone can participate in the learning activities. Everyone can take a course. Everyone can teach a course. There are no entrance requirements and no fees. All content in Wikiversity is written collaboratively, using wiki software, and everyone is welcome to take part through using, adding and discussing content.
IrfanView - viewing and editing software
IrfanView is a fast, small, innovative freeware graphic viewer that can be also used for editing. It is intended as free only for private, non-commercial and/or educational use (schools, universities and libraries) and for use in charity or humanitarian organisations.
The software is currently supported and a list of recent changes can be seen on the website. A FAQ page quite rich of useful information is also provided on the website.
Some IrfanView features:
• Many supported file formats
• Multi language support
• Thumbnail/preview option
• Paint option - to draw lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
• Toolbar skins option
• Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
• Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
• Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
• Fast directory view (moving through directory)
• Batch conversion (with advanced image processing)
• Multipage TIF editing
• File search
• Email option
• Multimedia player
• Print option
• Support for embedded color profiles in JPG/TIF
• Change color depth
• Scan (batch scan) support
• Add overlay text/image (watermark)
• IPTC editing
• Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.)
• Screen Capturing
• Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
• Lossless JPG rotation
• Unicode support
• Command line options
Language support can vary with the version. The current version supports the languages listed aside. English is anyway always supported.
Audiolingua – mp3 repository for language learning
Audiolingua is a collaborative bank of authentic audio resources, recorded by native speakers, for a freely pedagogical or personal use, according to the rights of use which are detailed in the legal notice. Its aim is to train oral comprehension for anyone who would like to improve this language skill and to provide language teachers with authentic resources.
The mp3 files are classified according to the reference levels defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You can listen to the audio files online, download them one after another or also register to the podcast.
Audiolingua contains recordings in 10 languages.
German: 699 Resources
English: 756 Resources
Arabic: 25 Resources
Chinese: 89 Resources
Spanish: 459 Resources
French: 485 Resources
Italian: 145 Resources
Occitan: 39 Resources
Portuguese: 78 Resources
Russian: 188 Resources
World Intellectual Property Organization
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the United Nations agency dedicated to the use of intellectual property as a means of stimulating innovation and creativity. It presently counts 185 member states. It promotes the development and use of the international IP system through services, laws, infrastructures and development. It also works with the member states and stakeholders to improve understanding and respect for IP worldwide.
On its website WIPO provides general information about intellectual property (IP) and the deriving rights (IPR) and news as well as information about the services, activities and resources useful to who wants to learn or keep up about the various fields and aspects where IP intervenes.
The content of the section “WIPO Academy” more directly deals with IPR in training, teaching and research.
WIPO Academy - http://www.wipo.int/academy/en/
Some other highlight:
WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook: Policy, Law and Use - http://www.wipo.int/about-ip/en/iprm/
A tool to search among free publications by WIPO - http://www.wipo.int/freepublications/en/
WIPO Lex database (Collection of IP Legislation) - http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/
o Careers & Recruitment
o How WIPO Works
o Members and Observers
o Treaties and Contracting Parties
o What is Intellectual Property?
o WIPO Assemblies
o Women and Intellectual Property
o Arbitration and Mediation Center
o Article 6ter of the Paris Convention
o Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs
o International Classifications
o International Patent Classification (IPC)
o Locarno Classification
o Nice Classification
o Vienna Classification
o Lisbon System for the International Registration of Appellations of Origin
o Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks
o Law of Patents
o Patent Search
o PCT EDI
o PCT Quality Framework Task Force
o PCT Reform
o PCT Resources
o PCT E-Filing Standard
News & Events
o Conferences, Meetings and Seminars
o Press Room
o RSS Newsfeed
o Subscribe to e-mail newsletters
o WIPO Magazine
o World IP Day
o Building Respect for IP
o Cooperation with Certain Countries in Europe and Asia
o Copyright and Related Rights
o Global Challenges & IP
o Global Infrastructure
o IP for Development
o Africa Bureau
o Bureau for Arab Countries
o Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
o Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean
o Least Developed Countries
o Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
o Standing Committee on Information Technologies (SCIT)
o The Economics of IP
o Traditional Knowledge
o WIPO University Intellectual Property Coordinators
o WIPO Academy
o Case Studies (IP Advantage)
o Conferences, Meetings and Seminars
o Directory of Intellectual Property Offices
o Free Information Products
o Intellectual Property Digital Library
o Industrial Property Statistics
o WIPO Electronic Bookshop
o WIPO Lex
o WIPO Standards
Ptable is an interactive Web 2.0 periodic table. It provides dynamic layouts, property trend visualization, orbitals, thousands of isotopes, and 5 writeup sources. The application uses no Flash or images, giving all the scalability and accessibility of a normal web page (it can be viewed on any kind of computer and device).
The layout, unless differently specified by the user, automatically switch to fit the width of the screen. Using the check boxes at the top of the page allows to dynamically switch between various configurations (simple, with names, with electron configuration, and inline inner transition metals).
In addition to Wikipedia descriptions in all languages, write-ups, photos, videos, and even podcasts are offered in the first tab's dropdown. Write-up windows can even be torn off or docked to the edges to allow simultaneous use of the table while reading.
Data is acquired from primary sources and curated libraries. Layout and presentation were reviewed by the world's foremost periodic table academic, Eric Scerri. Translations and non-English element names, however, should be considered no more reliable than Wikipedia.
Search (into the box at the top right) can be performed by name, symbol, or atomic number. Advanced searches work, for example, on the atomic weight, number of orbitals, etc.
Most browsers, tablets, and phones can store the site and its data for use offline. Firefox prompts you with a notification bar at the top while Chrome and Safari directly save it.
Full descriptions in 40 languages from Wikipedia.
MIL for Teachers
MIL (Media and Information Literacy) for Teachers is a website that gathers together the MIL Curriculum for Teachers and some teaching resources organised in media libraries.
The MIL Curriculum for Teachers is designed as a flexible and comprehensive framework that educators or curriculum developers may adapt to the local context of their countries. This model MIL Curriculum for Teachers is intended as a tool that will provide educators of all background with the main competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitude) on MIL. It focuses on pedagogical approaches necessary to enable teacher to integrate MIL in their classrooms.
1. Curriculum and Competency Framework
• UNESCO Constitution
• Unifying Notions of Media and Information Literacy
• Benefits and requirements of MIL
• Main topics of the MIL curriculum for teachers
• The curriculum framework
• Policy and vision
• Knowledge of media and information for democratic discourse and social participation
• Evaluation of media and information
• Media and information production and use
• Core teacher competencies
• Pedagogies in the teaching and learning of MIL; using the curriculum
• Appendix: Selected Media and Information Literacy Resources
2. Core and Non-Core Modules
• Module 1: Introduction: Citizenship – Freedom of Expression and Information, Access to ...
o Unit 1: Understanding media and information literacy: An orientation
o Unit 2: MIL and civic participation
o Unit 3: Interacting with media and other information management institutions
o Unit 4: MIL, teaching and learning
• Module 2: Understanding the News and Media and Information Ethics
o Unit 1: Journalism and society
o Unit 2: Freedom, ethics and accountability
o Unit 3: What makes news - Exploring the criteria
o Unit 4: The news development process - Going beyond the 4WS and 1H
• Module 3: Media, Information and Society
o Unit 1: News reporting and the power of the image
o Unit 2: Industry codes on diversity and representation
o Unit 3: Television, Films, Book Publishing and the Global Village
o Unit 4: Representation and music videos
• Module 4: Languages in Media and Information
o Unit 1: Reading media and information texts
o Unit 2: The medium and the message: Print and broadcast news
o Unit 3: Film genres and storytelling
• Module 5: Advertising
o Unit 1: Advertising, Revenue and Regulation
o Unit 2: Public Service Announcements – Analysis and Production
o Unit 3: Advertising – the Creative Process
o Unit 4: Advertising and the Political Arena
o Unit 5:
• Module 6: New and Traditional Media
o Unit 1: Introduction: From traditional to new media technologies
o Unit 2: Uses of new media in society – mass and digital communication
o Unit 3: Uses of interactive multimedia tools including digital games in classrooms
• Module 7: Internet Opportunities and Challenges/Risks
o Unit 1, part 1: Living in the World of the INTERNET
o Unit 1, part 2: Young People and Challenges/Risks in the Virtual World
• Module 8: Information and Library Skills
o Unit 1: Concepts and applications of Information Literacy (IL)
o Unit 2: Learning environments and information literacy
o Unit 3: Digital information literacy
• Module 9: Making the link: Media and Information Literacy, Communication, Pedagogy and ...
o Unit 1: Communication, teaching and learning
o Unit 2: Learning theories and MIL
o Unit 3: Managing change factor in relation to the enabling environment for MIL in schools
• Module 10: Audience
• Module 11: Media and the Global Village
o Unit 1: Media ownership in today's global village
o Unit 2: Socio-Cultural and political dimensions of a globalized media
o Unit 3: Commoditization of information
o Unit 4: The rise of alternative media
LearnBoost’s is a free all-in-one solution allowing teachers to manage their classroom by offering a gradebook, a software for managing and creating lesson plans, tracking attendance, maintaining schedules, sharing contents with parents or students, integrating Google Apps including calendars, tagging of Common Core Standards, and more. It is available in 11 different languages.